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Was the trade for Mo worth it?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by BTX, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Its hard to say without knowing who they could of taken had they not moved up. I still think when you have a chance to get a potential super star with out giving up a lot you have to take it.
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    What happened to the "you can't judge a drafted player for 3 years" rule?
  3. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    :welcome:to the zone.
  4. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    I'd still do the mo trade. He's going to be a big time player. When he sniffed out that screen yesterday I said to myself he is going to start recognizing more schemes and making moves.
  5. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    it was a stupid trade by an idiotic GM (and his band of merry men)

    many of us said it at the time but were shouted down

    the highest rated guard was nit taken until pick #22 (i think)

    we could have traded down and picked up another #2 and still taked DeCastro

    now you have DeCastro and 2 round 2 picks that you can use to address needs like NT, CB, safety more OL
  6. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    no one said Mo will not turn out to be a good player

    he is not Deion and did not justify trading away our #1 and #2 for with all the otehr needs we have on this team

    dont need 3 years to judge that this team needed a lot of help on OL and DL

    that fact is staring us in the face right now
  7. This is Our Year

    This is Our Year Ohama, Kill, 52 is the Mike

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    I say 100% YES. We fixed our secondary for the most part when it's healthy. Best it's looked in years. In the salary cap era you can't really fix all your problems in one offseason. Last year was secondary, this year has to be O Line that is heavily addressed.
  8. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    I hate Jerry Jones. That being said, the Claiborne trade was a great trade. Jones absolutely made the right decision. There is no way you don't trade a 2nd round pick to have a shot at a top 6 player when you were picking at 14. There are many reasons to hate Jerry, but this is definitely not one of them.
  9. InTheClouds

    InTheClouds New Member

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    You don't use the draft to address needs, you use the drafts to sign impact players.

    Chasing needs is pretty much what gets you bad drafts.

    With that said, DeCastro was a top 10 talent so your plan in this scenario would have been a good plan, but I just hate the idea that you should use draft picks to address needs as opposed to go for BPA and maximize draft value.
  10. 44cowboys22

    44cowboys22 Active Member

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    Nope...

    2 starters for 1 us not very good math no matter how its adds up
  11. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    This secondary isn't going to see major improvement unless we put a big time player at safety. Peprah is going to start from here on out so that will help a little but Church has to be all he's cracked up to be and more to be the big time play making safety I want I this D
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    We didn't trade away our #1. Why do so many people get this wrong?
  13. Bigtommyb

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    What are you talking about our starting saftey who was playing well is out for season. Also a lot of games this offense stalls early with the defense on the field. This def is clearly better then last year. Last week the defense kept us in the game and held Cleveland from scoring until late but if they didn't stop them out the box in second half we wouldn't have had a chance to win a game were the offense was horrible! Wake up ok
  14. JerryJonesMustGo

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    I really don't know. Mark Barron would have fit nicely and we had a NFL starting corner #21 already. Too many holes to fill to be going after another corner.
  15. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I'm never a fan of trading up for a player UNLESS it's a QB that you are absolutely sold on.
  16. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    trading up INTO the top 10 (from below #10) should only be done for:

    1. QB
    2. LT
    3. Front 7 pressure player that is once in a lifetime

    CBs do not justify this sort of investment
  17. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    Two years from now everyone will be happy about that trade.

    Unless...

    Skeletor ignores the offensive line.
  18. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if Jenkins could be a force in tackling in Pop Warner.

    Sorry, his one season in the sun isn't enough to convince me he will play the game and not make a business decision on every tackle.

    Mo stuck his head in yesterday and lost his helmet.

    That was more than Jenks has done in the time he's been here.
  19. Venger

    Venger Well-Known Member

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    Erudite.
  20. Jake0

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    Better question.... why is a cornerback who is under 6 feet tall that runs a ~4.4-4.5 40 and isn't the greatest tackler the #2 ranked player on their board over one of Luck or RG3?

    40 yard times get bashed all the time but for a CB it actually matters. I and many others see Claiborne lazily trailing receivers all the time. It only gets worse as you get older and this guy is supposed to be a cornerstone of our defense for years with our investment in him. He's good.. but #2 on the draft board good...? Patrick Peterson is the type of elite athlete I'd like to see that high in the draft regardless of whether he's having trouble with the mental aspect of the game or his ball skills aren't the greatest.

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