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A small update on where Justin Harrell is with his injury...

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  1. all about da packers

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    Warning: I found the article to stray away from the main point, so I'll post a very short summary, about where Harrell currently is in his recovery, underneath the article in case you don't feel like reading through unnecessary paragraphs.

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    Main Points:

    - Harrell feels good, and is only waiting for the team doctors to clear him to play. There have been NO setbacks with his rehab. He's got the strength back in his arm. Team doctors are just being cautious, and have no reason to suspect Harrell isn't healing on schedule.

    - The only problem Harrell will likely face is not being able to sustain his strength (in the arm which suffered the tear) for long periods of time. In other words, one of his arms will get "tired" faster than the other. The problem will sort itself out in a few months, at the latest.

    - The probability of this injury happening once again is VERY small. Like "getting struck by lightning" small. Harrell played an entire game the week after he suffered an injury, so Harrell doesn't see himself having any mental roadblocks once he is ready to play DT in games.
     
  2. bozz_2006

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    my biggest concern about harrell is what you mentioned, the mental roadblock. considering Robert Ferguson, i think we should all be concerned about that. But he DID play the week after it happened, so he has no lack of toughness. Although, before the fergie situation, he was pretty tough too. I guess i just hope Harrell can be competitive.
     
  3. porky88

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    ^ I agree

    Physically I think he has the tools to be a pretty good player. I'm not sure if he has the potential to be great though. I think he can be a solid player. A Santana Dotson like player and those players, as we know, can get you a Super Bowl.

    Mentally though I'm not sure what to make. He played hard in the Florida game when he did get hurt and that is something I really like about Harrell. However he can't be stupid like Daunte Culpepper. If he needs to miss a week or two of training camp then so be it. Corey Williams is probably going to start anyways on opening day. Harrell just needs to work is way into the rotation and go from there.
     
  4. tromadz

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    I think this is good stuff. They're being careful with him, but making him work at everything else. He knows what is expected of him (and worst case scenario I think would be that he is just an average Dlineman). Re-injury is impropbable...and I like him, I've seen a lot of his interviews on packers.com and hes a good guy, I hope it works out.

    Our D-Line will be SICK!

    I also love how MM\TT aren't rushing him. He's the 1st round draft pick and a lot of GM\HCs would want to get him out there and parade him around and go "See what we got? We did that. We're awesome" but they are playing it safe so he is ready to rumble when things really matter.
     
  5. HatestheEagles084

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    I've come around full circle on this draft pick...from when they first selected him (wtf)...to now, when I think this is a pretty good pick...and I'm from the school of thought that believes rookies should be eased into playing rather than thrown out right away
     
  6. Zero2Cool

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    Re: A small update on where Justin Harrell is with his injur


    I've had a pretty exhausting weekend so maybe I'm looking at this wrong, but if you come FULL circle (which is 360 degrees) don't you land right where you were before? Meaning if you initially felt "WTF" that you did a 180 with the thinking it is a good pick and then completed a full circle by going back to thinking "WTF" about the pick?

    From what I read, I feel you simply did a 180 on the pick.

    Crap, I don't know, but I agree with rookies should be eased into their roles instead of thrusted into them. Being able to ease rookies into their position shows quite a bit to me. It means we're not so desperate that were gonna throw a young man into the water with 30lb anchors and telling him to find a way to swim.
     
  7. HatestheEagles084

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    Re: A small update on where Justin Harrell is with his injur

    Exactly...like we were with, say, Ahmad Carroll...and I still say that's one of the main reasons he flamed out
     
  8. cyoung

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    Harrell is an awesome Defensive End, and IMO I think Harrell is going to heal and help out a lot.
     
  9. tromadz

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    Re: A small update on where Justin Harrell is with his injur

    DONT YOU MENTION HIS NAME HERE!

    RAHHH!!
     
  10. nathaniel

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    Now that some time has passed since the draft, I actually do like this pick. It was just such a shock to the system when it happened, since he was injured most of his college career.
     
