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Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Posted on: November 11, 2011 12:48 pm
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D. Buehler was placed on Injured Reserve with a groin injury (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It’s not often you hear an owner rip his team’s kicker, but as we’ve come to expect from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, his outspokenness continues to amaze and inspire.

That’s why we point you to comments Jones made on his radio show, via the Fort Worth Star Telegram, in which he crapped on David Buehler -- the man who handles the team’s kickoffs (but not the field goals and extra points) who was placed on Injured Reserve Thursday with a groin injury -- and questioned his preparation.

“Let me just say this: I’m frustrated because you would expect players to… and I understand injury, but he has known all along how to prepare and how to get in shape and how to prepare himself and be ready to be a kicker,” Jones said. “Now it’s frustrating to have your kicker injured. So he’s a valuable asset, especially with the rules as they are right now, we’re going to be playing some key away games out in the weather.

“We’d like to have him kicking in them because he is a better kickoff guy than [Dan] Bailey. So I’m very frustrated. It is his job to stay ready to play and prepare himself so those kinds of things for what he’s got to do don’t come up.”

In 2009, Buehler recorded 29 touchbacks, and the next season, he had 22. This year, he’s only got nine in 18 attempts, and for a guy whose job description is to provide touchbacks (during a year when it’s easier than ever), that’s not a very good percentage. It obviously won’t improve since his year is over, but the saddest part about Buehler’s season-ending injury is that he won’t get a chance to hit any more kick returners in the mouth.

And the way Jones is talking, you have to wonder if perhaps Buehler’s Cowboys career is heading in the same direction.

Reporters, including ESPN Dallas, talked to Buehler, and he said his groin still hurts and that the right side of his groin is black and blue.

“It sucks, “Buehler said. Which is certainly one way of putting it.

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Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Like most owners that are involved in on-field operations, they blame any one else, but the guy who decided to have two kickers on the active roster. For Steve Walsh, the cowboys traded him for 3 picks. If it weren't for his ego, he'd be one the best billionaire-come-owner in the league.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Maybe he sould try carrying only one kicker that way he could carry 4 true cornerbacks instead of 3 on his fantasy or I mean NFL roster.



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

@roondog20: "Jimmy Johnson was great, AND JONES HIRED HIM which means jones kinda knows a little bit about what he's doing..."

They were college roommates!  THAT is one reason Jones hired him and he got a tremendous gift of a trade with Minnesota that kick-started the Cowboys under Johnson.  According to Johnson himself, he would have blown it, tradewise, if he hadn't gotten kindly advice from Al Davis.



Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Try again, I belive they beat Philly before losing to Minnesota two years ago.



Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

You really dont know what youre talking about do you? Just sayin' !




Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

What a fool...probably never studied biology of human body
sports medicin, kineseology...why would a kicker fake an injury
or do something to endanger his limbs.  I dispise people who
believe money makes them experts in everything. 



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2011 1:59 pm
 

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Cows are mediocer this year. Who needs 2 kickers?



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Jerry Jones has BIGGER problems than his team kicker! Wake-up Jones and hire a Real General Manager for the team and fire yourself as GM.
Why is Jones so worried and blaming his kicker when Romo throws passes to the Other team on a regular basis?
Why does Jones go after the kicker when the defense couldn't stop a running back if he ran with crutches?
Why does Jones jump on an injured kicker when the TEAM as a Whole looks like is its totally unprepared to play a game?
Oh, yeah...That reflects back on Jerry Jones. Can't do that!!! Ego too big.


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Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:18 am
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