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Michael Turner Groin - Dale4Saul2Red0 - 11-30-2011 09:08 PM
Michael Turner missed Falcons practice with a groin injury Wednesday.
It's a situation to monitor because he has a history of groin injuries, as well as a background of wearing down late in seasons going on age 30. Turner ranks second in the NFL in carries this year. Thus far, the Falcons have not publicly expressed concern about Turner's status for Sunday's tilt with Houston.
RE: Michael Turner Groin - Radical - 11-30-2011 09:11 PM
RE: Michael Turner Groin - Jesus - 11-30-2011 09:21 PM
This is why we have Snelling and Rodgers.
RE: Michael Turner Groin - illmusic - 11-30-2011 10:17 PM
i understand the rhythm argument and what not, but this Falcons organization has to take some blame for Turner's early wear and tear...we've had a capable back-up since he's gotten here...
RE: Michael Turner Groin - juraitwaluzka - 11-30-2011 11:49 PM
Ordinarily I would be worried, but I really believe Jaquizz (sp? wtf?) will come through if called upon. I love the way he fights for yards.
BTW, whatever happened to Norwood, is he still alive?
RE: Michael Turner Groin - illmusic - 12-01-2011 12:02 AM
think he came back last week, but I remember him being injured in like week 2
RE: Michael Turner Groin - sonnyjim - 12-01-2011 02:00 AM
There is another J Norwood out there now. Maybe baby brother. I think Jerious broke camp with the Rams, but I didn't hear his name when Jackson was hurt.
RE: Michael Turner Groin - papachaz - 12-01-2011 12:32 PM
ok a few things here from me.
first off: Norwood was definitely one of my favorite players to watch. hate he turned out so fragile. Looked him up, not showing an injury this year, still shows up as a rams RB, but has only played in 4 games, 11 carries for 40 yards. maybe he's not 100% yet. wonder how much time he gets to spend fishing the Mississippi River....wish him the best of luck.
secondly: if this past offseason showed anything about our backup running backs, it was this. as much as we like snelling, and he seems to be an adequate back up, no one else thought enough of him to offer him either the kind of money he wanted or the starting position. I like Judge Snells, really i do, but i don't think he's a permanent replacement for turner.
turner is getting up there. i would really like to see us using more quizz and snelling and letting MT rest a little more. thing is, at least to me, it seems he NEEDS the carries in a 'get warmed up' kinda way. although maybe i'm remembering 2008 more than i should be. he seemed to get stronger as the game went on (maybe it was just the D getting tired and weaker as the game went on) now he seems to me to wear down as the game goes on. if i knew how to look up the stats by quarter maybe i would know instead of guessing.
either way, i think if we want to keep a ground and pound type offense, we need to start looking at a replacement bruiser RB
RE: Michael Turner Groin - AsylumGuido - 12-01-2011 12:44 PM
(12-01-2011 12:32 PM)papachaz Wrote: ok a few things here from me.
What you really need to do is abandon the primary back philosophy. More and more teams are going to sharing the load. It started with the Giants and Carolina. The Saints carried it to the next level sharing the duties among three RB's. It saves wear and tear and keeps them all fresh for both the game and the season. The problem is that it takes a special player to buy into the scheme. You cannot pull it off with a prima donna type.
RE: Michael Turner Groin - papachaz - 12-01-2011 12:55 PM
(12-01-2011 12:44 PM)AsylumGuido Wrote: What you really need to do is abandon the primary back philosophy. More and more teams are going to sharing the load. It started with the Giants and Carolina. The Saints carried it to the next level sharing the duties among three RB's. It saves wear and tear and keeps them all fresh for both the game and the season. The problem is that it takes a special player to buy into the scheme. You cannot pull it off with a prima donna type.
kind of like what we did back in the day with Andrews and Cain....and we weren't the only two back or mulitiple back team out there back then. I agree, we do need to go to more of this type ball. hopefully our offensive OC will go somewhere else next year and we'll have someone who will actually USE ALL of our weapons