Kellen Moore Remains a Cowboy

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Kellen Moore cleared waivers Wednesday and was signed to the Cowboys practice squad. Rumor has it that the Colts were among the teams to show interest in the former Boise State star and Moore chose to remain a Cowboy.

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Todd Archer originally broke the news via Twitter that he was still a Cowboy. Kellen Moore has peaked a lot of interest lately following the poor QB play by Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden. The Cowboys are now 2-6 in the absence of Tony Romo and many fans were asking to see Moore. The primary thought being the Cowboys have nothing at this point to lose.

I have been following Kellen Moore since his freshman year at Boise. There was a lot of controversy at that time when Coach Peterson named him the starter as a freshman. Coach Peterson stressed how cerebral Moore was and mentioned that when he arrived at Boise he had every single DI offense in his laptop and was beyond prepared.

Peterson went on to talk about how involved Kellen Moore was in the meeting room and took in every bit of information as if he was the starter. Moore was pretty much an unknown and his size drew questions from the local media.  The skeptics were soon silenced when as a redshirt freshman in 2008, Moore led the Broncos to an undefeated regular season and the WAC championship while throwing 25 touchdowns and 9 interceptions in 12 games. In the final game of 2008, Boise State lost to Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl.

Kellen MooreKellen Moore would lead his team to three more Bowl games winning all three. He was a 2x All-American and a Heisman trophy finalist. The guy everyone thought was too small went on to become the winningest QB in NCAA history and second all time with 146 touchdown passes. Above and beyond that, finishing with a career passer rating of 169.2 slated him as the 2nd most efficient passer in NCAA history. His 146 touchdowns to only 28 interceptions merited him the lowest interception percentage in NCAA history.

I was probably the angriest Cowboys fan on the planet yesterday when I heard that Jerry Jones had cut Moore. Only a self proclaimed GM would go against the advice of his offensive coordinator and refuse to audition a player with a resume like his while sitting on a 2-6 record. The naysayers sound exactly like the ones did when he was named the starter at Boise.

Every day via social media or the mainstream media people are saying he is a career backup or practice squad player. Kurt Warner was slated as nothing more than a camp arm. Steve Young went undrafted and had to make a name for himself in the USFL. I could go on and on. At the end of the day, the fact remains:

No One can say for sure what he can or can’t do unless he is given an opportunity and fails.

Every year first round QBs who got all of the praise and recognition by the same self proclaimed experts fail. How much stock can I put in their opinions? NONE! Sometimes you have  just got say what the hell and give a guy a chance like Bill Parcells did with Tony Romo and Bill Belichick with Tom Brady. It takes a lot more than ideal height or a cannon to be a successful NFL QB.

“There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.”
Charles Kettering.

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  • Californy

    I just watch the Kellen Moore Video with John Grudden, It pumps me up so much having this player on the team.  If Only the Cowboy can see what I see in this player

  • Californy

    Kellen is not like most Football player, he is a special Breed.  John Grudden in that interviewed compared him with Brees.  Brees to is a son of a coach just like Kellen was.  Kellen learn the game not  just by starting 7 years as a qb, but stand on the sideline with his Dad, as long as he was allowed too

  • Californy

    Kellen understand it all, what it takes to be a good QB.  He acknowledges his player, those who catch for him and those who block for him.  They too know what Kellen expect out of them.  If you ever seen Kellen play, he often throw the ball when the player is not even on the screen.  Kellen know where his player are at all the time, he is a master of spreading the wealth at player who will be at the spot where they need to be.  It called trusting your player and trusting your QB.

  • Californy

    Great Article, CowgirlCas, The name Of Kellen Moore excites me all the time I am able to see and hear from him.  Thanks for being such an advocate for one of the best qb ever to play college ball.  It sadden me the Cowboys still dont get that  it not the size that matter, it the heart to which the player plays with.

  • Californy Yes it was a great article. I love the quote at the end.

  • Californy Yes it was a great article. I love the quote at the end.

  • Californy

    albeam17 Californy I want him to play so bad.  It sad you have to wait for someone to get injured for the Cowboys to give him his first real shot of be a NFL QB.  I guess that how many player do get their shot, at someone else expense

  • Californy albeam17 At this point, the most he can do is compete for the #2 spot in training camp next year with romo coming back next week

  • Californy albeam17 At this point, the most he can do is compete for the #2 spot in training camp next year with romo coming back next week

  • Californy

    What amaze me is not only his record as a college qb, at 50-3, but the fact he brought his team back to win 2 of those game.  They lost 2 of those game when their Kicker missed a FG within the 10 yard line.  The Guy is a winner to me at all level of the game.

  • Californy Thank You

  • Californy I find it impossible to believe anyone could discredit all that he has accomplished based soley on the eye test. He has proven the naysayers wrong his entire career. All it did was make him work harder and put a chip on his shoulder to prove them wrong. So many big name QBs have failed because they always got told how great they were and stopped putting in all of the extra work to get better. They were always pampered. Most of the best QBs in NFL history came up hard and always had to work harder than others to earn that opportunity.

