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Why so giddy about Thompson?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by bbgun, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    If JJ wasn't on the roster, I could understand the building excitement. But even if he makes the team, he doesn't stand to get a lot of carries. I'd rather trade him for a viable RT candidate.
  2. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    I think he would be great as a KR/PR guy.we haven't seen someone that fast on special teams since Deion.
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Because teams carry more than 1 RB, we sure as heck do not want Jones to carry the ball 30 times a game so having RB who can step in to give a breather or to take over in case of injury is important. As for RT I'm sure Dallas will address this before the start of the season.
  4. mullet

    mullet Member

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    The TT excitement is over the top.... just as is all the negative feelings over one preseason game.
    TT looked fast in a straight line. but, not very fast. He looked a bit stiff, and doesn't look to be elusive.
    I want him to make the team, and turn into a valuable player.
    But, he will never be on Julius' level.
  5. Mike 1967

    Mike 1967 New Member

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    Two comments

    First - I am excited because of his SPEED.

    Second - Why can't I be excited about having both JJ and Thompson on the roster ?
  6. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    I think that having another good RB who can spell Julius and step in if (God Forbid) he were injured has got to be a good thing. Julius is such a good RB that having another talent on the team is not going to threaten him. IMO it is Always a good thing to find that you have yet another talented player on the team.
  7. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    no kidding!
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    There is something wrong when people are complaining about a player having a good outing.
  9. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I agree. He does show some promise, but I think we're getting way ahead of ourselves on Thompson. Yes, he outran a bunch of third team guys to the corner... Let's see if he can run between the tackles, because he can't and won't outrun first teamers to the sideline every play.

    Not to mention blitz pickups... Surely we haven't already forgotten ReShard Lee?
  10. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    So we're already burying Barber?
  11. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey Zone Supporter

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    He can score every time he gets the ball. He will not start but why not be excited over a free agent pickup who my contribute.
  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    No Barber is competing just as well for the job along with A-Train.
  13. bbgun

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    I'm not ragging on him. I'm questioning the reaction to him.
  14. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    Thompson makes the team because of his speed and ST play.
  15. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    because the guy played a good game why shouldn't fans be happy for a young man who had a good game? In a game that had few highlights Thompson gave the team a spark.
  16. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    in all actuality,this guy isn't supposed to make the team at all.massive long shot.
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    You know the good thing about all of this.....is the idea that our RB depth is so that although we may lose a decent RB, the ones that make the team will have earned it instead of being some players we just have to have to fill a roster spot.

    RB depth...when was the last time we had good depth Smith/Walker Smith/Warren?
  18. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    :hammer:
  19. smashmouth

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    No one was talking about moving JJ out and putting Thompson in. If you have Emmitt and Marshall Faulk on one team, how can that hurt you? That means that when it's time to pick up a 1st or a 2nd, you have the personell to do it. If you need to trade for a great QB or whatever, a 2nd RB who is as good or almost as good as our starter could be a good weapon for a trade.

    Not to mention if JJ goes down with an injury. Barber and A-Train look ordinary thus far, that doesn't mean it won't change. TT looks to have some special qualities (SPEED AND NOT JUST SPEED BUT LOTS OF IT). BP had a split backfield in the game when TT was knocking off 10 and 15 yard carries. Can you imagine what Defenses would do if the split backfield were JJ & TT?
  20. Asklesko

    Asklesko Active Member

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    He looked good, but it is only preseason and third string defense.

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