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Bishop signs with the Vikings

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Shawnsta3, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. JBlood

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    are you really George reincarnated??
     
  2. buggybill2003

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    Sometimes with my arthritis, and general aches and pains, I do wonder ? :D
     
  3. 13 Times Champs

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    He got an interview somewhere??? I didn't read anything about that. :unsure:

    Those Fox and ESPN interviews don't count. ;)
     
  4. Shawnsta3

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    Desmond Bishop reportedly fighting for a roster spot. Not now, but soon may be time for you TT criticizers to cede to another one of his decisions.

    http://m.startribune.com/?id=219344421
     
  5. adambr2

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    As a Packer fan, if Bishop gets cut by the Vikings, I don't think that leaves any doubt that Ted made the right decision.
    As a human being, I feel bad for Bishop. Last pre-season really derailed his career -- he was a pretty solid player up until then.
     
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  6. El Guapo

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    Plus you have to factor in all of the years that he had to ride the bench, despite proving in training camp that he deserved to start. His career was shortened on the front and back ends.
     
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  8. FrankRizzo

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    I love Bishop and this is one of the many injuries we've had that makes me want to punch the football injury god smack square in the mouth.

    Bishop
    Bulaga
    Sherrod
    Collins
    Kampman
    Al Harris
    Terrance Murphy
    Sterling Sharpe

    8 careers, or at least seasons, ended for us due to injuries.
     
  9. 7thFloorRA

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    Its about time to punch the field turf inventor in the mouth.
     
  10. HardRightEdge

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    Actually, Lambeau has the DD GrassMaster system, not Field Turf. I believe it is also used on the Packers' outdoor practice fields. It is predominantly natural grass with some plastic filaments stitched in. During the Lambeau tour I took the guide said it's about 2% plastic; the Packers.com web site says 20 million filaments in the Lambeau turf. Some turf expert could verify if those numbers agree up, but not me.

    Evidently Philly and Denver use the same system on their game fields.
     
  11. El Guapo

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    At my hotel the other week, I bellied up next to a guy who was changing the turf at the Meadowlands. They were already replacing the Field Turf installed the MetLife Stadium to a different brand of turf. There are a bunch of articles from 2010 where the Giants were complaining about the turf causing injuries. Apparently this stuff also wears out quickly. I had no idea how many different brands of synthetic turfs were out there for teams to choose from.

    As for Bishop, it sounds like Leslie Frazier has now called him out publicly saying that he needs to get on the field and earn a spot or he's gone.
     
  12. 7thFloorRA

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    Philly and Denver!!!! Those 2 teams have had all the injures recently!!!

    I think the problem with the field turf and possible this hybrid is the base that it is set upon. That makes the surface extrememly hard and I question its ability to naturally absorb shock instead of transferring it back up the athletes leg.
     
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    Man kind of makes you feel for the guy. The millions of dollars he has earned playing football allows me to be only so sympathetic, but the he's in a tough spot. Maybe he can pass on the stretching and conditioning excersizes he learned in Green Bay to the guys in Minny?
     
  14. HardRightEdge

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    If there is an issue with this GrassMaster system I doubt it has to do with the hardness of the field. I've never heard anybody complain on that score and it is supposed to be 97-98% grass, so it has a grass-growing base.

    What I would question is it's resistance to "divoting" and that it might be prone to having a cleat get stuck on an awkward hit. If so, this would account for the number of knee and ankle issues we seem to accumulate. All-grass may have just enough give and or put up a divot on an odd hit to prevent cleat-sticking to avoid some of these injuries. This is just a conjecture; the kind of micro affect that might be at play would be very hard to measure.

    This GrassMaster system is very popular in Europe for soccer pitches, particularly among the elite English teams...Manchester United, Arsenel, et. al. use it. However, soccer players are not often subject to high/low or twisting tackles.
     
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    If he can still run 4.5, I'd take him for opening day...only.:eek:
     
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    Looks like Bishop gave up a TD in the Vikings-Bills preseason game. Not entirely sure it was his responsibility, but he
    was the closest to the receiver.
     

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