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What if the drafted rookies are a bust?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Mactin, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    You really can't determine if a player is a true bust until 3 or so years down the line.
     
  2. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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  3. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Wow. I didn't know anybody over 5 years old actually said, "what if.....?" That has to be the silliest beginning of a sentence in the history of the language.
     
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  4. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    that's how the psychic business operates
     
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  5. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    If we are relying on rookies to get us over the hump, then the expectations are too high for 2014...I am hopeful that Martin and Lawrence fill their roles well and are covered by their respective lines...but, we don't crash and burn, nor do we go to the superbowl based on those two guys...all of the rest from the draft have the expectations of where they were selected, meaning, their expectation isn't "lofty" to begin with...thus, "what if they are busts" is a type of non-issue for me for 2014...it does matter for depth in the future
     
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  6. NJ22

    NJ22 Well-Known Member

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    If my aunt had b@!!s she'd be my uncle..
     
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  7. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    I can't see Martin being a bust, Lawrence maybe but I'm not gonna worry about that now
     
  8. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    The 2009 Draft was one of the worst in franchise history and they won their only playoff game in the last decade and a half that season. If this class busts it will be more about the ramifications beyond 2014.
     
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  9. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    So 11-5?
     
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The 2009 Draft was one of the worst in NFL history.
     
  11. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I'm sure there's been plenty of drafts by other teams that were worse than the Cowboys 2009 draft. There's teams that have whiffed on an entire draft that included a top 10 pick and a high second round pick. The 2009 draft was arguably the worst draft in Cowboys history due to missing on all 12 picks the team had. You would think with 12 picks you would hit on at least 2-3 players but the only player who provided anything was David Buehler a deep kicker who was gone after 3 seasons. What set the 2009 draft up for failure was not having a first or second round pick.

    Jerry kept trading down leaving the Cowboys with a third round pick as their first pick. The draft is a crapshoot regardless of how high you're picking but once you get to the third round it becomes a real roll of the dice. Jerry clearly overestimated the talent the Cowboys had claiming he didn't see anyone who could start so he began looking for backups and special team players.
     
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  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The only thing I would add is they did get Roy Williams with a early pick.
     
  13. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    He ended up not lasting any longer than the 12 draft picks in 09.
     
  14. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    mmmm... beer! :D
     
  15. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    raining of frogs and creeping death?
     
  16. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    The bigger question is what they arent busts. What are people going to complain about next?
     
  17. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    Ok......or a completely wasted draft. 2009 draft was absolutely no reason that team went 11-5 and every reason they have declined ever since.
     
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I am completely aware of that.
     
  19. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Well-Known Member

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    The team folds and the world as we know it will be changed forever.
     
  20. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    Don't spend a lot of time around writers, do you?
     

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