1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

Ratiliff's injury?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by perrykemp, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

    5,429 Messages
    1,332 Likes Received
    I read that Ratliff injured his hamstring during his conditioning test and is getting an MRI.

    Any word on the severity? An MRI doesn't sound good but for all know these guys get an MRI for everything.
  2. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

    6,273 Messages
    479 Likes Received
    Seems only a minor strain
  3. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

    3,640 Messages
    1,564 Likes Received
    Hurt himself getting out of bed.
  4. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

    1,455 Messages
    751 Likes Received
    Should have been cut before the off season started..ONLY PLAYER ON THE TEAM I CAN'T STAND!!!
  5. robbieruff

    robbieruff Member

    45 Messages
    4 Likes Received
    I share your rancor...but ultimately, as far as his failure foes, I blame ourselves...the ridiculous contract extension, which now means he ain't going nowhere, was a completely self-inflicted wound...one of the dumber decisions we've made in a series of dumb contract decisions. Secondly, I believe we ruined him by playing him out of position all those years at NT in our 3/4 when it was clear that he should've been a DE primarily in that scheme due to his lack of ideal size...his body wore down very quickly absorbing that level of punishment of always taking on double teams, etc. Now we're getting the lingering effects of that abuse.
  6. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

    2,433 Messages
    67 Likes Received
    Actually, he hurt himself while PASSING the conditioning test and fighting through the tweaked hammy, but don't let htat get in the way of your agenda.
    OhSnap likes this.
  7. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

    3,640 Messages
    1,564 Likes Received
    I have no agenda. His injury history speaks for itself. I've never questioned his heart, but his ability to stay healthy.
  8. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

    5,429 Messages
    1,332 Likes Received
    Ratliff is on the roster for one reason -- his contract makes it too painful to cut him. He did a lot of dirty work on DL for many years and was one of the top NTs in the NFL, however, I have very little expectation he is going to be able to contribute at this stage of his career.

    Hopefully i am wrong.
  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

    31,722 Messages
    2,499 Likes Received
    Your agenda is indeed showing...

    Between 2008 and 2011, Ratliff never missed a game.
  10. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

    4,681 Messages
    1,703 Likes Received
    For what it's worth, he finished the conditioning test after he strained it.

    Doesn't sound at all like it should keep him from playing against the Giants.
  11. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

    3,162 Messages
    646 Likes Received
    How did we potentially lose two players to a conditioning test? Something about that just sounds completely wrong.
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

    31,722 Messages
    2,499 Likes Received
    Why?

    A hamstring pull or tweak can happen at any point that the hamstring is being stressed.
  13. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

    3,162 Messages
    646 Likes Received
    I understand that, obviously. It's just ironic.
  14. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

    1,455 Messages
    751 Likes Received
    If Rat played baseball everyone would say these are the effects of PHD's. bottom line is he got paid and quit!!! And this is coming from a a guy who's only agenda is to hope to see The Boys win!!!
  15. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

    652 Messages
    98 Likes Received
    people soon forget, even last year we were turd salad without Rat, with him we had a fighting chance...
  16. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

    13,748 Messages
    669 Likes Received
    It certainly does speak for itself.. and what does it say?

    Until last season the last time he missed a game was in 2007.

    ..and the last time he missed more than one game in a season? His rookie year.

    But yea, no agenda for you. :rolleyes:
  17. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

    3,640 Messages
    1,564 Likes Received
    OK, I will bite. How many games did Ware last year? Would you not agree that last few games he was a shell of himself because of his shoulder injury? Ratliff has been injured for 3 years and it has affected his play on the field. He had that elbow surgery in 2010, hurt his calf in 2010, he had rib cage muscle problems in 2011, and was hurt last year with ankle and groin injuries. There is a reason why his numbers have declined in almost every category since 2010.
  18. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

    15,924 Messages
    1,306 Likes Received
    I dont buy that at all, not for one second. The guy has been the ONLY player on defense to play with any emotion. Injuries just caught up with him.

    Hes still our best DT, his problem is staying on the field. He was just as explosive as ever last year when he got the chance to play. He could have a monster year in this defense when he isnt constantly being asked to eat up double teams.

    This guy has given as much as any two players on this defense over the past 7 or 8 years. He's the only guy who ever looked like he actually cared that we lost. The fact that people bag on him so much is just ridiculous. People quickly forget that he was killing himself in 2009 and 10 when we were so thin on DLine that he was playing every snap and multiple positions so that other guys could get a rest.
    Erik_H likes this.
  19. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

    13,748 Messages
    669 Likes Received
    There certainly is.. and that reason is that we decided to switch to the 34, and played him at NT, a position where he was completely out of place and asked to basically smash his face into a brick wall down after down for no apparent reason.
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

    31,722 Messages
    2,499 Likes Received
    Ratliff was the 7th ranked DT/NT in the NFL in 2011... Yeah, even while battling injuries.

    If you have information that says he was a "dreg" in 2011... I'd love to see it.

    He was the 20th rated DT/NT in 2010.

Share This Page