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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DetroitSpirit wrote:
YlionsY wrote:
DetroitSpirit wrote:
YlionsY wrote:
IDOG_det wrote:
So, like what happened to Jahvid Best except he's not our best player?

Yep. Megatron gets a severe concussion thats going to effect him for the rest of his life he needs to walk away.

I'll miss the highlight reel catches and great games but football is a game. No need to effect the next 50 years of your life with devastating conditions. Wouldn't blame him a bit.

He's made enough money. Go live life.


He's given his all for his for a couple years now. If he chose to walk away that's fine.


Well lets say its an elite talent-Revis type CB or Sanders type RB and they have only played 1 or 2 years but you know they are destined for great things. Once in a lifetime talent. Yet they suffer a devastating concussion.

Would you want them to continue on with their careers or walk away from it all?



Jahvid Best. I would be just fine if he walked away from it all right now.


Just curious, where do you rank Best among your best players? I'm curious as to where you have him. I honestly have no idea, and this is in no way a loaded question.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would feel more for the player than the fact I didn't get to see him anymore. Football is not worth risking long term health. Especially if he's a great player that's been played reasonably well. If he still wanted to be around the game, it's still possible to coach or something along that level. There's no shame in wanting to have a normal life with a family and not be a slightly more aware vegetable.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tylerdouglass wrote:
Just curious, where do you rank Best among your best players (lol)? I'm curious as to where you have him. I honestly have no idea, and this is in no way a loaded question.


In terms of raw talent, he's probably top 10 on that team. Right below the elite level.

Tier 1 players = Megatron, Stafford, Suh.

Tier 2 players = Best, Fairley, Pettigrew, LeShoure, Young, Delmas.
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if he was cleared to play by the doctors then he better play out his contract.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if he was cleared to play by the doctors then he better play out his contract.


100% disagree.

Players retire in the middle of their contracts all the time. Just because the doctors clear him doesn't mean they know what the long term effects are. If any player feels the potential drawback is no longer outbalanced by the benefits, I fully support them walking away.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Reggie Wayne's career ended because of an injury, I'd feel sad that he had to go out that way, but I'd understand, and celebrate his career.

If Luck went out like that, I'd be devastated. Such a promising career cut short...
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I would check his positions prospect rankings for the next draft! Shocked Laughing

then i would...

Check The Eagles forum and act like i saw it coming and name drop a bunch of prospects.. duh Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe Flacco doesn't walk away because of injuries, injuries walk away because of him. Greatest quarterback of the modern era. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if he was cleared to play by the doctors then he better play out his contract.


So a doctor gets to decide if a player risks hurting his quality of life after football?
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tylerdouglass wrote:
mozwanted wrote:
if he was cleared to play by the doctors then he better play out his contract.


So a doctor gets to decide if a player risks hurting his quality of life after football?


yes, if he signed to play for the contract then he should play it out if cleared by the doctors.

Security contractors in iraq and afganistan dont even get the choice and they dont just risk injury they risk their lives. Theirs no i retire or quit button for those security contractors. Us armed forces dont get choices after then sign a contract they have to serve their contract or else they get dishonorably discharge and some go to prison if they just decide to leave war(where they can be killed).

Why should millionaire athletes be any different?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mozwanted wrote:
tylerdouglass wrote:
mozwanted wrote:
if he was cleared to play by the doctors then he better play out his contract.


So a doctor gets to decide if a player risks hurting his quality of life after football?


yes, if he signed to play for the contract then he should play it out if cleared by the doctors.

Security contractors in iraq and afganistan dont even get the choice and they dont just risk injury they risk their lives. Theirs no i retire or quit button for those security contractors. Us armed forces dont get choices after then sign a contract they have to serve their contract or else they get dishonorably discharge and some go to prison if they just decide to leave war(where they can be killed).

Why should millionaire athletes be any different?


Football is a game.
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tylerdouglass wrote:
mozwanted wrote:
tylerdouglass wrote:
mozwanted wrote:
if he was cleared to play by the doctors then he better play out his contract.


So a doctor gets to decide if a player risks hurting his quality of life after football?


yes, if he signed to play for the contract then he should play it out if cleared by the doctors.

Security contractors in iraq and afganistan dont even get the choice and they dont just risk injury they risk their lives. Theirs no i retire or quit button for those security contractors. Us armed forces dont get choices after then sign a contract they have to serve their contract or else they get dishonorably discharge and some go to prison if they just decide to leave war(where they can be killed).

Why should millionaire athletes be any different?


Football is a game.


yes it is, and they get paid millions. If they sign a contract and they are healthy to play they should fulfill the contract.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mozwanted wrote:
tylerdouglass wrote:
mozwanted wrote:
tylerdouglass wrote:
mozwanted wrote:
if he was cleared to play by the doctors then he better play out his contract.


So a doctor gets to decide if a player risks hurting his quality of life after football?


yes, if he signed to play for the contract then he should play it out if cleared by the doctors.

Security contractors in iraq and afganistan dont even get the choice and they dont just risk injury they risk their lives. Theirs no i retire or quit button for those security contractors. Us armed forces dont get choices after then sign a contract they have to serve their contract or else they get dishonorably discharge and some go to prison if they just decide to leave war(where they can be killed).

Why should millionaire athletes be any different?


Football is a game.


yes it is, and they get paid millions. If they sign a contract and they are healthy to play they should fulfill the contract.


Drug traffickers don't get to make choices for themselves so football players shouldn't either!!
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GoPackGo wrote:
tylerdouglass wrote:
Just curious, where do you rank Best among your best players (lol)? I'm curious as to where you have him. I honestly have no idea, and this is in no way a loaded question.


In terms of raw talent, he's probably top 10 on that team. Right below the elite level.

Tier 1 players = Megatron, Stafford, Suh.

Tier 2 players = Best, Fairley, Pettigrew, LeShoure, Young, Delmas.


I agree with this list.
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