Dallas Re-Loads as it Prepares to Defend Title

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by CaptMoe, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. CaptMoe

    CaptMoe Walk On

    Jul 27, 2012
    Yea, yea. It was a sim season. Still, it was a Super Bowl win, with Tony "Can't win the Big game" Romo at QB and a rookie RB, Jerome "DeMarco Who?" Washington. It was all about the offense for 2016. So, how do you improve a team that just won it all, didn't lose any starters and is picking last in every round? Very carefully.

    Gone in the first wave of cuts were SS B. Church, OLB K. Wilber, LE T. Crawford and WR K. Ogletree.
    Ownership was targeting the OL and DL in FA and landed DT B. Mebane. They missed out on Poe, though, a signing which would've meant a complete switch to a 4-3 front. With no OL signed, the team looked to the draft to help out this aging group. Still there at #32 was Syracuse C, Harvey Crooker. Not your typical C size-wise but a high AWR guy coming out of college.
    In round 2, the DTs the team targeted had disappeared so they went with another Jones in the defensive backfield, Notre Dame CB Michael Jones, an outstanding man to man defender in college. With the possibility of Scandrick moving on after this season, they have his replacement. No one knows how or why WR Darion Hilliard was drafted in the 3rd Rd. "We were all huddled around looking at our draft board and next thing we knew, it was the Redskins' pick in the 4th", said a disappointed GM. The team will need to find a spot for him and feels they can use his good route running to their advantage.
    In the 4th they got DT Pierre Scott from Alabama. This guy can be an anchor in a 3-4 and a dominating force inside in a 4-3. One of the biggest DTs in the draft.
    In rounds 5-7, the team continued to go defense, drafting backups Tyler Reed, OLB (UAB) and Zach Brytant, FS (Stony Brook), who ended up being Mr. Irrelevant for 2017. He ended up getting a 2017 SRT Barracuda for his claim to fame. And in the 6th, they got a P with a booming leg, Kenny Huval from Grambling St. He will more than likely man kickoff duties as well.
    With the draft done, the team looked at the FA pool for ways to "churn the bottom of the roster", as Bill Parcells used to say. Brought in were QB Nick Heintzman, whose cannon arm really impressed scouts, and veteran OL C Steve Vallos and RG Brandon Moore. These moves prompted the release of LG Nate Livings and C Joe Berger. The team labeled these moves salary cap casualties. Livings will be replaced by Mackenzy Bernadeau, who was on the block in the off-season but apparently convinced coaches he can get the job done for less money. And the rookie Crooker will get 1st shot at nailing down the starting job at C.
    The biggest release though, has to be DT J. Ratliff. The team tried to move him before the draft but found no takers. Yet he didn't last one day in FA and was scooped up by the Browns. Mebane and Scott will have to step up and replace his production.
    So the team has gotten younger along the OL and bigger along the DL. Depth has been addressed and appears solid. And the team has some breathing room under the cap. What's next? "Nothing but a return to the Super Bowl would be a disappointment", said Coach Moe.
    Stay tuned...
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
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  2. LtJustice

    LtJustice QSF Commissioner

    Jul 22, 2010
    Good job Moe!
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  3. ThaBayouChef

    ThaBayouChef Walk On

    Jul 19, 2012
    Proud to be playing in the NFC East! 3 off-season write ups giving previews into the upcomings season. Good stuff fellas! Casino CaptMoe
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  4. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

    Jul 23, 2010
    ooooohhh Juan he's calling you out :cool: lol jk
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  5. redlishus

    redlishus PMFL Staff - El Guesser

    Jul 22, 2010
    I think out would be pretty cool if we had a giants write up....
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  6. Warhawk AKA dreadman

    Warhawk AKA dreadman Walk On

    Jul 27, 2010
    Nice read Moe!
  7. Michael Overman

    Michael Overman Walk On

    Jul 31, 2012
    Good job! Thanks for noticing we appreciate Ratliff :)
  8. Juan Valencia

    Juan Valencia Walk On

    Sep 27, 2011
    Mine is coming soon......

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