Eagles Wake-Up Call: Jaylen Watkins Bounces Back

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

 Billy Davis noted on Monday that the first preseason game is generally the rockiest for the rookies. It’s their first time on the big stage under the bright lights wearing the shiny pants (h/t Pat Shurmur), and the moment can get a little big for them.

Jaylen Watkins seemed to be going through some of that. The rookie corner had his share of miscues against the Bears, none more noticeable than the 73-yard touchdown he gave up in the third quarter to receiver Chris Williams.




"The play I had a was a technique issue. It was all on me," he said. "I make that play every day in practice. It's something that I have to translate to the field."

Watkins walked us through exactly what went wrong.

"I had a misaligned leverage so I was a little head-up. I should have been outside with his cut-split. I stopped my feet in transition -- he kind of gave me a move and I stopped my feet and paused.

Jaylen 1

You can see what happened next.

Jaylen 2

Jaylen 3

"I had bad eyes. It was a combination of things but I got the kinks worked out."

Watkins was able to shake that off and later came up with a fourth-quarter interception on a pass from David Fales.

"That technique I messed up earlier in that game, and I was able to come back and get another try at it and it was actually pretty successful. As long as I apply my techniques that the coaches are teaching me I'll be fine," he said.

The Florida product had an interception during Sunday's practice at Franklin Field as well. The coaching staff seems encouraged by the fact that Watkins was able to get off the mat after a dizzying start to his NFL career.

"I love the mental toughness he showed in coming back," said Davis. "He had a bad jam. In the NFL you pay for your mistakes and it's something he's learned; a valuable lesson to a very smart young man. I don't see him making that mistake again, and I loved the way he bounced back. Now, it took him a little bit -- he had a couple other stumbles before he regained composure -- but he regained it, and that's growth of a young guy."

"Rome wasn't built in a day," said Watkins. "Every day is a process for us, even the veteran guys. As long as you approach every day trying to get better at something, you're going to be successful."

WHAT YOU MISSED

"When you...ask him to take on 500 pounds of men and double team, that's not his world." Vinny Curry's reality: 

Jeff Fusco took some great shots of the Eagles' practice at Franklin Field.

"It was only right. Two Oregon boys showing off on special teams." Sheil catches up with Josh Huff after his rookie debut, which included a 102-yard kick return.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Geoff Mosher on the Eagles' inability to get off the field on third down Friday:

The Bears converted 10 of 17 third downs (59 percent) against the Eagles, but Chicago’s first-team offense made 3 of 4 attempts. After going 3-and-out on the drive, the Jay Cutler-led Bears strung together a 13-play, 79-yard touchdown drive made possible by three 3rd-and-long conversions.

On each each third down, the Bears were at least seven yards from the marker. On 3rd-and-11, he found Brandon Marshall for 13 yards. On 3rd-and-10, he connected with Dante Rosario for 23. Cutler completed 7 of 10 passes for 80 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown strike to Zach Miller on 3rd-and-7.

The culprits were familiar faces from last year’s third-down defense, which ranked 24th in the NFL: moderate pass rush and spotty coverage across the middle.

Tommy Lawlor offers his thoughts on Mark Sanchez.

Is everyone now more comfortable with Mark Sanchez?

It is easy to see the butt-fumble and think of Sanchez as this awful player. That’s just not the case. He is a talented QB. Sanchez never looked like a franchise QB when he was with the Jets, but he also got poor coaching and had few weapons to work with. In Philly, Sanchez is getting good coaching and he is part of a very talented offense. It also helps that he is completely healthy.

No one is rushing to put Sanchez in Canton (except maybe Brian Baldinger), but the guy is a talented player who can help the Eagles if called upon. I hope Nick Foles stays healthy, but as Eagles fans we know that the starting QB rarely is on the field for all 16 games. In the last decade, the Eagles only had the starter for every game once – Donovan McNabb in 2008.

You better have a backup QB that can help your team.

COMING UP

Joint practices with the Patriots begin this afternoon in Foxboro. We'll be there.

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  • Robert Baer

    I think Mark Sanchez was out there having fun, truly enjoying his opportunity. Good for him. :) That is one of the traits about McNabb that I enjoyed as well, the goofy smile he gave the defenses while he continued to frustrate them. That is… until they wiped the smile off his face. :/

  • Dominik

    I don’t care about the INT, Watkins played as bad as Carmichael. But he’s a rookie in his first Preseason game. It’s far from encouraging, but it’s ok. Rookies make mistakes, especially early, that’s the way it was and always will be.

