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Why Cut Vollers????

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Teague31, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    If Flo goes down, then what? Do you slide Rob over to LT and put Tucker at RT...... we all better keep our fingers crossed for Flo's good health... he just became the most important player on the team.
  2. smashmouth

    smashmouth Benched

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    They are making room to bring in others IMO.
  3. da_boyz_mk

    da_boyz_mk How 'Bout Dem Cowboys

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    i agree....i think they are long from being finished finalizing the bottom of the roster
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    True. But the thing is Vollers sucked for the most part this preseason. Tucker and Petitti have far more upside.

    Like Bill has said in the past, "You have to look and see where a young guy will be at in a short time as opposed to where a more established player is" or words to that affect.
  5. BlueStar II

    BlueStar II New Member

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    I also agree, I think the bottom of the roster will be in a state of flux for awhile.
  6. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    We were only going to keep 3 OT's. Jerry said on Norm yesterday that Tucker is having his best year ever as a Cowboy. Bill has been playing Tucker some at LT during camp. Seems he really turned things around after struggling that first week.
  7. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    I think it just BPs MO to cut guys who dont have the talent to start after 3 years. If you are at that point or beyond then like Carson, Scott, Vollers and Morgan you are gonna get cut unless you are very good on ST.

    I did like Vollers and do think another team with a different attitude will snatch him up but BP wants guys who can be starters. Vollers was easily beaten out by Rob and doesn't have the athletic potential of Tucker.
  8. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    By cutting veterens, you do not have to pay them their full years pay if you sign after the first game. Could be brought back later. If you keep him, and he is on the roster the first game, then if you cut him, then he gets the entire year's pay, not week to week. Salary cap issues there a possiblity. So keep the less paid layer, try to slip him on the PS.

    Or most likely, he was as good as someone else .
  9. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    Bingo!
  10. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Vollers being cut seemed likely when Walter started getting time at left tackle.

    More surprising was Walter being cut and Noll being kept.
  11. K-DOGG

    K-DOGG Member

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    Is'nt it ironic that after all preseason of talking about cutting Torrin Tucker, that he is still here and Vollers is the one that was 86th!!!!
  12. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    You know ... this kills my roster update for ESPN NFL 2k5. Fark.

    Now I gotta do this thing all over again!!!
  13. Dallas4ever

    Dallas4ever Active Member

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  14. LarryCanadian

    LarryCanadian Well-Known Member

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    I also think that the Cowboys are going to bring in a veteran or other team castoff O/T. Vollers hurt his wrist somewhat, and was frequently mentioned as swing backup at both O/T positions. Now that Petiti has proven himself and is already a 4 year starter as a LEFT tackle, he becomes Flo's backup and we go with three until the right veteran or cut comes along after 1st game.


    I like the Price and Fujita additions. I think axing Robinson was a big mistake, to save $300,000 or so. That snapper position has haunted us in past. I'm not sold on the older FS from KC either. KC's defense has sucked, how many of their castoffs do we really want. Fujita at least is proven and suited to a 3-4.

    Larry
  15. Dallas4ever

    Dallas4ever Active Member

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    I don't know how ironic it is that Vollers was cut, but you could certainly say it for Tucker still being on the team.
  16. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Nice analysis JT.
  17. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    The important point is that it was only people here talking about cutting Tucker...you never heard that from Valley Ranch.
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Larry I really don't think so. Unless an injury occurs, these three tackles are "it" for the season.
  19. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    True. We unfortunately base everything from the games and virtually nothing from anything else.
  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    You are soooooooo right.

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