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This Witten Kid....

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ghst187, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    seems to be completely unstoppable from all the practice reports I keep reading....a real threat that can get open at will.
    The sad part is....he seems to be the only one that can get open...?
    I seriously think Witten can be better than Novacek, and not just a little.
    IMO....
  2. JDSmith

    JDSmith Active Member

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    And he makes it look effortless. He just finds the soft spots in the zone or gets position and makes the catch look easy. I think you're right.
  3. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    The sad part is folks can't seem to complement one deserving player without ludicrously trashing others.
  4. Tio

    Tio Armchair QB

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    You never diss Terry GHST...never ;)
  5. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Not when about every blasted report..from fans at camp to DMN to Spags to Vela have been constantly proclaiming what a great camp he has had.

    And it's not just Terry.

    Give some props to Patrick as well.

    And we know Key, in real games, is going to do his part.

    I just get sick of the mentality that can't commend one without insulting the others...especially when it's flat out false.
  6. JDSmith

    JDSmith Active Member

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    Terry Glenn gets open against everyone we put on him in camp. He also has the most spectacular catches in camp. I don't know why people insist on ignoring Glenn. When he plays for us he's a major weapon, and last year when he was healthy our offense was MUCH better - imagine how good it can be with both Glenn and a running game.
  7. RCowboyFan

    RCowboyFan New Member

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    Amen to that.
  8. ThEpLyMaKeR88

    ThEpLyMaKeR88 New Member

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    according to chris carter glenn is overrated
  9. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    I know TG can get open at will too....i'm just worried about relying on him to be there for 16 games. I love the guy as much....well maybe not quite that much.....but I think he's phenomenal too. Big TG fan here.
    my apologies for such an offense.
    Maybe our QB's either aren't finding anyone else as much or our secondary is really good?
    All i keep reading is "Witten caught 9 TDs from all three QB's today in practice..." and "Drew (insert last name) had trouble finding WR's downfield..."
  10. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    I don't usually let the digs bother me.

    But last week in chat, (which I RARELY sit in on) a few folks who couldn't see the game were actully ticked off that Bledsoe threw one lousy pass to Terry.

    "Who caught it?"

    "Glenn."

    "NO! Throw to Crayton!"

    I kid you not.

    We ALL have our favorite players, but just as some folks find it impossible (and for the life of me I cannot understand it) to wish both Romo AND Henson well, so do some begrudge some Cowboys any success.

    On a day after a 23 old player died, (God rest his soul) I see no reason to get bent out of shape about such trivial peculiarities of human nature....that's a travesty of perspective if ever there was one.

    But just because this quite mean spirited bias is starting to freaking ANNOY me, I intend not to shut up about it. :D

    Like who you like, but lie at your own risk - my "agenda". ;)
  11. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Chris Carter doesn't read this board. ;)
  12. JDSmith

    JDSmith Active Member

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    I can't understand why any Cowboys fan wouldn't love Glenn. The guy is a human highlight real, and I mean that about as literally as possible. A lot of my offensive highlights feature Glenn, because he's always making plays. He makes amazing catches on the sidelines, in the endzone, everywhere. If he could only stay healthy I'd be making a Terry Glenn video. I like Patrick Crayton as much as the next guy, more because I was on his bandwagon all of last year after the sweet catch he made in preseason, but I'm hoping that Crayton can become a player LIKE Terry Glenn. If Glenn stays healthy this season I think there will be a LOT of fans with a whole new appreciation for him by the end of the year.
  13. JBell523

    JBell523 That's my Quarterback

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    Glenn's TD catch against the Vikings last year was SICK...

    Also, who remembers 2 years ago when he had those 2 amazing catches against Detroit??

    He's in the top 10 in the league in terms of hands, no question..
  14. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    Lets see Witten do it longer, but I agree. he's bigger, faster, and a better blocker. Not only that, he's not the TE in an offense with E. Smith, Aikman, Harper, Irvin, and Johnston(who was a decent WR). Witten is our number 1 target, whereas Novacek was like 3 or 4.
  15. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Well said, JD. But the health 'requirement' doesn't seem to apply to Dan Campbell, for instance, who played all 03 like Terry, and missed even more time than he did with the same injury last year AND has missed much of camp this summer...thru no fault of his own.