    Carmichael on the other hand, well:

    http://m.memegen.com/b8in70.jpg

  • JosephR2225

    He missed his jam and that was obviously a mistake, but for a guy that ran 4.41 at the combine and claimed he was slowed by a bum ankle which was the only thing that kept him from being “the fastest corner at the combine”, it certainly seemed like he didn’t have great recovery speed on that play.

    • Eagles4Life

      Other guys are allowed to be fast too. Meet Chris Williams —> http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=67873&draftyear=2009&genpos=WR

      I’d say 4.28 is faster than 4.41 lol. Everyone in the league isn’t a 4.28 guy. He’ll be fine.

      • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

        Not only that but his hips are turned the wrong way and his momentum is heading into the backfield. All that=burn.

        • Eagles4Life

          Exactly. I played DB in high school and he had a “burn me” on the back of his jersey from the jump on that play. Rookie mistake. People are overreacting to his perceived lack of “recovery speed” though. Soon as Williams took off the line you could see he had a lot of speed.

          • shady25

            He’ll learn from it like he said. They say he is an intelligent player so I don’t think we will be seeing him do that again. Rookie mistake playing in his first game.

      • aub32

        Thanks for clearing this up. I was going to ask the same question about why he couldn’t recover.

      • JosephR2225

        Fair enough. I didn’t realize the WR had that kind of speed. I was just concerned seeing the gap widen when Watkins was chasing.

      • anon

        wow. That’s longer than it takes me to get off the couch after a couple of beers.

    • JofreyRice

      they all BS about how fast they could have run. Pre-combine, there are at least 12 guys that claim they’ll run a 4.3, or under. Most of them end up running mid 4.4’s.

      That being said, his technique there pretty much turned him into toast the moment the ball was snapped.

    • Breathe 21

      He clearly has recovery speed. He was closing in after his feet came to a complete stop on the whiff. When slow people get burned, they don’t get in range to attempt a dive. Maybe, you should check the other guys 40 time

  • Dreday410

    Carmichael.Carmichael.Carmichael.Carmichael.Carmichael.
    Write how bad that dude IS……it was horrible…Hell Watkins is a rookie….BUT….Carmichael.
    Carmichael.Carmichael.Carmichael. SUCKS

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    fellows, Roc stinks, but we’re Eagles fans so we can crap on multiple players…what about Marsh? think he annoyed me even more than Roc (maybe not, was like they were playing a ‘who’s more dissapointing/annoying game inside a game’. trick they learned from C-Wills), b/c beat writers were selling him as pushing for 6th CB/53rd roster spot. after 4yrs (?, something like that), getting to cut bait time. plus, his shoulder pads make him look like he wants to be a hitter and i’ve never seen him stick a shoulder into anyone.

    • Dominik

      What has Marsh showed you on Friday that makes you want to hate him, Cliff? He had a clean game as far as I could tell. Wasn’t hard, since all the Chicago QBs were just throwing to Fletcher (1st team), Carmichael (2nd and 3rd team) and Watkins (3rd team), but it was a clean game nonetheless.

      Not that I want him on the 53, but I’d take him over Carmichael any day. The guy always had the measurables and was meant to be a long term prospect, he just couldn’t deliver. I’m not sure if he’s ready to deliver now (or anywhere in the future), but I take my chances any day over Carmichael.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        agree Roc was atrocious, but were better than that to focus on 1 guy, Marsh isnt any good either. he stood there and watched catches just like the rest of them. was expecting alot more out of Marsh.

        • Dominik

          I don’t want to focus only on Roc, I criticize Fletcher (and Watkins, but he gets the rookie bonus) too. But Marsh can’t do anything if the ball isn’t thrown his way. He can neither play bad nor good. That’s the life of a CB.

          He didn’t put his receivers on Marsh island, but he didn’t allow many passes to his receivers either.

          • aub32

            In fairness, Fletcher was going against Marshall. That’s a big mismatch.
            ..
            ” He can neither play bad nor good. That’s the life of a CB.



            That’s not true. A CB that’s not having the ball thrown his way is usually having a good game, or at the very least he’s having a much better game than his teammate on the other side.

