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Postby Xtreme » Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:18 pm

Sports Illustrated wrote:The Jacksonville Jaguars say it's nothing serious, but Fred Taylor hasn't practiced since suffering a bone bruise on July 30. In the meantime, LaBrandon Toefield, a fourth-round pick out of LSU, has solidified the top backup spot. In the past, James Stewart and Stacey Mack entered seasons as Taylor's backup and produced solid numbers after he went down. Toefield, a 233-pound back with 4.5 speed, could be worth a shot in the later rounds of your draft, especially if you select Taylor.

I didn't realize that it's been two weeks since he last practiced. I'm not a Taylor owner, but if I were, I'd certainly be worried. Although, does this really surprise anybody?
I think it's kinda humorous that two of Taylor's past backups have become starters simply because of the opportunities his injuries gave them.
Toefield's stock is rising very quickely.
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Postby DUKE » Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:40 pm

Here's even a worse article regarding Taylor's health. I'm crossing my fingers on this one. I actually took the Taylor plunge because he slipped ridiculously late in my draft. :-o


Aug 12 According to the Associated Press, Fred Taylor can't even jog, let alone practice, but he insists the bone bruise on his left knee is not serious. "I'm fine," Taylor said Monday, after missing practice for the ninth straight day. "I've been fine. If it were Sept. 7, I'd play." New head coach Jack Del Rio is preaching caution with his top offensive player. "He's our workhorse," Del Rio said. "We want to make sure he can play when the season rolls around."
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Postby number2pencil » Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:20 pm

its a bone bruise.... its not serious damage, you just cant put pressure on it. alot of ice and another week and hell be 100%. i know from personal experience. maybe if he slighty ore is acl i would start looking at toefield. but a bone bruise? thats jsut a joke,
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Postby fntsyrookie » Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:26 pm

I think the biggest joke is that the season hasn't even started and Fragile Freddy is already out. You just know he's not going to make it through without getting injured. All I can say is "handcuff".
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Postby terpfan » Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:44 pm

ive got freddy! :-o

...and toefield B-)
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Postby joester » Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:02 pm

i think taylor will be fine this season. I predict he wopnt miss more than 2 games due to injury............NOW THATS BOLD
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Postby tjhksig » Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:50 pm

I think the over/under for Fraud will be 5 games. He is not worth a 1st or 2nd rounder to me.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:11 am

DUKE wrote: I actually took the Taylor plunge because he slipped ridiculously late in my draft. :-o


How late is "riddiculously late"? I'm thinking if he's there in the late third, I'll take him. Otherwise, I'll pass.
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Postby DUKE » Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:44 am

Transmogrifier wrote:
DUKE wrote: I actually took the Taylor plunge because he slipped ridiculously late in my draft. :-o


How late is "riddiculously late"? I'm thinking if he's there in the late third, I'll take him. Otherwise, I'll pass.

Got him as my 3rd runningback! It would be stupid to pass on him at that point, considering alot of the junk you normally see in 3rd runningbacks. Though I'm keeping a close eye on the situation and have a bit of worry, I still think he could end up doing very well this year.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:05 am

I'm thinking he'll be available in the first round of my keeper league. I pick sixth, but I think I'll pass on him. (I have McNabb and Portis going in...) I think he's a great number two back, an exceptional number three. But the risk is too great.

I assume you took him in the third round?
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