  • albeam17 Californy Thank You

  • Californy

    albeam17 Californy This guy really excited me, He could run out of so many different sets, because at Boise they did them all.  You know if he can run out of all these set, he seen all the different way they can attack them,  Kellen Moore number speak for themselves, what is there not to like in a player with his ability..  He is very Brady like in his mannerism, he low keyed and focus at what he need to do.

  • Californy

    CowgirlCas22 Californy The guy is well balance in his life.  He is good because he works at it, he put in the time to study game.  The first guy in and the last guy out.  Dont get me wrong, his team mates also put the hard work in, and it shows on film.

  • Californy albeam17 You can’t coach his instincts, IQ, vision, anticipation and accuracy. You definitely can’t coach his work ethic. He lives in the film room and knows the opposing teams defense as well as they do on game day. That allows him to call the proper plays at the line to attack it

  • Californy

    Man, I would be in Heaven if they made John Grudden the Head Coach and they had Kellen as his qb, lol

  • Californy That makes two of us. Gruden had success with Gannon and Brad Johnson. I can’t imagine what he would do with Moore. Most people don’t realize Kellen Moore has his own quarterback academy and many aspiring QBs attend like they do Peyton Mannings.

  • Californy

    Man those Crazy formation in Boise confused so many College football team,  Did you know that Boise would pull a LT and make him a TE, and they keep a TE and make him a ineligible receiver.  Dont think for a moment that The NFL has not copied some of Boise play. I think it NE. who used complicated offense who ran some of their plays

  • Defense 28

    they should play him the last 8 games see what we have for the future couldn’t hurt at this point in season. last time I looked Drew Brees and Russel Wilson aren’t the tallest people either. when are they going to learn you can out smart the opponent it’s not always about height and speed

  • Defense 28

    they should play him the last 8 games see what we have for the future couldn’t hurt at this point in season. last time I looked Drew Brees and Russel Wilson aren’t the tallest people either. when are they going to learn you can out smart the opponent it’s not always about height and speed

  • Defense 28 Smart coaches like Linehan know that. It’s the Jones and McClays of the world you have convince.

  • Defense 28

    CowgirlCas22 Defense 28  that’s the truth we have seen what Jerry likes at QB can anyone say Quincy Carter that says enough for me. it also shows all the football world how good Romo really is

  • BigDIndiana

    Californy  They would put the Tackle all the way out at WR. Strange looking, never seen that before. I would look at that on D and wonder WTF is going on

  • BigDIndiana

    Californy  Me not so much with Gruden. They had a good team and system when they went to super bowl in Oakland. The next year he said the league had them figured out and changed the offense….to which Gannon even spoke out against. Didn’t do as well, tried to fix what wasn’t broken.. His first year in Tampa Bay he inherited Lovie’s team he won the super bowl with. When he turned it into his team the next 6 years he went 45-51 and never won another playoff game.

  • BigDIndiana

    Californy  Me not so much with Gruden. They had a good team and system when they went to super bowl in Oakland. The next year he said the league had them figured out and changed the offense….to which Gannon even spoke out against. Didn’t do as well, tried to fix what wasn’t broken.. His first year in Tampa Bay he inherited Lovie’s team he won the super bowl with. When he turned it into his team the next 6 years he went 45-51 and never won another playoff game.

  • BigDIndiana Californy You are incorrect. Callahan faced Gruden in the Super Bowl when he was the Raiders coach. Gruden didn’t go to Bowl with Raiders he took TB there abd beat the Raiders the same season Davis traded him there.  It was Callahan who was dumb enough to try and use Grudens own offense against him, but changed the game plan and abandoned the run in the Super Bowl. The veterans to include Jerry Rice called him out on it.

  • BigDIndiana Californy You are incorrect. Callahan faced Gruden in the Super Bowl when he was the Raiders coach. Gruden didn’t go to Bowl with Raiders he took TB there abd beat the Raiders the same season Davis traded him there.  It was Callahan who was dumb enough to try and use Grudens own offense against him, but changed the game plan and abandoned the run in the Super Bowl. The veterans to include Jerry Rice called him out on it.

  • gcarr1213

    BigDIndiana Californy I thought that was Dungie’s Tampa team not Lovie’s and two it says a lot when Dungy with all that talent couldn’t get to the Superbowl, yet Gruden comes in and wins. Dungy couldn’t win without a QB. Gruden never had a decent QB. He coached pretty much trash at that position.

  • BigDIndiana

    CowgirlCas22 BigDIndiana Californy  Yep I been drinking 🙂 it was the AFC championship game (Baltimore?) not the superbowl, my memory sux from back that far. It was the year after Gruden changed the offense in 2001 that pissed me off ( I liked watching the 2000 raider offense) and Ganon bitched about it. Yeah it was Dungie, that defense he put together was killer. I am having one of those days, but it gradually comes back LOL

  • BigDIndiana

    CowgirlCas22 BigDIndiana Californy  I remember the dustup on the raider offense, doubt there was any shot against that Tampa Bay defense.

  • BigDIndiana

    CowgirlCas22 BigDIndiana Californy  I remember the dustup on the raider offense, doubt there was any shot against that Tampa Bay defense.

  • Defense 28 CowgirlCas22 That is typical Jones too. Romo was a Payton Parcells guy and Jerry wanted to cut him and keep Carter. When Quincy failed another drug test, Bill had leverage to keep Tony.