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The Cowboys are lousy drafters (1 Viewer)

This is from another thread but it seemed to fit here:

:actuallyyouneedtolearntheworlddoesnotrevovlearoundtheskins:

HTH :D
For some reason Bankerguy's post reminded me of the 2 guys sitting behind me at the second Redskin-Giants game last season. In the 3rd and 4th quarters when the Redskins were taking over the game, some Giant players started waving their arms in exasperation at referees as though they wanted calls made or reversed. The 2 fans kept yelling "We're Washington DC! We're the hub of the universe! Nothing happens without our permission!" Much better stuff than "You suck!" :)

 
FYI - my criteria for "good" FA signings is the amount of the playing time that they got. I'm not a Walt Harris fan, nor do I think Prioleau was a stud by any means. However, each of those guys was a significant contributor - especially Harris - and certainly filled the role they were acquired for.
This is flawed logic, in my humble opinion. By this same logic, Quincy Carter, who was the starting QB for the entirety of a season and then some, was a "good" draft selection, which he most assuredly was not.
 
bankerguy is getting soft. But when the schedule comes out and training camp starts...............feel the wraft of bankerguy. :ph34r:

Edit to add: I believe there will be more NFCE talk than any other division on this board this year.
A lot of it has to do with the fact that you have four of the top 5 markets represented. I would think the four teams in the NFC East have more fans than any other division and it might be by a wide margin. Only the AFC East would be close and they have Buffalo dragging them down. Not really a surprise that it's the most talked about division.
 
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FYI - my criteria for "good" FA signings is the amount of the playing time that they got.  I'm not a Walt Harris fan, nor do I think Prioleau was a stud by any means.  However, each of those guys was a significant contributor - especially Harris - and certainly filled the role they were acquired for.
This is flawed logic, in my humble opinion. By this same logic, Quincy Carter, who was the starting QB for the entirety of a season and then some, was a "good" draft selection, which he most assuredly was not.
You're equating a 2nd round QB who was drafted and touted as the franchise QB with the signing of Pierson Prioleau to be a backup safety and special teamer? That makes zero sense. You take each player in context. Prioleau filled his role well. So did Phillip Daniels, Marcus Washington, Salave'a, etc. Must each of them reach the Pro Bowl in order for us to consider the signing a good move?

 
Terrible front office management and player evaluation right here. Among the worst in the league.

'94 Shante Carver

'95 Sherman Williams

'96 Kavika Pittman

'97 David LaFleur

'98 Greg Ellis

'99 Ebenezer Ekuban

'00 D'Wayne Goodrich

'01 Quincy Carter
Roy Williams, Terrence Newman, Demarcus Ware and Marcus Spears down?BTW, Quincy wasn't a first rounder.

 
Terrible front office management and player evaluation right here.  Among the worst in the league. 

'94 Shante Carver

'95 Sherman Williams

'96 Kavika Pittman

'97 David LaFleur

'98 Greg Ellis

'99 Ebenezer Ekuban

'00 D'Wayne Goodrich

'01 Quincy Carter
Roy Williams, Terrence Newman, Demarcus Ware and Marcus Spears down?BTW, Quincy wasn't a first rounder.
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Letting the amount of money paid for a player affect one's opinion of the player would be rather silly, wouldn't it? While I'm not saying you're doing that, it's fairly obvious that many people are doing just that, wouldn't you say? At least when it comes to Redskin signings?

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Agreed, but for the sake of balance.  It would be nice to hear Skin fans acknowledge that you are vastly over paying for the talent, whether you can afford it or not.
What does "overpay" mean anyway if the team can afford it?
Quit being obtuse. You know what it means.
 
Letting the amount of money paid for a player affect one's opinion of the player would be rather silly, wouldn't it? While I'm not saying you're doing that, it's fairly obvious that many people are doing just that, wouldn't you say? At least when it comes to Redskin signings?

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Agreed, but for the sake of balance.  It would be nice to hear Skin fans acknowledge that you are vastly over paying for the talent, whether you can afford it or not.
What does "overpay" mean anyway if the team can afford it?
Quit being obtuse. You know what it means.
Truly, I'm not being intentionally difficult. As I said in another thread, the arguments about "overpaying" are irrelevant " . . .because first of all that's their business and secondly it's never hindered their ability to acquire talent and sign people."So if they don't care about what they spend and their spending doesn't hinder them in acquiring new talent, then how is this a relevant issue to bring up? Again, what does "overpay" really mean in light of all of this?

 
Terrible front office management and player evaluation right here. Among the worst in the league.

