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Why you should be excited about Brian Waters.

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by SHAMSzy, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. SHAMSzy

    SHAMSzy Active Member

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    Rightfully many of our fans are questioning, 36 year old G who has been out of the NFL for 18 months?

    "Why should I be excited, I am very skeptical and/or curious."

    If this is you, keep reading.

    1) Brian Waters signed with Pats on September 4th, one day later than the Cowboys signed him on September 3rd, so he has proven he can miss TC and go on to be a Pro Bowler and help lead that team to the Super Bowl.

    2) For those who are concerned of, why did we get him and no one else? Waters quit the Pats stating he only wanted to play in Texas, leaving us and the Texans. Patriots even offered him 4-5 million to play for them, we got him at 1.7 million.

    3) We signed Livings for 5 yrs / 18 mil, we signed Waters for 1 yr / 1.7 mil (I believe this is finalized?), even if Waters is a shell of himself.. this is still GREAT value.

    4) He was rated the #1 pass blocking Guard and the #4 Guard overall by PFF 18 months ago.

    5) He adds a veteran presence to an OL that lacked such pedigree. Currently Smith, Leary, Frederick, and Free were young guys who do not have any Pro Bowls or Super Bowl appearances. Waters is known for his physicality on the line, this type of behavior is contagious! You better believe when Frederick and Leary see a 36 year old punking DLs they are going to be even more motivated.

    6) Never had an injury history.

    7) This guy played with Brady and Belichick. Adding someone with that kind of experience, combined with his caliber of play is a no-lose situation.

    8) Those worried about him being with his family for 18 months and he won't be in shape. Cowboys worked him out and sources have constantly said he is in football playing shape. What would you prefer for a 35 year old G to do to maximize his potential at age 36? Battle 280 pounders on the week to week or be at peace with his family to relax his mind and body?

    What I am trying to say, guys, is that this is a ZERO-risk, VERY HIGH-reward. We are playing on house money and have the chance to triple up off this. If we lose the hand, it is all good.. we are at worse the same as where we were before. However the chances are overwhelming that we at least slightly improved our line here, and for the optimistic there is a chance we might have something special here.

    BE EXCITED! Go Cowboys!
  2. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    Love the move, the negative complainers will too a couple weeks in once they see what this move did for us
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  3. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    TBH, Waters led that team to the Super Bowl.
  4. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    Anxiously waiting for some realist posts to set the excitement straight.

    There has to be something wrong here
  5. Maxmadden

    Maxmadden Active Member

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    Special teams are going to take a hit....
  6. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    These are the realist posts..
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  7. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I heard he secretly was the brains behind the '86 Giants' Super Bowl win and Parcells and Belichick have been riding his coattails ever since.
  8. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Could be true...I think I read that on google once. I also think he was the secret sauce Stephen Jones was talking about. Or maybe it was something else related to sauce. Yeah, I think he invented the white cheese sauce on the fajita nachos I love. That was it. Wish I could replicate that sauce myself.
  9. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    They're releasing Frampton with an injury settlement. So no hit to the special teams because he wasn't going to play anyway.
  10. Maxmadden

    Maxmadden Active Member

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    I was being sarcastic but I doubt Frampton
    had a season ending injury and he would have contributed at some point in the season. He made the final 52 for some reason and it was special teams.
  11. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    The positives of this move far outweighs the negatives so you should be pretty happy and not have a negative reaction.
  12. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    He didn't have a negative reaction. He was making a joke in reply to Vanilla2's post.
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  13. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, my bust. All the negativity here has me jaded a bit.
  14. VICTOR710

    VICTOR710 Member

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    What number is he gonna wear ?
  15. SHAMSzy

    SHAMSzy Active Member

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    I listed all the facts to any potential questions.. How could anyone be concerned about this signing?
  16. risco

    risco Member

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    Lol- cause you know it's coming...
  17. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    Prediction fulfilled.

    Here is the question you dreamers need to ask yourself. Since Jerry signed him before the first game, his salary is guaranteed. Is it not?

    So why not get him into camp two weeks ago and shake off the rust when it didn't count?

    Just give me an answer that makes sense.
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  18. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I think it's a great move as well. Our line is looking like a damn good line now.
  19. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Money, money, money, money ... MO-NEY
  20. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh Waters didn't want to be in camp. Simple as that. Jerrah could either say okay then we're not signing you or agree to wait on him. The Patriots waited on him and went to the Super Bowl.

    So we did exactly what the Patriots did. It was the only way to get him.

    It's simple. What's your theory - it never dawned on Jerrah that it would be better if Waters was here two weeks ago and if only he asked you he coulda known that?
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