Re: Laurence Maroney - what to do with him
posted at 3/10/2010 6:20 PM EST
In Response to Re: Laurence Maroney - what to do with him
Send him to San Diego in return we get Merrimann. Chargers need a RB and we need an OLB.
Posted by haldager
Remember, Merriman can't perform without his injections. One more time caught and banned for life, amd I wrong?
Maroney was getting his groove last year unitl he caught a strange, rare case of fumblitis. I bet he's been carrying around a pigskin since January. I would keep him.
Fred Taylor worries me more. Seems like a team player, but the poor guy is like the Samuel L. Jackson character in Unbreakable
. My brother Mike Eidam was a sub-4.3 CB, a star out of Mater Dei in California, playing all parts of the game. And then he got his arm ripped out of his socket in a H.S. game, tackling a guy that was running back an INT. Played rest of that game, but his arm kept popping out in his sleep. Got surgery and had his pick of Brown, Harvard, Princeton and other schools. Picked Princeton. In his third JV game, he made an INT and a monster landed on his ankle during the tackle on the run-back. Severely sprained, gone for the season. Rehabbed and was actually faster. Came back the next season, and virtually the exact same play and injury happen again, only I think it was his first game back. Gone for season. Rehabbed and was just as fast. Came back for the third season to play on the main squad, but by then the the Ivy League had dumped the JV and merged the best JV players with the other players. He got squeezed out by an awful freshman CB (the other CB was a sr.) whose dad bought Princeton a building on the condition that his kid start at CB as a freshman. My brother happily walked away and enjoyed the rest of his "academic scholarship" (he was/is smart, though), knowing full well that he was too fragile for the NFL, no matter how fast and talented around the ball he had always been, so there was no point in riding the pine and getting hurt again in his sr. year as a starter. Morale of the story, even with exceptional talent, some guys are too oft injured to be playing, especially in the NFL.