Yeah that's why I'm like you really hate the Pistons when the Lions have had crappy ownership/GM's the last decade or two.
Monroe isn't bad. Detroit just needs to go back to playing Defense like they did years ago and be more physically aggressive on the O side of it. On the NFL side yeah Detroit has the Sanders curse or some shit that equals out to the Babe Ruth curse trade that Sox suffered through. Hey brighten up the Lions might win the superbowl 80 years from now...
My argument was not that he isn't a good quarterback. This time. He's a known commodity though. His career splits for the month of December are just awful. His playoff numbers are worse. This is the first year I can think of that Romo hasn't been awful in December, and I watch a shit ton of NFC East football. By the way, calling those Giants teams "great" and "loaded" is such revisionist history. Both teams snuck into the playoffs, and if the most recent iteration didn't remind people so much of the previous one, people would have said neither team even belonged in the post season.
No, my argument here was that this team isn't working as constructed. This is an 8-8 football team. You don't have to draft a QB number one if you get that. Draft a left tackle. Draft a wide out. Or someone on defense to give Ware some kind of help. My contention is that you don't finish 8-8 or 9-7 but out of the post season (yet again) and pretend that everything is fine and you'll get em next year. 8-8 just is who Tony Romo, Garrett and the rest of this Cowboys team is. If they sucked, they could start over. Hell if they finish 1-15, the world might end and Jones will realize he's a shitty GM and fire himself. So Maybe if Romo leaves he'll go to (random team) Arizona and win a title there. Good for him. This Dallas team never will. I absolutely don't think Romo is their only problem. He's not even their biggest problem, since he's been good this year.
Also, conscript, if you make a list of franchise QB's and don't list Eli Manning, I'm not really sure what criteria you're using. Especially if you include Luck, Griffin, and Wilson who haven't finished their first season and Roethlisberger who must have a body held together by duct tape and the dreams of children at this point. Also Matt Ryan who is a joke. Let's see Matty Ice not shit the bed in the playoffs just one time before we include him. The rookies could all be there. Let's revisit this in year three.
I actually think Dallas will draft a QB in the mid rounds this year (whether he pans out is a different story) to groom. But to say that Romo, or Garrett is incapable of going all the way is pretty stupid. Garrett has been a HC 2 whole seasons, not every coach comes in with immediate success. Romo has lead the Cowboys to a 8-8 season sure, but he has also lead them to a 13-3 season. The fact is this Cowboys TEAM is not as good as it was in 07 and 09, but they are trending upwards from the last 2 years and I think with a few more pieces they will be able to make a very convincing run.
I watch the Cowboys a lot. They just aren't that good. They are very mediocre at several key positions. Garrett is almost as bad at game management as Andy Reid. The o line is bad. This isn't a team that's just one piece away.
I hope Romo stays in Dallas a long time. The Eagles are rebuilding, the only team I have to worry about in the division is Washington if RG3 stays this good. Truth be told, once Washington is healthy next year, that's the best team in the division.
Romo is not the Cowboys issue. Never has been. Reid has been a coach for 13-14 years, Garrett 2. He can still learn clock management, Reid is hopeless at this point as he is too set in his ways.
The O line is the only thing I would say is bad about the cowboys, as it directly negatively affects the passing and running game. It will be addressed in the off season, and I never said 1 piece away. I never even said 1 season away, I said a few peaces away and that could take even 1-2 years to build (ask the Eagles how buying all your pieces in 1 off season worked out). I honestly think Romo will sign a 3-4 year extension and by the time that is up he will have been replaced by, or is about to be replaced by some young guy that we have been grooming.
they'd be well served letting Felix go at this point and finding a more reliable backup for Murray since he seems to get banged up, that way their run game would be more consistent from game to game
there is never a shortage of veteran RBs, they just have to find one that isn't a crybaby like Jacobs
obviously any attention they can give to their OLine is crucial
Felix is small that's what's wrong with Felix. I know there are a few really good RB's but really the life of a RB is short in the NFL they take beatings they are not protected like QB's and WR's and it's not a sexy position like the two I just named. IDK I think in a few more years it will be one of the least payed positions with the smallest contacts besides punters and kickers of course.
Romo's never winning a ring unless his behavior changes drastically. He's good, but he's not great.
as an LA County resident, this is the first time a team has reached a deal on a stadium lease and I was glad, better off with nobody than trying to lure the Bills out here
and it is gonna be hard for RBs to get paid since Carolina fired their GM
My experience there is that they're mostly SD fans, but I've really only been to certain parts of LA. I try to avoid having to drive down there as much as possible.
You can tell WoW changed the MMO for good when players started complaining about the amount of time they sink, into a time sink.
the Chargers are erratic, the Bills are consistent, at least with erratic you have ups with the downs, instead of 13 straight seasons without a post-season berth
LA has lots of different fans, since there is no team people gravitate here and there, probably Raiders still have the most or at least the most visible fans