What can the boys find for the AAF?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Iron_Man, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

    10,683 Messages
    8,024 Likes Received
    The same trading camp bodies they would have looked at anyway, but with a little added tape.
     
  2. mattjames2010

    mattjames2010 Well-Known Member

    14,235 Messages
    11,747 Likes Received
    Minors aren't meaningless.

    The point of this league is for guys who either didn't make it in the NFL due to the numbers game or those trying to get back on a roster. This is no different than college prospects fighting for draft position.

    And for a league that is making it difficult to catch games weekly, it's actually doing relatively well.

    Either way, take your ranting elsewhere. We're talking about players in the AAF that have a shot at a roster spot next season and those that could help the Cowboys. If you don't have input and just want to rant - go start a thread on it.
     
  3. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

    8,232 Messages
    7,518 Likes Received

    That league is not a Minor League. A true minor league would be made up of players who skipped college and went straight to playing in a league made up of 18-23 year olds trying to get to the NFL without going to college. I’d watch the hell out of that if and when it started to get some of the top high school players. The AAF is worlds apart from college football. College football is played by the best 18-23 year olds in the world and there is a national championship, conference championships, and bowl games on the line. Not to mention millions and millions of students, alumni, and residents of college towns that love their team and pack stadiums. There is tons on the line every Saturday besides a few players trying to get to the NFL. The AAF is being played by players who have already proven they aren’t good enough to play at the highest level. That simply doesn’t interest me but by all means have at it while it lasts if you want.
     
    Hailmary likes this.
  4. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

    10,683 Messages
    8,024 Likes Received
    Minor league baseball includes players who went to college.
     
    xwalker and Roadtrip635 like this.
  5. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

    8,770 Messages
    13,695 Likes Received
    And players that weren't ready for the major leagues and sent down to develop.
     
  6. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

    10,683 Messages
    8,024 Likes Received
    I started to mention that lack of affiliation with the top level is a difference between the AAF and minor league baseball, but even independent leagues are still considered “minor league”.
     
  7. Whyjerry

    Whyjerry Well-Known Member

    3,317 Messages
    4,827 Likes Received
    Really? This is where the Cowboys will look to sign players? With Jerry you never know.
     
  8. gp_cowpolk

    gp_cowpolk Landry Hat Zone Supporter

    5,049 Messages
    8,098 Likes Received
    Refs that don't call imaginary penalties
     
    dallasdave likes this.
  9. mattjames2010

    mattjames2010 Well-Known Member

    14,235 Messages
    11,747 Likes Received
    I don't know what definition you are using of a "minor league" - but "minor league" is simply meaning a league below major. Stop babbling.

    But if you have a problem with it being referred to as "minor league" - refer to it as a complimentary league, which still makes it meaningful.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
    xwalker likes this.
  10. CT Dal Fan

    CT Dal Fan Well-Known Member

    4,366 Messages
    7,274 Likes Received
    Right now some teams are drawing more fans than the others.

    The first couple weeks of the AAF were pretty bad but there have been some good, competitive games lately that I found myself watching. If this league can somehow get some players with "name recognition" it has a chance to be fairly good.

    Right now, I enjoy watching the AAF. With no rooting interest I just watch the games for the sake of watching them. And the abbreviated commercial breaks and lack of kickoffs means the games are over in about 2 and a half hours.
     
    Fla Cowpoke likes this.
  11. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

    56,295 Messages
    54,888 Likes Received
    It has come to this? Really?
     
  12. 8FOR!3

    8FOR!3 Well-Known Member

    2,249 Messages
    764 Likes Received
    Terrence Garvin might be some decent depth at LB he seems to have been really good so far under Spurrier. Garrett Gilbert looks like he'd be a solid NFL backup. San Antonio had some pretty good WR's earlier in the season.

    Btw I think every team in the NFL should be having some AAF guys in their radar, it's a great way to look at potential depth guys in action.
     
    Roadtrip635 likes this.
  13. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

    3,916 Messages
    1,976 Likes Received
    Camp bodies.
     
  14. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

    5,837 Messages
    7,972 Likes Received
    Wonder if they would even offer enough to get them to leave the AAF
     
    Alexander likes this.
  15. fansince68

    fansince68 Well-Known Member

    856 Messages
    659 Likes Received
    Not 2.4 yard average Richardson.
     
  16. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

    56,295 Messages
    54,888 Likes Received
    That is a very legitimate question.
     
  17. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

    4,044 Messages
    1,733 Likes Received
    Ah, the Pacific Pro Football League is for you my friend. It's a league I've been looking forward to for a couple of years now. Kids will be able to bypass college and go directly into a developmental league that emphasizes fundamentals and coach kids in a pro style offense. Will it be an attractive alternative to playing ball in college in front of a large crowd and a national audience? No. But, to those kids who are not academically not eligible and not interested in school, this league may be an attractive alternative. If you are a 4 star recruit, but academically struggling, the PPFL may be a more attractive alternative than a divII school. They also emphasize true development rather than having just physical talent alone determine the outcome of games. And to everyone claiming that it's unfair that college players are not being compensated, the PPFL kids will be receiving a stipend (as modest it may be, but still a difference maker for a lot of these kids coming from a less than an ideal background).

    I also like the fact that Don Yee was one of the original founders of the league. As a super agent, he can definitely seduce some young talent into the league.

    http://www.pacificprofootball.com/league/principles/
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
  18. Bobhaze

    Bobhaze Well-Known Member

    3,650 Messages
    10,717 Likes Received
    My perspective on the AAF after watching 3 games....
    • It’s better quality than the XFL which was more like watching an exotic wrestling league with pads.
    • The AAF talent level is about what you would see in an “East-West Shrine” game of college all stars. Second tier college talent. Guys drafted in 7th round or signed as UFAs.
    • There may be 3-5 guys from each team that might make an NFL final 53 man roster. Maybe. Mostly as a backup/ST player.
    • There will be a small handful of AAF players who could make it in the NFL, so it is worth scouting. But I wouldn’t expect many if any impact players.
     
    charron likes this.
  19. punit328

    punit328 Active Member

    857 Messages
    115 Likes Received
    How is Kameron Kelly doing in the AAF?
     
  20. KingintheNorth

    KingintheNorth Chris in Arizona

    10,945 Messages
    11,940 Likes Received
    One of the better players.
     

Share This Page