Well they have ripped my heart out and fed it to the cat once too often. My excitement level is subzero. Whatever the current 'suck for Luck' is works for me , hit the cellar floor and start digging....
I didn't bother watching today, my pain tolerance just is not that high.
What I really do not understand is this... cap hits have to be delicately arranged so irrespective of this years guaranteed money, in the real world of the 'Skins a couple of million a year is chump change... Sign him for crying out loud, overpay if you have to, because you just created a weapon against every other team...
Heck Danny is so wealthy, a couple or three mil a year is trivial, so long as the cap hit can be managed
Hi everyone, as all of us I am awaiting the usual draft day shenanigans where our sometimes contradictory dreams are dashed by the realities of draft board rankings. I lay no claim to being able to rank players in the draft, as I rarely watch college ball (except go crimson! go middies! go hokies!)
This little missive is just to point out how amusing some things are every year, plus ca change, c'est la meme chose....
I clearly remember the total meltdown of the board, when Sean Taylor was selected..."no safety is worth a first round pick... I don't believe this there was XYZ RB available, we need a ground game... what the heck? there was an ace special teams player sitting there ripe for the picking... And yet all the debate is about how safety is a key priority,, how can we possibly pass on the SS or FS de jour with our first round pick?
The same thing applies to QB valuations, as recently as mid March the consensus view seemed to be that the QB class was so thin, in any rational draft none would go in the first round, and yet as of today, it seems at least four are consensus first round picks, the only debate being is it better to pick strong but dumb over accurate but short over smart but fumbles over RGIV (but this time gimmicks will really work!).
As a RL doc my advice is to take a deep breath and an even deeper scotch, once you cannot find the remote, and both lights are on, switch them both off and go to beds. The draft will be what it is, and we have zero influence. For what it is worth, I think the best post in many weeks was about how to pick an OL, based on the tale of the tape.
Peace, and thanks to all the mods who keep this all civil and (mostly) on topic.
Last Edit: Apr 26, 2017 20:21:30 GMT -5 by biggboy
Jan if you would like to review any of his diagnostic radiology studies, I would be more than happy to do that. Just get them on discs, if you wish, and I will PM you an address... Thinking of both of you.
OK, let's talk about what is going on... Although there is talk about 'tendinitis', what is happening is called tenosynovitis, and the pain comes from the second part of the word. Tendons run in synovial sheaths that in normal circumstances are essentially frictionless and perfectly smooth. When the synovium gets inflamed, from whatever cause, it swells and gets rough, clinically you can diagnose this in the field by felling for a 'burr' as the tendon moves in the sheath.
Rest is the best, indeed in many ways, the only medicine. A steroid shot can remove pain, by relieving the inflammation, but the underlying roughness and swelling are still there. Additionally, there is good evidence, that steroid shots weaken the tendon, so except as a one time panacea, they are not a good plan.
The good news is that with time, just about every tenosynovitis will cool off eventually, so I would not write him off any time soon, especially as he is on an inexpensive rookie contract.
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2017 16:39:43 GMT -5 by biggboy
OK bit hard to predict what they mean by tendinitis... Essentially it can be loosely used to mean issues at the insertion point of the tendon as it blends into the tough covering over the bone, when this happend local changes and changes in the underlying bone can hurt like crazy. Usually just rest and rehab will fix that.
The othere is strictly a tenosynovitis... The tendons often run in slippery sheaths that essentially guide the tendon in the right direction, and act as a frictionless surface over a joint or bone so the tendons can exert leverage.... If these sheath get inflamed thats synovitis. It is very painful, and the chronic thickening causes friction, which excacerbates the problem and often requires surgery.
Lss significant would be fluid build up in a bulla, a pouch that acts as a lubricaating pad (hink housemaids knee). This can be sore but is selflimiting..
If you never stood on the KOP when the Liverpool glory years were happening, you have no idea of the definition on the word. That was the ultimate team success. Great players, but except for emyln hughes no superstar, but the team beat the best year after year.
Cr#$p I am such a slow typist I I can never reply in realtime
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2016 19:42:56 GMT -5 by biggboy
I have said this before, and I will likely say this again, but I have never seen a human react as quickly as DG in several games I saw at Fedex field. For my money he may be the greatest player ever.......
Just a random thought here, but since the NFL is trying like gangbusters to add at least 1 extra regular season game, here is a thought (might not be original, but I don't recall it being floated).
Reduce the PS to 3 games. Add an extra Regular season game, making it 17 games (8 home games; 8 USA away games; 1 foreign city neutral game). Split the foreign games to 4 London; 4 Mexico City; 4 Canadian city; 4 German city; 1 game in Hawaii (or a USA city that doesn't have a team, but has a stadium). Or something along those lines.
This way every team still gets 8 home games for it's fans, the league gets it's extra RS game, and cities of other parts of the globe get a better chance to experience a live NFL game.
Well I was not able to watch all the game, but I thought Kirk looked the part. Slid in the pocket, threw with anticipation, and generally made good decisions. He needs the entire season under center before we even begin to start combing through college QBs.
To me it looked like the Miami coaches didn't have any idea what to expect out of the Redskins offense and defense and both sides of the ball played pretty bad for Miami in the first half.
Then, by halftime the Dolphins offense knew what Washington was doing on defense and called a better game in the second half. Same goes for the Miami defense. They kind of had the measure of the Redskins offense after halftime.
For the Redskins, I thought Barry did a decent job calling the defensive plays. On offense, only ok in the first half but pretty bad after halftime.
The thing I remember best about Joe Gibbs coached teams was that they made really well thought out adjustments during the games.......
I totally agree wit.h your comment though, spot on IMHO
What struck me most was nervous shuffling footwork. I was told, a very long time ago, was to make certain my guard was precise, so I knew exactly where the wicket was, and then, as an opener, stay on my back foot unless there was an easy drive offered up. Back in the day this served me well against some really hostile quickies in the UK, under very 'swingy' conditions. If the ball was not on the wicket, you just left it alone. Put it on the wicket, and just work it off the body to the leg, and let the pace do the work for you. Maybe this was because I was a lefty, but it worked for me. Watching the OZ batting it was really odd how often they just dangled the bat outside the off stump, without any plan. I cannot remember who said it, but the advice to 'if you flash, flash hard' remains true. 8^)