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Hardwick May Play Sunday

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009

    Center Nick Hardwick, who said on XX-1090 yesterday that he could play Sunday against the New York Giants, was the center alongside the other starting offensive linemen when the Chargers began practice this afternoon.

    Hardwick has not played since tearing ligaments in his ankle in the season opener and having surgery in late September. He is wearing a brace on his ankle. Working with the starters is a likely sign he will start in New York.

    Inside linebacker Kevin Burnett was not at practice. Burnett has missed the past two games with an ankle sprain, but head coach Norv Turner said he expects Burnett to have a chance to play against the Giants.
     
  2. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    I'd be stunned if Nick played. That would be an amazing recovery time. At the very least, it gives the Gints one more thing to think about.
     
  3. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    I'd almost prefer he doesn't play. :no:

    I've had more than enough of guys trying to tough out injuries only to be rendered largely useless for weeks (or years) thereafter. Not a bad smokescreen though, regardless.
     
  4. bigmike.x.09

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    I'd like to see him get a few reps. Not a lot
     
  5. Scott the Rock

    Scott the Rock BoltTalker

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    I would be very surprised and more concerned that he doesn't re-injure.
     
  6. Holy_Bolt

    Holy_Bolt Well-Known Member

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    We need him 100%. I'm worried that he will over extend himself to compensate for his peers failures on a play by play basis...could lead to further injuries.
     
  7. Buck Melanoma

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    Sit, Nick. We've gotta air it out this week to win anyway. Make sure that you're healthy & have your chops back.
     
  8. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    Does the Meadowlands use a rug or real grass? If it is artificial turf or if the weather is cold, I'd sit Hardwick just to be safe.
    If he is truly good to go, maybe split reps with Mooch this week. I want Hardwick healthy for our late season push and next week should be warm weather on real grass at home.
     
  9. bigmike.x.09

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    yee. :tup::flag:
     
  10. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Only way he plays this week is due to injuries, because he ain't gonna start.

    You don't f*ck with the center position during the game. It ain't broke right now, so no need to try and fix it with "some snaps".
     
  11. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I see where your coming from, but chubby cheeks Murzkowski was getting his *** beat last week vs Oakland on passing plays. I watched the Chargers Short-Cut, where they replay every play of the game in 30 minutes... and the center position is a huge issue as far as pressure on Rivers goes. Thats why Rivers has been scrambling more lately, teams are flushing him from the inside out.

    If Hardwick is truely 100% and can get a push on run plays during practice, I see no reason not to start him.
     
  12. Retired Catholic

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    If he is really healthy, fine. If not, rest him some more, because we will need him in top form more against Philly than New York.
     

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