Conventional BTB wisdom indicates that Tyson Clabo cannot possibly ever be a success as a Dallas offensive lineman. After all, he did not come from a football school. His alma mater, Wake Forest, is primarily a school dedicated to providing cannon fodder for Tarheel Paul's boys from Chapel Hill on the basketball floor. The Demon Deacons could never possibly put an effective right tackle in the National Football League, could they? They might luck into finding a late bloomer that could manage to have a few decent seasons, but that is all. After all, it takes a school like Southern Cal or Wisconsin to produce a great lineman. We all know this.
By now surely Clabo has used up whatever amount of skill he had, along with quite a bit of luck. After all, our collective wisdom says so. Add to that Clabo had so little potential that Denver signed the guy as an UDFA. Those guys NEVER make quality offensive linemen. Our own experiences watching the UDFA's that Jerry Jones tried to build with proves that. UDFA is the place where you find gems at QB and WR, nothing else. If UDFA linemen have failed us in the past, how much more would one who had already been in both Denver and Atlanta let us down?
My fellow Cowboys fans, our collective football expertise has been that there is only one way that an offensive line can be properly built. All lineman MUST come from football schools, and they MUST be taken no later than the second round.
Like Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declairation of Independence "We hold these truths to be self evident..." Why then are we now clamoring for what will clearly be a washed up, second rate, never could possibly succeed tackle in Tyson Clabo. BTB wisdom dictates that he has no chance of making us better.
Just in case anyone missed it, I am not serious. This is my way of poking fun at all of us, the BTB experts, who do not bet our livelihoods on our evaluations of football talent. After all, we know our stuff, right?