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Old 02-15-2005, 11:06 PM   #1
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Bledsoe to Cowboys?

ESPN.com is reporting that Drew Bledsoe will be released by the Bills before the start of free agency on March 2, 2005. The Cowboys have reportedly expressed interest in Bledsoe.

If the Cowboys acquire Bledsoe, he would likely supplant Vinny Testaverde as Dallas' starting quarterback. At 33, Bledsoe's NFL career may be coming to a close. But, he'd be a big improvement over Testaverde, Drew Henson, or Tony Romo.

I for one would not like to see a deal consummated. Anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:08 PM   #2
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

Bledose is not a great QB anymore or anything; but he would certianly be an upgrade for the Cowboys. So therefore, I would not like to see a deal with them come together. I think if the Cowboys go in with their QB's as is, they are going to struggle. With Bledose, I think they could be in ok shape, which is bad news for us.
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:33 PM   #3
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

I would be all for it,he's not mobile and he's at the tail end of his career and it would prolong Dallas developing a qb,unless theyre planning on bringing back Vinny for another yr,I'd rather see them do that
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:59 PM   #4
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

If you put him in the right situation, namely behind a solid o-line, Bledsoe can still air it out. As a side note, anyone else find it kind of crazy that Bledsoe is seen as old yet he's younger than guys like Jeff Garcia, Brad Johnson, Tren Green?

I think the Cowboys are definitely going to bring someone in, but I think it will be someone not quite as experienced (read: old) as Vinny and not nearly as raw as Henson.

Someone like Brian Griese comes to mind.

What's the salary cap situation for the Cowboys? I think they still need a playmaker at WR
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:15 AM   #5
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

I think it would be a questionable move for Dallas to bring in Bledsoe, depending on how much $$ he is asking for. He is better than the other QBs on the roster, but he is clearly declining and I question how much of an improvement he would be over Vinny. I would not be too scared if they got Bledsoe, as this team has many other needs, and acquiring him is not going to put the Cowbitches over the hump.
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:57 AM   #6
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

they have a decent receiver corp, I dont think thats a huge need.
Bledsoe would be a huge upgrade for them and can definitly air it out. I hope hes a bust and costs them a lot of money, of course, but if their running game with Jones gets going bledsoe can be dangerous.

His limited mobility could be fun for our defense though.
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:01 AM   #7
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

I like Bledsoe - hope he doesn't go to the Boys. I think the Bills had problems protecting him (he was around P.Ramsey numbers in sacks) so if he has a line watch out!
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

drew has always tended to hold onto the ball too long, but hes got a cannon
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

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they have a decent receiver corp, I dont think thats a huge need.
Bledsoe would be a huge upgrade for them and can definitly air it out. I hope hes a bust and costs them a lot of money, of course, but if their running game with Jones gets going bledsoe can be dangerous.

His limited mobility could be fun for our defense though.
Bledsoe had Willis McGahee really cranking up in Buffalo this year and he still played like garbage. He had Eric Moulds to throw to and rookie Lee Evans had a solid season. I can't imagine that his surrounding talent in Dallas would be significantly better than what he had in Buffalo. The only reason to believe Bledsoe might have a better year in Dallas is the fact that he's so familiar with what Parcells tries to do on offense. I see no reason to fear the Cowboys if they pick up Bledsoe. The reason to fear them would be the large amount of cap room they have, and flexibility to make other major moves this offseason.
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

Bledsoe is definitely on the downside of his career but he can still play and he's certainly an upgrade over old man Vinny.
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

Parcells doesn't like Henson at all and I don't think he would have agreed to continue if forced to play him, despite "personnel expert" Jerry Jones' touting of him. Clearly they need an option other than Testaverde.

It makes all the sense to bring in Bledsoe who has played with Parcells before, and who you would think would still have plenty of gas in the tank if you put him in the right situation. Parcells is not likely going to coach long enough to develop a new quarterback.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:43 AM   #12
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

I think we may be overstating things when we talk about "familiarity with the offense". Drew Bledsoe has had four different head coaches since his time with Parcells - nine seasons ago. That's a lot of new playbooks, terminologies, players, rule changes, and arthitis medications ago. If anything, Bledsoe would be familiar with getting browbeaten by Parcells, and it may not be an experience he wishes to repeat.

Also remember that, despite his visit to the Super Bowl with Bledsoe, the two didn't have a lot of success together. Parcells had a winning percentage of .500 with the Patriots. With the Jets he had a regular season winning percentage of .604 - and with good old Vinnie and the Jets, he went 20-12 in the regular season. Vinnie has fresher knowledge of Parcells and his offense, has the trust of the coaches, and comes cheaper than Bledsoe likely will. Besides, if you are going to impede the growth of your young QB's, does it really matter if the guy you are doing it with is 34 or 40?
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:07 AM   #13
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

Does this mean that the Cryboys new standard play will be the one where Drew falls down and goes boom? Cause that seemed to happen about once every 3 downs in Buffalo last year. Bring him.
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

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Bledsoe had Willis McGahee really cranking up in Buffalo this year and he still played like garbage. He had Eric Moulds to throw to and rookie Lee Evans had a solid season. I can't imagine that his surrounding talent in Dallas would be significantly better than what he had in Buffalo. The only reason to believe Bledsoe might have a better year in Dallas is the fact that he's so familiar with what Parcells tries to do on offense. I see no reason to fear the Cowboys if they pick up Bledsoe. The reason to fear them would be the large amount of cap room they have, and flexibility to make other major moves this offseason.

I would not use the word Fear, and cowroids in the same sentence, however, but the point about the large cap room they have, and the flexibility to make other moves is the best point made in this entire thread.

Schneed10, welcome to the board, and great post!
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:39 PM   #15
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Re: Bledsoe to Cowboys?

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...
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