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Marco Rivera is retiring

Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by longtimefan, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Cowboys G Marco Rivera, 34, is expected to announce his retirement after a second back surgery in January.

    Rivera spoke earlier in the offseason about making a comeback, but that apparently won't happen. Packers GM Ted Thompson was vilified two years ago for not paying huge bucks to retain Rivera, but he turned into a major mistake by the Cowboys.

    he is done
     
  2. packerfan1245

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    We still could have kept him I think. But our o-line now, is surprisingly good :)
     
  3. longtimefan

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    yeah could have kept him...could have kept anyone..But say they did and sign him to what Dallas did or even some what less..

    Would it been worth all that money to only get one really good season out of him?
     
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    I know i was thinking how much did the guy have left when he left here. My hats off to him though, he got his big payday before he retired.
    He gave all he had to try to play, and i guess he can't do it anymore.
    I hope he can lead a somewhat "normal" life once he recovers.
     
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    Rivera was horrible in Dallas. He struggled a lot and wasn't near the value of his money. Age and Injuries just caught up with him.
     
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    I think the Packer brass knew he was on his last legs, thus NOT giving him a big payday here. Looks like we dodged an expensive bullet there.
     
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    Packers GM Ted Thompson was vilified two years ago for not paying huge bucks to retain Rivera, but he turned into a major mistake by the Cowboys.

    Well, that was no surprise to me. Any Packers that leave the team are cursed with their new ones. We get the last laugh once again.

    Sounds like Sharper.
     
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  13. pack_in_black

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    That would be incredible, but I'm not going to let myself get excited about any more rumors until Adam Schefter reports it.....
     
  14. longtimefan

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    Pyle and pack...

    I just happen to read that post minutes before reading Dakotas question bout trading for A.P, thought since it dealt the packers 16 like Daks; wanted to bring it out
     
  15. pack_in_black

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    Naw, man-I wasn't ungrateful for your report or anything, it's really exciting, actually! :thumbsup: I just got myself so jakked about the Randy Rumor that now, when nothing happens I feel sad every time I check NFL.com and don't see anything....
     

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