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dmw14
08-12-2005, 04:20 PM
Should we be worried about Smoot constantly getting dinged up? Or is this normal stuff?

Big C
08-12-2005, 04:37 PM
If I remember right he was playing through injury last season as well. I can;t blame him for the neck strain he suffered which kept him out most of practice. He was just bulking up for the better of the team when this happened. He will step up once the season starts. He's got a lot of heart.

Besides we still have BWill just in case. I am also hearing good things about our 7th round pick Adrian Ward.

RandyMoss8404
08-12-2005, 04:45 PM
I believe I mentioned this when everyone was orgasming upon his arrival. He is easily injured.

Odin VAVikefan
08-12-2005, 05:08 PM
He's not known as having more injuries than what's to be expected on average for the position in this league. He missed only 1 game in each of the past two years, played all 16 the year before that, and played 14 his rookie year (no info on injury that I can find, he probably just didn't start the first two games of his rookie year). So 2-4 games in 4 seasons is not bad at all.

Even if he does get dinged, he's gonna stay on the field unless the coaches prevent him. Last year in the Skins-Bears or Skins-Browns game, he got hurt fairly painfully (can't exactly remember whether it was a dislocated shoulder, cracked ribs, or something with the sternum), and refused to get off the field, and ended up making some pretty brutal solo flying tackles the next 2-3 plays as the other team ran at him. He would struggle to get up, making pained faces, then get back into the D-formation and re-wound himself again on the next play. I've never seen someone put themselves at risk like that on the field. Won me over to the Smootwagon immediately. And I F-ing hate the Skins!

He's very far from fragile, the guy's got King Kong balls!

V-Unit
08-12-2005, 05:41 PM
Is he playing tonight?

Can I get a injured list? I really need an injured list. I think I saw somewhere that Williamson is hurt and not playing tonight.

So about that injured list.....anybody have a link to one?

PAvikesfan
08-12-2005, 05:44 PM
not worried about smoot at this point.

headtrip
08-12-2005, 06:05 PM
I'm not worried about Smoot either.

Last week in Mankato he snuck on the field, against the coaching staff's wishes, to compete in practice, even though he injured his neck earlier. We're talking practice. Not a game. Practice. Smoot is the man.

RandyMoss8404
08-12-2005, 06:09 PM
I believe I mentioned this when everyone was orgasming upon his arrival. He is easily injured.

michaelmazid
08-12-2005, 06:22 PM
He does get injured all the time but what was the alternative? We could have started B.Williams and than teams would run 3 reciever sets and kill our nickle back. So as far as I am concerned, I take smoot injured or not.

muchluv4smoot
08-12-2005, 06:33 PM
Smoot isn't a big guy, so he does get a lot of nagging injuries. However, these injuries never keep him from starting(meaningful games not preseason games). He has missed 2 games in his 4 year career, so to be concerned about him being fragile is ridiculous.

It's preseason, so all these nagging injuries get exaggerated, since coaches don't let guys play in preseason, with even the slightest injury. If it was the regular season, smoot would be starting and thats all that matters.

Vrehna
08-12-2005, 07:26 PM
Smoot will be fine when the time comes. He's just had some bad luck. Its going to take a few missed games on his part for me to be convinced of anything else.

Caine
08-12-2005, 07:31 PM
"RandyMoss8404" wrote:

I believe I mentioned this when everyone was orgasming upon his arrival. He is easily injured.

Why did you post this again? Especially in light of the fact that Smoot has missed only TWO games due to injury?

Hells bells, I'M easily injured...I get cut or bruised almost every day at work...but it doesn't stop me from doing my job.

Caine

RandyMoss8404
08-12-2005, 07:33 PM
I LIKE Smoot, I WANT him to be okay, I just worry about how fragile he is.

ShanePurpleBlood
08-12-2005, 09:06 PM
Smoot will be fine. He will not play tonight. Williamson will be fine, but he will not play tonight. I think they will be playing limited roles next week.

magicci
08-12-2005, 09:09 PM
"muchluv4smoot" wrote:


It's preseason, so all these nagging injuries get exaggerated, since coaches don't let guys play in preseason, with even the slightest injury. If it was the regular season, smoot would be starting and thats all that matters.
thats like the same thing that happened with Bdub last year. Brian was hurt last year and wasn't really supposed to play last year during the Opener but when Kenny went down there he was in the starting lineup. so the preseason is just a precaution if this was the regular season him and williamson will be playing, because i know if they werent playing because of these injuries during the season smoot and williamson will be in Tice's dog house.

magicci
08-12-2005, 09:10 PM
can someone help me find that video of smoot vs. the bears last season and the redskins D highlights.

ShanePurpleBlood
08-12-2005, 10:22 PM
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/NFL/2005/08/11/1169038-ap.html

This article touches a little on the two injuries tonight.