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Zoners: what was the issue here with Brian Waters?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CrazyCowboy, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I heard that rumor last year but never found any truth to substantiate it.

    I think it was merely speculation as to a possible reason why the Chiefs were willing to let him go.
  2. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Old Fashioned

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    That 150 theory is bunk. 30 is around the time when O-linemen are hitting their peaks. I can name off some good O-linemen in their 30s. I believe in a mixture of youth and experience.

    Who was the youngest lineman on the Cowboys in the 90s, Larry Allen? Newton, Tuinei, and Step were over 30, nothing was wrong with that line.
  3. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Its' just wierd, Jerry says and does certain things that should be considered when evaluating Front Office moves, that are totally ignored by observers trying to predict where Dallas is working.

    Jerry is the spokesman for everyone working in the Front Office for your Dallas Cowboys.

    He took Tyron didn't he? That was a good move wasn't it?

    Shedding players like the slow lumbering Leonard BIGG, non-starting material Cory Procter, deteriorating Columbo and the oft injured Kosier points to backing up Jerrys statements.

    Dallas promoted from within a year ago and that sacrifice will pay dividends in 2012, whether you believe it will or not is your own choice.

    Fact is everything is being done corrcetly when evolving an Oline, and it will pay off for our immediate future.
  4. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Really?

    Cowboys signed Marco Rivera to a five year 20 million dollar contract. 9 million dollar signing bonus.

    Panthers signed Matt Wahle to a five year 25 million dollar contract. 10 million dollar signing bonus.

    4 million a year vs 5 million a year for a player who was 5 years younger....
  5. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    jason garrett can hardly manage his timeouts correctly....

    so the fact that he passed up brian waters.......well it isnt surprising at all
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    So did 30 other teams. On top of that another team, the Chefs, LET HIM GO!
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    clearly you were not paying attention at the time. It was well known Wahle only wanted to go to Carolina and gave them a discount,
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    so what makes you an expert? I think you are totally wrong.
  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Ummmm....based on what?

    Maybe if it weren't for the fact that everything was done wrong in developing OL a few years back, there wouldn't be any "evolving" going on right now.

    Over the course of the 2006 - 2009 drafts, Dallas invested 5 picks on the OL.

    Two 3rd Rounders......they didn't get anything from either of those guys. James Marten and Robert Brewster.

    One 4th Rounder in Doug Free. Has payed off.

    Two 7th Rounders. McQuistan and EJ Whitley.


    Last year they had a chance to make up for having done so little over that span. Waters was a complete no-brainer. Cheap contract, been productive his whole career and a Texas guy. How they showed zero interest is a complete mystery.

    Little risk, high reward.

    Now, just suppose instead of the two fat questions marks they added this year they went after one of the top Centers or even squeezed Grubbs in.

    Now were talking a line that looks like.

    Tyron - Waters - ? - Grubbs - Free

    Instead, this is what we have.

    Tyron - ? - ? - ? - Free

    I don't know how anyone can honestly say that the right moves are being made regarding the OL when basically Dallas is just throwing up prayers that late rounders and castoffs will all of a sudden transform their line into a dominant force.
  10. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    There were reports of him wanting to go to Carolina, but don't pretend for a second that you know what happened behind closed doors.

    You were already wrong on the price, this is where you walk away, as you clearly weren't paying attention at the time.
  11. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'll tell ya what it's based on - hopes and prayers.

    Some people want so desperately to believe in the team and everything they do that they're willing to convince themselves of anything.

    And they believe that to be a 'true fan', everyone else should too.

    For too many it's an either/or extreme world.

    People can either praise everything the team does, or they can bash them for not doing anything right.

    No middle ground, no in-between.

    You must either praise or hate everything in their world of absolutes.

    Or at least that's the crap they make up in an effort to substantiate their point.
  12. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    You guys have zero experience running a front office but totally ignore what is being said and decided by your Dallas Cowboys Front Office.

    There is an obvious theory taking place, whether you buy into it or not is your choice but it is not unlike other Olines across the NFL that are currently succeeding at a high level.

    If you discount what is actually being said by the Front Office and the money that is being thrown out at the Oline, then you can't see the objective that is being achieved.
  13. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    With you on Waters--that was a no-brainer at the time--and with the problem having been with not developing sufficient OL talent all along. Not with you on 'squeezing' in an enormous contract for a FA OG. I could have done with spending less on a quality OC if we'd gone that direction. But, really, it's not all that difficult to find a capable starter at OG in FA. The team obviously likes the guys we signed because we went after both of them early and aggressively. They deserve the opportunity to at least play before we decide if their signings were a missed opportunity or not.
  14. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    What the team pays their staff is irrelevant.

    Doesn't influence the cap at all. Jerry can spend until his hearts content in that area and nobody should have any problem with it.

    They could have worked his contract in with little problem.

    We just watched them do the same for all the players they signed this year.

    As far as the team liking them, that's different from how they felt about the OL last year in what way?

    If they work out, great. I hope they do but their process of taking a bunch of flyers either through the draft or FA isn't much different now than it was when they were failing to find adequate OL talent to develop a short while back.
  15. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Well I think it's pretty obvious what we tried to do.

    We initially tried to throw money at it.

    We were paying Flozell, we had Gurode who was a high pick who was resigned to a pretty good contract if i recall, then we picked up Rivera, and then eventually Davis. Let's not forget Columbo. Kosier was probably our cheapest solution on the line.

    Now we are try to focus our money else where, and predominantly develop home grown talent.

    We spent a #1 on smith
    Paying big money to Free who was a 4th

    Currently trying to develop Arkin who was a 4th, as well as Nagy (7th). I believe strongly that if we didn't lose 5 million this year, we would have spent a bit on the line.

    If you look at most of the position groups on offense, you have some home grown talent or a high draft pick, rather than really free agents.
  16. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Brian Waters missed the pro bowl in 2009, yet somehow got back in the pro bowl in 2010. He was then cut for cap reasons.

    He was a significantly better option than Dockery. And we were clamoring for him.

    The guy like this that I would like to take a look at would be that nose tackle who played on the 49ers, but played in a 4-3 last year, I forget his name at the moment though.
  17. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Half the people that are complaining and whining loved and wanted to keep a Cowboys Oline that isn't even sniffing the NFL.

    Yet those same cray babies don't realize the guys on the roster beat out the has beens that were cut.

    Your 2010 Oline is dust in the wind = some of the players who replaced the washouts in 2011 are here to stay

    Pure stupidity is discounting Bernadeau and Livings.

    Responding to these threads is just as bad.
  18. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Maybe because some people aren't so blind to miss the fact that the same people you have total faith in are the same people who created the OL issue in the first place.

    Your FO rhetoric is totally ignorant to the fact that the FO of the Dallas Cowboys has made plenty of mistakes and skepticism is rightfully deserved.

    Had you just stated that your position is one of blind support no matter the decision, it would have saved everyone a good amount of time discussing the issue.
  19. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    If you think Costa beating out Gurode is the reason Gurode isn't around, you're delusional.
  20. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Isn't that part obvious?

    If it's got a star on it, it's great.

    If it doesn't, it's terrible.

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