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What does Waters mean for the offensive line?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by theranchsucks, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Even w/o Waters, the oline with Leary back would not be worst in league, not even close.

    Top of my head-G.Bay, Bears, Detroit, Jets, Steelers, San Diego, Raiders, Philly and Giants are all worse off. Probably a dozen more or so in the middle (Cowboys) than you have the top end like Niners, Bills, Ravens and Browns.
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  2. gdogg24

    gdogg24 Well-Known Member

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    Potentially best since the 90s
  3. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    What you have to understand is.....

    People love to panic. They also love to get over hyped, when a few minutes ago they were ready to jump off a bridge.

    It's all for show, and attention.
  4. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Wow, been away all day, definitely didn't see this coming. So what do we do week 1? Free at RG/Parnell at RT or Bernadeau at RG/Free at RT?
  5. cowboys1985

    cowboys1985 Well-Known Member

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    This signing means the world to this offensive line. First it pretty much ends the Free at OG debate ( not really cause writers still need to write something). It also means this O-line has the potential to be a above average to good O-line. An O-line we can not only contend for playoffs but for something more. I'm confident an O-line that starts Smith-Leary-Frederick-Waters-Free will allow our offense to run every play in their playbook and I can vision a 2007 type year for the offense.

    However, this is no slam dunk of a deal. Waters is 36 years old and coming off a year in which he hasn't played. Dallas did work him out and they would have to see significant ability in Waters to sign him so late. Another concern is how long will it take Waters to get into not only game shape but to understand our offensive scheme and learn how to play next to Frederick and Free. Keeping him out week 1 is the smart and only logical move, but with a man that is as smart as Waters is and if he's in the shape he is according to reports, I think he will be ready for Week 2. Lets just hope Bernie has some pride and doesn't mail in week 1 as he knows he's headed for the backup G spot.

    Having said that Bernie has the potential to be a good swing G. Leary has a knee condition that Dallas will have to monitor and Waters is 36 years old. There's a good chance we are gonna need Bernie at some point in this season. And I believe he can do that.

    Man I was getting down the past couple of weeks with the Leary, Ratlif, Spencer injury situation....but this just made my summer. I'm ready for this.....
  6. slick325

    slick325 Well-Known Member

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    Flo/Kosier/Gurode/Bigg/Colombo in 2007 was our best since the 90's for the record. Add Free to that group in 2009 at RT and that's tied.
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  7. gdogg24

    gdogg24 Well-Known Member

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    I think this group will perform well and get less penalties than that unit, either way we did go 13-3 that year right?
  8. sjordan6

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    great point!
  9. slick325

    slick325 Well-Known Member

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    Yes indeed.....that said, put me in the faction that is excited about what this signing means for this team.
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  10. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I was starting to get nervous with all the Free at guard talk. Then I read it was in case Livings got hurt.
  11. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Don't forget Doug Free.

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