Imagine taking T.J. Watt instead of Taco

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  1. Nova

    Nova Ntegrase96

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    He probably never would have gotten the chance to marry Gisele.
     
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  2. J-man

    J-man Well-Known Member

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    That was a huge mistake by that staff.
     
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  3. Rayman70

    Rayman70 Well-Known Member

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    at the time we Had Danny White in his prime. He went on 2 take Dallas to multiple NFC Title games. If just 1 of those games turn out differently, He would be in the hall. He was plenty good. I see why we passed on Montana. Danny was $. The issue was the aging Defense.
     
  4. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    We don't have to imagine.
    It's our reality.
    :(
     
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  5. phildadon86

    phildadon86 Well-Known Member

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    Has no one watched Back to the Future? Avengers Endgame? Come on.
     
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  6. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    All teams kick themselves for draft pick misses.
    Hindsight is always 20/20.
    We have hit on our fair share.
    So really no complaints.
    We got Dak for a 4th rounder for crying out loud!
     
  7. buddieluver

    buddieluver Well-Known Member

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    Watt is the Highest paid defensive player in the lg at 112 million.
     
  8. Kingofholland

    Kingofholland Well-Known Member

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    This seems to come up every couple of months. We made the wrong pick, many teams did that year. However, at the time of the draft it was a lot harder of a decision it appears to be now. Taco was graded a little higher and had the prototypical size the Cowboys coveted over Watt. It's a good lesson though in understanding how the Cowboys missed on Taco.

    My biggest concern with him at draft time was he looked more like an LDE that needed to add strength. He also wasn't a player that jumped off the charts with speed/athleticism for his position, yet the front office was thinking he was an RDE. I was ok with the pick at the time, but didn't think we were getting someone that had a strong chance to develop into a high end player. I thought we were getting a solid contributor, but never imagined he would have been such a big bust.
     
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  9. ErikWilliamsHeadSlap

    ErikWilliamsHeadSlap Well-Known Member

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    Let it go already. Move on. It's almost 2022.
     
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  10. Stash

    Stash Well-Known Member

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    And worth it.
     
  11. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Worst part is the scouts had it graded properly.


    The scouts had Watt > Taco.


    Jerry listened to Marinelli.

    Jerry hired coaches that need scheme fit. A sign of a bad coach.
     
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  12. krimson

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    It never would have happened. You take TJ and he makes us a different team. It changes our draft every year. You possibly don’t get Lamb, Diggs, or Parsons.
     
  13. Proof

    Proof Well-Known Member

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    guy put on a show last night, damn.
     
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  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Then they would have won more and would not have been able to draft Micah Parsons.

    Parsons > T.J. Watt
     
  15. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    Instead we get Groundhog Day and Edge of Tomorrow!
     
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  16. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    All true.

    The warnings signs were that he was a one year wonder in college and a slow learner.
     
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  17. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    This isn't hindsight by most. Many many people were screaming for Watt at draft time.
     
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  18. Stash

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  19. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    I'm firmly convinced that many many people do not understand the definition of the term "hindsight".

    It appears to be the goto when one cannot think of anything else to say, and it's generally a very weak assessment.
     
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  20. Stash

    Stash Well-Known Member

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    It’s an attempt at a broad brush, get out of jail free card, used when ‘their team’ makes a mistake. A built in defense mechanism because they can’t handle harsh truths and feel compelled to make excuses.
     
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