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Old 02-16-2005, 01:06 PM   #16
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

We can try to downgrade Bledsoe all we want, but he is an improvement over Vinny. He may not be the 1995 Bledsoe, but he can still be effective and would rather see him somewhere else than in Dallas.
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:23 PM   #17
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

redrock-skins:

You hit that nail right on the head!
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:41 PM   #18
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Bledsoe at this point in his career is only a slight upgrade over Vinny. I see a full year of Julius Jones as a big reason to fear Dallas. He looked really good at the end of last season. And as the previos post indicated they have plenty of cap room to improve their defense which slipped badly last year.

The biggest reason to fear dallas though is simply that they somehow always beat the Redskins whether they have a good team or not...
I couldn't agree more regarding Julius Jones. Once he finally got healthy, his burst through the line looked as quick and powerful as any back in the league. In both stature and quickness, he already reminds me of a young Curtis Martin. He's got a ways to go when it comes to receiving and blocking, but Parcells certainly loves him and figures to lean on him heavily. The other scary thing about the Cowboys, they hardly have anybody up for contracts this year. The most notable names are Vinny Testaverde and Eddie George, who both suck anyway. The only player up for free agency who is even moderately good is safety Tony Dixon. They've got $17 million in cap room to go out and fill some needs: a QB worth a damn (almost assuredly Bledsoe), speedy linebackers to facilitate their move to the 3-4 defense (Adalius Thomas, Rob Morris, Chris Claiborne?), a CB to play opposite Terence Newman (Ken Lucas, Aaron Beasley, or *shudder* Fred Smoot?), probably a kicker to replace Billy Cundiff (Jay Feely?), and depth at guard to eventually replace Larry Allen.
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:51 PM   #19
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

I hope he goes to the boy's they will waste a decent amount of money to sign a stupid QB. I am not worried about Bledsoe in the lest!
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:52 PM   #20
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Jones does remind me of a young Curtis Martin too, or even a young Emmitt.

If they get him cranking next year whoever is playing QB for them will look A LOT better.
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:53 PM   #21
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Bledsoe isn't so far beyond his prime that he couldn't whip out a good statistical year behind a solid o-line with a decent rb and some WRs. Dallas is fine on the o-line and jones looked like the real deal last season. The question is whether they have the horses at WR to utilize the only Bledsoe still does real well....throw the ball downfield. I remember hearing that Bledsoe's main problem his entire career has been that his talent is better than his mind and that every team he has been on has had to either trim the play book to a real basci level so he could master it or they simply would cut the field in half and and require him to only read half the D. This has lead to him holding the ball longer since he doesn't have many options. I think this was the main reason they went with Brady and bagged Bledsoe altogether in NE(I mean besides the fact that Brady basically single handidly got them to the superbowl that year out of nowhere). Bledsoe could have been kept around but they didn't think he could get the job done mentally even if physically healthy. He has never been on a good team even when there was talent. I think that is telling. But with all that being said he is an upgrade over what they have (wow that really puts into focus how bad their QB situation is) and I'd rather see TesteRomHen back their for the 'Girls next year.
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

I dont care who they have throwing the ball. They will not have time to throw nor be able to run against our D, which I think will be even better than last season providing that the offense can produce more and control the clock.
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I dont care who they have throwing the ball. They will not have time to throw nor be able to run against our D, which I think will be even better than last season providing that the offense can produce more and control the clock.
Vinny sure had enough time on that bomb that beat us in the last minute. But I agree, our D is strong and should be able to control just about anybody's offense. But the Dallas D is going to undergo some major changes, most likely for the better, and the key to beating them for us will be can we move the ball against them and put up some points.

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Old 02-16-2005, 06:39 PM   #24
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

Don't get me started on Bledsoe!
I was in buffalo in December of 2003 on a bussiness trip. Greg Williams, our great defensive coordinator, was in his final year with Buffalo. He and 8-time pro bowl guard Ruben Brown had a huge argument about Bledsoe. Brown was frustrated and complaining during prior games that Bledsoe was holding onto the ball too long and taking too many sacks. After the game Greg Williams suspended Ruben Brown for the season finale. The Bills refused to say in the press why he was suspeneded. However since I was there, I got the skinny on Buffalo's sports radio. Williams should have benched Bledsoe weeks earlier. Bledose was getting boo-ed by the Buffalo fans. Willaims was fired a few weeks later.
In 2003 Bledsoe threw more interceptions (12) than touchdown passes (11), was sacked an NFL-high 49 times and failed to produce an offensive touchdown in an incredible seven games.
Why do think the Pats and Bills have given up on him? Great arm but no QB brains.
Bledsoe is another Jeff George, great arm and brief moments of great play, but mostly bad play.
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Old 02-16-2005, 06:55 PM   #25
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I think Drew Bledsoe is in the top 15 or top 20 of the starting QBs in the NFL. He ain't great, but he isn't horrible either. For everyone here who says he stinks and he's through, consider this:

In mid-November, the Patriots held the Bills to 6 points in a game in New England. After that loss, Bledsoe led the Bills to a 6-1 record and the Bills averaged 36 points a game over the last 7 gaems of the season.

How is that an indicator of a guy at QB who stinks and is washed up? If Bledsoe's record last year and his stats and his point production says that he stinks, please tell me what adjective you want to assign to Partrck Ramsey?

Over the same time period - the final 7 games - the Skins were 3-4 and the team averaged less than 16 poihnts per game.

In fact, I'll go so far as to say that if you needed a starting QB for the 2005 season only (not considering the age factor), Bledsoe would be a better choice than Ramsey. And a lot better than Brunell also...
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:26 PM   #26
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I think Drew Bledsoe is in the top 15 or top 20 of the starting QBs in the NFL. He ain't great, but he isn't horrible either. For everyone here who says he stinks and he's through, consider this:

In mid-November, the Patriots held the Bills to 6 points in a game in New England. After that loss, Bledsoe led the Bills to a 6-1 record and the Bills averaged 36 points a game over the last 7 gaems of the season.

How is that an indicator of a guy at QB who stinks and is washed up? ...
Lets put into perspective...who did the Bills play in that incredible stretch of six wins....

2-14 San Francisco 49ers
4-12 Miami Dolphins
4-12 CLEVELAND BROWNS
8-8 Cincinnati Bengals
8-8 ST. LOUIS RAMS
9-7 Seattle Seahawks

Bledsoe faced some of the worst defenses in the NFL in that list!
I said in my post he plays well in stretches but then folds.
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:30 PM   #27
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

You can also give credit for those six wins almost entirerly to the playing of Willis McGahee.
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:56 PM   #28
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

SC, when we say someone stinks why does it always have to relate back to the Redskins' players?

If you want some adjectives for Ramsey here you go: inexperienced, young, still learning, has potential.

How about some for Bledsoe? Veteran, experienced, aging, past his peak, down side of career.

I don't think anybody will say Ramsey is anywhere near the level of Bledsoe, Bledsoe is obviously a much more accomplished QB who's been in the league for 12 years now.

Comparing him to Ramsey really isn't much of an accurate comparison. If I say Bledsoe isn't what he used to be I'm not at the same time trying to say Ramsey is somehow better.
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:01 PM   #29
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

You took the words right out of my mouth Matty.
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:35 AM   #30
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Comparing him to Ramsey really isn't much of an accurate comparison. If I say Bledsoe isn't what he used to be I'm not at the same time trying to say Ramsey is somehow better.

well said matty.
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