Tank rolling into town for interview

Tank rolling into town for interview

There are 13 comments on the A liberal dose story from Sep 18, 2007, titled Tank rolling into town for interview. In it, A liberal dose reports that:

The Cowboys are bringing in ex-Bears defensive lineman Tank Johnson for an interview and physical today with the intent of signing him, an NFL source said.

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cowboyfan

Chesterfield, MO

#1 Sep 18, 2007
Assuming the Cowboys will be in the middle of a playoff run by mid season makes this signing look like a no brainer. But, do the Cowboys have enough good guys on their team to overshadow a player with obvious character issues?
DarkFlame

Plano, TX

#2 Sep 18, 2007
PLEASE - SAY IT ISN'T SO!!!

The guy can't even step foot on the Cowboys' property until after his suspension is over, much less get into shape or be on the same page with the defense at that time.

He's a locker room distraction & a much worse legal headache than T.O. has EVER been. NOTHING good can come from this. Even having him is a hinderance to developing the younger Ayodele. Mr. Jones, please, get out the drill & point it at your head before signing this disruption to our team - regardless of what you think you can milk out of the guy.

“Your Friendly Computer Guy”

Since: Jul 07

Buffalo Grove

#3 Sep 18, 2007
He's a decent player, but the Cowboys have to wait 6 weeks before he can even play. If they sign him, they better hire a driver and a tough bodyguard.

Dave
www.davescomputerserv.com
crimeguy

Round Rock, TX

#4 Sep 18, 2007
I don't like it but in his last television interview he said all the right things so maybe he got some help. He doesn't sound like a thug even though he has done some thug things. Maybe he will grow out of it and be able to help out some. I would guess if he does sign this will be his last chance in the NFL and he knows it.
newanarchy

Carrollton, TX

#5 Sep 18, 2007
It's a done deal, the thugs a Cowboy, not surprising really. Can only hope he destroys the locker room and ruins the last half of the season.
cowboysfansince7 5

Stafford, TX

#6 Sep 18, 2007
newanarchy wrote:
It's a done deal, the thugs a Cowboy, not surprising really. Can only hope he destroys the locker room and ruins the last half of the season.
He is nothing more than an insurance policy, and all of his trouble has been OFF the field. So much for "destroying the locker room". If Jay Ratliff and Remi Ayodele can perform well enough, fine. If not, they can go to Tank. His contract value is minimum at best, so what is the risk? If he screws up off the field, there is only a minimum investment in him. This is no different from the Pats trading a fourth round pick for Moss...except the Cowboys don't lose a pick. It's a no-lose situation.
newanarchy

Carrollton, TX

#7 Sep 18, 2007
cowboysfansince75 wrote:
<quoted text>He is nothing more than an insurance policy, and all of his trouble has been OFF the field. So much for "destroying the locker room". If Jay Ratliff and Remi Ayodele can perform well enough, fine. If not, they can go to Tank. His contract value is minimum at best, so what is the risk? If he screws up off the field, there is only a minimum investment in him. This is no different from the Pats trading a fourth round pick for Moss...except the Cowboys don't lose a pick. It's a no-lose situation.
Next year maybe you all can pick up Pac Man Jones and the year after you can add Vick to your squad. These players will never learn there lesson as long as there are guys like Smiley Jones to give them their money.
newanarchy

Carrollton, TX

#8 Sep 18, 2007
Just think of all the convicts the Cowboys can draft out of the University of Texas, how convenient, home grown talent.
crimeguy

Houston, TX

#9 Sep 19, 2007
Chris Carter had a lot of problems early in his career and got a second chance, that went well.

“Husband, Dad, Cowboys fan.”

Since: Sep 07

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#10 Sep 19, 2007
I think this is a good signing. Tank has obvious problems off the field but the Bears NEVER complained about his locker room influence. They even petitioned the courts to allow him to travel to Miami and play in the Super Bowl. I don't think they would have done that if he were a locker room menace.

He obviously has character issues but you can't condemn him forever. You give him a shot, if he screws up he's gone. I don't see how you loose out in this case. If we banned every character issue player in the league then EVERY TEAM would loose players.. Some teams would just loose more and the Cowboys WOULD NOT be even in the top 5.
lauralee_dot_cal m

United States

#11 Sep 19, 2007
The Cowboys are going to be like the Oakland Raiders were when I was young...you had to have a horrible character or an ex prisoner to get on the team...Thank you Jerry Jones...you idiot!!!!!
cowboysfansince7 5

Stafford, TX

#12 Sep 19, 2007
DarkFlame wrote:
PLEASE - SAY IT ISN'T SO!!!
The guy can't even step foot on the Cowboys' property until after his suspension is over, much less get into shape or be on the same page with the defense at that time.
He's a locker room distraction & a much worse legal headache than T.O. has EVER been. NOTHING good can come from this. Even having him is a hinderance to developing the younger Ayodele. Mr. Jones, please, get out the drill & point it at your head before signing this disruption to our team - regardless of what you think you can milk out of the guy.
He will be nothing but a role player, signed at minimum risk. His troubles were always OFF THE FIELD! How is he going to be a locker room distraction? Even if he screws up, he has no signing bonus, so it is a no-lose situation. Use your heads, guys. Jerry did not sign Tank with any risk to the Cowboys. He has no guaranteed money!
cowboysfansince7 5

Stafford, TX

#13 Sep 19, 2007
newanarchy wrote:
<quoted text>
Next year maybe you all can pick up Pac Man Jones and the year after you can add Vick to your squad. These players will never learn there lesson as long as there are guys like Smiley Jones to give them their money.
Again, this is a minimum contract with NO RISK, yet with the possibility of reward.

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