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ESPN Mortneson Reports: Chargers place Merriman on IR.

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?
    Posted by Mike Florio on September 9, 2008, 6:11 p.m. EDT

    A league source tells us that Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman is expected to miss the rest of the 2008 season with two torn ligaments in his knee.

    We’re not yet reporting this as hard news. But given the identity of the source, we have no reason to doubt it at this point.

    Merriman played in the Chargers’ season-opening loss to the Panthers.

    Stay tuned for more.

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/
     
  2. BOLTS4LIFE

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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    He was pretty much a non-factor on Sunday.

    This sucks but it might be in his best interest to go under the knife now. :icon_sad:
     
  3. CoronaDoug

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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    It's not like 4 doctors told him to have the surgery. What did he think would happen if he played on it. :huh:
     
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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    we gotta go through this crap AGAIN?
     
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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    None of us understand why he didn't get it done right after last season ended but he didn't!!! :icon_evil:
     
  6. Enormo

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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    If his knee is really that questionable then I have no problem with it. He was a non-factor on Sunday and the Bolts need to focus the players who can make a difference. Either crap or get off the pot. He looked constipated on Sunday.
     
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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    How come Norv said on Monday that Merriman did well, was fine, had the general soreness that comes with a Monday. I believe Chargers.com over PFT.com.
     
  8. CoronaDoug

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    He has to get an opinion from four more doctors before he decides what to do. :icon_tease:
     
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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    ESPN is reporting that the Chargers will announce it shortly.
     
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    Just on the TV now. No link yet.
     
  11. CoronaDoug

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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR
    Posted by Mike Florio on September 9, 2008, 6:35 p.m.

    We heard a little while ago from a league source that Merriman is out for the year. We didn’t report it as hard news because we weren’t 100 percent sure of it.

    We now can report it as hard news, but only because Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com is reporting that, indeed, Merriman is out for the year.

    It’s expected that the Chargers will soon put Merriman on injured reserve, and that he’ll have surgery to repair the torn PCL and LCL in his knee.

    Jyles Tucker will take Merriman’s place.

    The loss of Merriman and quarterback Tom Brady of the Patriots creates a sense that the AFC is wide open.

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/
     
  12. CoronaDoug

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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    Not this time.
     
  13. foober

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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    well he did the smart thing. REalized he couldn't play as well as he wanted so is going to get the surgery. HOpe all goes well shawne. Thanks for trying. Best you just take care of yourself.
     
  14. maestro876

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    Not like this wasn't expected. I wonder who gets the call. Applewhite?
     
  15. mandude

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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    I'm not sure what game you guys watched. But he wasn't a "non-factor."

    In fourth quarter he pressured their QB on a number of critical 3rd downs, and a caused a few missed passes. He made at least one tackle for a loss in the 2nd half (going all of this by memory). And he was double teamed most of the game.

    I'll give you that he didn't seem to be the old shawne, but let's not get ahead of ourselves, very few of our players played like they should've.

    Also let's not forget he had this exact same injury for the last 6 games of the season plus the off-season, and there was very little drop off. He had a surgery in July, and he's been re-habing/strengthing it since last season, so he should be in better shape that last year.

    I chalk the entire team performance upto taking it to easy in the preseason to avoid injury. That may still prove to be a prudent strategy if we get hot at the end of this season, and go into the playoffs with low-injuries.

    but in the meanwhile, I don't think he was a "non-factor" and I don't see this being a good time for him to go under. He should've taken care of this in feburary, why he didn't only he knows. In the meanwhile, we should be glad we have for as many games as possible.

    This site has been known for a lot of bs in the past. Didn't they report Merrimen was about to be suspended again for steriods? That LT was going in for surgery?

    I'll believe it when I see it, and in the meanwhile I hoping we get a few more good games out of him and praying he makes it to the end of the season and beyond.
     
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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    F**k
     
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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    Agreed
     
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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    The rest of the Defense must step up now because one of our Leaders and Best Blitzers will be gone.

    Who as well will take the leadership role on the Defense?:icon_shrug:
     
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    A non-factor my ***. I say it's just coincidence that the one play he was out of ended up being the only sack of the game. Norv said he was explosive, double teamed, and played well so again I call bullshit!
     
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    maybe this is the fire our defense needs to wake the hell up and start hitting!!
     
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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    As long as it gets done this time. I don't want to have to go through a week of this crap again.
     
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    so it's on ESPN now, so it's looks like this is it. But I got to say Castillo better stay healthy for a change, and Tucker needs to rise to the occasion.
     
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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    From Chargers.com

     
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    MERRIMAN OUT FOR THE YEAR?

    But I don't have a hard time believing the story.
     
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    Put in Jyles Tucker and bring up Applewhite. Lights shoulda got the surgery right after the NE playoff game but it's too late now.
     
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    Merriman to have surgery

    So, will AJ pick up Applewhite, or are there free agents that he'll look at?
     
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    Bummer.

    Beat the Broncos.

    :bolt:
     
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    Merriman to have surgery

    Is colvin still out there?
     
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    Yes, but I don't know how much he still has left. But, he might be up for a situational pass rusher when Tucker needs a break.
     

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