Assume Spears is ready for opening day...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by The30YardSlant, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Will he be good enough yto start? A rookie missing almost all of TC is a HUGE deal. If he was a vet I wouldnt be concerned, but this means his first real football action will be when it actually matters, not preseason.
  2. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    I agree to an extent. But this isn't like a holdout.....he's not going to be sitting at home doing nothing. He'll be with the team.....he'll probably go to meetings.....he'll probably see what's going on.
  3. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    I don't think that he could start game one. As you said HH31, that is alot of time to miss.
    If all goes well, he should be starting by game 3 at the earliest IMO.
  4. Paniolo22

    Paniolo22 Hawaiian Cowboy

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    I don't think he'll start, but will give us good depth this year.
  5. Murph80

    Murph80 Member

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    He has a High ankle sprain along with the MCL sprain and pulled groin. The high ankle sprain might be the one that takes the longest to heal.
  6. noletime1995

    noletime1995 New Member

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    Folks this is a rookie learning a new scheme. He doesn't have a lick of experience and will likely not contribute much the 1st half of the year if he comes back healthy. If he's not healthy, I doubt he contributes at all. This is a big loss, albeit good news its not more serious.

    Hopefully Coleman and Canty step up.
  7. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I don't think he would have started Game 1 even if he had been completely healthy all training camp. Its extremely rare for a rookie to start Week 1. Jonathan Vilma was the NFL Rookie of the Year last year, and he didn't start until Week 3.
  8. CantonBound08

    CantonBound08 Member

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    Who would they have started in front of him, Coleman or Canty? I think he probably would have started, but I don't now. I am willing to bet that Coleman is starting, but it would be a pleasant surprise if Canty was starting the first game.

    BTW, I enjoy reading your press conference recaps. Your doing a great job.
  9. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    I don't care if he's starting this year....I just want him playing and getting experience this year.

    THEHEREAFTER Well-Known Member

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    Very well said.... D-line depth like the early 90's will be key for us.
  11. HardHittin'Witten

    HardHittin'Witten This ain't Madden

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    I don't think he's going to start. It's definitely better than what a lot of us were thinking earlier today.
  12. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I always thought Coleman would start in front of him, with a heavy rotation, with Spears eventually being worked in as a starter as you got into October. Canty is a rookie as well, coming off of a major injury.

    And just because Spears can watch practice and drills doesn't really mean much. His position is not cerebral. His "learning curve" consists of muscle memory more than anything, and that comes through repitition. You can read a book on your golf swing, but you're not going to swing the club with any success until you get out on the driving range and start putting it into practice.
  13. HeHateMe

    HeHateMe Displaced but Dedicated

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    Glass half empty over there eh? ;)
  14. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I wouldn't start him until he was ready and without Camp I doubt he'll be ready.
  15. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    Canty plays on the right side.
  16. followthestar

    followthestar Well-Known Member

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    its a big setback, but sounds like it won't threaten the season for him. if he's starting to get snaps by the third or fourth game that's not unreasonable anyway being a rookie. when he's ready they'll put him in, don't worry about that...
  17. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I really just want him 100% by the playoffs.
  18. jsond

    jsond Member

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    No I don't think he would/should start. Let him get some snaps and provide depth. If, after a game or 2 he proves that he should be starting, then let him. But a rookie missing TC and the preseaon will be a definite setback. Not as huge as a holdout, as was mentioned. I just am so happy that he will be back.

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