NFL 2012 Wild Card Week Thread

Maybe he should talk to Peterson's physical therapist.

I'm sure Dr. James Andrews has already been contacted. At least twice (Mike Shanahan and RG III).

If you saw the post-game press conferences, you heard talk about how RG III would not have sat during the game. Towards the end it sounded like Coach and QB both wanted to say "It wasn't my call."

Reminded me of the 2004 ALCS when Coach Little couldn't get Pedro Martinez off the mound at the end of the game.

Chris Clemons also tore his ACL in that game. Looked like a non-contact thing when it happened. Think Snyder springs for some quality turf in 2013?

TheGameguru wrote:

Living in DC for 18 months I can safely say that the sound you hear this morning is several hundred thousand RG III Jerseys being folded up and tucked away..only to be replaced with their neatly pressed but ready to go Ray Lewis Jerseys... "Fans"

I can't blame people for hiding their jerseys.

As bad as most of the games were this weekend, I'm still glad I watched them vs the BCS National Championship game last night. Good grief.

Wow, that is just awful and who knows what else he's done in the 2 years after that article.

thejustinbot wrote:

As bad as most of the games were this weekend, I'm still glad I watched them vs the BCS National Championship game last night. Good grief.

I watched much of it, and it was awful.

It was painful watching Manti Te'o's draft stock drop more every Alabama drive. The amount of bad tape he added to his reel last night was crazy, and probably cost him a lot of money come April.

Then again, it may be the case where eagle eyed scouts were already rating him lower than the public was, and now we're all just catching up.

I hope the Bills were watching, they desperately need some starting quality replacement-level LBs. I'd be surprised if they don't end up grabbing Nassib, 2nd round?, from SU though.

LSU DE Barkevious Mingo has decided to declare for the draft. I don't honestly know how good he is but I don't care; his name is BARKEVIOUS MINGO!

BARKEVIOUS.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

LSU DE Barkevious Mingo has decided to declare for the draft. I don't honestly know how good he is but I don't care; his name is BARKEVIOUS MINGO!

BARKEVIOUS.

One of his older brothers is named Hughtavious.

These are the high watermarks all baby names must be measured against.

*Legion* wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

LSU DE Barkevious Mingo has decided to declare for the draft. I don't honestly know how good he is but I don't care; his name is BARKEVIOUS MINGO!

BARKEVIOUS.

One of his older brothers is named Hughtavious.

These are the high watermarks all baby names must be measured against.

His other older brother is just Hugh. Poor kid.

Apparently Barkevious was once voted 'Name of the Year.'

It's tragic that Mr. Coles retired, or there would be the possibility of a Barkevious and Laverneus on the same team.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

It's tragic that Mr. Coles retired, or there would be the possibility of a Barkevious and Laverneus on the same team.

And JaMarcus!

What's tragic is that Barkevious is a first name. That's the name I want on the back of a jersey, not Mingo.

Mingo only pawn in game of life.

(of course I am sure he has never heard that before)

Seems relevant.

More accurately, Parker's contract was up at the end of the year, and the network opted not to renew.

Which, of course, is generally how ESPN handles "firing" someone. Just wait them out until the contract runs out.

Yeah it just so happened that it was very soon after his comments.

I wish I could say 'That's too bad.' Really...

Spoiler:

No, not really

*Legion* wrote:
thejustinbot wrote:

As bad as most of the games were this weekend, I'm still glad I watched them vs the BCS National Championship game last night. Good grief.

I watched much of it, and it was awful.

It was painful watching Manti Te'o's draft stock drop more every Alabama drive. The amount of bad tape he added to his reel last night was crazy, and probably cost him a lot of money come April.

Then again, it may be the case where eagle eyed scouts were already rating him lower than the public was, and now we're all just catching up.

I kept thinking that as I watched that train wreck of a game...his Agent no doubt will tell him (rightfully so) to become a combine monster as that's pretty much his only hope now to still get a decent rookie contract...

Do you think it was enough to dump him into the second round?

TheGameguru wrote:
*Legion* wrote:
thejustinbot wrote:

As bad as most of the games were this weekend, I'm still glad I watched them vs the BCS National Championship game last night. Good grief.

I watched much of it, and it was awful.

It was painful watching Manti Te'o's draft stock drop more every Alabama drive. The amount of bad tape he added to his reel last night was crazy, and probably cost him a lot of money come April.

Then again, it may be the case where eagle eyed scouts were already rating him lower than the public was, and now we're all just catching up.

I kept thinking that as I watched that train wreck of a game...his Agent no doubt will tell him (rightfully so) to become a combine monster as that's pretty much his only hope now to still get a decent rookie contract...

Do you think it was enough to dump him into the second round?

There's still the Senior Bowl, right?

TheGameguru wrote:
*Legion* wrote:
thejustinbot wrote:

As bad as most of the games were this weekend, I'm still glad I watched them vs the BCS National Championship game last night. Good grief.

I watched much of it, and it was awful.

It was painful watching Manti Te'o's draft stock drop more every Alabama drive. The amount of bad tape he added to his reel last night was crazy, and probably cost him a lot of money come April.

Then again, it may be the case where eagle eyed scouts were already rating him lower than the public was, and now we're all just catching up.

I kept thinking that as I watched that train wreck of a game...his Agent no doubt will tell him (rightfully so) to become a combine monster as that's pretty much his only hope now to still get a decent rookie contract...

Do you think it was enough to dump him into the second round?

Honestly, I'm wondering.

Scouts already had some concerns about his speed, bringing into question his ability to run down the field with athletic tight ends.

The national championship game tape now brings into question the other half of linebacking - his ability to fill gaps and make clean tackles for stops.

To paraphrase Little Big League: "Hey Mac, what's the going rate for a poor tackling linebacker, who can't drop into coverage?"

Scouts will have to decide if it was just an aberration after the long layover, or if he is struggling with the step up in competition and physicality that Alabama's front 5 represented (and that he'll see at the next level). He'll need to show at the Senior Bowl that he can handle NFL-caliber linemen.

Spoiler:

Little Big League: underrated sports movie disguised as a kid's film

That sounds more realistic than that 14-18 month prognosis.

Still not great, as that puts his return anywhere from camp to the first month of the season.

Jaguars sign Dave Caldwell to be the new general manager.

I'm hopeful. He was one of about three "rising star" GM candidates in this offseason's hiring chase, and he rose through the ranks under Bill Polian in Indy and Thomas Dimitroff in Atlanta.

I'm glad it's someone coming out of a good personnel department, but who knows how he operates as an individual.

6-8 months sounds worse than 12 to me. I just get nervous that he'll be more likely to push himself to get ready for the season and aggravate the injury. I'm also concerned that the 6-8 month recovery is too convenient for the start of the season. Could be wishful thinking or expectations coming from the Skins organization.

As far as I'm concerned, let him miss the first 4-5 games of the season if necessary. I could care less about making the playoffs next season if it means he gets as healthy as he can be.

S0LIDARITY wrote:

6-8 months sounds worse than 12 to me. I just get nervous that he'll be more likely to push himself to get ready for the season and aggravate the injury. I'm also concerned that the 6-8 month recovery is too convenient for the start of the season. Could be wishful thinking or expectations coming from the Skins organization.

Which is why all decisions in these situations need to be made by medical people and not the football people. And especially not the players.

@FangBlackBone, I've read before that often times the last step of rehab is getting comfortable being on the field in an active game. It will be really difficult to pin down when he's 'ready' and not just finished with rehab.

I tried to find who the time-table came from and it was unclear. Apparently Stephania Bell discussed the situation on The Herd this morning, I trust her take on the situation as a licensed PT.

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