'94 Shante Carver

'95 Sherman Williams

'96 Kavika Pittman

'97 David LaFleur

'98 Greg Ellis

'99 Ebenezer Ekuban

'00 D'Wayne Goodrich

'01 Quincy Carter
Meanwhile, down in Miami, Jimmy Johnson drafted the likes of RBs JJ Johnson and John Avery, not to mention WR Yatil Green in the first round. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
 
Letting the amount of money paid for a player affect one's opinion of the player would be rather silly, wouldn't it? While I'm not saying you're doing that, it's fairly obvious that many people are doing just that, wouldn't you say? At least when it comes to Redskin signings?

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Agreed, but for the sake of balance. It would be nice to hear Skin fans acknowledge that you are vastly over paying for the talent, whether you can afford it or not.
What does "overpay" mean anyway if the team can afford it?
Quit being obtuse. You know what it means.
Truly, I'm not being intentionally difficult. As I said in another thread, the arguments about "overpaying" are irrelevant " . . .because first of all that's their business and secondly it's never hindered their ability to acquire talent and sign people."So if they don't care about what they spend and their spending doesn't hinder them in acquiring new talent, then how is this a relevant issue to bring up? Again, what does "overpay" really mean in light of all of this?
We're all jealous of the money the Redskins can spend.
 
Terrible front office management and player evaluation right here.  Among the worst in the league. 

'94 Shante Carver

'95 Sherman Williams

'96 Kavika Pittman

'97 David LaFleur

'98 Greg Ellis

'99 Ebenezer Ekuban

'00 D'Wayne Goodrich

'01 Quincy Carter
Roy Williams, Terrence Newman, Demarcus Ware and Marcus Spears down?BTW, Quincy wasn't a first rounder.
read more
Why?
 
I am still here, I am just tired of arguing with Redskins fans.

If I actually got a Redskins fan to agree with me I would be very disappointed.....the rivalry is one of the best things about football. I love to hate the Redskins.
"Yellow 30 ... Yellow 30 ... Yellow 30" --- a 5 yard out to Monk. Kicker helmet guy strikes again...Sorry for the willies - I'm with you brother.

Remember the time Cowboy fans sang happy birthday to Joe after the MNF game in Dallas? 21-3 at halftime, 31-28 final as I recall... Ah, good times!

 
Since 2004 (when Gibbs' regime came in) -

Good FA signings:

Mark Brunell (signed after trade)

Santana Moss (signed after trade)

Clinton Portis (signed after trade)

Shawn Springs

Cornelius Griffin

Marcus Washington

Ryan Clark

Phillip Daniels

Casey Rabach

Walt Harris

Mike Sellars

Pierson Priolieu

Nic Clemons

Joe Salave'a
Very liberal use of the word "good"
 
:fishing:

Could be why Dave Campo is currently unemployed.

Quincy Carter wasn't a first rounder by the way.....
Yes, it was :fishing: , and it was done to prove a point. The next time a Cowboy fan points out the dumb FA acquisitions that the Redskins have made in the past, make sure to remind them that the Redskins, like the Cowboys, have shown in more recent years that they are capable of changing things that they did poorly in the past. :bye:
The difference was that the Cowboys were beating the Redskins asses throughout that stretch. During that time period, Redskins fans knew not to even open their mouths about it because their team was spending globs of money and coming up empty for over a decade.I see one succesful season makes you guys forget. I like you Redman and Fatness, even if you some dirty Marlboro smoking, full body camo suit wearing, Pick-up driving, Bud drinking, hillbilly Redskin fans, and I can't wait to watch your team get put back in their place. ;)

 
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You have to admit, when the Redskins stunk and were making stupid personnel moves, several of us Skins fans were saying just that. They don't deserve a free pass when they play bad, when they're coached badly, when their personnel moves are bad. It's nice to see that they've finally got a sane system in place for both deciding what players they want, and for managing their money and cap. Quite a relief for long-suffering Redskin fans. 2 seasons ago they lost a lot of close games, and hung together. Last year they won some of those close games, and finally started winning division games again. Quite an improvement, and they do look improved again this offseason, at least so far.

Prime, enjoy watching the Redskins the way Roy Williams does: running behind them. ;)

 
bankerguy is getting soft. But when the schedule comes out and training camp starts...............feel the wraft of bankerguy. :ph34r:

Edit to add: I believe there will be more NFCE talk than any other division on this board this year.
A lot of it has to do with the fact that you have four of the top 5 markets represented. I would think the four teams in the NFC East have more fans than any other division and it might be by a wide margin. Only the AFC East would be close and they have Buffalo dragging them down. Not really a surprise that it's the most talked about division.
A lot of it has to do with the fact that we have four of the top 5 teams in the NFC :lmao:

