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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by El Guapo, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    Here’s a link to a story about three weeks ago that says Sherrod “at minimum looks like a healthy player”. Last year when he was coming off of the PUP list he limped from drill to drill and was clearly not at full strength. So much so that they IR’d him a week early. (Teams have three weeks to decide on players once they come off the PUP list.)
    http://www.packersnews.com/article/20131017/PKR0101/131017016?nclick_check=1

    Of course I’m happy to see him finally healthy but he needs work in pads and he won’t get any this week - because of the short week, they won’t be in pads before Sunday’s game. He still may see some action even if there aren’t any injuries. It makes sense for them to ease him back into action if they have a choice and the good news is he’ll be active for half of this season. Sherrod’s salary for the first three years of his contract were guaranteed so it would make no sense to waive him even if he weren’t apparently healthy now. But his 2014 salary is (only) $1.275M and if he’s waived next season the cap hit is a miniscule (in NFL terms) $825K. So I’m glad they’ll have some time to evaluate him. And who knows? They may actually get lucky for a change and by – or before - the end of this season have a player who can replace both Barclay and Newhouse at OT.
     
  2. GoPGo

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    Nonsense they wouldn't have kept him for 2 years if they were going to cut him as soon as Lang comes back. He didn't have a muscle injury or ligament injury he had a bone injury and it's a hundred percent now so he should be fine.
     
  3. El Guapo

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    The word just a day or so before the Bears game was that Sherrod and Worthy could be activated but that there were no rosters spots since O-line and D-line were the least injured positions.

    Funny how those things change quickly
     
  4. easyk83

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    Oshkosh while you dismiss the Flannigan comparison you seem to be using your own experience to weigh Sherrod's chances of a recovery. While you did admit that the care you received wasn't NFL quality I think that that may be an understatement given the number of therapists and trainers he would have had working with him. Besides he also would have received a superior nutrition plan, and let's not forget Mr. Herbert Grant Humphreys or HGH as he's known. PEDs are well known for healing tissue along with rapidly building muscle mass, another advantage he would have had.

    Please don't think that I'm taking shots at you and I imagine that this might be a sensitive subject for you. It does make a lot of sense, you're usually pretty positive as a fan so your pessimism over Sherrod struck me as unusual.
     
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  5. lambeaulambo

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    He is under contract, they were forced to keep him.
     
  6. bozz_2006

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    Theeeeeeey...... could have cut him....
     
  7. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Not at all dismissing the Flannigan comparo......just saying in my rebutle to that comparo that not all people heal the same from similar injury. ACL/MCL tears in some guys is either a career ender or the start of their decline. Adrian peterson came back from one and had the best season of his career, while others with the same thing feel the effects a lot longer and cant perform in the same mannor that they used to. I also know you are not taking shots at me, just a fun/serious debate, all good my friend.
    Also, in a way I can use my own experience to be comparison. I was young and in prime condition, in fact better shape than I see some players in. It was devestating to me physically and mentally to know that I was not the same as before. Yes, sherrod has top flight people and advanced technology to help him along.....even with all that, the amount of time missed can't be overlooked.....if ya don't use it, ya lose it.
    I really hope, for the teams sake, that he does work out, but I wont build up my hopes only to be let down because I know that he had a severe injury and missed a crap ton of time. If he does come backa nd play like he was projected to, that will be the packers feel good story of the decade. Personally, I just have to see it to believe it, that's just the way I am.
     
  8. El Guapo

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    Interesting statement. Assuming that Sherrod comes back and becomes a quality starting tackle for Green Bay, who is the bigger feel good story: Jolly or Sherrod?

    - Jolly was a self-induced setback. Sherrod an accident.
    - People come back from injuries all of the time, but drug addiction and prison is unqiue
     
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  9. Sunshinepacker

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    I think the difference is the "plays like he was expected to" part. Sherrod was a first round pick. If he plays up that then he'll be a top-flight tackle in the NFL. Jolly, while effective, is a rotational player. Sherrod would easily be the better story since his impact on the field will be far more substantial.
     
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  10. GoPGo

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    They not going to invest two years in a guy just to cut him as soon as he's healthy... But you go on believing whatever nonsense you want. You usually do anyway.
     
  11. SpartaChris

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    I bet our medical staff knows more than you do. Until then, I'll remain optimistic.
     
  12. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Well NO DUH !!!! Guess the reading comprhension levels around here are at or near the 3rd grade level. If you would have actually read what I wrote (that you quoted) you might not have even needed to reply.
     
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  13. Bus Cook

    Bus Cook You're never alone with a schizophrenic

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    Our medical staff? with the NFL leading games lost to injury over the last three years? Pleaaaaaaaaase. Calling Dr. Moe, Dr. Larry, Dr. Curly.
     
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  17. HardRightEdge

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    These last 2 games may be the worst back-to-back by a healthy OT I can recall. Imagine if he's played all the snaps in those two games. Getting beat like a rug is bad enough. His first two snaps were whiffs and he blocked he obviously wrong guy on another. That's just what I noticed in watching the replay. This is a whole new level.
     
  18. ThxJackVainisi

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    The thing that bothers me most about Newhouse is he doesn't finish plays. I can't blame him if he's not talented enough to block NFL defenders but there's no excuse for not having the will and determination to finish blocks. And all he has to do is look at Bakhtiari to see how it's done.
     
  19. FrankRizzo

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    Newhouses biggest problem seems not to be his physical makeup, but his mental makeup.
    Guys that look like him, and have a nasty-ish demeaner, they can dominate.
    He seems fine collecting paychecks.

    And yes I am still mad at him for getting Sherrod injured, and causing our "dynasty" to end in 2011 in Kansas City against a terrible team missing all it's starting key guys except Hali.
     

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