          • Dominik

            Concerning Marsh, it was more of the teammate thing. Why even look his way when you can complete your passes to Carmichaels Receiver all game long?

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    hey, could be worse, Orlando Scandrick just got popped for PEDs. used a new excuse, took an OTC med while in Mexico. give him props for originality. Melton has a hamstring injury too. whatever the strength and conditioning coaches are doing down there, i’m in 100% full support. picture the gym workouts like Dwight in the office…i go till i rip or tear something’

    • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

      Who eats protein bars?
      People who don’t trust egg whites.

      • Warhound KnowsHstryWarts&All

        Who eats egg whites? People who don’t trust whole eggs. Really, whole eggs are a more complete source of proteins than just the egg-whites. The whole egg-white thing is really kinda’ foolish.

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

          YES

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

      excellent. I guess, via Jordan Matthews, the Big Man Upstairs caught wind of all this “america’s team” B.S. and is having a laugh.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        the amount of hamstring injuries that come out of ‘Allas is mindboggling. something is seriously wrong down there, hope they never change it

  • JofreyRice

    I wasn’t shocked to see Sanchez make some good throws. He can do that. He’s essentially Rex Grossman. Has a good arm, and can make a throw that makes you think he’s a totally legit QB, but at his core, has major issues with consistency, accuracy, and decision making.

    • CSpangler

      He’s a better QB than Grossman. IMO

      • dnabrice

        Grossman was a Super Bowl QB….hahahahaha….unbelievable.

    • peteike

      ya cmon man, hes better than Rex. Well to be fair we all want him to be based on his age and experience. Really believe he had very little to work with in NY, those wr corps were terrible, coaching was also suspect on that side of the ball

      • JofreyRice

        He’s really not, but you guys are certainly entitled to your opinions. He’s better than Barkley, I’ll give you that.

        The guy has a pretty solid NFL track record of extremely inconsistent play; Isolated from his problems with receivers. He showed some encouraging signs in the 1st game, but the guy is a verified #buttfumbler, and has been a pick machine throughout his career. The best the guy has ever looked at QB was when his role was minimized to caretaker. He’s an acceptable backup considering how badly Barkley’s played, but let’s not become prisoners of the moment, and forget the rest of his NFL career.

        • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

          “the guy is a verified buttfumbler”

          • Warhound KnowsHstryWarts&All

            He said that as if it was a bad thing…..

        • peteike

          ya scheme/coaching and lack of talent and lots of 3rd and longs will make a lot of QBs turnover machines butt jokes aside. Hes more than just better than Barkley, I actually think hes perfect backup material. Starter experience but ya, maybe not a guy you want as everyday starter. Ill take it and the Rex comparison is actually fair, both had good Ds

        • aub32

          He’s better than Rex is now.

          • JofreyRice

            Maybe, but Rex has been in the league for 6 more years. I think the Browns just signed him as a 3rd stringer. I’m pretty sure you understand that the comparison is about their general playing style as NFL QBs, not a direct one to one comparison of who they are at this very moment.

          • aub32

            I think Sanchez is better because he’s a better athlete. Looking at it from a CK offense, I think Sanchez can do more than can do even a few years ago.

          • dnabrice

            3rd string QB’s not a bad gig in life. Make vet min of 730-955k (less if you’re in your first 4 years). Carry a clip board, be inactive for the majority of games, not as much pressure.

          • Warhound KnowsHstryWarts&All

            Can learn how to be a QB-coach.

  • 370HSSV 0773H

    We shouldn’t get alarmed by how bad Foles played, and we shouldn’t too excited about how well Sanchez played against backups.

    • aub32

      Backups or not he still had to make those throws, and they looked pretty good. I’m not saying he should be the starter. I do feel a bit better if Foles has to miss some time.

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        Yeah, I agree with that. I definitely feel a bit better should Foles go down. Not like, “Foles taking Vick’s job” kind of better, but that we could at least have a shot if Sanchez has to play a game or two.

  • Tom w

    Third down problems. Again. Lack of pass rush the cause. Again. Best DBS in the league can’t cover up that.

    • Always Hopeful

      That’s the worrisome part. Will we develop the talent on this roster into a serviceable pass rush? Or, despite being year 2 in this system, have the players maxed out their abilities in this scheme?

