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Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Posted on: November 11, 2011 12:48 pm
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: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2011 9:36 pm

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

The only reason Dallas won three Super Bowls during the 90s was because of JIMMY JOHNSON.  Johnson was responsible for drafting the stars of Aikman, Smith, and Irving.   I said it before and I'll say again, as long as that arrogant, egotistic owner is running the team, Dallas will never win another title.  

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2011 9:24 pm

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Lol, so true, no wonder most people despise the C'boys. If he'd just shut up and let the football people do the football work, they'd be so much better off!

Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2011 8:06 pm

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Haha, worst owner in sports.  He deserves to go bankrupt for putting all that money into a stadium without building a team first.

Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2011 7:13 pm

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Jerry, there's a reason your team sucks and has for the most part of the last 15 years. Shut-up and back-off or it will be another 15 years before you win anything again.

Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2011 1:22 pm

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

Am I missing something or are groin problems exempt for kickers? Hamstrings are kinda in the same category so why isn't Jones frustrated with Miles Austin and Mike Jenkins both having hamstring issues? Every Year Jones pulls the same stunts with making his ownership audible for all to hear in November. Then in December every year he is pacing on the sideline with his long & black trench coat. And if you know, the Cowboys struggle more than any other team in the month of December. Jones should stick to making money, not headlines....

Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 12:52 pm

Jerry Jones rips David Buehler's preparation

What a classless, clueless idiot this jones is... maybe he and his Botox-enhanced face should try kicking a football or two.  Just a thought.

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