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We need to draft a top tier QB... and soon

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by iowast8rs, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    You have to time it correctly so that Romo career ending is about 3 years out. Now is not that time - 3 years from now yes. You don't want a top guy being ready and his contract being up while Romo is still playing at a high level.
  2. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    San Diego is not going to deal Rivers. We see over and over that teams who flop can often turn it around in a year. QBs like Rivers are hard to come by, trading one is plain stupid.
  3. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    It's stupid but it happens. Cutler dealt a few years back.
  4. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. If you're giving romo a 5-6 year contract for 85-100m, you aren't drafting a QB with a high pick. Anyone we draft next year would be almost 30 by the time he starts.
  5. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing more valuable or harder to find than a franchise QB.
  6. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    RG3 has so many people losing their minds.:bang2:

    Its one game folks, ONE game! :bang2:

    We've got the best QB in the division and will so for quite a few years. :star:

    Now is not the time to worry about finding our own RG3.
  7. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    So you want them to draft a guy in the first round that won't play for the Cowboys, ever?
  8. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    That's true -- its a very tricky business.

    Take the Packers example. Had the Packers advanced from the NFC Championship game and gone to the Superbowl in 2007 would the Brett Favre have retired? Would have the Packers accepted him back from retirement?

    If he had come back, Aaron Rodgers contract was up at the end of 2008 and I guarantee he would have felt snubbed enough sitting on the bench for 4 entire years that he would have left GB.

    In fact, he probably would have probably would have raised such a stink they would have had to trade Rodgers away in the off-season.

    In that scenario, the Packers would received very little if any value for their 2005 1st round draft pick.
  9. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    Miami just spent a top 10 pick a QB. They are not drafting a QB for the next few years at minimum.
  10. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY! You want to draft a QB around when Romo is 2-3 years from retirement. Not when he's 6 and the new guy will be 30.
  11. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    They had no choice.

    If he doesnt show signs of being able to do it they will do it again real soon.
  12. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    The packers probably wouldn't have even drafted him if Favre wasn't talking retirment prior. They drafted him because they thought they HAD to.
  13. iowast8rs

    iowast8rs Well-Known Member

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    This is what I want to avoid.
  14. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I hear you. This coming offseason isn't the time though. Maybe in 2-3 more seasons but not now...unless they aren't actually planning on giving Tony a new (monster) contract. I don't think Romo is going to be talking retirement after this season...though behind this oline, who knows. lol
  15. iowast8rs

    iowast8rs Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.
  16. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    Never really understood the smarmy smilie reply.
  17. Mash

    Mash Active Member

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    With the new rules.....

    If we draft a QB and he turns out to be a real gem of a QB while waiting under Romo to play.

    Wont he just hit FA to get a starting job.....and with contracts only being 4 yrs....does it make sense to draft a QB ...if Romo will be here several more years?

    Just asking....
  18. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    Counting on anything more then 4 years is wishful thinking, regardless of how he plays now i do not expect Romo to be here or playing at a high level 5 years from now, QBs just don't tend to last that long. We should prepare for the day he's gone so we don't have to go trough the post Aikman years again, which honestly was nothing compared to what other teams go through.
    Picking one when you need to is a great way to either burn multiple first round picks for one, end up with the likes of Jamarcus Russel, or even worse both. Do you think GB regrets spending a 1st on Rodgers 3 years before Favre retired (the first time)?
  19. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I'd draft a guy and sent him on the bench for 4 or 5 years. Sure.

    Turned out well for Green Bay.
  20. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    That's completely false. QBs are playing longer now than ever. And, again, they drafted Rogers because Favre was talking about retiring otherwise I doubt they'd have spend the 1st round pick on him.

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