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Stafford's diagnosis: broken blood vessel, will play week 1
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RyanFuller003 wrote:
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Anything with Stafford going to the sidelines because he is hurt makes me cringe. Glad he can make week 1 though.

I definitely had a panic attack when he limped off the field during week 1 last year (leg cramp). That was not a fun moment.


I darn near threw-up. The terrible part now, is we know just how good he can be. It would be nothing short of a tragedy if he isnt able to have a healthy career for us.

This has been overblown though, IMO. QB's constantly get nicked up, but it only makes headlines if its a guy like Stafford, or Vick.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

detroitroar wrote:
RyanFuller003 wrote:
YlionsY wrote:
Anything with Stafford going to the sidelines because he is hurt makes me cringe. Glad he can make week 1 though.

I definitely had a panic attack when he limped off the field during week 1 last year (leg cramp). That was not a fun moment.


I darn near threw-up. The terrible part now, is we know just how good he can be. It would be nothing short of a tragedy if he isnt able to have a healthy career for us.

This has been overblown though, IMO. QB's constantly get nicked up, but it only makes headlines if its a guy like Stafford, or Vick.

You're right--there's no doubt at this point that Stafford could be an elite quarterback someday if he stays healthy. Last year he got banged up a couple of times, but hitting your thumb on a defender's helmet after throwing the ball isn't really something I'd consider a problem. If it were his knee or shoulder again, then yeah, you worry about that.

Spot on observation though . . . we haven't had a legit quarterback since Greg Landry in 1971 (and even at that, he was only good for a couple of years). You'd have to go back to Bobby Layne in the 50's to find the last time we had a QB remotely as good as Stafford can be. It was one thing when he got hurt last year--we didn't yet know what we had. Now that we've seen what he's capable of, it's going to be a pretty insurmountable blow if we lose him.
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