Jamel Richardson, the CFL WR we just signed, was apparently being courted by quite a few teams.
Not anymore, he'll be hanging at the Ranch.
I love Mickey Spags. It's always so easy to see whether he likes a player or not. And it's been pretty obvious the past few days he doesn't want the Cowboys to sign Ken Hamlin. So he's enlisted Darren Woodson in his cause. After writing a long, glowing review of Woodson as a safety, which is well-deserved because Woody was the bomb in Dallas, he drops this baby on us at the end of the article.
For Woodson's money, Watkins is the guy.
"He has more upside than any safety out there," Woodson said. "They just need to give him time. He was a rookie, and he made some rookie mistakes."
I almost got the feeling he wrote that whole article just so he could write that piece at the end. It's almost like Mick talked to Woody, asked his opinion on Hamlin, and when Woody agreed he went and wrote the article so he could use his opinion.
I happen to disagree with Woody - and Mick - on this one, as do many other knowledgeable football observers, but I do agree that Pat Watkins has huge potential. I'm just not ready to go through another season depending on that potential without a backup plan. For me, Plan A is sign Hamlin - at a reasonable price, of course. Plan B, if we can't sign Hamlin, would be to draft a FS in the early rounds.
OK Terry, you can write your obligatory "I told you so" comment about Hamlin not being a FS now. But don't fret Hamlin supporters, there's plenty of evidence out there that supports Hamlin as being a very competent cover safety.