Parnell to start this year?

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  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Thank erod for posting this quote from Jerry in his conference call to season ticket holders.





    We signed Parnell off of the Saints practice squad. He was more of a Basketball player in College. I believe he only played 1 year of football prior to the NFL.

    I gotta say he looked solid against Pittsburgh last year but worried me a little more against 4 man fronts.
     
  2. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    He was a converted TE when he was on the Saints PS. I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I guess we will see how it pans out.
     
  3. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    I'm all for this. I thought he showed enough in his four game audition late last year to be given the chance to start.
     
  4. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    I'm with ya.
     
  5. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    So no Winston or Clabo?


    So all we did to fix this abomination of an oline was to add a center we had a 2nd round grade on. Seriously, that's it.



    Thanks Jerry:rolleyes:
     
  6. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Fine with me. A great OLine doesn't require a bunch of high picks, but rather cohesion, and Parnell had a ton of upside,
     
  7. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I got a feeling they may still be in the mix ,but since they aren't on the roster yet, then this may be the current status of that situation.
     
  8. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Really hope not. Jerry needs to open the checkbook and get either Clabo or Winston here. Just too much of a risk for me to go into the season with Parnell as the starter.
     
  9. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    And yet everyone was clamouring for a rook tackle? Constantly buying band aids is not how you build a line.
     
  10. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    Hoping a practice squad guy sticks isn't either. This team's record of developing offensive lineman over the last 10 years is putrid.

    I have no problem with giving Parnell a shot. But Winston or Clabo must be brought in to compete. If Parnell is good enough, he'll beat them out. If he's not.. well, good thing we signed Winston/Clabo then, right?

    We've got to stop kicking the can down the road and hoping these longshots pan out.
     
  11. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    If Free isn't off this ing roster by June 1 I will lose faith in the entire organization. I'm hanging on by a thread as it is. Get that hack out of Dallas.
     
  12. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

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    I'm actually more worried about RG, not RT........unless costa starts at center and Fredrick at guard.
     
  13. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Calling Parnell a "practice squad guy" is completely disengenuous. He started for us last year and played enough to give the coaches an idea of what they have with him.

    By the by, a lot of people were high on M. Watson, but really, is there much difference between Watson's and Parnell's respective backgrounds?
     
  14. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    I concur.
     
  15. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    But I thought the entire purpose of drafting Frederick was to have a foundation in the center of the line that would allow Romo to step up into the pocket?

    Isnt that what Jerry said at his presser, that LT can C had to be studs and they could fill in the rest later?


    Playing Fredrick at guard would pretty much make all this just BS.
     
  16. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Jerry also said Wilcox was going to start.

    I kinda just roll my eyes when he starts announcing starters. Especially rookies.


    From what i've seen Frederick looks much better as a guard although he only played center 1 year.
     
  17. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    I'm happy to here about Parnell starting. As long as free isn't close to the field. Hopefully he refuses a pay cut and gets his butt canned.
     
  18. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    That's not at all what was said. He said having a guy like Fred who can play guard or center solidifies the interior, which makes sense in light of our injury issues last season.
     
  19. zrinkill

    zrinkill Troller of Trolls Zone Supporter

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    Has this been confirmed other than erod saying it?
     
  20. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    I would be OK with this but only if it means we are signing Moore.
     

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