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Raji is a gigantic woosie.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Eli Haugen, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Eli Haugen

    Eli Haugen Cheesehead

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  2. buggybill2003

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    Sounds like the black knight is Monty Pythons Holy Grail. My arms just fell off but its just a scratch......lol
     
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  3. Carl

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    Recovery time for a biceps repair has nothing to due to with toughness. He won't even be allowed to actively flex his elbow for weeks after surgery due to the risk of re injury.

    Also, I don't think you know what a fully torn biceps means. It means the major muscle that flexes the elbow now does nothing to help. He probably couldn't even flex it all in certain positions and any flexion would be very weak. With even a small amount of resistance, the arm wouldn't move

    No way he could have played effectively with it.
     
  4. Eli Haugen

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    It was sarcasm... Point of the story is. Reggie White did the same and god fixed him. if raji didnt have so many unpure thoughts, maybe god would have fixed him too?

    yep. more sarcasm:)
     
  5. buggybill2003

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    Mine was mild sarcasm with attempted humour....apologies
     
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    Will be curious if he does anything notable with his career from this point forward... at least he will always have that all state commercial
     
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    People do reasonably well with non-operative treatment of distal biceps ruptures. The main loss of strength is with forearm supination--not terribly important for a defensive lineman. Flexion strength is less affected (2% less compared to surgical repair, and surgical repair gives 95% return of strength). Raji isn't a wuss, and he'll play again next season unless there are unforeseen complications.
     
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    My bad for not picking up the sarcasm.
     
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    Gilbert Brown played a whole season that way.
     
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    Two things: First, I prefer the "wussie" spelling; from the title of this thread I wondered if Raji had become gigantically woozy - perhaps from looking at his bicep. ;) Second, it was Gilbert Brown who played with a torn bicep; Reggie's hamstring was miraculously "cured" around Christmas time in 1995. (He did tear ligaments in his elbow but didn't miss any time earlier.)

    Edit: GoPGo beat me to it.
     
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    IMO it is ridiculous for someone on a internet forum to tell a professional athlete to toughen up and play through an injury without having any knowledge about the injury the player suffered (just as was the case with Matthews last season).

    Raji said team physician Patrick McKenzie told him the same night that it happened that he probably tore the tendon that holds the biceps muscle in place. A simple muscle tear might have allowed Raji to miss six to eight weeks, but a tendon tear requires major surgery.

    Please let me know how Raji should have played after having major surgery on the tear. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. El Guapo

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    The more important thing here is that Raji is done for the year, and likely with the Packers. I can't imagine that TT is going to be sitting in Packers Castle thinking about bringing back a veteran nose tackle with an injury history and only one truly good season under his belt. The TT that I know will be drafting more NTs and looking towards the future.
     
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  13. Munch

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    He is a gigantic woosie, I broke the scaphoid in my left thumb and still had the iron balls to play 3 full seasons of Madden with a full cast.
     
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    Brown wasn't any good that season he played though.
     
  16. El Guapo

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    Yes, but now he has an injury history.

    He made the Pro Bowl in 2011 based upon his 2010 performance, period. 2011 was one of his worst seasons. You can't make informed statements by just looking up his statistics on a website. He was terrible, which is why they moved him to end in 2012. That was also the year that he injured his left ankle on the eve of the season (sound familiar) and then really injured it in the Colts game, missing several games afterward.

    People were hopefully about Raji this year, not excited. He's a big guy with talent and speed, but as is often the case in pro sports was never able to harness it on a consistent basis to be a star. At best he'll get another 1-year tender from TT but I expect TT will move on unless he's that desperate at NT.
     
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    And a pivotal pick 6 in an NFC Championship game in Chicago. Teach me how to Raji!!!
     
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    What are you gonna do? Bleed on me?
     
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    See...Your just too damn nice to be a Mod! you should have banned him :cool:
     
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    My problem with Raji is what IMO is his inconsistency of effort. I don't trust the guy. I think he's lazy and unprofessional. I hope Thompson makes zero attempt to sign him. I'd much rather he try to sign a free agent and take a NT in the first three rounds.
     
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  21. captainWIMM

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    Raji was terrible in 2011 and he should have never made the Pro Bowl (BTW a terrible way to measure a player's success) that season.
     
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    Our defensive front was suspect with Raji, and more suspect without him. What we need is a Vince Wilfork clone to occupy double teams on every down.
     
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    For me, it's the fact that he isn't a dominant force on the defensive line after being picked 9th in the draft. Now, I'm open to the question of whether that is due to coaching.
     
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    "It's just a FLESHHHH wound!" get it right buggy.:laugh:
     
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  25. Eli Haugen

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    My list of All-time favorite Packers is getting longer as I get older. But theres nothing like Gilbert brown, Grady Jackson was like him for a couple few years for us. Reggie is all world. So are the two QBs. But in terms of awesomness, I dont think anything compares to 400 pound Gilbert Brown chasing down a QB from behind. His heart and hustle was amazing for such a huge man!!! I thought Raji was going to make the list, but he's floundered in recent years. 3-4 or not. Never stopped Wilfork.
     
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