No Thanksgiving Miracle For The Cowboys

In the greatest 2015 win for the Redskins since their homegame against the Saints, Tony Romo’s freshly healed collarbone succumbed to a hit’n’roll from Panthers LB Thomas Davis, reportedly ending his season. It was the Thanksgiving Break heard ‘round the world, with the Carolina-Dallas game the most watched AFC Thanksgiving Day Game since 1995. For the Cowboys, this high viewership is no bright spot in a question mark of a season.

Starting out the season 2-0, the Cowboys were looking good taking out the Giants in their first game of the season. Footage abounded of Jerry Jones looking old and beaming at AT&T Stadium. Though they won game two against the Eagles on the road, Tony Romo fractured his collarbone during a hard sack. They went onto lose the next seven games while Romo sat out recovering. When Romo returned in week 11, a triumphant victory on the road hailed a leader returned. It was looking like a Romo comeback story fueled by fan’s dreams. Then the Thanksgiving Day Massacre happened, with Luke Kuechly being Romo’s favorite target of the day before he ever fractured his collarbone.

With Romo’s repeated injuries and Weeden and Cassel’s performances creating the opposite of a QB controversy, the lack of a reliable backup QB is obvious. What isn’t obvious is the solution. Not surprisingly, Johnny Manziel’s name has entered the conversation. Jerry Jones admitted on the record his interest in Manziel and despite a season in Cleveland full of more downs than ups, it can be argued that Manziel hasn’t been given a truly fair shake as QB. In spite of Manziel’s off the field antics, Jerry Jones has proven that his team vision doesn’t extend beyond the field. His few starts in Cleveland have proven decent, hitting his receivers more than the numbers show. Dropped passes and missed routes have accounted for sad showings on the Brown’s offense.

Better yet, a tank job for the rest of the season could lead to an unforeseen solution behind door number two. With a team that is destined to end up 3-13, Dallas’ future has never been more uncertain. Even with Romo’s ability to heal for the next season, his age and unreliable collarbone paint a sad picture not just for Dallas, but Romo’s chances at ever tasting Superbowl victory.

Scouting For Fun And Profit?

As reported by Usatoday, for NFL scouts, Alabama is the only preferred campus to visit. The tape is accessible beginning at eight a.m. consistently. Exercises are present in the fall camp via the customary season. The passage on the NFL’s protected site says it all. This is a spot you can get instruction and win titles, as well as get help augmenting your profession as an individual. It makes sense others would lead amongst the school football’s best mentors. Be that as it may, as fall scouting era comes to an end, protestations hold on about confinements that have transformed planning into a riddle, works shutting without notification and assets squandered on visits that yield minimal more than a quality mentor recounting players’ bios.

Each mentor gets the opportunity to make his tenets on who’s accessible to scouts, when, where, and how regularly. Furthermore, in many discussions, most on the state of secrecy due to the apprehension of retaliation from schools, NFL evaluators clarified heavier confinements can have any effect. It’s a considerable measure that is stricter and more troublesome. A few schools just completely close you out. What hurts more is the widely appealing players and down-the-line players don’t get seen, and they won’t go to an elite player diversion or a consolidate. The essential problem from scouts is about how frequently certain colleges are open, which brings doubts of whether they are welcome.

For example, Michigan State is open 2 days in every week and the entire scouts ought to watch tape as a group within a room. They’re crowded into a corner before the beginning of the practice. They are permitted to watch one individual extended period, then requested to leave over the amplifier. Not far off at Michigan, new mentor Jim Harbaugh shut fall camp, and then reported the first three weeks of the period, just to close down amid the second week. The dichotomy is apparent in Alabama, where Saban is viewed as the most efficient in the nation and Auburn mentor Gus Malzahn to be part of the most prohibitive. However, Malzahn says he has facilitated confinements, starting the activities of this year during spring, fall camp and ahead of non conference recreations.

Scouts make a trip on the grounds that they need to look at players’ bodies, perceive how they work by and converse with anybody they can – ace contact, position mentor, quality mentor, scholastics, and coaches. That enables shaping of the entire picture as they cannot contact well with players until January. Be that as it may, some mentors harbor worries about data spilling to the media or specialists, underclassmen being impacted in regard to the time detracted from diversion arranging, especially with some NFL groups sending a few scouts to ask the same inquiries.

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