Who gets cut for Tanney?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by cowboyz, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    The point is, that Tanney shows some promise,(read Romo 2003). The fact that we have a highly paid 33 year old veteran, shouldn't dissuade us from keeping a potentially talented young QB on the roster, especially when we have no long-term replacement for said franchise QB.
  2. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    What part of Tanney will be 30 years old when we would be looking to move on from Romo don't you understand?

    In 2 years we draft a high upside QB prospect and develop him.

    I see no reason why we would use a roster spot on a 25 year old twice cut qb prospect whose claim to fame is an 11 completion stretch that was soon after followed by an interception.

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Again, Romo showed promiise with more than just 1 successful preseason game played. The last 2 before, Tanney didn't show much. That's all were saying here.
  4. RoyTheHammer

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  5. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    I'm not sure Tanney is worthy of a roster spot, but, if he shows he is in the next two games, then a 25 year old QB with real potential is easily, *easily* worth your 53rd roster spot. If it means you go with 9 OLs or try to sneak yet another PS-eligible WR onto the practice squad, you do that without even thinking. If it's to develop a backup QB in a year, you do it. If it's to trade him in two seasons instead, you do it. If it's because you think you have a potential 30-yo starter who can play 3-4 years at a high level after Romo steps down, you do it. If it's to avoid spending a 1st or 2nd rounder on a QB in next year's draft when you're going to need those picks along the DL, you do it. It's a no-brainer in my book, if the guy is able to continue to produce in the preseason.

    In a league that starts players like Matt Flynn, Mark Sanchez, Jake Locker, Kevin Kolb, and Blaine Gabbert, you don't let young QBs with potential walk in order to squeeze an extra RB or S onto your final 53.
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  6. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Well let's see him play some more. We are talking about a single preseason game afterall.

    And Kevin Kolb won't be starting this year and Sanchez won't be starting by the end of the year.

    It's actually quite shocking how few teams are really in a terrible QB place. With players playing longer and better qbs who are more able to step in and play right away coming into the league every year...we are kind of in a golden age of quarterbacking.
  7. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Well, I agree that it's obviously premature to say on Tanney. Even after two more games we're still going to be rolling the dice.

    There are some good young QBs in the league right now, but there are still a lot of bad ones, too. That fact that players like Jason Campbell entered TC in a QB battle, or that teams are spending 1sts on 29 year old rookies tells you all you need to know about how they value QBs. At that rate, we could develop Tanney for 4 years and still hope to trade him if he ever shows anything in an actual in-season game.
  8. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The way I see it, we have a 33 year old starting QB and a backup who just may be hitting the wall as we speak. We need to develop someone at QB, and one could argue we should carry three QB's simply based on the ages of 1 and 2. Also, just because McGee was a bad choice and didn't pan out doesn't mean the idea of bringing along a QB isn't a worthwhile and arguably necessary endeavor. We should have at least one more good look at Tanney before the season starts, maybe 2. (I don't know if Stephens gets the second half against the Bengals or not. I hope we play Tanney.)

    The problem is, assuming Tanney plays well the rest of the way, if he doesn't make the roster and clear waivers to get to the practice squad, we'll end up with Stephens, and I don't think he's the kind of QB we need to be developing. Too many interceptions in his background. This would be a rerun of when Matt Moore was picked up and we ended up with a QB from training camp on the practice squad who clearly wasn't going to be a Cowboys QB. We took him because the guy we wanted was gone and he was at least familiar with our offense. I don't remember his name, but like Stephens, he didn't create any buzz during preseason. The guy who might have been developed into a backup for us was long gone.
  9. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Well if Tanney shows himself to be a NFL level starter....it's unlikely he makes it 4 years with us. He'd be priced out for us with the money we have devoted already to Romo.

    And yes there are still some bad qb teams in the league. But again look around the landscape verses even 5 years ago. Pretty remarkable.
  10. Smith22

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    If we go with 3 QBs, I easily choose Tanney. Stephens has been below average IMO. They have 2 more games to make an impression.
  11. Eskimo

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    He did throw for over 14,000 yards and 157 TDs in college which is the all-time record for any level.

    He also did show up on Stan Lee's Superman and hit a bullseye target within 2 inches of dead center on average on 3 consecutive throws from 50 yards.

    He also is accurate enough to hit a crossbar from 60 yards.

    So he obviously has arm strength and accuracy. He has a past history of unprecedented success at a lower level. He seems to process the game quickly, will throw the ball into tight windows, has good pocket presence and has mobility to scramble for a first down when needed.

    If this guy were a 1st rounder this board would be going crazy over his performance and talking about him as our next franchise QB after that performance.

    None of his supporters realistically think he is going to replace Romo. We just think he is one of our 53 best players and we have a long history of carrying 3 QBs and only carried 2 QBs for one season that I can remember. It is a big mistake to let a promising developmental QB escape. He could be a cheap future backup and he could become a lucrative trading chip even if he never plays here.
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  12. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    NFL = Not for long. A sudden back injury or consecutive concussions could spell a quick end to anyones career. If you have a 25 yeard old QB who you think might be starting caliber QB in a year or 2 (not saying he will be) you would be foolish to let him go.
  13. kirkjrk

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    Don't want a QB that will be 30 years old when Romo leaves. I would not even put him on PS, wasted spot whichever way u go. Floats his passes and should be drilling the ball into his receivers more-results more ints.
  14. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I don't think we keep him. We'll just try and keep him on the P-S. This would force other teams to put him on their 53-man roster. All for a QB that isn't going to start this year and won't start in 2014.

    Remember, if you're a team that picks him up, then you have to deal with that and then if say you have injuries at cornerback, you'll need to scurry around and find new CB's. All the while keeping a 3rd string QB that isn't going to play for the next 2 years.

  15. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think Tanny will get released then after clearing waivers will be place on PS.
  16. kirkjrk

    kirkjrk Active Member

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    Totally agree.

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Sure, if he played against the 1st string defense and lit it up.
  18. 1LoyalCowboyFan

    1LoyalCowboyFan Active Member

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    I wouldn't
  19. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    If we weren't seriously considering keeping him on the roster, I think there's little chance we give him that whole second half in week 3 of preseason. A guy you like but want to stash, you give him Q4 garbage time. I guy you want to see what he can do with more time and WRs who can separate a bit, you elevate to play in the 3rd QTR.

    I guess we'll see if they give Stephens a half of his own next week, but if they don't, and Tanney gets more time, they're probably looking hard at keeping him on the active roster.
  20. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you do. Here's why -- what other team is going to waste a roster spot taking Tanney off our practice squad? We're trying to figure out how to keep 4 running backs without giving up another quality prospect. Roster spots are gold, no WAY does someone take a flier on this kid and waste a roster spot based on what they've seen. Put him on the practice squad, I guarantee he doesn't get taken.

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