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10/09/2006

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Drew Bled-NO II

Back on February 12, 2005, I wrote a piece called "Drew Bled-No" in response to the Cowboys considering acquiring the soon-to be released Drew Bledsoe from the Bills. Looking back, I still stand by my opinion on the matter, and not because I'm angered by our loss to the Eagles, but because, he is not ever going to get it done. Bledsoe holding the ball forever, fumbling the ball, and making bad make decisions for INTS are part of his game, its built-in and has not and will not be removed. This is what we have to endure the rest of his career as our starting QB for the Cowboys.

I've been a die-hard Cowboys fan from birth, seen the tradition of the Cowboys, the highs of the Superbowl wins, and the lows of consecutive losing seasons. This being said, I do not see us going far with Bledsoe at the helm. We blew a 3rd rounder on Drew Henson, and he did infact rust away on the bench due to the Bledsoe signing, that is a whole other topic. How many more errors are we going to make when it comes to the sake of keeping a winning tradition alive and strong.


Parcells has talked about our team needing "staying power"...guess what? Do you think we have staying power? Seriously? Right now we DO NOT. What about finishing power? Can we take a lead on a team and finish them off? Nope, we can't do that either. We had too many close games last year, we lost a few due to a bad kicking game, but why let the game come down to a few kicks.

If you go back at those games, it came down to Bledsoe turning the ball over, plain and simple. Don't blame the O-line, because I've heard that story, and the offensive line blocks for the QB, but they do not make the decisions to throw INTS.

As fans, we want the change at QB, we want Romo, not because Bledsoe was a huge part of our two losses this year, but because we can identify a weak link in the chain, and that is Drew Bledsoe. I'm sure if you ask fans there will be those who will accept Romo as the future right now, and they would even like the change if we do not make the playoffs, at least we would have something to build on and give Romo regular season experience.

Bledsoe is a 14yr vet making Matt Leinart/Vince Young mistakes, rookie mistakes! If this is what we can get from Bledsoe, then yes, put in Romo already.

Unfortunately, what I see Parcells doing is this....He will squash the idea of Romo starting against the Texans, he will start Bledsoe, Bledsoe "should" have a relatively easy task and win the game, then the calls for Romo will settle a little bit. Guess what though, the next week we play the Giants, in a huge game. How many of you think Bledsoe will turn the ball over at least two times? Then, we're back to where we are right now, win one - lose won, 8-8 and out of the playoffs.

Drew Bled-NO!

Speculation has mounted on Drew Bledsoe coming to Dallas if he's released from the Bills. Some fans want him, and some don't want him here. I am not in favor of going that route. Well why not?? Let me just say this, Sure Drew is younger than Vinny, but at this point in his career Bledsoe's accuracy has been horrendous. He has been unable to hold his starting job, he lost it for good in favor of a very young Tom Brady, and now he will lose his job to Losman. Let's face it guys Bledsoe is not much of an upgrade to Vinny. If we want inaccuracy we already have it with Vinny, Bledsoe is of the same clothe, no mobility, classic pocket passer, inaccurate. I say NO to Drew Bledsoe.

In addition, Drew would need to come in and learn or re-learn a Parcells offense. Let's play Henson once and for all. The growing pains may come, but that's way its got to be. To me we are setting Henson up for success, by giving him tools like Keyshawn, Glenn, Witten, and Julius Jones. If we add some consistent protection and maybe another offensive player Drew will have a solid surrounding.

Going with Bledsoe would mean a 2-3yr deal, thus virtually leaving Henson out in the cold to rust away.

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