Monday, December 07, 2009

Getting Healthy For The Stretch Run

It looks like the Eagles could have Jordan, Hanson, Jackson, and Westbrook all back for this week's game against NYG. They'll all be needed for the tough road game against a division rival. Maybe the injury luck is starting to swing back in our favor.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

For goodness sake, keep Westbrook off the field.

10:01 PM EST  
Blogger The Happy Apologist said...

If he's medically cleared (and there's nothing to suggest the Eagles have been anything less than extremely cautious with concussions), why not? It looks like McCoy is starting to hit the wall here. I think we need 36 unless Weaver can step up (and there's a good chance he can based on his last couple games).

6:51 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not? Because he's poured his soul into the Eagles for years (I know he is well compensated), and in all probability , his competive instincts will prevent his making a good decision about his future health.

I'd hate to see the guy wind up indigent with his pants around his ankles at 47 because he rushed his way back from a couple of nasty concusions. I'm no doctor, but sometimes you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

Ed Wade

7:03 PM EST  
Blogger David said...

Let's keep in mind that what he's been sitting for would not have kept him out of a game in the past. Only this year does it immediately classify as a "give me the keys, you're too drunk to drive" moment where the player is forced to shut it down. I am thinking he rushed back before and should not have but didn't really have a second concussion so much a she never recovered from the first one. If he can play and he passes all tests and the doctors clear him, i say have at it. I also wouldn't mind if he rode off into the sunset as he owes nothing to this city.

2 concussions will not a lifetime vegetable make. If he's had many of them, that is a different story, but just saw him on Joe Buck an hour ago and it sounds pretty isolated to this year. I don't see him being a drool savant in 5 years. I also don't see him playing football beyond this year, so maybe he wants to end it on his terms.

Bumble

10:57 PM EST  
Blogger The Happy Apologist said...

Bumble, I agree with you 110%. Does this mean the world's about to end?

8:42 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/sports/football/30dementia.html

There is probably a bunch of other stuff out there to point you to.

Ed Wade

12:23 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can always find the point to make your point regardless of what your point is (I am speaking of the hypothetical you, not a specific you). Just as many articles can be found refuting.

All I am saying is that he is a grown man. I don't make decisions for other grown men. If he believes he can play and is willing to absorb the risk in what will be his last year, then more power to him.

I personally think Reid has handled this well. has not rushed him or pressured him. It's all about what he wants to do.

Bumble

11:07 PM EST  

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