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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by America's Cowboy, Jun 29, 2022.

  1. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    The defense wasn't ready. Big moves on the offensive side of the ball wasn't going to amount to anything. So how do you fix a defense by bringing in a WR?
     
  2. gimmesix

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

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    You don't. You fix the offense by bringing in a receiver. You should make other moves to fix the defense, but that's not the Jones' way.

    Your mind-set fits perfectly well with their FA philosophy of doing nothing unless it's cheap. That's gotten us nowhere. I applaud the Cooper move and just wish we had done more to support it. Like many other players, he went to waste here. I understand that's your point, but it's always going to be that way unless we're willing to make moves like the Cooper one to fix areas of weakness.
     
  3. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Confused about stuff

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    I love the kid, and I hope he breaks out huge, starting in the first game.
     
  4. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    When was the last time they made a move to fix areas of weakness on the defensive side, during the season?

    My mindset in free agency is not to go cheap. My mindset is a defensive first mindset. Your mindset seems to be in tune with what the Joneses have been doing for the last 26 years. More offense, more offense, more offense. They over built the offense for years and haven't made it pass the divisional round. But you still want more offense it seems.

    26 years of offense, 26 years of nothingness. And you want us to continue down that path.
     
  5. gimmesix

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

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    No. My mindset is to do what it takes to win and starting Noah Brown at receiver would not be considered a way to win. We should have done more than just traded for Cooper. I 100 percent agree that we've done a very poor job of fixing the defense, but that doesn't mean we don't have to have a good enough offense, too. The offense we were putting out on the field was very weak at receiver. Cooper solved that issue. In fact, going into last year, the receiving corps of Cooper, Lamb and Gallup was considered one fo the top corps in the league. If we had made a few quality moves on defense, maybe we could have taken advantage of Cooper's time here, but we didn't. That doesn't invalidate the Cooper move; it invalidates the Jones' method for supplementing the roster with cheap FAs.

    Who knows? All it might have taken was a high-quality run-stuffing NT to get us by San Fran. But no, the Joneses give us a cheap FA and late-round picks and then wonder why we can't stop the run.
     
  6. ItzKelz

    ItzKelz Well-Known Member

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    Cee Dee top 5 WR by the end of the season. Book it.....
     
  7. TwentyOne

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    What the heck are you talking about ? On the bubble for his first couple of years ? Needed a couple of injuries ?

    TO was a third round pick just because he came from a small college with a losing season.

    TO outplayed first round draft pick JJ Stokes for the #1 WR spot (Jerry Rice suffered a torn ACL that year). That was TOs second season in the NFL and he nearly had 1000 yards and scored 8 TDs. In his third year he already went over 1000 yds and had 14 TDs.

    source: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/O/OwenTe00.htm
     
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  8. PAPPYDOG

    PAPPYDOG There are no Dak haters just Cowboy lovers!!!

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    GL with that.....he will be lucky to have over 1000 yards this season......:(
     
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  9. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    I remember TO was considered inconsistent. He used to drop too many passes. Someone got hurt and he got his chance. The commentator of one of their games said he was on the bubble in preseason. He made a game winning catch in the endzone in heavy traffic. That catch announced his arrival, as the commentator said. So I was just going off of memory of what was said after that catch.
     
  10. Flamma

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    I do agree with this. It does happen.

    But Warren Moon? Did he sit behind someone that got injured in order to play? Back then I used to watch the CFL a lot. The dude won like 5 Grey Cups with Edmonton. I know, I know, the CFL. But it came as no surprise to me when he was doing well on the Oilers.
     
  11. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    No, Moon was the starter from day one when he signed with Houston. The QB that was there before him retired, after hearing Moon was signed.
     
  12. JPostSam

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    dude has been an absolute stud. he isn't big and physical, but he's tough and makes really hard catches over the middle. he's shifty and he has incredible body control. he gets open like crazy. he doesn't whine and moan, either.
    the only thing i don't like is that ridiculous nose wiping gesture... but as long as he's actually making plays, i can live with it.
     
  13. Pass2Run

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    That's what I'm saying.

    Cooper's departure was a culture change, for a different type of player mindset.

    Those who fall in line have generally been rewarded, too.
     
  14. Pass2Run

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    I'm all good with it. I just take it in stride. It's like life, and New Years' resolutions, etc.

    You win some, you lose some. I try to appreciate even the little victories.
     

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