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18 Oct 2009
Among the Week 6 casualties are Antwan Odom (ruptured Achilles) and Lofa Tatupu (torn pectoral).
Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 18 Oct 2009
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20 Oct 2009, 5:21am by
Have the Seahawks fired their trainer(s) from last year yet?
Kris Jenkins, too, apparently.
And there goes the Jets season. Defensively, anyway.
-- Go Phins!
So they're just catching up to the offense, I see.
The Great Injury God demands his tribute.
Really, if you want to know what happened in various games, you need to know when various players left the field.
I agree with your point, but in this case Tatupu provides a counter-example. The Cardinals had already been having their way with the Seahawks' D while Tatupu was still in the game.
The Cardinals' game plan and execution was a thing of beauty in the first half.
Owen Daniels made a cut block on Odom, got back up and caught a TD pass. It didn't seem like much at the time.
But one understands why linemen despise the cut block. Between the chance of knee injury or in this case the foot locking on the turf and not being able to "give" it causes all kinds of worry.
When Glen Mason coached at Minnesota and that offensive line cut block constantly nobody in the Big Ten shed any tears at blowing out the Gophers. The general consensus was that it was a sh*tty approach.
Yeah, I noticed that too. In fairness to Daniels, his block appeared to be within the rules. In fairness to Odom and every other player with the legs cut out from under them, it also appeared to be a move that would get you 15 yards and a 25K fine if executed anywhere near a QB.
The loss of Odom and Peko had an awful lot to do with the Bengals' feeble pass rush, because after that point in the 1st half they were down to 4 active linemen, including Tank Johnson, who is dealing with his own injury. (It still doesn't excuse not being able to defend a screen pass though, or to cover up why all active TE's on the roster have butter fingers!) Free Chase Coffman!
Gonna be honest, but after two straight seasons now crippled by injury football has not been that fun to watch. It's not just one player it's the entire fucking team, and I'm basically cheering for a bunch of dudes of the street at this point.
This year's update to the playoff drive stats show that the football gods may have been on Peyton Manning's side this time. Also: Cam Newton and Alex Smith enter the mix, and why we should be comparing Andrew Luck to Dan Marino.
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