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11/19/2005

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Drew Bledso-what?

I'll be the first to admit I was totally wrong in my initial assessment of Drew Bledsoe. When I heard the news that Buffalo was going to release Bledsoe, I was hoping we would NOT sign him and go with Drew Henson. In fact, I was saying to myself "Drew Bled-NO," I didn't want him here. Afterall, he had been replaced in New England by Tom Brady, and knocked around in Buffalo, and replaced by JP Losman. Who wanted the 33 yr. old declining QB? Not me, and at least half or more felt the same way."Let's go with Drew Henson"

In retrospect, signing Drew Bledsoe was the best move for the Cowboys this offseason. Not to mention, looks like we got the better end of the deal from Buffalo. We made that draft trade w/Buffalo in 2004 which gave us (2) first rounders (Ware, Spears) in 2005, and in the end we got Drew Bledsoe from them as well.

Well, here we are 9 games under our belts sitting atop the NFC East at 6-3, with a sweep of the Eagles. So, we're 6-3, so what? You have to honestly believe that there's no way Romo or Henson make those game winning drives with all their inexperience in all our close games.

So what has Bledsoe done for us? He's brought his game experience to the table, he's reunited with Coach Parcells, and Terry Glenn. Bledsoe is enjoying a renaissance and QB eltie with the Cowboys. Not only has Bledsoe returned to winning form, but he's also been able to "drive the bus" quite well. Bledsoe is on pace to pass for 4,000 yards, a Cowboys record. He has 14 TDS and 7 INTS with a 96.8 passer rating. As of right now, only Bulger and Bledsoe have 90+ passer ratings in the NFC. You could also say he's mounted quite a few winning drives for us this year - a real clutch player. Now, he has had a few bad passes and critical INTS, but he's winning for us and that's a comfort we have not had in Dallas for many years. We finally have a QB in Dallas.

Career wise, Bledsoe has some of the best numbers in NFL history,"He is only 33 but stands eighth on the career list with 42,023 passing yards. He has passed Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Johnny Unitas this year. After two more seasons Bledsoe is on pace to be the fourth member of the 50,000-yard club, which includes Dan Marino, John Elway and Brett Favre." (O'Hara)


1 Comments:

  • At 2:04 PM, Blogger The Armchair Quarterback said…

    It's true the Drew has had a pretty good year. I actually poke fun of him quite a bit but you can't deny the stats he has this year. His interceptions are down and the Cowboys are winning. But your right, I'd want him running the ship over the Cowboys' backups. He's still too imobile against really fast and aggresive defenses but if Barber and Jones can keep running well then the Cowboys just might make some noise in the playoffs

     

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