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  • Ellis getting signed by the Raiders proves one thing - his career really is over. That will be the last contract he signs*.

    *Unless of course they 'Deangelo Hall' him.

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    • Originally posted by Ward View Post
      Ellis getting signed by the Raiders proves one thing - his career really is over. That will be the last contract he signs*.

      *Unless of course they 'Deangelo Hall' him.
      HAHAHA! Sadly that's true. Maybe he can help Burgess turn it on again, but the Raiders are in a hell hole right now.
      "If you have one finger pointing at somebody, you have three pointing towards yourself."
      ~Nigerian Proverb

      Da riddum is too much for you.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKx27QrgO0

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      • Manny Johnson makes a statement
        12:47 PM Tue, Jun 16, 2009 | Permalink | Yahoo! Buzz
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        With undrafted WR Kevin Ogletree sidelined by a knee injury, seventh-round pick Manny Johnson picked a pretty good time to have his best practice as a Cowboy.

        Johnson made a tough catch on a deep ball against Mike Mickens early in the practice and finished the session with a flurry. He beat Mike Jenkins for three completions from Jon Kitna on the final drive of the day, causing all kinds of whooping and hollering by the offensive starters on the sideline.

        Is that cause for concern about the '07 first-round pick who will play a major role this season? Perhaps. But it's probably just a speed bump for Jenkins, who has had a very good off-season.

        It was a significant development for Johnson. He was below Ogletree on the depth chart. Ogletree had been working as the No. 3 receiver with Miles Austin and Sam Hurd nursing injuries.

        Johnson has a major opportunity this minicamp with his primary competitors (Ogletree and Isaiah Stanback) for what will probably be the last WR roster spot out with knee injuries. The ex-Sooner seized the opportunity this morning.

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        • Sounds like Romo maybe getting serious in his conditioning and may start lifting a bit extra this time around. He's always been a little doughy and has been criticized for it in the past, so it's good to see he may get his butt in gear and putt some effort in to it now. I'm not expecting him to come into TC looking like Brady Quinn, but a leaner more fit Romo can only be a good thing.
          Last edited by Paul; 06-17-2009, 01:23 AM.

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          • Starting to get wiser with age, but he definately needs to hit the weights, he fell completely apart last year after some of those hits he took.


            Had we gotten through Philly he would of been no good the next week, but I like how he's talking.





            Originally posted by Scott Wright
            I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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            • It makes sense for him to get better with his conditioning. He needs to prepare for a long run so he doesn't break down at the crucial point in the season. This will be his third straight season as the full time starter, so he needs to show that progress of getting used to the long grind of the season. We'll see how his conditioning goes.
              "If you have one finger pointing at somebody, you have three pointing towards yourself."
              ~Nigerian Proverb

              Da riddum is too much for you.
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKx27QrgO0

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              • Tony wasnt too doughy when his career began but, the last few years his weight gain has been pretty noticeable. Shaping up a bit should only help him now, and in the long run. Squats alone would be very beneficial to a QB. Testaverde was a big workout guy/squat guy...as was Favre. I dont think Tony's ever been big on the weights...lots of QBs arent but, it certainly could help him tremendously.
                Last edited by M.O.T.H.; 06-17-2009, 03:42 PM.

                Thanks BoneKrusher^

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                • Is anyone else following mini-camp and OTA reports on the DMN blog? They're saying the Romo-to-Roy relationship is still a work in progress. But they've still got a lot of practice time ahead of them.

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                  • Originally posted by FinChase View Post
                    Is anyone else following mini-camp and OTA reports on the DMN blog? They're saying the Romo-to-Roy relationship is still a work in progress. But they've still got a lot of practice time ahead of them.
                    That's because Tony himself is still a work in progress, he's changed up his footwork and he's been errant on some throws. Either way it's really early, and because we have arguably the best coverage of OTA's and mini-camp because were the Cowboys we can talk about every little thing, good or bad, until the season starts.


                    Alot of teams aren't privelaged to have beat writers give you play by play analysis of mini camps like DMN does, some do like the Giants, Niners, and some others, but alot of teams just have generalized updates. I'm glad it's the way it is, Romo to Roy will be talked about until week 17 of the 09 season, any little small thing he does well people will want to get excited about and every little tiny thing he does wrong people will want to point out and talk about how he's overrated all over again.



                    I can already see it being a long year with that debate honestly, not really here but just in general, even ESPN has started to latch onto Romo-Roy and they'll be sure to blow up whatever they can. I am excited Roy is losing weight and trying to get to 212 for the season, but I fully think once Romo realizes what type of WR Roy is he'll have a pro bowl type season.


                    I will be following closely in TC to see how they look, but Roy looks like he's working really hard to have a big year, so while I don't expect him to be TO, or be the deep threat TO was, he'll still produce like a legit #1 WR IMHO.





                    Originally posted by Scott Wright
                    I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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                    • Oh and if you guys haven't heard the Jay Ratliff interview yet, you should go listen. It was a good listen and ten mins long with some good info, here's the excerpt from btb:



                      I had the pleasure of interviewing Jay Ratliff earlier today. The audio is below.

