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News: Aldon thinks he can be the same player and better person

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Hawkeye0202, May 21, 2020.

  1. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I hope for the best, but I fully expect him to have major issues when he hits the field.
     
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  2. Canada180

    Canada180 bannedontherun88

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    My biggest hope is that this young man really has changed his life. If that includes starring for the Cowboys ... the proverbial icing
     
  3. MarcusRock

    MarcusRock Well-Known Member

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    Oh lawd. It's starting.

    Wait, did you mean on Madden?
     
  4. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I'll settle for 50% of the player and 200% of the person.
    :thumbup:
     
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  5. ChuckA1

    ChuckA1 Zone Supporter

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    Welcome to the Cowboys, sir and welcome back to the NFL. Please know we are all pulling for you.
     
  6. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Well-Known Member

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    I forgot about this
     
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  7. JW82

    JW82 JJ21

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    It's a real bad sentence...
     
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  8. JW82

    JW82 JJ21

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    The question will be, which form of wear and tear does more damage over 5 years, playing football or drugs and alcohol? I would be very happy if he can be half the player he once was. Would be a heck of a story.
     
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  9. Kaiser

    Kaiser Zone Supporter

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    They don't get better but they also don't accumulate the injuries and wear & tear that makes most DL retire at 30.

    Dallas doesn't need him to be better than his "one sack per game" level of the past, if he posts double digits on his current contract its a huge win for the team.
     
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  10. Kaiser

    Kaiser Zone Supporter

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    Thanks for posting that, my impression before was that he wasn't a bad guy but someone who would go off the deep end when he was wasted. From that interview he seems like a bright guy who is clearly saying the right things, I'm more positive on this move after watching that.
     
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  11. Kaiser

    Kaiser Zone Supporter

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    Sure, but we also have Armstrong, Anae and probably Crawford and Gregory at that position. We have plenty of fall back options and rotational guys.
     
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  12. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    I hope he's accurate at introspection.
     
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  13. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    I will always be reluctant to fault someone with good intentions -- so it goes with Aldon Smith.

    Whether he ultimately manages to overcome the ravages of time or not, I'm hoping he's right.
     
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  14. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    Of course he does. That is why he wanted back in on a prove it deal. He wants to earn some major $$ on his next deal.
     
  15. Kaiser

    Kaiser Zone Supporter

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    That was something I liked about that interview. He wasn't saying "Hey, I'm going to be back with a huge paycheck", he was saying he wanted to turn his struggles into a positive and become a role model. Pretty mature view.
     
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  16. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen anything printed to presume this is the case but I wouldn't be surprised if it is. Lord knows, Randy's already tried to quit and failed miserably to do it. If he has told Goodell of his intentions to keep smoking weed, I'd be surprised to see him be reinstated at all, much less remain in good standing to stay that way. I suppose we'll see how it goes, assuming he's ever allowed to play again. No doubt, time will tell. I'd wish him well, in any event.
     
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  17. gimmesix

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

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    This really makes me wonder exactly how good he can be. Maybe the time off is too much to overcome, but a player who was sidetracked by his addiction while putting up 20 sacks could end up being even better than he was then if he can avoid a relapse and stay focused. The biggest question is whether his 30-year-old body can do the same things he was able to do as a younger player.
     
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  18. Mr_V

    Mr_V rat2k8

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    Freak of nature players don’t fall into your category. We are not talking about an average player here. This guy can come right in and make noise. I am actually disappointed we didn’t lock him in to a longer contract.
     
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  19. Beaker42

    Beaker42 Well-Known Member

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    Real sentence with a verb problem.
     
  20. InTheZone

    InTheZone Well-Known Member

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    time will tell, until then I doubt it.
     

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