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Tanner is useless

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by 50cent, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. 50cent

    50cent Well-Known Member

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    Tanner was one of the many people that I couldn't understand their roster spot initially. He's hyped up as this important bruising type/ST RB that provides insurance in case of injury. I stated before the season, the only way he would see the field is if we had 2-3 injuries at RB. Now that that has happened, he still can't see the field over a guy thats only been active 2 weeks. The staff completely leapfrogged him for our 4th string RB. Again I ask, why is he even on the team if his ST play is average and can't even play over a 4th string RB?

    We were and are better off going with 3 RBs and heavy at another position, than going with 4 RB! EVen with the injuries to Murray and Dunbar, a vet RB is a better option than TAnner. Randle can't learn anything from him and Randle needs a vet presence like Waters in the backfield that he can lean on. Jerry need to go ahead and trim the fat with Tanner.
  2. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Same with James Hanna at TE. Horrible blocker, does nothing in the passing game. Yet he starts.
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  3. iRepDatStar

    iRepDatStar Member

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    making threads about our 3rd rb are we ?
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  4. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    Hanna blocked pretty well yesterday I thought for the little running we did.
  5. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    I saw a few he missed.
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  6. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys have multiple players that are basically Special Teams only types. Tanner is one of them.

    Tanner did come in and run for a 1st down on 3rd and 1.
  7. ROUSH8692

    ROUSH8692 Well-Known Member

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    I would argue that Randle is useless.... He plays but hurts us more than he helps. I think Phillip Tanner is a better RB and I also think he would have gotten more yardage vs Redskins.
  8. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Yea and it was a BIG 3rd and 1. I'm not much of a Tanner fan but I don't get why he has a thread dedicated to him.
  9. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    What? Randle doesn't even play lol. Aside from yesterday when has he got significant snaps? Its been Demarco for the majority of the season.
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  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    How so?
  11. Nexx

    Nexx Well-Known Member

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    +1, i mean come on the guy hasn't had a chance to be labeled useless yet.
  12. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    But he had that run without his helmet in preseason two years ago--he must be like Witten (or so Jerry thought when he announced Tanner had made the 53 man roster weeks before cut downs).
  13. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree, this thread is useless. I mean, we just lost our starter and somehow our fan base thinks it's a smart idea to throw the backup RB under the bus before he's even had a chance to get any real playing time.

    Nice plan.
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Ah, the Monday after a big, divisional win in CZ. Nice thread, OP. Things were getting a bit too enthusiastic in here, so it was about time for an "our 4th string RB is useless because we wanted to see Randle in an actual game" take.
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  15. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    I totally disagree with this. I actually think Tanner should be our closer, in the mold of Barber. Straight ahead power runner. Nothing pretty, but effective.

    Great idea though, two RB's now out and you want to get rid of another?
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  16. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately this is how some of our fan base "copes" with a nice win.

    Poor Phil hasn't even had a real chance to fill in for Murray and he's already getting thrown under the bus. Awesome.
  17. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    How do we know if he is useless? He hasn't been used much as a RB this year. The player need to be used before hand in order for a player to be deemed useless.
  18. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    It was his first time in real action.
  19. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Pssst....With Dunbar out, we are only going with 3 RBs
  20. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    How is he useless? He got his first substantial playing time last night, and now with our featured and second back down, he's pretty damn integral. Also, how did this turn into a bash Hanna thread? I'd take Hanna over Escobar any day

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