 
FYI - my criteria for "good" FA signings is the amount of the playing time that they got.  I'm not a Walt Harris fan, nor do I think Prioleau was a stud by any means.  However, each of those guys was a significant contributor - especially Harris - and certainly filled the role they were acquired for.
This is flawed logic, in my humble opinion. By this same logic, Quincy Carter, who was the starting QB for the entirety of a season and then some, was a "good" draft selection, which he most assuredly was not.
You're equating a 2nd round QB who was drafted and touted as the franchise QB with the signing of Pierson Prioleau to be a backup safety and special teamer? That makes zero sense. You take each player in context. Prioleau filled his role well. So did Phillip Daniels, Marcus Washington, Salave'a, etc. Must each of them reach the Pro Bowl in order for us to consider the signing a good move?
I should have myself a bit more clear. You stated that "my criteria for "good" FA signings is the amount of the playing time that they got," and it was that sibular point upon which I was commenting. My point was that Quincy Carter received a fair amount of playing time as well, but he was by no means a positive addition to the club. A player can receive playing time simply because there is no better option at the position. As such, amount of playing time received is a poor indicator of the effectiveness of a player acquisition.

 
You have to admit, when the Redskins stunk and were making stupid personnel moves, several of us Skins fans were saying just that. They don't deserve a free pass when they play bad, when they're coached badly, when their personnel moves are bad. It's nice to see that they've finally got a sane system in place for both deciding what players they want, and for managing their money and cap. Quite a relief for long-suffering Redskin fans. 2 seasons ago they lost a lot of close games, and hung together. Last year they won some of those close games, and finally started winning division games again. Quite an improvement, and they do look improved again this offseason, at least so far.

Prime, enjoy watching the Redskins the way Roy Williams does: running behind them. ;)
:pirate: This has been planted in my mind, I'm now damaged for life. Thanks fatness! Redemption is coming.

 
You're not damaged for life. When the Cowboys beat the Redskins the next time you'll be miraculously cured.

Of course, I'm hoping that that is about 10 years from now, but I doubt it will be that long. :)

 
FYI, the Cowboys let a computer make their choices during the Landry years. I would be interested in seeing the code for that program. They were successful.
I think this is a myth. The Cowboys were the first NFL franchise to use computer programs to analyse and assess college players, but when it came down to making the selections on draft day Tex Schramm picked 'em.
 
I can sense the uneasiness among divisional opponents' fans of the Dallas Cowboys. Now they resort to starting threads that attack Dallas' draft history. We've already seen the ones predicting a 6-10 record, T.O. causing the team to implode by week 5, etc. Glad to know the fans of our divisional opponents are squirming in March. This has the makings of a really good year for Dallas fans. :thumbup:

 
The Cowboys have been piss poor beyond the 2nd round of their drafts besides Jason Witten.
Recently, I disagree.Marion Barber

Chris Canty

Pepper Johnson

Rob Pettiti

even Tyson Thompson have all had a positive impact.

 
ps...What happened to the rest of the Cowboy fans????????????????
they probably went away once they saw this thread degenerate into cowboy-redskin manlove.
:X
The odd thing is that there is somewhat of an acceptance of eachother. Cowboys-Redskins games in DC are much more civil than with the Eagles or Giants. Most of the talking in the stands is good-natured. I'd even say a reasonable number of Cowboys fans in FedEx is encouraged. It makes the game a little more fun.
Completely disagree. I used to work in that stadium. The Cowboys- Skins game was a fan fight fest every year. I would've thought the Philly game would have the most brawls, given the fanbases reputation, but the Dallas game easily trumped them all.
:shrug: What can I say? That's the complete opposite of my experience. I've never seen a fight at a Skins-Boys game. I've seen a fight at every Skins-Eagles game I've been to.

 
ps...What happened to the rest of the Cowboy fans????????????????
they probably went away once they saw this thread degenerate into cowboy-redskin manlove.
:X
The odd thing is that there is somewhat of an acceptance of eachother. Cowboys-Redskins games in DC are much more civil than with the Eagles or Giants. Most of the talking in the stands is good-natured. I'd even say a reasonable number of Cowboys fans in FedEx is encouraged. It makes the game a little more fun.
Completely disagree. I used to work in that stadium. The Cowboys- Skins game was a fan fight fest every year. I would've thought the Philly game would have the most brawls, given the fanbases reputation, but the Dallas game easily trumped them all.
:shrug: What can I say? That's the complete opposite of my experience. I've never seen a fight at a Skins-Boys game. I've seen a fight at every Skins-Eagles game I've been to.
I would agree with this assesment as well. I have seen probably 10 Redskin/Cowboys games in person and nary a fight. Of course, most of the Redskin fans were gone by the middle of the 3rd quarter. You know "beating the traffic". ;)

 
:fishing:

Could be why Dave Campo is currently unemployed.

