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The Sky is Falling

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Vintage, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Ah yes, tis the season for Cowboy fans to come out of the woodwork proclaiming to know more than the braintrust of JJ, Parcells, and Ireland.

    Fact of the matter is, we could have somehow landed Ferguson in round one, Leinart in round two, and Michael Huff in round three and people here would be b&m'ing about something.

    Ireland is a scout for a reason. None of you are, for a reason.

    Maybe, Ireland knows his stuff.

    Maybe, we don't know as much as we think we do.

    They look at gametypes, interview players, conduct workout.

    We read reports.

    Do the math.

    Carpenter fits our 3-4. Fasano gives us the second TE we need for 2 TE sets, which apparently, we are now running.

    Hatcher? Well, I haven't heard of him before today. But from what I keep hearing, he sounds like a solid pickup.

    Ireland and Parcells have seen more tape of Hatcher than any of us. Yet, most here proclaim it to be a bad pick.

    Good think you all watched the same amount of tape they did.


    I am not saying Parcells, Jones, and Ireland are above criticism. They aren't. But maybe, just maybe, they know more than us.
  2. kapolani

    kapolani Well-Known Member

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    Good post and I agree with everything you're saying...

    All of sudden all these coach potatos know more about football than the guys that do this type of thing for a living...

    Who heard of Ratliff last year?

    Who heard of Ware before last year?
  3. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    The sky is falling!?

    OMG!! OMG!! RUN RUN GET OUTTA HERE THE SKY!!!
  4. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if you guys have noticed, but the sky fell about 10 years ago ... and we still haven't gotten out from under it yet.
  5. TheEnigma

    TheEnigma Anomaly

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    Every move the Cowboys ever make, is going to have a variety of responses. You are going to have the sky is falling crowd counterbalanced by the ultimate homers. The ultimate homers will accuse the sky is falling crowd of being pessimists while the sky is falling crowd will accuse the ultimate homers of not being able to criticize anything. Finally, you'll have the mediators trying to balance both sides.

    I personally enjoy it as it gives the board character.
  6. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    You're right. Leave it to the experts.

    Those experts were sure amazing drafting our 1994-2003 classes. Us couch potatos can't do better.
  7. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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  8. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Given that was under a different regime, your point is irrelevant.
  9. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    [IMG]




    Oh the horror of it all
  10. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Over the course of the entire Dallas Cowboys history, I am willing to bet our "experts" would rate out as better drafters than anyone else on the board.
  11. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    oh hush eddie. we must be stupid and "quiet" followers of the sport cause we're "unworthy" to discuss our teams moves. we should sit here and go RA on queue and drink expensive warm beer to wash down the stale nachos and buy a TO bobblehead on the way out cause they're smart!
  12. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    no it isn't as time proved it that way. times proven NOTHING here so how can you smug around and already be brave enough to say they got it right - you know, cause they're smart and all.
  13. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Truth be told, Dallas had a nice first day draft, that should be the consensus nation wide.


    Besides, there are plenty of FSs and Olineman to be had tomorrow, Dallas even landed extra picks to make sure needs get adressed. Cowboys now have a total 6 picks for the second day up from just 3.

    And if all the needs don't get adressed, Jerry has already made mention of signing more players after June 1st.


    Dallas is clearly trying to make a run this year. Fasano and Carpenter only futher prove that theory.
  14. TheEnigma

    TheEnigma Anomaly

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    This thread is exactly what I was talking about.

    In the end I just hope the optimists are closer to being right then the pessimists.
  15. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely not. What difference does a regime mean ... if we're not allowed to question???

    I'm sure you guys were saying the same things when Lacewell was running things ... for us coach potatos to stop complaining and leave it to the experts.

    If that's the case, let's all celebrate this wonderful draft and sing praises to Jerry Jones for these amazing 9 seasons without a playoff win.
  16. kapolani

    kapolani Well-Known Member

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    Hindsight is 20/20...

    Why are you posting instead of making the big bucks building championship teams?

    :rolleyes:
  17. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    An hour ago, I was under "the sky is falling" crowd and thought this draft was horrible. But I've calmed down, since then and I'm starting to have a pretty good feel for this draft.

    Carpenter, I have no problem with at all. He will be solid for years. I know some people wanted Manny, but Carpenter is a much more proven player

    Fasano. This pick freaked me out when they did it and I almost kicked my dog when the pick was made. But after listening to JJ about the 2 tight end sets, I think Fassano was a great pickup. Great hands, not the greatest blocker, but not horrible either. Finds the soft zones and will catch any ball thrown his way. A 2 tight end set can help this team tremendously, especially two talented TE's which is what we know have. This should really keep alot of defenses honest and not be as likely to blitz as much.

    Hatcher....This pick really stunned me. But then I read a few online reports on him and he really seems solid. yeah, he played at a small school and nobody's heard of him, but who heard of Ware before last year? Also, Leon Lett came from nowhere too, and when he had his face away from the crackpipe, there was nobody better in the league.

    If Ireland, Jones and Bill don't feel Ko Simpson was smart enough to play FS (and you do have to be smart), than thats good enough for me. Besides, we have 6 picks tomorrow.

    I'm a little dissapointed that we didn't pick up any o lineman, don't get me wrong, but you can't get everything at once I suppose.
  18. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Yeh and Jerry is just sitting on his hands, he never does anything to try and improve the team.....:shoot4:
  19. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Question.

    For all the self proclaimed "Draft Geniuses" clamoring for Jean Giles, Jonathon Scott, Ko Simpson, etc....


    Why are they still available on day two?

    Are 32 teams making a mistake?

    Or are you?

    Wait...it must be the front offices of ALL 32 teams.
  20. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    You're right. Let's NOT post anything except praise.

    Let's forget this is a forum for opinion ... even though it seems like your's is the only one which matters.

    For those who disagree, we're told find jobs as football GM's.

    Blind homerism is a wonderful thing. :rolleyes:

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