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  1. Maybe it's been discussed, but it seems we have one critical position (fisher), one very useful position (mack), and one high hopes position (odeyingbo) all hoping to return from Achilles injuries. We had some ties to mack but no reason to pick up the others. These injuries are not all equal presumably, but it seems like only 2/3 of nfl players return. It averages about 11 months, and most never return to form or full playing time. Maybe the colts docs and coaches know more than average, but this seems statistically crazy to bank so much on this many key players, especially since it blocks other players from being drafted or paid (I know it's not long contracts). Why do the colts love players with Achilles injuries more than every other team seems to? I was referencing this article: https://lermagazine.com/article/return-to-football-after-achilles-tendon-rupture I'd love to be wrong and want to be excited about all of them though!
  2. I once had a chance to talk with one of the colts physicians in 2006 about who was physically the most impressive player to see in person... He said without a doubt Bob sanders just stood out from the others.
  3. thanks for the videos, I love Bob Sanders! he looks like the only athlete on the field in those clips. remember the 2006 super bowl interception? that was awesome...
  4. That's basically just another term for football... he'll be fine.
  5. It may well be structural and is very unlikely to have anything to do with the brachial plexus... It will come down to his status on game day and likely the presence or absence of active correlating compression on an MRI. We have nowhere near enough information in the press to predict his status, but I'll gamble that he'll understate the severity of his symptoms and play anyway.
  6. That makes sense... we only get a first round draft pick once a year, but there is no limit on how many people you are allowed to propose to. Did your fiance go to an SEC school or have a good combine performance?
  7. You hit the nail on the head. We need to start a new league to counter-balance the lingerie league, do one with really nice ethical fan-favorites. Tebow could thrive in such a setting.
  8. This thread is like parking your pinto beside a porsche and commenting on how your pinto has a deeper tread on the tires compared to the worn tires of the porsche...
  9. It's funny but if this was some other team and we just named these 2 guys player A and player B, you'd look at the stats of fill-in player B and question if player A should be benched even once he's healthy... I realized Luck will bounce back in all regards, just funny how so many teams are grabbing onto different QBs every game by preference rather than necessity after a hot drive or a solid game. This "what if" falls apart pretty quickly when more is considered than just 2015 stats, I know.
  10. This is an off topic adult phrase... 1)WE = trying to get involved with the below theme 2)Bout = Autocorrect typo for LaBeouf, as in Shia LeBouf. You know he's totally into some inappropriate stuff. 3)That = Another autocorrect for a word we're not really to type on the interweb 4)Action = Exactly what you think it is. Ask Magic Johnson. 5)Boss = One who professionally supervises safety of #4, often for a hefty percentage of the overall fee. The author is requesting participation in the after-hours entertainment preferences of a professional actor. Not really a football phrase.
  11. I wonder what would have happened if we had picked up Blount in November... Probably just be down by 21 then.
  12. Honestly I love those bombs on 3rd and long at nearly mid field. Sure they are like crappy punts, but the defense doesn't expect them as much as a 13 yard pass, and in this day an age the chances of a completion OR a defensive pass interference are pretty darn reasonable, whereas an interception is somewhat unlikely and harmful only to qb stats (and equates to a crummy punt). The WR should know the ball is coming to him and be ready to tackle if it's picked, so there is not much chance for a long runback. I think this needs to happen much more often in the NFL.
  13. this thread is so far only 1 page long and 2 of the above comments are the same as earlier posts. attention span limited to text-message length...
  14. OK Ms or Mr Pile-it-on, the biggest loser is you. Coffee has zero calories. Zero. Divide his yards gained today by the number of calories in coffee and you still fail. Edit: Herron 2.7 YPC today... Trent averaged 3.3 for the season. Something will need to improve against Brady, who technically is not really the main wage-earner at home.
  15. Not really, we threw them at DHB immediately but they didn't really catch on. I used clever again.
  16. Da'Rickius Heygood Bye. See what I did there? I used clever.
  17. Given that they have won the division, I would think they protect hilton and let brazil recover a bit while giving rogers some targets to get ready for playoffs, since it seems to be him going forward as DHB hasn't helped them win. I'm going nuts for my fantasy team, I'll sit Roddy White, Edelman, Crabtree, (injured Welker), and start Rogers. Championship game, let's go nuts!
  18. , ditch the power run. That's like saying next year I'm going to ditch being tall dark and handsome, and so far I haven't achieved even the first two. I guess we could ditch the muscular dude running into a wall of blue that is located ever so slightly behind the yard of scrimmage.
  19. Classy, maybe, but so are perhaps 27 other teams. And we don't exactly lead the classy status, as Irsay is a minor step up from MArk Cuban. Juding based on talent? I dunno... explain the pickups of DHB and Richardson? Super duper former first rounders so far. In other news, Irsay will soon be pushing for Mr Purple Drank himself (drum roll) - - - Jamarcus!! 1st overall to the colts!
  20. No, the cardiac colts had the problem of barely holding onto a slim lead by my memory.
  21. I'm afraid that he ruptured an intracerebral aneurysm until proven otherwise, he was clutching his head as though in pain... Great that he's "alert" but still very concerning.
  22. Perhaps because of this they should look for the highest pay? Seriously, most NFL players should take as much as they can get, because only a precious few get significant endorsements. Figure high tax rate, subtract agent's fee, subtract loans for house and usually a family member's loan as well, subtract even just a few bad decisions (by a 20 year old), subtract potential losses to scam investors, subtract a car commensurate with one's perceived status, and that's not much saved. Multiply by 3 years on the average career, and you still have very little saved. Next, they're young, poor, and have no skill set and no useful knees, what should they do next? I feel a little bad for the non-superstar NFL athlete. We as the fans will always have the next round of fresh players to enjoy watching, but they're pretty much all done. They nearly all go broke, so they sincerely should take their highest paycheck times the safest long-term career. It's the second part of that equation that is so difficult to predict... http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2012/10/02/162162226/espns-broke-looks-at-the-many-ways-athletes-lose-their-money But at least your paragraph makes me start thinking about meat... mmmmm.
  23. I've done a fair amount of research in, and direct treatment of, closed head injury. Traumatic brain injury results from a change in velocity (acceleration) of the brain. There is very little that a "better" helmet can do to improve upon concussions and brain injury. We really aren't seeing an increase in concussions in the NFL, we are simply seeing and increase in awareness and litigation. If you like the current game of football you will have to get used to concussions. It's troubling to reconcile a desire to see the game stay the same vs a desire for better player safety. I suspect given litigation issues veiled in discussions using the word "safety" the NFL will yield in favor of the latter. I'm disappointed that collie was not kept on with the colts, but I suspect there is also a trend towards labeling a player as injury prone without thinking much further. Without much pure intelligence on the matter, I suspect that the depression and suicide rate among ex-NFL players has much more to do with fame->anonymity and wealthy->bankruptcy trends than it does with post-concussive dementia (many demented individuals are pleasantly ambivalent, sadly). I think it's the families that desire a free last payout that allow for litigation towards the dementia argument? I've said all along that I believe collie is ok to play from a concussion standpoint, it's just a calculated risk and probably not a high one (I admit I'm not exactly in the loop on the severity of his concussions).
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