Quincy Carter wasn't a first rounder by the way.....
Yes, it was :fishing: , and it was done to prove a point. The next time a Cowboy fan points out the dumb FA acquisitions that the Redskins have made in the past, make sure to remind them that the Redskins, like the Cowboys, have shown in more recent years that they are capable of changing things that they did poorly in the past. :bye:
The difference was that the Cowboys were beating the Redskins asses throughout that stretch. During that time period, Redskins fans knew not to even open their mouths about it because their team was spending globs of money and coming up empty for over a decade.I see one succesful season makes you guys forget. I like you Redman and Fatness, even if you some dirty Marlboro smoking, full body camo suit wearing, Pick-up driving, Bud drinking, hillbilly Redskin fans, and I can't wait to watch your team get put back in their place. ;)
I do NOT drink Bud! :hot: Pa doesn't slave away out in the woods cookin' up shine for you to call me a Bud drinker! :rant:

 
You have to admit, when the Redskins stunk and were making stupid personnel moves, several of us Skins fans were saying just that. They don't deserve a free pass when they play bad, when they're coached badly, when their personnel moves are bad. It's nice to see that they've finally got a sane system in place for both deciding what players they want, and for managing their money and cap. Quite a relief for long-suffering Redskin fans. 2 seasons ago they lost a lot of close games, and hung together. Last year they won some of those close games, and finally started winning division games again. Quite an improvement, and they do look improved again this offseason, at least so far.
:goodposting: I don't mind my team getting ripped when it deserves it, and it deserved it for a good 10 years. The point of this thread originally was simply to point out that what it got ripped for 5 years ago no longer applies.

 
You have to admit, when the Redskins stunk and were making stupid personnel moves, several of us Skins fans were saying just that. They don't deserve a free pass when they play bad, when they're coached badly, when their personnel moves are bad. It's nice to see that they've finally got a sane system in place for both deciding what players they want, and for managing their money and cap. Quite a relief for long-suffering Redskin fans. 2 seasons ago they lost a lot of close games, and hung together. Last year they won some of those close games, and finally started winning division games again. Quite an improvement, and they do look improved again this offseason, at least  so far.
:goodposting: I don't mind my team getting ripped when it deserves it, and it deserved it for a good 10 years. The point of this thread originally was simply to point out that what it got ripped for 5 years ago no longer applies.
I thought the point of the thread was to rip on Dallas for it's poor drafting?
 
You have to admit, when the Redskins stunk and were making stupid personnel moves, several of us Skins fans were saying just that. They don't deserve a free pass when they play bad, when they're coached badly, when their personnel moves are bad. It's nice to see that they've finally got a sane system in place for both deciding what players they want, and for managing their money and cap. Quite a relief for long-suffering Redskin fans. 2 seasons ago they lost a lot of close games, and hung together. Last year they won some of those close games, and finally started winning division games again. Quite an improvement, and they do look improved again this offseason, at least  so far.
:goodposting: I don't mind my team getting ripped when it deserves it, and it deserved it for a good 10 years. The point of this thread originally was simply to point out that what it got ripped for 5 years ago no longer applies.
I thought the point of the thread was to rip on Dallas for it's poor drafting?
You thought wrong.
 
You have to admit, when the Redskins stunk and were making stupid personnel moves, several of us Skins fans were saying just that. They don't deserve a free pass when they play bad, when they're coached badly, when their personnel moves are bad. It's nice to see that they've finally got a sane system in place for both deciding what players they want, and for managing their money and cap. Quite a relief for long-suffering Redskin fans. 2 seasons ago they lost a lot of close games, and hung together. Last year they won some of those close games, and finally started winning division games again. Quite an improvement, and they do look improved again this offseason, at least  so far.
:goodposting: I don't mind my team getting ripped when it deserves it, and it deserved it for a good 10 years. The point of this thread originally was simply to point out that what it got ripped for 5 years ago no longer applies.
I thought the point of the thread was to rip on Dallas for it's poor drafting?
You thought wrong.
Silly me, I'll have to learn the nuances of reading thread titles. :rolleyes:

 
You have to admit, when the Redskins stunk and were making stupid personnel moves, several of us Skins fans were saying just that. They don't deserve a free pass when they play bad, when they're coached badly, when their personnel moves are bad. It's nice to see that they've finally got a sane system in place for both deciding what players they want, and for managing their money and cap. Quite a relief for long-suffering Redskin fans. 2 seasons ago they lost a lot of close games, and hung together. Last year they won some of those close games, and finally started winning division games again. Quite an improvement, and they do look improved again this offseason, at least  so far.
:goodposting: I don't mind my team getting ripped when it deserves it, and it deserved it for a good 10 years. The point of this thread originally was simply to point out that what it got ripped for 5 years ago no longer applies.
I thought the point of the thread was to rip on Dallas for it's poor drafting?
You thought wrong.
Silly me, I'll have to learn the nuances of reading thread titles. :rolleyes:
I'll include pictures next time for you. :rolleyes:
 

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