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Merriman leaves game early hurt....

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Chargers-Superhero, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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  2. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

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  3. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    I'm pretty sure you must declare the players inactive a full 24 hours before kickoff. Merriman was not ready to go, it seemed. He was fast though and had an impact. I see Larry English is learning, no doubt, but we need #52 to be fully ready, mistake-free right now! Argh!
     
  4. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    Merriman being pulled was a precaution imo - his knee isn't even 100% anyway so why risk hurting the groin further? No biggie. :icon_shrug:
     
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  5. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    With the exception of Rivers, no one on this team has the fortitude to play hurt. Maybe McNeill. But it doesn't take much nowadays for a player to be out for an extended period of time.

    Rivers is a throwback player who will play as long as he can stand up.
     
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    And I am glad that he is a Charger
     
  7. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    I'm sure Merriman spent the last couple of days swearing up and down "...I'm good to go coach, I can play" and then got out there and made a move and felt a "hitch in his gitty up" and had to come out before he made it worse.

    As I recall the "turf" at Heinz field is one the worst playing surfaces in the league since they imploded the Houston Astrodome. (The Oilers cancelled a pre-season game once because of that nightmare) If Merriman still has an iffy groin next week (insert tasteless joke here...no, don't) they should probably sit him until after the bye week. If he re-injures that thing he won't be right all season.
     
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  9. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Shawne's stupid blue beaver pelt has reached the "must shave immediately" stage.

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    It's more annoying than ever.


    He can always grow it back when he can make a play on the field.
     
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    What a joke. Merriman tore a muscle in his knee his rookie season and kept on playing with the injury till he got surgery last year. He played through the same playoff run that Rivers went through with another injury that he got in the Titans game, the injury that ended up causing him to have surgery the next year. He played in three playoff games with that knee injury, and he's asked to move and use his knee a HELL of a lot more than Rivers is asked to. Rivers sat out the Colts game due to injury and Volek had to cover our ***, does that mean that he can't play hurt either?

    There's a difference between being unable to play hurt, and having a player stay out of a meaningless game three weeks into the season.
     
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    LinksterAC BoltTalker

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    Word. Quit comparing apples to oranges. A leg injury means a lot less to a quarterback than it does to a linebacker or runningback.
     
  12. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I'm not surprised merriman stays out considering he's still coming back from an injury that is greatly affecting his ability to rush and now has another injury that would affect his ability to rush. My complaint is don't waste an active roster spot.

    Jury's still out about Merriman but you better be careful - English is coming along quickly.
     
  13. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Yesss, English had a solid game for a rookie in his 3rd NFL game.

    The play where he batted the ball down was very instinctive for a guy that young, and he showed he likes to play through the wistle.
     
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    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    He's stopped using steroids and now he sucks!!!!

    Who wants to bet the he'll be a Dolphin next season?
     
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  17. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    I would play English alot more against Pittsburgh, sit Shawne until the Monday night Denver game after the bye.

    I bet LT returns then also.
     
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    Makes sense, even though I don't like the idea of not going into such a huge game without my 'best pass rusher'.

    English and Phillips haven't necessarily gotten alot of heat on the QB. Though I like where English is progressing to (especially that screen play). Phillips I'm just not that impressed with anymore
     
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    Phillips is way overrated. He needs a monster on the other side to take all the heat so he can sneak around and get sacks when he is ignored, which he ISN'T anymore.

    Merriman, right now, I'd rather see him in limited situational play, splitting time w/ English, who IMO looked great 2nd half.
     
  20. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    Looks like Shawne will sit out the Pittsburgh game after all. Here's the link.

    http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stor...st-his-injured-groin-through-bye-we/?chargers
     
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    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Quick AJ! Get Merriman to the bargaining table now.

    His stock will never be lower.
     
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    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    and his future "star" status more uncertain
     
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    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    I actually think he'll been fine by next year. But might as well try to get him on the cheap.

    Remember all of the mixed signals with the Brees injury? New Orleans got a steal.

    I'd rather see at Merriman/English combo, and ship Phillips off for some interior line help.
     
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    Until proven otherwise... he's done.
    Without steroids, he's garbage.
     
  26. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Yeah I hope he realizes he hasn't earned a single dollar of that huge contract he wants.
     
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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I am sure he is very aware of that. He is going to have to step it up big time to earn the bank he wants.

    I just hope he regains the Monster Merriman form while he still wears Bolts.
     
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    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    Damn... I told Merriman about that groin... "Quit doing the splits with Tila Tequila" I says. If only he would have listened to me...
     
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    It is good to sit Merriman for the Pitt game. He still has not regained the quick step off the edge since the knee injury. I would guess his groin problem is related to him trying to compensate for the knee not being 100%.

    I would rather have a healthy Larry English then Merriman with a slow wheel on D. Merriman needs the rest and English will only get better with more reps.




    Was there a buzzing sound in this thread???
     
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