Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Oct 2009

Pisa Tinoisamoa Out For Year

What do Bears linebackers love? Surgery!!! Pisa Tinoisamoa is out for the year and will reportedly undergo microfracture surgery on his right knee.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 21 Oct 2009

7 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2009, 7:49pm by Theo

Comments

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by DestenDennard :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 9:51pm

Tough blow, da Bears LB core is looking really slim.

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by JasonG (not verified) :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:32pm

Pisa came with decent expectations, but after seeing the few minutes he did play this year, I think even those expectations were too low. The guy was really fast and playing alongside Briggs and Urlacher, he made plays all over the field. He was equally as impressive as either of those two Pro Bowlers.

The Bears LB corps coming in was very deep and that will obviously now have to show up, but to go from Briggs/Urlacher/Pisa (arguably 3 Pro-Bowl caliber LBs) to Briggs/Roach/Williams or Briggs/Hillenmeyer/Roach is quite a steep drop off. It's a shame.

Any chance Pisa rushed back from his torn PCL and that contributed to this injury?

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by Anonymous908752345 (not verified) :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 7:32pm

What do people think of hillenmeyer, I thought he was pretty good but i havent watched enough of him to know?

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by Theo :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 7:49pm

He is pretty good but he has a rib injury.

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by Theo :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 4:26am

"What do Bears linebackers love? Surgery!!! "

You're a real comedian Bill.

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by David :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 8:43am

Seriously, once FO implement an 'ignore' function, you're first on the list, Theo...

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by Theo :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 3:41pm

I don't like it when people make fun of another man's injury.