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#16 carolina-chuck

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:14 PM

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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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:15 PM

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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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:16 PM

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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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

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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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:19 PM

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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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

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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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

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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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

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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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

lets use him as a DT

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

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



It also depends on where the tear occurred. The tendon actually starts at the ankle and goes almost to the knee (backside). So location is crucial.!

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:27 PM

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



Do you have Davis's number when he played as rookie?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:28 PM

Do you have Davis's number when he played as rookie?


A very solid 10 special teams tackles.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:29 PM

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.


Actually we don't know he the starting three are. As RR said the only position with no competition is long snapper. That being said, I understand your point of view. May the best man win.

I don't think Davis came back from a third surgery to be a special teams player.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:29 PM

I heard Reed say today that TD will probably play 15-20 defensive snaps a game.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:30 PM

lets use him as a DT


he's done it before. he rotated in a handful of times during the 2006 season if i'm not mistaken.



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