                      Jay gave a great interview, answering all the questions with candor and information. He talks about the backup NT battle, even mentioning Marcus Spears as a possible candidate, noting that in mini-camp they put him in there every once in a while. He also thinks Junior Siavii has made a lot of progress and could make his move.

                      The Rat also gave us some juice on his conversion to NT in the Bill Parcells' era. Listen to him describe Parcells throwing him into the fire as a NT one game, without a lot of training at the position.

                      Ratliff also touched on topics like his size as a NT, how much double-teaming he sees in a game (hint: it's a lot), and the additions of Keith Brooking and Igor Olshansky.

                      Also, Rat gives huge props to OLB Brandon Williams, who he says is a guy you need to watch out for. You'll love what Jay says about the kid.


                      The link takes you to the main page to click onto the interview.
                      Last edited by LonghornsLegend; 06-18-2009, 03:48 PM.





                      Originally posted by Scott Wright
                      I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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                      • I'm really not that worried about Roy as our #1 receiver. I think he'll do fine, especially once he and Tony are totally on the same page. I'm more worried about our #2 situation. However, we did pretty well in 2007 with Crayton as the #2, and Crayton's still here. Potentially, we could be in a better spot now with the development of Austin.

                        As you say, most of these questions will not be answered until the end of the year. I'm ready for the games to begin so that we can start getting answers.

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                        • That's because Tony himself is still a work in progress, he's changed up his footwork and he's been errant on some throws. Either way it's really early, and because we have arguably the best coverage of OTA's and mini-camp because were the Cowboys we can talk about every little thing, good or bad, until the season starts.
                          True enough, Romo is a work in progress. As such he deserves kudos for going from an UDFA from a Div. II program & former backup to the Pro Bowl, but also deserves condemnation for his many setbacks that cost his team wins.

                          A yr. ago I ranked the top 10 NFL QBs & he was 6th, maybe that's a tad too high, with state of the art QB Peyton Manning ranked 1st. Romo may about 10th-12th now. How he gels with the rest of the offense & with Roy will be crucial to how the team does, note how they sank like a rock after his pinky injury & their failure to do just that, reintegrate him into their offense that had sunk into chaos, & the end of last season was a nightmare. A lot of that is on HC Phillips & his staff, but I believe they are intelligent enough to se that & make the required corrective steps to put them where they were expected to be when they went 13-3 & placed a rcd. 13 Pro Bowl players.

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                          • When it comes to Romo, I can't help but get excited for this season. I hear all the criticism he gets, and some of it is deserved. The one thing that always stands out when I think about him is his play making ability. Somehow in all of the questions about him that gets overlooked. With only so many starts under his belt, Tony is already one of the best play making QBs in the game. The guys is a bonafide difference maker. The only problem is that he'll make stupid plays along with the great plays. He's the type of guy that will give you 3 touchdowns, but will also give you a pick or fumble every week to go along with it.

                            I think the bone head plays should start to decrease with more experience. I'm not excusing all of the dumb things that he does, but I'm thinking that he is learning to contain his play making skills from costing the team. If he can find a way to stray from having too many turnovers, he'd be even more deadly than he already is. If there is one thing good about T.O. not being here, it's that there won't be this huge pressure to get the ball into T.O.'s hands. Sure you lose another big playmaker, but you also get rid of a little bit of pressure.

                            We'll see how things turn out this season, but I'm pretty confident that Romo will get over 30 TDs again this season.
                            "If you have one finger pointing at somebody, you have three pointing towards yourself."
                            ~Nigerian Proverb

                            Da riddum is too much for you.
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKx27QrgO0

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                            • lol I miss Quincy's interviews. Win or lose he'd always give me and my friends great comedy with his lisp. To this day we still bring up Quincy's hilarious speech pattern. I do feel a little sorry for the guy, but he did bring it on himself.
                              "If you have one finger pointing at somebody, you have three pointing towards yourself."
                              ~Nigerian Proverb

                              Da riddum is too much for you.
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKx27QrgO0

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                              • Originally posted by E-Man View Post
                                When it comes to Romo, I can't help but get excited for this season. I hear all the criticism he gets, and some of it is deserved. The one thing that always stands out when I think about him is his play making ability. Somehow in all of the questions about him that gets overlooked. With only so many starts under his belt, Tony is already one of the best play making QBs in the game. The guys is a bonafide difference maker. The only problem is that he'll make stupid plays along with the great plays. He's the type of guy that will give you 3 touchdowns, but will also give you a pick or fumble every week to go along with it.

                                I think the bone head plays should start to decrease with more experience. I'm not excusing all of the dumb things that he does, but I'm thinking that he is learning to contain his play making skills from costing the team. If he can find a way to stray from having too many turnovers, he'd be even more deadly than he already is. If there is one thing good about T.O. not being here, it's that there won't be this huge pressure to get the ball into T.O.'s hands. Sure you lose another big playmaker, but you also get rid of a little bit of pressure.

                                We'll see how things turn out this season, but I'm pretty confident that Romo will get over 30 TDs again this season.
                                I love his playmaking ability, but he has got to take better care of the football this year, or the playoff drought is going to continue. If he can do that, take care of the football, then I think he will take the next step forward in his development.

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