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Thomas Davis should be used elsewhere


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Wow so even when your stat class teaches you that if we use Davis more often, the higher the chance of him getting injure, and you want him to play ST? I guess

It makes sense because as a linebacker he has a much higher chance of tearing his knee up again, whereas on ST he still has a chance but a lower chance.

I should have said this before but I deff think we should have cut him this offseason. Hurney has a problem of holding on to players too long (Dan Morgan). I thought we would stop when Fox left but guess not.

So back to out argument....Would I rather have him play 16 games at ST or 4 games at LB...you know my answer.

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Of course I do! Which is why I am saying it should be Davis on it; not Armanti Edwards.

That's why we signed Onatolu, nakamura, and Reggie Smith. Plus we have guy like Capt

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Common sense also comes into play a little bit.

Giving Davis 60 more yards to run down the field in special teams increases the chance that he will blow out his ACL again.

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It makes sense because as a linebacker he has a much higher chance of tearing his knee up again, whereas on ST he still has a chance but a lower chance.

I should have said this before but I deff think we should have cut him this offseason. Hurney has a problem of holding on to players too long (Dan Morgan). I thought we would stop when Fox left but guess not.

So back to out argument....Would I rather have him play 16 games at ST or 4 games at LB...you know my answer.

I rather use him as a situational player. That, he has a better chance of playing 16 gms.

16 ST? Kidding. He'd be gone in your 4 games.

It's more like this: 16 gms situational player or 4 gms ST.

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What if he beats out Anderson....If he's stays healthy I think thats possible. He is more athletic than him and quicker. I know people are worried about his speed declining after three surgeries but, if I recall correctly he ran a low forty time post his first tear. That is the injury that will MOST impact his speed and athleticism, the other two not so much ( I have a Physical Therapist in my family). That said, barring injury I think he can me more than a situational player. I'm actually more worried about Beason injury and how much speed he's going to lose. Just my opinion though. Here's to being an optimist :rolleyes:

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What if he beats out Anderson....If he's stays healthy I think thats possible. He is more athletic than him and quicker. I know people are worried about his speed declining after three surgeries but, if I recall correctly he ran a low forty time post his first tear. That is the injury that will MOST impact his speed and athleticism, the other two not so much ( I have a Physical Therapist in my family). That said, barring injury I think he can me more than a situational player. I'm actually more worried about Beason injury and how much speed he's going to lose. Just my opinion though. Here's to being an optimist :rolleyes:

Glad you brought up Beason...bc achilles injuries are much worse but from what I have heard, his was more on the mild side which is why he is closer to 100% than he would be if it was a FULL tear.

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Of course I do! Which is why I am saying it should be Davis on it; not Armanti Edwards.

Because that's totally the best way to save his knee, right? I understand what you're trying to say but you're assuming Davis is damaged goods and so we should throw him to the wolves rather than waste our time.

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Because that's totally the best way to save his knee, right? I understand what you're trying to say but you're assuming Davis is damaged goods and so we should throw him to the wolves rather than waste our time.

you have a point there.

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What if he beats out Anderson....If he's stays healthy I think thats possible. He is more athletic than him and quicker. I know people are worried about his speed declining after three surgeries but, if I recall correctly he ran a low forty time post his first tear. That is the injury that will MOST impact his speed and athleticism, the other two not so much ( I have a Physical Therapist in my family). That said, barring injury I think he can me more than a situational player. I'm actually more worried about Beason injury and how much speed he's going to lose. Just my opinion though. Here's to being an optimist :rolleyes:

If RR, Hurney, TDavis or anyone wants Davis to have a chance of making a come back, he better be a situational player. Don't even wanna talk yet about him beating out Anderson. I think we all know who's the starting three are already.

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Glad you brought up Beason...bc achilles injuries are much worse but from what I have heard, his was more on the mild side which is why he is closer to 100% than he would be if it was a FULL tear.

I was not aware it was a partial tear. But yeah, a full rupture is probably the most devastating injury for an athlete!

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For those interested, special teams stats of 2011 (by the way Thomas Davis hasn't played on special teams since 2007).

Kenny Onatolu: 15 tackles

Jason Williams: 15 tackles

Haruki Nakamura: 13 tackles

Mike Tolbert: 12 tackles

Jordan Senn: 11 tackles

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lets use him as a DT

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