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The only thing we can hope for is he has been playing out of position the last couple years in 3-4 defenses. maybe coming back to a 4-3 will do him some good.
He was a big star around here when he was drafted,,,,,,, if he regains any of that we are in business
 

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54 tackles in four seasons. Point made

Your point was that he was trash coming out of college with no traits of an NFL player. This was how he was viewed by people that know a hell of a lot more than you coming out of college. But hey, played hindsight smart guy - what else would I expect from someone who attributes his knowledge of football to being a peewee coach?

As for the 54 tackles, again, NFL rosters are not filled with star players putting up big numbers at every point on the depth chart, and free agency in the NFL is very little about the star players, who make up a very small number of the free agents that get signed. But Mr. peewee doesn't get that - he only see stars or trash, and nothing in between. Forget the depth and the rotational or situational players that are important to every team. And forget that NFL teams have seen fit to keep him employed the last 4 years. You know better than the scouts coming out of college, and NFL teams. After all, this is like peewee where all you need is one player that is faster than everyone else to win games.
 

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The only thing we can hope for is he has been playing out of position the last couple years in 3-4 defenses. maybe coming back to a 4-3 will do him some good.

My understanding is that he was playing injured and out of position last year. His time in Carolina probably greater reflects on what to expect from him. I'm not sure Marinelli can get more out of him than that. It probably depends on how willing he is to accept Marinelli's coaching.
 
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My understanding is that he was playing injured and out of position last year. His time in Carolina probably greater reflects on what to expect from him. I'm not sure Marinelli can get more out of him than that. It probably depends on who willing he is to accept Marinelli's coaching.

I honestly think that's exactly why he's here.

He and everyone else can see what Demarcus Lawrence did under Marinelli (and more importantly the payday) and guys like Ealy would love to be "the next Demarcus Lawrence" and get their own payday.
 

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Your point was that he was trash coming out of college with no traits of an NFL player. This was how he was viewed by people that know a hell of a lot more than you coming out of college. But hey, played hindsight smart guy - what else would I expect from someone who attributes his knowledge of football to being a peewee coach?

As for the 54 tackles, again, NFL rosters are not filled with star players putting up big numbers at every point on the depth chart, and free agency in the NFL is very little about the star players, who make up a very small number of the free agents that get signed. But Mr. peewee doesn't get that - he only see stars or trash, and nothing in between. Forget the depth and the rotational or situational players that are important to every team. And forget that NFL teams have seen fit to keep him employed the last 4 years. You know better than the scouts coming out of college, and NFL teams. After all, this is like peewee where all you need is one player that is faster than everyone else to win games.

He was trash as a football player and still is. His lack of production over four years just reinforces the fact.

I get it. Fans get all giddy of a new shiny toy, but just wait. The boo birds will be out in full force well before the end of the season. Of course, that's a given right? We had Tony Romo who was smashing all Cowboy records, but when poor Dak showed up the Cowboys fans were screaming TRADE HIM. An idea only a complete fool would offer when your new QB is a freaking rookie.
 

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Some nice tools to work with there.

I already see a better player than anything I ever saw from Benson Mayowa.

Mayowa was one of those players who looked like he could be an up-and-comer. I had some hopes for him, which is one reason I'm trying not to get excited about any of our free agents who have flashed ability but aren't polished ... which is pretty much all of them except Hurns and Thompson (who should be all that he's going to be at this point).
 

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He was trash as a football player and still is. His lack of production over four years just reinforces the fact.

I get it. Fans get all giddy of a new shiny toy, but just wait. The boo birds will be out in full force well before the end of the season. Of course, that's a given right? We had Tony Romo who was smashing all Cowboy records, but when poor Dak showed up the Cowboys fans were screaming TRADE HIM. An idea only a complete fool would offer when your new QB is a freaking rookie.

Again, you are ridiculously operating under the assumption that if a player isn't a standout he is trash, and ridiculously ignoring the fact that there is an entire 53 man roster to fill, and that situational players, rotational players and depth are important to success. It's really a mindless viewpoint.

Nobody is getting "giddy" over the signing. That's just a nonsense comment designed to justify your ridiculously off base viewpoint. You treat this as if Cowboy fans are viewing him as a superstar, and the truth is everyone understands that he's a component - not a starter or a star.

Bottom line is you are refusing to understand the way the NFL works and the way fans are viewing the acquisition in order to fabricate a nonsense point.
 

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Makes me wonder about how they feel about Tapper and his health. Or maybe they feel the Ganjory reinstatement is a long shot?
 

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Makes me wonder about how they feel about Tapper and his health. Or maybe they feel the Ganjory reinstatement is a long shot?

Not sure either factors in here. I think they just wanted to bring in a vet DE here.

Even still I don't think his contract precludes them from cutting him in camp if say Tapper out plays him and shows promise or Gregory does the same. It's a small, one year deal, right?
 

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Again, you are ridiculously operating under the assumption that if a player isn't a standout he is trash, and ridiculously ignoring the fact that there is an entire 53 man roster to fill, and that situational players, rotational players and depth are important to success. It's really a mindless viewpoint.

Nobody is getting "giddy" over the signing. That's just a nonsense comment designed to justify your ridiculously off base viewpoint. You treat this as if Cowboy fans are viewing him as a superstar, and the truth is everyone understands that he's a component - not a starter or a star.

Bottom line is you are refusing to understand the way the NFL works and the way fans are viewing the acquisition in order to fabricate a nonsense point.

That's where you are wrong. Ask anyone that works for me. I do not make assumptions and I deride them when they "attempt" to make one.

All mistakes start with an assumption. Hence why I do not make them and why I do not make mistakes!!! :D
 

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This defense Dallas runs predicates all DL be versatile. If you bring in say a Mayowa on downs teams will run at him. the more guys that can be average to above average against the run and pass and not needing a specialist on the field will help the defense a lot.
 

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That's where you are wrong. Ask anyone that works for me. I do not make assumptions and I deride them when they "attempt" to make one.

All mistakes start with an assumption. Hence why I do not make them and why I do not make mistakes!!! :D

lol - ask anyone that works for you. I actually laughed out loud at that. Why don't you send me a phone list so I can contact people.

As for you not making assumptions, if that's true then the other alternative is you are outright lying when you talk about how giddy everyone is over signing Ealy. Just making things up - yep, that's much better than making assumptions.
 

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That's where you are wrong. Ask anyone that works for me. I do not make assumptions and I deride them when they "attempt" to make one.

All mistakes start with an assumption. Hence why I do not make them and why I do not make mistakes!!! :D
I'm assuming this is correct.
 
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