    Not YOU, because I know where you are coming from..but the constant refrain on a factor beyond a player's control indicates to me a double standard, pure and simple. I could appreciate him but he might get hurt again.
    Same could be said of JJ, whose weeks out killed us almost as much as Terry's did last year. But as with Dan that's never mentioned. And with Glenn it ALWAYS is.

    The only time injury ticks me off is when it is something like the Rogers surgery decision..and even then, I feel this kid is going thru something very serious... a crisis of confidence that could make or break his career. ..so I am very loathe to condemn him.

    Bah...I'm done whining. ;) I certainly realize the total futility and ridiculousness of my even caring, let alone mentioning it.....boo hoo hoo! why don't you all like Terry, boo hoo hoo! :) and I probably need to go on read-only for awhile before I rip someone a new one and totally make a fool of myself! LOL!!!

    In fact, I think I will. ;)
  16. JDSmith

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    Some guys simply can't hold up to the pounding of the NFL. Terry Glenn is a guy who struggles to get through each season because his body isn't equipped to take that kind of abuse. If he was out of shape, or if he didn't try that would be one thing. But I've never heard anyone say that Glenn doesn't work hard. My biggest knock on Glenn might be that he is too fearless for his own good. He doesn't shy away from contact the way a guy with his injury history should, I guess it's just not in him to do so. But Glenn plays every game and every down that he can, and he plays them all out. And if he's a little lucky he might just get through this season - it's not as if he's got one part of his body that consistently fails, so I don't think he has any chronic problems. He just seems to be a little fragile and a bit unlucky. But I can't knock him for that, it's simply the way things are. And I don't think anyone can deny that when he's on the field he's scary good - at least not if they are watching the same games I am.
  17. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    I feel your pain LTN.

    For the life of me I can't understand the lack of respect some fans give Terry.

    Holding a injury against a player, especially one that has been as productve as Glenn, astounds me.

    I consider Terry Glenn to be one of the best signings Bill parcells has made fore this team.

    By the way,the day you make a fool of youself, I'll quit drinking Dr Pepper. :D
  18. Mkyle

    Mkyle Benched

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    It's Ok...that is your emotions coming out, and ladies have that firey emotion! (and I'm saddened also...somethings just don't seem right, yet, they are...in some way....I guess)!

    But, yeah, I can't understand that either! It's like...why? Why would you proclaim to be a fan of a great team, and at the same time...diss the players, that are trying to win games for the great team?

    Fans like me are stupid, I guess...I want each and everyone that ever tries to play for the Boyz, to do good! I mean, anything else is silly! What's the reason to not like a player?

    But, it's just human nature to take sides...you know the X - Y factor?

    Here's what amazes me! Reading the Cowboy forums...everyone gets all excited, angry, worked up, about the team...yet, the people that get to go to the games in person....the crowd is just to damn nice! And, that has to stop! Now!

    When the Dallas Cowboys are playing at home...if I don't see you fans raising Hell...that won't be good either! :starspin

    It's Sunday...the Great Spirit is with all of us...believe it!

    Mkyle

    :starspin
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Our string of good luck at TE continues. We have really been blessed through the years. We had a short stint after Novacek left, but it was really worth the wait! :D
  20. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Wow... she really did go "read-only".


    Terry Glenn has to be the single most underrated WR in football. He's dynamite, pure and simple. The guy makes highlight catch after highlight catch and is so difficult to cover.

    If he does put together a complete season this year... look out. He will get some of the respect he deserves.

    I get so sick of hearing how we don't have any speed at WR. What the heck? Terry is extremely fast. Not just deep speed either... he's so fast in and out of his cuts.

    Anyway, I hope this year he shuts everybody up.

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