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Gronk has possible torn ACL

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by joseephuss, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    You hit Gronk in the torso, and you're going to get hurt yourself. Players have no choice but to go to the legs.
  2. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    That really hurts the pats chances at the sb.
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Well, I know I'm sad about it.
  4. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    That's complete nonsense. Gronkowski was basically defenseless at the time the hit was made, having just turned back for the ball. Ward was no more at risk for injury himself than any other play. From his own mouth he went low to avoid a fine.

    DBs have been tackling big backs and receivers for decades. This going low repeatedly is new. Until recently, a player who did that was labled dirty, and rightly so.

    An article I read this morning said severe knee injuries are up 60% from just 2 years ago. That speaks for itself. NFL has to do something if they expect to keep a viable product on the field.
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Gronk is 6 6 and 260. Nobody has ever been tackling anybody his size with his speed. Run full speed into him and lead with your shoulder into his torso, which isn't going to give even if he doesn't expect the hit, and there's a good chance you hurt your shoulder, if not your head and neck.
  6. Rack Bauer

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    YOU watch the replay. I already have several times. The knee tore cuz his foot was planted when his THIGH got hit.

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