The worst thing about the release of Taco

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by J12B, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Watt would be a pass rush specialist with Dallas rather than an every down player, but of course, hindsight tells us a pass rush specialist would have been more productive than Taco.
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  2. kevm3

    kevm3 Well-Known Member

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    Dallas usually tries to make it work with players so I don't fault them for that. My issue is that if they knew this guy was on his way out, showcase him and get something for him. Why did everyone know he was going to get cut, which essentially means we get nothing for him?
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  3. edmon

    edmon New Member

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    Seems to me the worst thing about this is that we are still wasting our time talking about it. Something didn't work out the way you hoped, pull up you big boy panties and move on.
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  4. Kaiser

    Kaiser Zone Supporter

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    Sure, if you knew he was going to dog it you would never draft Taco. The Machota article and other say Dallas considered Watt a better player but a guy who only fit at DLaw's position. But as a general rule you spend a #1 pick on a situational pass rusher that plays 30 - 50% of the snaps?
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  5. Kaiser

    Kaiser Zone Supporter

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    Its what we do.

    Please see my new thread about Phil Costa still being horrible.
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  6. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    That's not exactly true. If every teams knew Watt would be as good as he is he wouldn't have lasted until the 30th overall pick.
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  7. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    Not learning from this mistake would be the worse thing...
  8. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Of course, dogging it is tied to attitude.
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  9. Kaiser

    Kaiser Zone Supporter

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    I meant attitude and effort, should have been more clear.
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  10. KingintheNorth

    KingintheNorth Chris in Arizona

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    When I see people say this I immediately know that they do not understand modern football.

    I will post this one last time so people can understand once and for all that a 3-4 ROLB and a 4-3 RDE are the same player. So much so that most teams now refer to it as "Edge" for either scheme when looking at players in the draft or free agency.

    DeMarcus Ware
    2004 season - RDE at Troy University
    2005 through 2012 - ROLB for the Dallas Cowboys (Bill Parcells, Rob Ryan, Wade Phillips all run a 3-4 scheme)
    2013 season - RDE for the Dallas Cowboys (Monte Kiffin runs a 4-3 scheme)
    2014 season - RDE for the Denver Broncos (Jack Del Rio runs a 4-3 scheme)
    2015 through 2016 - ROLB for the Denver Broncos (Wade Phillips runs a 3-4 scheme)

    There are numerous other examples.
  11. jaythecowboy

    jaythecowboy Well-Known Member

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    Watt could easily be a RDE for the Cowboys. He was basically the same size as Randy Gregory coming out of college. Who said Watt would play D Law's position? Taco is the LDE the Cowboys tried to pass off as a RDE.
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  12. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    The worse about releasing Taco, is releasing Taco and not being able to get anything out of it.
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  13. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    The "worst" thing was flushing a 1st round draft pick down the toilet.
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  14. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

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    The FO was doing good but just don't know how to keep stuff in house. It's like all they had to do was fake it until they make it.
  15. QuincyCarterEra

    QuincyCarterEra Well-Known Member

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    Blaming the Taco incident on Rod has to be one of the most unusual talking points I've seen on here in a long time.
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  16. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    Bon Voyage......

  17. TwistedL0g1k

    TwistedL0g1k Well-Known Member

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  18. CouchCoach

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    Entitled high school players become entitled college players and entitled NFL players become ?

    A lot of these guys have been coddled and handled with care because they can play football and the skids greased for them to the point they think they're privileged characters and now college HC's have gone so far to make guarantees to recruits which is why we're seeing this transfer issue, which is only going to escalate.

    Actually, I am surprised we don't see a lot more of this with more players but it is still a small % of the NFL population. Guy gets it in his head he's special and that's not easy to get out of his head. Add to this that most of these blue chippers are slow to mature because they don't have to make the same sacrifices other college students have to make like working a real job while trying to get their diploma.
  19. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Dallas let everyone know that Taco was on his way out, which happens a lot, so teams saved their pick and decided to pick him up after being cut.
  20. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member

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    They let everyone know a lot, don't they?

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