shockandawe wrote:Injury prone, running style, hmmm... all very interesting.... I wonder how many injuries the great backs of yesteryear use to play with but we never heard about it. You guys think Riggins played with injuries, how about a skinny little guy like Walter Payton? or Jim Brown? or Leroy Kelly?
I think there's great danger in overanalyzing a particular situation. Several weeks ago, people were ready to write off Ahman Green, now, he's awesome. Javon Walker- where did he come from? If Mewelde does bad this week- does that mean you should trade him? Or if Droughns drops the rock a couple more times this Sunday- do you drop him?
I know this- less than two weeks ago people were worried Brown's shoulder stinger was going to affect his play. Well it didn't- 14 for 55 I think was his production. It affected his QB's play and Defense play apparently because they fell behind and started throwing.
Don't overanalyze folks- ... now, does anyone know what the wind conditions will be like in Chicago this Sunday, should I play Edinger? Will it snow in Buffalo, because that will affect Arizona's Defense- use to playing in the desert, you see.
I would not be overly confident in Brown right now... On top of the fact that turf toe is one of those lingering injuries that just WILL NOT go away without taking some time off (kinda like a nagging groin injury - see Eric Moulds 2003), it seems like Steve "injured" McNair is beyond that point in his career where he will play with his typical assload of injuries... And I don't think Volek really scares defenses enough to keep them honest... Especially with Mason having a so-so year, Bennett with a nasty case of the butter fingers, and Calico out for the season... Unfortunately, Tennessee is not in a position to be able to properly rest Brown, and as such, I do not see his sore toe improving much at all... Until McNair can get back on the field and they can afford to sit Brown for some much needed rest, I wouldn't expect much out of him over about 70-80 ypg... It would not at all be a bad idea, if you have the roster space, to grab Antowain Smith and wait for this situation to develop... ESPECIALLY once Tennessee is mathematically eliminated, which should be around fantasy playoff time...
I think Brown would normally do fine this week, with or without McNair...howeva, the turftoe is supposedly going to limit him this Sunday. I think half the games he has played in he did not finish so with sustained injuries already going into the game I would not look for him to play the entire game.
I have a decent other option in Thomas Jones this week against SF so I think I will play him at least knowing I will get a full game out of him.
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I'm sorry, I have Brown and he's ruined my trust one too many times. He's gettin benched on my team no matter if he starts or not. The guy is a stud but such a pansy. One bump or bruise and he's on the sidelines. Sorry Brown, prove to me you're a man and play the whole game first.
***Not only that, I might plug in Antoine Smith in his place. Brown wil play a couple series and then whine to Fisher to let him sit out. And with McNair out, they'll have to run. Smith might have a big day.
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BrutallyHuge wrote:Can't you just have the toe amputated?
And I believe turf toe is more about the muscles/nerve endings in your foot (not to mention pain in the toe area) from all the constant agility maneuvers one must utilize in skill positions like WR and RB. And I think amputating the foot (even the toe) might hinder you from making good cuts.
I realize you were just trying to be funny... but I had to take it upon myself to kill your joke. Enjoy!
I have Brown and a decent back on the bench and am hoping for Brown to sit this one out and have the bye week to get healthy. I notice Brown couldn't even run Friday after he was out of the boot, and I thought that they had previously wanted him to do some light running on Friday. Also, I am not sure how excited I would be about A. Smith if he were starting for me. He has just looked awful filling in this year.