Ive always hated the Cowboys but I respected Emmit Smith. Definitely a classy guy. But he needs to retire. I really dont see a Jerry Rice like rebirth for him on another team. That just doesnt happen for Running backs. I really wish just ONE of these guys would realize when its time to gracefully bow out. I know it pains him to be cut but hes done all he can do in his career.
Oh and I guarantee that the number 22 will be retired by the Cowboys and that he will get a spot on the Cowboys Ring of Honor. Hell he'll probably get a damn statue too. And hell get into Canton with a landslide.
I really hope Emmitt decides to retire. He will never be as good as he was in the mid-90's again for two reasons. First, obviously he was in his prime back then. Secondly, he ran behind one of the best offensive lines in NFL history. I think Emmitt's only chance of having a good playing afterlife now is to go to Denver. But even there, he still would be a shadow of hiw former self.
Originally posted by Santa Sangre I think Emmitt's only chance of having a good playing afterlife now is to go to Denver. But even there, he still would be a shadow of hiw former self.
Why would my Broncos want him ? Because they once signed another Cowboy legend past his prime ? Portis, Anderson, the annual 5th or 6th round sleeper pick and a possibly returning Terrell Davis are more than enough backfield for the Donkeys next year.
Al Davis should have Emmitt on speed dial - he would be a nice compliment to Charlie Garner and they could jettison Tyrone Wheatley.
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Here's a surprising move, in that they're putting in Field Turf in mid-season: http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/ What exactly is there issue, that they can't get grass to grow there? It can be done in worse climates.