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stevn8r
04-21-2010, 02:26 PM
Interesting to think about! A 5th for Marion the Barbarian?!? HM

I think so...Imagine how hard that dude will run on sept 26th at noon (can't freakin' wait for that game!):bat:

Opinions?


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/ross_tucker/04/21/veterans.trade/index.html?eref=sihp

MARION BARBER, COWBOYS, RUNNING BACK

Why he might be traded: The Cowboys have two other good running backs in Felix Jones and Tashard Choice. Barber's 2010 compensation of close to $8 million could be prohibitive, however, for some teams.
Where he might be traded: Houston, Cleveland, Seattle.
Likelihood of trade taking place and possible value: 5%, 5th Round.

Ryan
04-21-2010, 02:32 PM
I was thinking a 6th.

xreadx
04-21-2010, 02:35 PM
"Likelihood of trade taking place and possible value: 5%, 5th Round." eff barber aka the dolphin

Corrosion
04-21-2010, 02:36 PM
He's been a productive back and he runs hard - something this team could really use - the one downside is the salary but with this being an uncapped year it means much less than it would in past years. I'd give a 5th for him without thinking twice. Then again its easy tor me to spend Bob's money.

It would sure clear up the draft needs if they could get a solid NFL back .....

xreadx
04-21-2010, 02:37 PM
moats runs just as hard..minus the dolphin kicks after hitting the ground

BIG TORO
04-21-2010, 02:50 PM
I don't want any ex-cowboy on my team!

WWJD
04-21-2010, 03:00 PM
I don't want any ex-cowboy on my team!

Jacques Reeves is a Texan still right? Or did I miss something?

BIG TORO
04-21-2010, 03:03 PM
Jacques Reeves is a Texan still right? Or did I miss something?

Yea he is, I know, and thats why we need a CB!

Dutchrudder
04-21-2010, 03:07 PM
8 million next year for Barber?? Waste of money even in an uncapped year. Could have had LT or TJ for 5 million over 2 years. The Cowboys will cut him if that money isn't guaranteed or if they can trade him, they have two good RBs on the roster already. If he does get cut, I hope the Texans go after him for depth, but not thinking he will start.

WWJD
04-21-2010, 03:45 PM
Yea he is, I know, and thats why we need a CB!

Ok..just checking. I'm not gonna rag on him. That's a really hard position to master.

WWJD
04-21-2010, 03:50 PM
He's been a productive back and he runs hard - something this team could really use - the one downside is the salary but with this being an uncapped year it means much less than it would in past years. I'd give a 5th for him without thinking twice. Then again its easy tor me to spend Bob's money.

It would sure clear up the draft needs if they could get a solid NFL back .....

He's had some nagging injuries. Toe I think. Maybe leg. All I am sure a product of his running style. He's just a bull. He's almost always going to get caught from behind in the open field but he will roll over guys to get in that open field.

I have to admit I am a bit shocked he's even in the trade talk arena..I was somebody that said he was not a player they would consider trading. I was wrong it seems!

A 5th seems like a bargain to me for him.

Big Poundcake
04-21-2010, 06:08 PM
Sure, I'd take him for a late round pick.

Wolf
04-21-2010, 06:10 PM
it would be like old times for Pollard and Barber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJKdpsZi_10

El Tejano
04-21-2010, 09:18 PM
The reason I would want Barber is not for his running style. Yes he does run over people but sometimes he misses yards because he looks for someone to hit and as a result will run horizontally. Don't get me wrong he would be a good back but the reason I'd take him is for his pass blocking ablility.

GP
04-21-2010, 09:39 PM
I am not a huge fan of Marion Barber.

1. Injuries

2. Dances around too much

3. Can't beat out the other two guys on that roster (wow)

4. He gonna cost some money. We gonna lose a draft pick.

He might be a poor man's Ricky Williams, at best.

Kaiser Toro
04-22-2010, 08:22 AM
IIRC Barber ran in a ZBS scheme at Minnesota FWIW

Mr. White
04-22-2010, 08:33 AM
We just need a guy that can gain 1 yard at the end zone. Marion Barber fits the bill.

The important question......what would we have to give up for him?

Craig.
04-22-2010, 08:50 AM
If they let him go, I'd be very happy to have him here.

nero THE zero
04-22-2010, 08:51 AM
IIRC Barber ran in a ZBS scheme at Minnesota FWIW

He did. Along with Maroney. I think I'd rather have Maroney, but I'd give up a ~6th for Barber.

It'd be cool for the two brothers to play together as well.

HuttoKarl
04-22-2010, 09:33 AM
moats runs just as hard..minus the dolphin kicks after hitting the ground

hilarity!

TexanAddict
04-22-2010, 10:26 AM
I'd do the deal simply because he can get a yard when called upon. Plus you know what you are getting with him, as opposed to what you would be getting in the 5th round of the draft. I wouldn't ask him to carry the load, but he would provide quality depth.

BigBull17
04-22-2010, 10:44 AM
Yeah, he is slightly better than a 5th round pick will be this year. I would do it yesterday.

Brando
04-22-2010, 10:45 AM
I'm not even a Cowboys fan but I like Marion Barber and I would be estatic if we could trade a late round pick for him. I like the way he plays and would definitely help the Texans.

El Tejano
04-22-2010, 12:49 PM
We just need a guy that can gain 1 yard at the end zone. Marion Barber fits the bill.



QFT. Have you ever seen this guy jump over a pile? I would've given anything to have a guy do that on our team last year.

While on the subject of RBs that can score from the one yard line, I've brought him up before. He helped me get into the playoffs in my fantasy league because of the TDs he scored from the 1. He's a good receiver out the backfield, a veteran, he played an entire season so looks like injuries aren't a concern. I envisioned us drafting two RBs in the draft anyways. What do you think about this guy:

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IDEXAN
04-22-2010, 01:04 PM
For no more than a 5th rounder, you betcha !
He's 26, will be 27 by the regular season opener but he's still young enough, would have 2 or 3 years left in the tank. As long as the money is reasonable.

TexanSam
04-23-2010, 12:03 AM
I don't want any ex-cowboy on my team!

I just want good players on the Texans, regardless of where they played in the past. If we traded for Barber I wouldn't care of his Cowboy past. He was productive and that's all that matters.

StarStruck
04-23-2010, 02:37 PM
It would be interesting to see brothers on the same team.

SheTexan
04-23-2010, 03:24 PM
It would be interesting to see brothers on the same team.

Thinkin the same thing when I saw this thread!

gary
04-23-2010, 05:30 PM
I just want good players on the Texans, regardless of where they played in the past. If we traded for Barber I wouldn't care of his Cowboy past. He was productive and that's all that matters.Right, I think too many fans give a darn about the wrong thing but I do not.