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Rex Ryan: Rob wanted to draft JJ Watt

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Zordon, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. IheartRomo

    IheartRomo Member

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    Skills don't translate slightly from side to side as an OT? I think that's absolutely foolish.
  2. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    Where is the rueage emoticon?
  3. ak47kaehu

    ak47kaehu Active Member

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    Well lets see......they are both in their second year......JJ Watt is freaking outright amazing and Tyron Smith hasn't lived up to the hype at LT so far. I guess I should start expecting these things to happen to my beloved Dallas Cowboys as long as Jerry Jones is King.
  4. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    The only concern with Smith is whether he can gain, and then maintain weight.
  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I didn't want Watt in the top 10 of the draft. I didn't think he'd be an impact player. Of course he's proven that wrong.

    That being said, I still take Tyron in a do over.
  6. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Watt is a beast, but in time so will Tyron. I still have no issue with the pick.
  7. Avenging Hayseed

    Avenging Hayseed Interwebs fooseball expert

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    Take this from the biggest Wisconsin Badger fan in the world......


    We made the RIGHT call in selecting Smith. But...our hands were tied,...we had to, our o line is and was THAT BAD.


    But I tell you this....Watt is going to be an absolute beast in this league for a very long time. I also believe he will go on to have a better career than Tyron. Right now, as of today,...if the Texans and Cowboys played a game and Watt lined up against Tyron I think we all know what would happen. Watt would abuse Smith. And Badly.



    Heres the thing with Watt....he can play ALL four of the positions in a 4 man line, he can also play both end positions in a 3 man line. And you know what? He can DOMINATE at all six positions equally as well. VERY RARE BIRD. And a motor that never stops.

    So yes,....we made the right call at the time,...but inn the big scheme of things I believe Watt goes on to have a much more storied career and makes a far bigger impact on the NFL.
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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  9. Avenging Hayseed

    Avenging Hayseed Interwebs fooseball expert

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    Dude, trust me,...your so far off it isnt even close.
  10. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    What is your reasoning when even with Tyron the oline is still bad? Did you watch last night's game? That was one of the most dominating performances I've ever seen in the NFL. He flat out destroyed the Jets oline and Sanchez's confidence.
  11. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I wanted Watt. I didn't care that it was top ten. The defense needed him badly going into that draft. You could not have gone wrong with either Watt or Smith because Dallas has done such a bad job along the lines.

    No rueage about drafting Smith, he was a great prospect as well and is currently about the only good player on that line right now, but Watt brings the type of attitude that the Dallas defense had lacked for a very, very long time. Dallas defense with an attitude again. Man was that appealing.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    anyone trying to claim Smith is a bust or anything like it at this time is really frankly STUPID.

    He is learning a new position; and guess what gomers- its a lot tougher to learn a position on the O line vs D line.
  13. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    ***** people you do realize the defense hasn't been the main issue so far right? They've only truly allowed a combined 64 points which is only an average of about 16 points. The offense is the issue. With all that so called talent we can't score at all right now. Only 18 points last game and 23 combined points the previous two ball games.
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    we have a lot of physical talent on O.

    Mental talent......
  15. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    I agree. Terrific quarterback, running back, and good, but mentally incompetent receivers followed with a group of talentless bums on the offense line outside of obviously Tyron.
  16. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    You can easily indict every NFL team on missed draft opportunities and picks who never came close to realizing their perceived potential.

    Life is often shorter and less predictable than we all want; so are NFL careers.

    If we are looking for something rock-solid on which to stake our faith, might I suggest God, death, and taxes?
  17. PAINFROMUKRAINE

    PAINFROMUKRAINE Active Member

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    I blame Jerry (The GM not the owner). I am sure he was the only person in the draft war room who wanted Smith while everybody else wanted Watt.
  18. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Smith and Watt were both needs and we couldn't do Amy wrong either way. Smith played great last year and at only 21 he will be a great LT. I wish we could have gotten them both but no way possible. If we would have taken Watt, then who would have played OT. Our OL is bad enough, without smith then we are even worse.
  19. tyke1doe

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    Anyone who witnessed Romo get battered, bruised, beaten and broken to the point where he couldn't finish the season knows that Tyron Smith was the right choice.

    If Romo is your franchise quarterback and protecting your franchise quarterback is of utmost importance, there's NO WAY you can take any other player save the best offensive lineman available in the draft. And that player was Tyron Smith.

    Given all the information we had, it was the right choice PERIOD!
  20. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    What this team really needs...is an OL without Smith.


    The lack of sanity in that thinking is just this side of sad.

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