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What is the Plan?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by rojan, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. rojan

    rojan Active Member

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    Sometimes I wonder if the cowboys have a plan.

    When Garret was first named head coach of the cowboys, it seemed like he was working on a 3 year rebuilding plan. He cut all of the dead weight and was not in a hurry to sign over priced free agent as quick fixes. It seemed like he was going to be patient and let the opportunity dictate what he was going to do in free agency. I didn't like they fact that we would be wasting some of the older guys (Romo, Witten, Ware, Ratliff) prime years but it was a purge that had to be done to restore the culture and mentality of a winning football organization.

    All in all, year one went pretty well. We started the process of getting rid of allot of the over priced players and players that did not buy into Garrets system. At the same time we were able to integrate young talent into the fold (Dez, Murray, Lee, Smith,) while developing other young players (Church, Carter, Harris). We did all of this while still being competitive.

    Year 2 is where everything went downhill. It almost seems like that because of the success in year 1, we thought we were further ahead in 3 year plan and skipped year 2.

    If we were still in year 2 then I don't think we would of brought in some of the free agents that we did. It almost seemed like we were looking for quick fixes to the "few areas" that we were lacking talent. If we were honest with ourselves and stuck to the 3 year plan then we would of continued to be patient in free agency and wouldn't have overpaid for the questionable talent that we acquired through free agency. It doesn't make scene to rid yourself of over priced players one year just to turn around and over pay for players the next year.

    Moving up in the draft was also a bad move. We should of stuck to the original 3 year plan and looked to the draft to address the many needs that this team still had. If we stayed pat or traded down we could have acquired more young talent. We could have found players that perform as good as or better than the 2 interior linemen we signed in the off season in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. these linemen would also be part of our future core instead of quick fixes.

    because of the short cut that we tried to take this past off season, it seems that we might be heading right back to year 1 again soon.
  2. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    And if we can't find players in other positions, what's with stance if a couple nameless OL fixes everything ANDaddresses the weakness the mgmt was after
  3. BTX

    BTX New Member

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    Don't worry Jerry and Stephen have it under control silly.
  4. rojan

    rojan Active Member

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    It just doesn't make scene to pay for stop gap players so you can trade up in the draft during a rebuilding phase.
  5. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    The plan is too wait X number of seasons for Garrett to turn into Landry pt 2.

    He will turn, just like a catepiller turns into a butterfly.

    :laugh2:
  6. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    Happens all the time. Called bus decisions and not easy despite fan analysis
  7. rojan

    rojan Active Member

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    Regardless of the end result, you should approach a problem with a plan and see it through, especially if the plan seems to be working. These guys seem to be making decisions using a weggy board or magic 8 ball.
  8. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    The "plan" is for the team to hopefully do well enough to provide Jerry Jo es with just enough hope to market this mess of a team another year so saps will continue to fill his coffers to the brim.

    If not he'll hire some puppet and say that hes taken a serious look at things and really holding himself accountable now hoping those same saps will buy it once more. After all its worked for 17 years running......
  9. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    This is crap. You want quality responses from me while you post whining
  10. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Its called a sense of humor...................get one.
  11. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    Be funny.
  12. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I guess the :laugh2: icon went right over your head.



    Maybe next time I will put it in brackets.
  13. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    Icons are not funny, people are.
  14. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of an emoticon?


    They are icons that rely emotions, some even convey an expression of humor. Apparently you have never heard of these.


    Google is your friend.................use it.
  15. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    So all robin Williams had to do was lob out emotes.

    Funny you demand more from others. Not you.

    Night.
  16. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Whatever dude, apparently you want to pout in the corner instead of discussing some football.


    Peace.
  17. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    And you want to say Garrett sucks and got mad when it got more than emotional.

    Night

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