      It’s still partly an issue of transitioning from 4-3 to 3-4 and still needing some more pieces on that side of the ball.

      I’m still holding out hope for improvement with the guys we got.

      Let’s see how things progress through the rest of the pre seson and, actually more so, into the regular seson.

      My heart’s telling me it’s a player scheme/fit issue that is ongoing process of turning over the roster .

      • aub32

        Who is going to improve this year? Cole will likely be a worse rusher than last year. The same may apply to Ryans. Graham won’t see the field, neither will Curry. Cox will have a hard time creating pressure against a double team on every play. Barwin isn’t really a pass rusher. We have already been told that Smith II was not brought in to rush the passer this year. So who do we develop? Phillips? Braman? Beau? Weren’t we hearing the same hype about Square last year that we are now hearing about Allen? They should have brought in some more guys if they wanted to transition to a 3-4 immediately.

        • dnabrice

          Until Square got jacked by a RB….

        • eaglesfan, 20-win failure

          definite concerns, but counterpoint would be that you now have serviceable depth at D-Line, a slightly improved secondary (emphasis on slightly), and an upgrade in speed at LB. if the biggest benefit to 3-4 is disguising where the rush comes from, having Smith or Kendricks blitz could be effective. Though, I’m mainly forging this argument to convince myself…

          • aub32

            Smith isn’t starting though, and he will be in coverage more often than not when he’s on the field. Kendricks has speed, but do you really expect him to blitz every play? That leaves Ryans covering the TEs. I’m not sure I like that matchup all too well. Also, we don’t know if the D line depth is any better than last year. That’s placing a lot of expectations on 5th and 7th round picks.

          • eaglesfan, 20-win failure

            the idea wouldn’t be to blitz Kendricks every play, but certainly more than last year. And if he’s effectively getting pressure than Ryans doesn’t need to blanket a TE down the field. But don’t get me wrong, i think lack of pass rush is the biggest concern for the defense by a mile. and the 1st rounder should be playing a good amount by mid-season. as for d-line, i’m not saying Beau Allen is Haloti Ngata, but the coaches have been high on him and he showed he has power. Having him behind Logan is more encouraging than seeing our CB or S depth. I have no idea how the season will unfold but i do think the defense is upgraded. Last year the D played well in stretches and made enough stops to get them to the playoffs. eh, we’ll see…

          • eaglesfan, 20-win failure

            oh, and i’m sure Jordan Matthews is willing to play ironman so he can always save our D if need be.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

      I’m concerned most about the 3rd down. Rush from scheme is non-existent in PS, which is mostly how we’ll get any pressure. The coverage battles are just frustrating. Sure hope Curry is on the field for anything longer than 3rd-6

      • Dominik

        Carroll should help with 3rd and long problems. We can play dime with him. If our DBs give our pass rush enough time, maybe they can get the sack.

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

          Agree; I think Jenkins helps fix a lot of coverage issues as well. The whole idea of staying in base was presented early last year, when they were relying on Chung to cover a TE or slot guy if but for a mere second or two. Alas……

          That philosophy also works a lot better if Kendricks can spell Demeco more on 3rd and Boykin isn’t playing LB

      • Breathe 21

        I think we can upgrade the corner play with starting Carroll over Fletcher. If we start Wolf, we will get more range and impact from the S position. If we take out Meco and replace him with Fletch or Goode, we would be improving on our weakness on every level. Wolf’s range will allow us to be more aggressive in coverage to stop the better teams. We could even go 3 Safties in intermediate situations and take Meco out.

        • aub32

          Wolff has to learn the position and stay healthy. Expect Allen to start the season. Wolff has more ability, but the guy isn’t playing up to it.

      • dnabrice

        How did we stop the Bears last year??? They had to throw for that entire game…

  • aub32

    I don’t know why people are up in arms about Carmichael. Let the guy finish auditioning for the Cowboys.

    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      Man, I’d love it if the Cowboys scooped him up from waivers.

    • Johnny Domino

      Heck, Dimitri Patterson has a job, maybe even a starting one.
      There’s room for Roc somewhere.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      defense is going to be soooo bad. really believe that about 5 or 6 of eagles backups would be day1 starters for ‘Allas.

