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About Thama

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  1. I don't think there's a chance in hell that Darryl Williams would sign a contract that small, even after a major injury. He's a year removed from a Pro Bowl season and plays one of the most valuable positions in football. If we want him we will need to pay him. Clark has been OK but beaten badly enough in enough games that I think he should be treated as a solid backup only.
  2. Funchess has had a rough middle of the season this year, but he's played well plenty of times in his career too. A WR trio of Moore, Samuel and Funchess is a good group with a really diverse skillset. If he's willing to take low #2 money then I think we should re-sign him. If he envisions himself as a #1 then he's both delusional and going elsewhere.
  3. I would much rather play the Rams on the road than the Saints in the playoffs. The Rams barely have a home field, while the Superdome can be an incredibly difficult place to play.
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    Eric Reid

    You don't get to tackle the opposing QB seconds after the ball is gone just because "it might be a playaction" in the NFL in 2018. That hasn't been even remotely allowed for a very long time. Everyone here would be losing their mind if it were Cam taking hits seconds after getting rid of the ball.
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    Eric Reid

    I don't hate him for kneeling, I support his kneeling and the message he's trying to communicate. I don't mind him having beef with Jenkins as long as that stays off the field. When he takes incredibly late shots at the opposing QB that I'd be losing my mind about if they were on Cam, that's what I have a problem with.
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    Eric Reid

    If Josh Norman suplexed the opposing QB several seconds after the ball was gone on a clear running play, we would have loved it? Are you out of your mind?
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    Eric Reid

    I was totally in favor of signing him, but this game has made me wonder whether there were other reasons why 31 teams decided Reid was more trouble that he was worth.
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    Watching without cable

  9. There's a large difference between what a surgeon would see on an EKG (on the rare occasion when they bother to do more than look at the read at the top of the page) and what an experienced internist or cardiologist would see. What you were taught in PT school (like what we are taught in med school) barely qualifies you to look at one like a surgeon. What is valuable about Dr Chao's statement is insight into the way NFL teams usually handle this issue. It is apparently seen regularly enough and recoveries are quick enough that it isn't routinely mentioned to the press. It also isn't routinely seen as an extra risk to a professional athlete, which seems intuitive but is nice to have confirmed.
  10. Who, to be doubly fair, is also a good player.
  11. 3 months is a reasonable timeframe to wait in someone already on AC to make sure they stay converted particularly if they are pAF to begin with. If a patient came to me with a history of stroke and documented conversion to sinus post-ablation, though, I wouldn't have any problem taking them off AC and certainly wouldn't start them on it if they weren't already on it. Not an armchair cardiologist, just a neurologist that has seen many hundreds of strokes and managed a lot of AF from that side of the picture.
  12. You don't need therapeutic AC regardless of your CHADS2 if you arent in Afib, which he shouldn't be after an ablation.
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    health concerns with Curtis Samuel

    Pretty much. Though if they abated him that means it wasn't quickly going away. Good news is for most people an ablation fixes the problem, no need for medication or anything after.
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    health concerns with Curtis Samuel

    The most specific data I found in a quick search was for males 20-24 in a European population, where the prevalance was 0.036% (3.6 in 10,000 people). Can be more common in extremely physically/mentally stressful situations - I've seen people go into it transiently at the end of a 28 hour shift where they're running on coffee, adrenaline and spite.
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    health concerns with Curtis Samuel

    That's probably right, and holding him out for more than a few days would be purely precautionary in that case. Afib is uncommon but not unheard of in young athletes.