  11. cheesey

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    My biggest shock was because i had never HEARD of the guy before the Packers picked him. But thats my own fault. I don't really spend alot of time looking at college players.
    Hopefully he will destroy other teams O lines and make us fall in love with him!
     
  12. bozz_2006

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    same sentiments here cheesey. i like to think of myself as a somewhat well-versed NFL fan, but one thing i lack is much knowledge of college players and consequently knowledge concerning the draft. Because of his past, i believe Thompson has earned my respect when it comes to the draft. i wasn't pissed when we picked harrell, i just didn't know who he was!
     
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    Speaking of knowing the players we draft, I completely embarrassed my wife at Outback Steakhouse when we drafted Abdul Hodge. Being the huge Hawkeye fan I am, to say I was excited is an understatement. The draft was being shown at Outback on all the TVs, and when they showed that GB had just picked Hodge, I had a mouthful of food, stood up and yelled "YES!" with my arms in the air. There was a lot of clapping when the rest of the people there realised that Hodge had been picked, but my wife was red in the face! It was great! Now, on draft day, we can't eat anywhere that is showing the draft.
     
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    lmao ... awesome ^^
     
  15. Cory

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    From the video of Justin...I always felt he reminded me more of a John Henderson.
     
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    Nathaniel; NEVER, EVER, hold back on your enthusiasm for the Packers. You are only showing your intelligence...after all, it's not like you're a Lion or Viking fan They need to hide their alligence. Yes, I'm ashamed to have questioned TT's choice of Harrell, since I'd never heard of him either. But now, knowing that other teams would have grabbed him early on, and his work ethic againest Florida, I'm sure TT made another great pick. Solid DLs excite me as much as great OLs do. Those are terrific battle zones. Corey Williams now knows that no matter what else happens, if he really wants a big contract next year from whatever team, he's going to have to out-do Harrell. That's going to be a job and one half for him and the team will benefit.
     
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    Oh, I never do! My wife is use to it now. I think she was more embarrassed that I yelled with food in my mouth than the fact that I yelled at all. Plus, other people were cheering too, because Hodge was a Hawkeye. I was just the loudest one! Haha!

    I'm looking forward to seeing what Harrell can do. Like I said earlier, now that some time has passed since the draft, I've had time to look at the picks, and do a little research on them. I really don't think we made any really bad picks.

    (This is my 200th post, by the way. Finally, my first little helmet under my name!)
     
  18. porky88

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    Re: A small update on where Justin Harrell is with his injur

    I think Henderson has more natural gifts. In my opinion Henderson is one of the 3 best DT's in the league. If Harrell is half the player (literally) that Henderson is I'll be pretty happy with the pick.
     
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    WHOO HOO!!! Got your helmet! CONGRATS!!!
    Oh....and GREAT story about you and your wife!!! :thumbsup:
    (I embarrass my wife all the time!!!) :rotflmao:
     
  20. Cory

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    Re: A small update on where Justin Harrell is with his injur

    I just think Harrell is closer to Henderson than he is Dotson and that's not a cut on Dotson. Dotson was just a different type of DT under 300 lbs. Harrell is very big and very very strong with good quickness much like a Henderson. I agree that Henderson may be one of the top 3 DT's in the league and I believe Harrell has all the tools to be up in that conversation of who's the best DT in the league. That all being said he still has to prove it on the field.
     
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    Yeah Cheesy, but he was talking about when he had his pants ON!! :thumbsup:

    Trying to get the pics to you this week buddy. Hang in there.
     
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    I don't see how you can compare a torn bicep to getting clothes lined and nearly paralyzed.
     
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    im just not sure Harrell has the mean streak than a guy like Henderson would have, i hope he does well tho cos hes seems like a good kid.
     
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    Understandable concern, but how does one guage something like that? Seemed pretty mean to me in his highlights.
     
  25. porky88

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    Re: A small update on where Justin Harrell is with his injur

    I was comparing his level of play to Dotson. Not his physical attributes. I don't think he can be one of the 3 best DT's in the league. I hope he proves me wrong but I see him as a solid starter for years but really anything beyond that would surprise me.
     

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