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Rex Ryan: Rob wanted to draft JJ Watt

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

  1. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Why are we so certain that Watt wouldn't succumb to the underachieving culture that is the Dallas Cowboys franchise? :confused:
  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I'd choose the elite LT. Watt isn't making the Texans front seven legit all by himself. It's not fair to expect Tyron to fix our entire OL. He's a young pup getting his first taste at LT. I think in two years time he'll be the prototype LT teams look for in this pass happy league. At 23 years old. If it turns out I'm wrong I'll admit it but I just wouldn't trade in that kind of ceiling at such a critical position right now.

    If Watt was a 21 year old LT he wouldn't be having this kind of impact so early in his career.
  3. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    These responses are amazing :laugh2:
  4. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Active Member

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    LOL........a year ago, I would have agreed with you. However, Smith is regressing in his 2nd year. At this point, it is no contest. Watts is at the point where he is the best DE in the league. The guy is a complete animal. He will probably get defensive player of the year in his 2nd year. Another monster draft blunder.
  5. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Well-Known Member

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    Wat? Smith is learning an ENTIRE new position his SECOND year. Would you rather have a dominate d-line with a backup QB or a good OL/DL and starting QB?
  6. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    Same reason Ware hasn't, if you believe Watt is truly elite. Elite players rise above the dysfunctionality of the Cowboys.
  7. Everlastingxxx

    Everlastingxxx All Star

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    Watt is going to be one of those rare special players. I like that Ryan saw it in him. Shows he knows something about defensive talent.
  8. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Truth be told, if Ware was on the Ravens, I think he would be inducted in the Hall of Fame before he retired from the NFL.

    I think Ware is a great player, but I think he too has been affected by the Dallas Cowboys culture. That he is doing as well as he is is a testament to Ware and his abilities.

    Nevertheless, good point. :)
  9. CowboysFaninDC

    CowboysFaninDC Well-Known Member

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  10. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure RR wanted Watt, he'd be great here no doubt. However think about this O Line without Tyron Smith. If you think it is bad now you aint seen nothin yet. I have every confidence he becomes a perenial Pro bowler.
  11. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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  12. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so you are saying we shouldn't have addressed our offensive line in the 1st round last year? Though, if we do it in the second round, we don't get a much needed younger MLB in Bruce Carter. Alright, then let's address it in the 3rd round. But that means no Demarco Murray. Alright then will do what we always do and address it in the fourth round where all of our other Offensive Lineman come from. Yeah, great idea...
  13. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Tyron Smith was a good pick, I've got nothing against it because we needed help on the OLine. BUT, using a crystal ball on potential, even if Smith becomes All-Pro someday, I'll still take Watt if he continues at this pace.

    A DPOY-caliber impact maker > a great left tackle IMO. You can still have a build a good OLine with a good, not great LT...like what we had with Flozell for years. But having a dominant player like Watt on defense completely changes the game. Of course this is hindsight and hypotheticals but why not...
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    and meanwhile the O line is even worse and Romo might be on IR by now.

    Brilliant logic.
  15. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    And what's to say we don't draft a left tackle in the 2nd round? Again, we're going by hypotheticals, we don't know the draft strategy that they would've had.

    Maybe we don't get Bruce Carter if we go defense with that 1st pick and take the best LT/RT available who can still start from day 1. Maybe the 2 great ILB look is overrated when you have impact-makers on the DLine. The Texans dumped off Demeco Ryans for Bradie James and now he's starting and not a liability like he was here *Shrugs*
  16. utrunner07

    utrunner07 Well-Known Member

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    The exception that proves the rule, thanks.
  17. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    Wish in one hand.....
    You know the rest. We got Tyron. It was a good pick.
  18. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    From the Landry hat today. This is through the first four games. If you think the running game is non existant take the only guy creating a lane out of the line up and see what you have.
  19. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Watt is a monster. Probably the only guy id trade d ware for!
  20. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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    It's not just learning the position, the quality of the pass rushers on that side is much better. Just give him time guys jeez!

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