      • Breathe 21

        Our D might be slightly better than our O this season. We actually have 3-4 D line depth. We upgraded CB and S as well. If someone goes down at WR, we’re screwed. Can’t expect for Matthews to step right in and takeover in his rookie yr. We don’t have a legit deep threat anymore, so teams are going to load the box for Shady. With Lane Johnson out, we might have it rough in the beginning.

        • aub32

          Calm down grasshopper. We upgraded at S. That’s true. The Carroll hype has yet to see game action. Our D line depth that you are amped about is a 7th rounder beating up on guys who won’t be in the league in a month. Cole is another year older. So is Ryans. CW and Fletch will be hurt by the new rule emphasis. Our offense on the other hand still has Shady. The offense won’t be as explosive as last year, but expect it to still move the chains. Plus unlike defense, expect the coaching staff to utilize the talent of our players and adjust accordingly if someone goes down.

          • Breathe 21

            Carroll played better coverage than Fletcher last season. He was actually 4th best in QB rating in the league. The D line depth I’m talking about is Curry in better shape than last yr, Taylor Hart, and Allen, who are both scheme fits for this D. Our O line is older than our D if you want to bring up age. Johnson is suspended for 4 games and we’re thin at WR. Teams will load the box because Shady is the only legit playmaker on the team. If Mac or Coop goes down, our offense will suffer tremendously. We can handle an injury on D.

          • aub32

            Carroll also played in the AFCE. Sorry, but I’ll wait to see what he does in a real game for the Eagles. I don’t need to remind you what happened the last time we bought into the hype of an AFC “stud” CB who played in a terrible division coming to Philly.

          • Breathe 21

            Lol, Nnamdi lost his passion for football. You can’t apply that to others. Carroll is a passionate player who still hasn’t received his big payday yet. Lol

          • aub32

            Nnamdi didn’t lose his passion for football. Nnamdi lost his speed and was poorly coached/utilized. The fact is there are better QBs in the NFC than the AFC. He has to prove he’s an upgrade. Jenkins came in and was made the starter day 1. If Carroll was clearly an upgrade, then he would have been made a starter already.

        • peteike

          Our D? Read those 3rd down stats above and no pressure. Im worried the D will give up some points again this season. To be fair, probably go back n forth with performance as a unit. The O has to be tops to get wins with this D. I agree the safety play is better but if they dont get pressure teams will move the ball with ease. It will be frustrating as a fan base to see little improvement on that side of the ball. I get the bend but dont break but breaking every 3rd and long is about as frustrating as it gets watching games.

          • Breathe 21

            The eagles made more improvements on D. How could you expect the same result as last yr when we upgraded on D? We’re not going to be as good on offense as last year. What if Maclin or Cooper goes down? We don’t have a legit replacement for them.

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            The D was bad last year, and that takes into account how lucky we were to stay relatively injury free. I’m crossing my fingers that some of the younger players can make an individual leap, but I’m not holding my breath. This is an offense oriented team.

          • peteike

            totally agree per WR but I think its optimistic to think this D will be that much improved. They did get better as the season went on but Im not counting on the additions to make as much difference as the scheme itself.

          • aub32

            That’s because down the stretch they faced a Rodgerless Packers, a Petersonless Vikings, and a Romoless Cowboys. That tends to help a defense look good.

    • anon

      Orlando Scandrick got popped for a banned substance so he’s out 4 games — hopefully we can move some depth for draft picks. They can have Fletcher for a 3rd :) Or Roc for a 7th

      • aub32

        We have to keep Fletcher. Otherwise we will be in the same situation we were in last year when either starting CB missed time. Because we should know by now that Boykin will not be the first guy off the bench in case of injury. Plus I didn’t expect Fletcher to lock down Brandon Marshall, especially with the new penalty emphasis.

        • anon

          I’d just take a pick. Fletch, between injuries and his touch-y feeliness, is going to be a liability. I’d rather move Roc — but I could live with Nolan + Williams THEN Boykin and Marsh/Rookie. Fletch is gone anyway next year.

          Or I’d trade BG and Roc to Dallas for whatever we can get — 5th + ST guy.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            There’s a good chance CW is gone next year, too, though.

          • shady25

            We don’t know that. He might be open to taking a pay cut. It depends on the growth of Watkins also. If he improves and the light goes on like it did for Ertz, then yeah CW is gone.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

            but I’d say it’s just as likely as Fletch. It’s not as if Sconces is way ahead in terms of talent. If Watkins shows starter ability by end of season and Carroll plays well, it creates a lot of options

          • anon

            Hard to believe we’re making predictions like that about late round rookies that are still in pre-season…

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

            is that a prediction, or just a conditional logic connective statement?

