Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by AJM1613, Nov 2, 2004.
Possibly out for the season.
4-6 weeks minimum.
OUCH... that doesn't bode well for the Jags...
I can't stand Jack Del Rio... but I hate that for Leftwich...
Smoly hokes. What happened? That's bad news. I like the guy.
honestly, who cares?
everybody has injuries...you just have to deal with them
Yes, but a season ending injury to a young, up, and coming QB is a big blow. It's the ONE injury which can turn a season upside down. Thus, not all injuries are equal.
I should have posted the link.
I guess then according to the logic of some here, Leftwich is a bust and should not have been drafted by the Jaguars because he is now injured.
Mort just reported on ESPN that he is only out 4-6 weeks, hopefully he will be able to play in the playoffs.
Maybe it's just me, but I don't see Jax getting into the playoffs. New England and the J-E-T-S are probably both 11-5 or 12-4 teams, and one of them takes a wild card. I think Jax has to get at least 11-5 to get a playoff spot in the AFC, and I don't think they get past 9-7. Probaby more like 7-9 without leftwich.
Well...we will just have to see if those rumors in the pre-season are true...that some felt Garrard was the better QB.
Get well soon Lefty.
I would not say a bust, but that was a main concern with him coming out of college. Everyone knows he is talented, but he had a history of serious injuries. Looks like another one has struck him. Very unfortnate for him and Jacksonville. They could lose the next 4 to 6 games without him and drop them out of playoff contention. He was second on the list of players that I thought would be good for Dallas to draft last season. Right behind Newman and one spot ahead of Suggs.
Always add 2-4 weeks to the injury report. If it says 6-8 weeks, that means 8-10 weeks realistically. 4-6 weeks means 6-8 weeks at BEST. I have yet to see an injury report being accurate. They always seem underestimate them.
Exactly, the Leftwhich fans think the rest of us are stupid. Who wasn't impressed with Leftwhich's passing skills and size? Like the rest of the teams on draft day, we didn't select Leftwhich because of his past injuries. It had nothing to do with him as a QB. If he didn't have those injury related issues, Dallas wouldn't have the chance to draft him because he would have been selected in the one of the first 3 picks....which is what the preseason scouting reports had him listed at prior to his injuries.
The Leftwhich fans didn't know anything the rest of the NFL didn't already know. The only difference between them and us is they were ready to gamble on his injuries.
Looks like they lost that gamble.
Lefty had the one major injury his last season...Prior to that he had no major injuries.
The thing that worried or made his stock drop just as much...if not more was two fold.
Many believed he was a stone statue behind the line and could not avoid the rush...so many today just have fallen in love with the mobile QB.
The other thing was the idea that he came from a small school and played more out of the shotgun instead of under center.
Too many times I told people that he indeed could move when he needed to do so (and he has scored in the NFL by running).
He broke the same leg twice in college.
Once if memory serves....his last year and funny thing is he played the rest of the season with that broken leg.
Byron Leftwich, quarterback, Marshall: He may be the best player and best quarterback in this draft, but scouts and general manager have seen very little of him since the college season. What a wonderful story about how Leftwich, knowing that he had a broken leg, cared more about playing a bowl game for his teammates than how it would affect his draft status. Monday was a big day for Leftwich to show NFL teams how he looks in his first workout since the season. No one knew what to expect. They know his arm is remarkably strong. They know his leadership is legendary. But what about his foot speed. At 6-foot-6, 240, Leftwich isn't exactly a rabbit, but he did run a couple of 4.85 40s, which was better than the 5.1 that some teams expected. The Monday workout, in which he displayed the ability to roll out, helped his cause in being compared to Carson Palmer. But two cracks in the same leg in two years have them wondering. Is the rod inserted to his leg right? Top orthopedic surgeons say not to worry, but Leftwich's scouting rating has been incomplete until Monday. The Bengals needed a great Leftwich workout to put his rating near enough to Palmer's to pose a negotiating threat. The Bengals want to have the first pick signed by draft day. A bad workout would have given Palmer all the leverage.
Still wouldn't mind having him as a Cowboy, but I thought Newman was a great choice. Still do.