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What could have been

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Biggems, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Had we just drafted McNeil instead of Fasano last year....

    2006 OL
    LT: Flozell Adams
    LG: Kyle Kosier
    C: Andre Gurode
    RG: Marco Rivera
    RT: Marcus McNeil

    2007 OL
    LT: Flozell Adams
    LG: Justin Blalock
    C: Andre Gurode
    RG: Leonard Davis
    RT: Marcus McNeil
  2. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Why for you trying to replace Marc Colombo? He's not our weakest link.
  3. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Colombo isnt a weak link at all...but he is old already....McNeil is a young, imposing figure....a mountain of a man.

    I just like the idea of seeing Davis and McNeil on the same side, totally blocking out the sun with their big behinds.....is that a solar eclipse? NO it is the right side of the Dallas OL
  4. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    As far as playing the game as a pro goes, Colombo is young. He also is 6-8, 320, so he's not exactly small.
  5. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    OLD??

    He's 28, was drafted 5 years ago, and didn't play for 3 years. It's not like he's got a lot of wear and tear on him.

    Now is he older than Mcneill? Yes by 5 years, but I wouldn't say he's "old."
  6. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    When I see McNeil.....I see a poor man's Erik Williams....that is why I brought this thread up.

    BTW, i didnt list my reserves.......but Colombo would be a reserve...and Heck...the way Rivera was playing last year...Colombo might have saw time at RG next to McNeil....

    I like having Colombo and Kosier on the team.
  7. Aikbach

    Aikbach Active Member

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    28 is not old for an o-lineman, 31 which is Adams' age is not old for an o-lineman.

    O-lineman can be productive deep into their 30s.

    Mark Tuinei was 32 a month after Dallas won their first Super Bowl of the 90s, Nate Newton was 30, later Ray Donaldson managed a pro bowl birth at the tender age of 38 and John Gesesk, Kevin Gogan and Derek Kennard all started for Dallas while in their mid-thirties.

    Mark Stepnoski came back to Dallas for a second tour in his mid-30s and still was very good.

    Larry Allen is still a good o-line man and he's 35, Jackie Slater played until 40, Ray Brown is 41 and was on a roster in 2005.

    Tom Rafferty played until he was 38.

    In reality Colombo is hitting his prime and not his decline.
  8. Aikbach

    Aikbach Active Member

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    Someone just realized they were turning 28 this year didn't they;):D
  9. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Hell yeah, you gotta throw the ice cold water on me at this hour? Completely unnecessary:)
  10. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Just a random thought, his wife was my world history teacher last year.

    And about McNeill, I believe he was the one with back problems. If so, there's plenty reason not to take the chance.

    I'd take Colombo any day over McNeill and his back problems.

    I see you have Blalock at OG. I don't think he'll be a Cowboy next season either.
  11. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Dallas dropped the ball by not drafting McNeil, he's going to be very good for a long time, he could have been the eventual replacement for Flozell Adams.
  12. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Take Colombo's "knee" over McNeil's "back"? Colombo's knee is more of a ticking time-bomb than McNeil's back. Has McNeil's back EVER been operated on? I've never heard that; I've just heard/read about his potential back problems. Colombo's knee injury was devastating & has been well documented. It's a wonder he can walk, let alone play again. I'd choose the lesser of two evils - McNeil's back.....
  13. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    Um, Columbo was fine. McNeil would have made sense if he would have replaced Flo. Um, let by gones be by gones.
  14. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    QB: Tom Brady
    WR: Randy Moss
    WR: Steve Smith
    RB: Frank Gore
    LT: Al Iafrate
    LG: Homer Simpson
    C: LeCharles Bentley
    RG: Princess Diana
    RT: Marcu McNeil
    TE: Shannon Sharpe
    FB: Gimli the Dwarf

    Mem'ries.....
  15. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    :bow:
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Thank you.
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    McNeill could be forced to retire at ANY time. SD took a big gamble and it paid off- FOR NOW. After the mess with ROgers, NO WAY were we going to take a chance on another tackle with pre existing medical questions. Colombo's knee is fine- its not going to collapse on its own. He is just as likely or NOT LIKELY to get it injured agains as anyone else is. From a medical point of view, Colombo is STILL the lesser risk.
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    As soon as his back goes out I suppose we would have been getting ripped by drafting a OT with a bad back.
  19. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    The red flag on McNeil was that he was having back troubles. So you would have been okay with the entire right side of our O-line having potential back issues? Might I ask why?
  20. BLT

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    lol LOVE the Al Iafrate mention.. the wild thing had a SICK shot...

    ALSO... the thing you guys need to remember is we werent even looking at mcniel.. the player we were supposedly targeting was colledge who was drafted by the packers before it was our turn so if he was still there i think he would have been our pick instead of fasano

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