          • aub32

            Boykin wouldn’t go in though. We saw last year that Davis (or CK) put Roc in the game on the outside before Boykin. I’d rather have Fletch, who is a decent starting CB in this league, than a 3rd rounder and know that if Carroll or CW go down then we are screwed.

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

        I pray they pull a few games together (maybe beating NYG and WAS) so they don’t get rewarded with a top pick. I watched the IND season a few years back in disbelief, knowing they would transition from Manning to Luck. Jerrah doesn’t deserve that

        • Dominik

          Don’t worry, even with the #1 overall, they can’t draft a QB. Look at Romos contract structure. 27,8m cap hit with 37m dead next year, 17,7m cap hit with 19m dead in 2016, 21,5m cap hit with 10m dead in 2017. And since ‘Allas can’t take the 27,8m cap hit next year (and they sure as hell can’t release him with 37m dead), they will restructure him next year, so the contract will get even worse longterm (Romo has literally all the leverage he can dream of in this negotiations).

          If they really, Raiders like suck, they will get help for their D. But that’s life in the NFL. Even if they pick at 10, they will get help and we really don’t want them to pick lower than 10, because that would mean a solid season. Altough, if you give me 8-8 for the 14th time in a row, I’ll take it. Maybe Jerry is stupid enough to not fire Garrett.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

            I think Garrett has to go if anything less than division title this year; they can’t continue to rotate through OCs and DCs, so it would only make sense for him to be next. Than again, I did say “make sense”, and this is Jerrah’s world.

            As some commenters on here regularly preach, this league comes down to talent. And is there a more talent-less defense in the entire league right now?

          • John E. Zang

            Why would he fire Garret? He’s the ultimate yes man. Jerry just assembles the coaches he wants around him. I’d hate my life if I was Jason Garet although he’s used to holding the clipboard and maybe enjoys being a servant for others.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

            they’ve lost out on the playoffs 3 straight years now, losing in wk 17 each time to each of their divisional opponents. It would insult his pride too much; he’s a man for change

          • dnabrice

            I could be a yes man for several mill a year.

          • Dominik

            I don’t think there is less talent, but there is worst coaching. I don’t know if Marinelli can scheme with the best of them, but he’s a great coach. What he did last year with those street D-Linemen was very good work.

            Then again, the results were ugly nonetheless, despite his good coaching of the D-Line. So there goes your talent sentence.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            Might not be a less talented D in league history. Which has to make surviving members of some of those old Bucs and ‘Aints teams feel a little better.

          • peteike

            Def, Garrett is as good as gone if they dont make playoffs so lets just make bets now on o/u number of games before hes canned for one of his well known assistants/coord.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            seeing Romo’s numbers makes me chuckle every time.

          • Dominik

            Only chuckle? I could go full bender:

            http://static.fjcdn.com/gifs/Let_8bea3c_1486839.gif

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            no one hates cowboys’ fans more than me, but i really dont get where they could have any confidence. first JJ, ’nuff said. 2nd, Romo’s back and contract. as you point out, he has to get restructured, no choice. so, at best probably 4 more yr of Romo. maybe 2 of those will be solid (maybe, but dropping him back 50 times in shootouts this yr might not get them more than 4 or 5 games), but the back end he’s not going to be the same. so by time ‘efense is fixed, Romo will either be shot is the rump or being replaced. 3rd, sal cap, it’s still not good. they wont have the money other teams have to go out and spend. being 10-15m under will be a joke. eagles could be 60m under. and they still have to sign Dez and Murray.

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

        according to ESPN it was Molly!!! (mdma; pure ecstasy)

        MDMA increases a sense of intimacy and diminished anxiety with others which can induce euphoria and mild psychedelia. —> DAL version of bringing locker room together

        • NickS, Combine Warrior

          That whole staff must be on it to be feeling that good about their chances this year.

        • Septhinox

          “I got a bottle, got a model, got a molly, got a blunt… Ball!!”

  • william20

    This kid is a football player and as he noted was lined up wrong. That’s not bad for a rookie to understand his mistake and will no doubt correct. He will be a starter i a year or so. Love the pick when they drafted him.