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Troy Aikman GM Chatter

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Bleu Star, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    So I caught the tail end of PTI today as I was leaving work and they were debating how well To Aikman would fit as Cowboys GM. I mist admit my eyes lit up and the pitter patter of my heart was clearly audible for a few minutes... Then I realized they were only speculating on the possibility. That's still very exciting!!!

    Ever since Seattle won the Super Bowl and had their GM enjoy a nice cameo during the game, it seems that the climate at Valley Ranch has changed ever so slightly. As follow up to the earlier thread about Jerry looking within and the enormous amount of debate spawned by it, I firmly believe something different is cooking in Jerry's head. It just makes perfect sense.

    Troy is that tie back to the incredible 90s where Super Bowls trips were commonplace in Valley Ranch. Troy would easily be trusted which means he won't be just a figurehead. Everyone loves troy. Well... I won't speak for everyone. I know I do! Having him as GM would seriously turn this franchise around. I would be willing to back that assumption with money and I am not a betting man.
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  2. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Why?

    Because Elway did it?

    Seriously, enough of the remnants from the glory days. The good times are long over.
  3. Jerryrage

    Jerryrage Active Member

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    Is Aikman ready to take a GM job? It's not easy, full-time plus extra hours. What he has now is pretty amazing, he only works half a year on the weekends and finally the pay.. He makes 10x the amount with Fox vs being a GM.
  4. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    He works a ton during the week too. Radio call in spots all over the country.
  5. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Troy would be far ans away better than Jerral except Jones would still meddle.
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  6. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    No...

    Because Troy has proven time and time again that he a level headed person with strong perspective. He is part of Fox's A team and could frankly do that broadcast without Joe Buck around. He has cleanly transitioned from class a player to class a announcer. I have full confidence he could be a very good GM.

    1. Any new GM would have to earn Jerry's trust .. Check

    2. The person must know and understand the landscape at Valley Ranch... Check

    3. The person must be passionate about everything Cowboys.. Check!

    Screw Elway. Troy is a prefect fit.

  7. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    If asked by Jerry, I bet he would take it in a heartbeat. He is in a very comfy spot with Fox but his heart will always be with the Boys.

  8. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    Due to that trust/respect/familiarity factor, I actually believe this is one hire that would change Jerry. He meddles because he doesn't completely trust the status quo.

  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    This ain't happening.
  10. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    There would be no gig greater than GM of the Cowboys. This isn't for just anyone. Troy is very intriguing because of his longstanding relationship with Jerry. He would make that a position of strength because Jerry won't look over his shoulder the way he would with someone that doesn't have that history with him.



  11. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    Awww. Cmon Mike. Don't destroy the dream. ☺
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    LOL!

    You folks can carry on... but I think the chances are higher for BrainPaint suddenly professing love for the ballet.
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  13. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    you honestly believe Jerry wouldnt meddle?
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  14. Szczepanik

    Szczepanik Well-Known Member

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    This was also on ESPN when I was at the gym, there were no subtitles on the channel but I was still watching.

    Jerry does love to be trendy.... and with Elway leading Denver to the SB I am quite sure that Jerry is heavily considering making the move.

    Question is whether Aikman would do it.

    I would be extremely excited for the season if he did this. I won't get my hopes up though.

    Troy is a great commentator and knows the problems with Dallas, that said if he came in I bet he would fix them...
  15. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I like the way you think.

    I also think that the talent evaluation and focus on building the team as a solid competitor every year would be strengthened with Troy's ties to Jason, and vice versa.
  16. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    I would give up a small body part for this to happen
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  17. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I have a question though - hypothetically, lets say something like this happens. Or Jerry hires a "real football guy" and it's a complete and utter disaster. Like, a total unmitigated goat rodeo.

    Then what?
  18. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    By that time, it would be time for Jerry to really sit back and hand things over to Stephen. He is surely no spring chicken. So its a win win IMO. I believe Stephen would operate with a GM in place. I basically refuse to believe anything else.. Like the notion that Stephen is Jerry reincarnated and will serve an owner/GM role..
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  19. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Seriously, I'd rather have Michael Irvin as GM than Troy Aikman.
  20. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    You know, if Jerry were to pass suddenly, does anybody think Stephen might make this move? With Jason still here and Troy in a GM capacity and Stephen helping with the cap (button it, Risen)...it could be interesting. Hypothetically.

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