you are entitled to your opinions and if you stick to the opinions, then debate-away...any opinion is valid because it is an opinion...just don't take so much offense when people disagree with you.
Originally Posted by americasteam88
1. watt would be successful in any scheme,
2. so you take a chill pill and relax DUDE
both of these came from one of your posts..which one is a valid opinion and which one is irrelevant to the discussion?
watt's in a different division playing with different teams, players, and coaches. none of what you claim can be said with any certainty.
Originally Posted by americasteam88
Example: Take the American League in Baseball, especially the AL East. You can't take a pitcher from the White Sox or the Cubs for that matter and expect him to have the same level of success in the AL east.
The same theory applies to the NFL
every team that wade phillips has been DC of has had a player with insane sack numbers.
i think watt is a great, great player.
but i love smith, and IMO, LT is a more premium position then 3-4 de.
Smith, although struggling, is 20 freakin 1 years old. He is a baby. and already has a wealth of experience. he will get better, and better, and probally even bigger, and stronger. Despite his struggles this year, i would draft him again if the opportunity arouse. his work ethic, character are top notch.
this year, ive been pleasantly surprised with carter. spencer has well. church did at the beginning of the year. thats probally about it.
i had high expections for dez, so he is just meeting them. not surprised really.
im dissappointed in carr. he isnt really playing bad, but based on preseason, i thought he would be better. also dissappointed in lee, for getting injured. :( austin is very dissappointing. seems he is always getting hurt.
claiborne is playing about how i thought. next year, i expect him to be at allpro level though...
free... im way past dissappointed with him. down right disgusted. the whole line im disgusted with. except smith, has mentioned before.
Good point on Smith, please let me elaborate under the assumption that Smith does develop into his potential.
1. The average age of the first 10 OT's drafted between rounds 1-4 of the 2012 draft is 23 years old (Kalil, Reif, Schwartz, Glenn, Martin, Adams, Stephenson, Holmes, Massie, and Mosley).
2. Smith entered the league at 20.
3. Smith signed a rookie contract for 4 years (currently in his second year). His contract will end in 2014.
4. There's no definitive answer as to how long it takes a tackle to develop into a reliable franchise tackle for an organization, but lets take a guess at 3-4 full seasons.
So even if you give Smith 4 seasons to develop he'll only be 24 while the tackles from 2012 will be 27. We could ink Smith on a 7 year contract extension in 2014 and have the entire contract during the prime of his career. Any other tackle inking a 7 year contract at 27 years old will net their team approx. 50% of the contract during the player's prime. Smith's potential, age, and ability will be a huge asset for the Cowboys over the next 10 years. That can not be said for any other team.
All he has to do is stay healthy and continue to improve, which is the key for any player.
Dez Bryant and Bruce Carter has made the biggest jump
I think Dez has made huge strides and is getting better...Free is a loaf of bread..
honestly, they should tell free to just lay down every play. it would buy romo more time... the defense would then have to either jump over him, or run around him. to get to romo... now, they actually get to him quicker, cause they just push him into romo or run right threw him...
thats how bad free is.