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  • I really wish I could put myself on your ignore feature D-Unit. Seriously.

    Can the Blog Software Company create that feature?

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    • Originally posted by DMWSackMachine View Post
      That is a dramatic understatement, and was true two years ago, and surpassed last year.

      Right now Jay Ratliff is playing as well as any interior lineman in the league. He is close to reaching Warren-Sapp-In-His-Prime type impact. The dude plays half of his snaps as the NT over the center and still finds a way to pressure the QB. If he was allowed to play his best position, as the UT playing the 3 tech in a 4 man line, for entire games, you would see him posting double digit sack seasons. As is, he's still 2nd among all interior lineman in sacks with 4 (on pace for 8) behind only Kevin Williams' 5 and has had two sacks taken away from him because of illegal contact fouls in the secondary. His ability to penetrate the pocket from the interior of the line is second to none right now. If the season ended now, he should and probably would, make the All-Pro team. He's playing that well.
      Absolutely right.

      As far as the BP/Jerry-Stephen wars: Both sides have done good things. Both have done bad things.

      Oddly enough, BP was way better at draft late than drafting early.

      Jay Ratliff, Jason Witten and Patrick Crayton were incredible values.

      Miles Austin and Tony Romo undrafted is just mind boggling.

      You know what else is mind boggling, though? Wanting to draft Marcus Spears over DeMarcus Ware. Wanting to draft Dewayne Robertson over Terence Newman. Wanting to draft Al Johnson over Jason Witten, EJ Henderson and Darnell Dockett.

      Skyler Green. Jacob Rogers. Ugh.

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      • Can we officially add the bum Julius Jones to that list too?

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        • Julius Jones and Marcus Spears for Stephen Jackson...safe to say that was a bad trade.

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          • Originally posted by thule View Post
            Julius Jones and Marcus Spears for Stephen Jackson...safe to say that was a bad trade.
            I have been thinking that exact thought over the past few days as I've looked over Jackson's career numbers and think about what he could be doing here with a balanced attack, huge Houck line, and any of the 3 guys we already have at RB would have still been available. Steven Jackson + Felix: are you kidding me? It seemed like the stars were aligned when he fell, and Julius fooled a lot of us into thinking BP had figured it all out. Now we have better perspective. Alternative history is interesting, but I'll admit ultimately pointless.

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            • Originally posted by Ward View Post
              I have been thinking that exact thought over the past few days as I've looked over Jackson's career numbers and think about what he could be doing here with a balanced attack, huge Houck line, and any of the 3 guys we already have at RB would have still been available. Steven Jackson + Felix: are you kidding me? It seemed like the stars were aligned when he fell, and Julius fooled a lot of us into thinking BP had figured it all out. Now we have better perspective. Alternative history is interesting, but I'll admit ultimately pointless.
              I was pretty mad when we traded down...however nothing made me madder than selecting Greg Ellis over Randy Moss...that was another stars aligning moment.

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              • I have nightmares of Shante Carver being available in the draft again.

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                • With no cap to be in place...I think we might see some players cut more than normal. Does anyone forsee a player on our team that will be cut?

                  I think Hamlin is a no brainer...but I also wonder if Crayton might have a similar fate that TO last year...where he is cut to give the younger guys more time.

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                  • Originally posted by thule View Post
                    With no cap to be in place...I think we might see some players cut more than normal. Does anyone forsee a player on our team that will be cut?

                    I think Hamlin is a no brainer...but I also wonder if Crayton might have a similar fate that TO last year...where he is cut to give the younger guys more time.
                    Not gonna predict.. but I hope Hamlin and Crayton get cut.

                    If Jerry really is high on Doug Free, then I want Jerry to put his money where his mouth is and cut Flozell too. Otherwise, draft a damn LT in Round 1! LOL. :p

                    I wouldn't be shocked if he cut Roy Williams or Terence Newman. Hard to say though.

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                    • Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                      Not gonna predict.. but I hope Hamlin and Crayton get cut.

                      If Jerry really is high on Doug Free, then I want Jerry to put his money where his mouth is and cut Flozell too. Otherwise, draft a damn LT in Round 1! LOL. :p

                      I wouldn't be shocked if he cut Roy Williams or Terence Newman. Hard to say though.
                      Way to much money invested in Roy to cut him...that is crazy talk. Cap or not...owners aren't going to pay players tons of money to get nothing for them.

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                      • Originally posted by thule View Post
                        Way to much money invested in Roy to cut him...that is crazy talk. Cap or not...owners aren't going to pay players tons of money to get nothing for them.
                        Yeah, that's true. But I'm not denying that I am Crazy!!! :p

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                        • It was Kevin Williams over Terence Newman.

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                          • How is Garrett doing now? How do you guys like Miles? When I talked to Miles this summer I told him make NJ proud, and I am very glad he is doing it. He is such a cool guy to chill with, and humble to.

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                            • If Jerry really is high on Doug Free, then I want Jerry to put his money where his mouth is and cut Flozell too. Otherwise, draft a damn LT in Round 1! LOL.
                              Here, here! I'll 2nd that.

                              It takes on avg. 2-3 yrs. of playing in the NFL to train a good LT, but in the cap era every team is impatient so they work the FA mkt. Dallas got mega-lucky with Columbo as a FA, a gem of a BC interior lineman landing in our lap, Christmas came early that yr.

                              Dallas won't be that lucky again with a FA O-lineman IMO, pick the apple from the tree instead of the rotten barrel. I don't see a Joe Thomas or even a D'Brickashaw in this yr's crop for the 2010 draft, maybe Okung is as good as they say, IDK. A 1st for him seems like a big risk.

                              But a replacement for Flozell is the bottom line here, getting rid of his snap count blowing ass is imperative. Reupping him last yr to a big contract was as I've posted here several times before a major mistake. Dallas needs some youth & quickness with good footwork in its o-linemen, they can't afford to let the whole o-line get old together.

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                              • If I was Jerrah I would scour young back-ups on their first contract who play behind a high end LT and try to sign them FA.

                                Anyone like that that comes to mind??

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