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Ratliff looks headed for the PUP list

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The instant gratification folks don't have much patience.
     
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  3. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    When I say no particular motivation, I mean he's going to get paid whether he plays or not because his cap number is so high. In some ways, it's hard to blame players for mistrusting the organization too. In many cases, players are glued together, given some painkillers, and told to go out there and play, sometimes to the detriment of their long-term health or playing career. IF Ratliff doesn't feel like something is right, it would be hard to blame him for wanting to sit out until HE feels he is right, rather than what someone else who is paid by the organization is telling him. Who knows? If it's still a groin issue and does turn out to be a sports hernia, you would think that diagnosis would have been made LONG ago. If he has been misdiagnosed up to this point, it might be time to find new doctors. But the MRI for his hamstring showed that it was only a mild strain, which happened like 5 weeks ago.
     
  4. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Well, I guess that's that.

    Nine months and counting since surgery. Not sure what six more weeks will do. Terrance Newman recovered from it in five weeks.
     
  5. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    The whole Ratliff thing smells - even dating back to last season. I doubt we ever see him play a down again for this team.
     
  6. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    instant gratification?

    the guy has one sack since Oct '11. I dont call that an instant reaction ...............
     
  7. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    Getting paid tens of millions and not performing tends to wear on people's patience....
     
  8. Trueboysfan

    Trueboysfan Active Member

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    What makes you think he's fine to play? Has he not played hurt in the past?
     
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  9. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    if he comes back, potentially he will be rested and will have a 10-game regular season (with a week off in the middle, plus the 10 days after the thanksgiving game)...this could actually benefit the team in the long run
     
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  10. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Typically when you are on the PUP it really means you end up being out 6 to 8/9 weeks because a player can't practice while on the PUP. They come back and need a few weeks to get back into game shape.
     
  11. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Everyone needs to just calm down and let Coach Woicik do his thing. He will get those players in shape, but only when they are ready. The starters are already ready to go.

    Spit Sunflower seeds all over the field.

    :p
     
  12. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    I am not going to jump onto the "cut him" bandwagon, but even the staunch Rat supporters will admit their is something fishy here, if they're honest. Whether it's Rat, the organization or some combination of the two, there is no reason he should be in this situation. No one should be surprised if more info comes to light, i.e. a more significant injury or an internal rift, but something doesn't add up. Based on the info we have as fans, that's fact.
     
  13. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    I am so sick of Jay Ratliff, it's long overdue to move on from him and his BS
     
  14. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I love Jay but this is just stupid.
     
  15. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    This is probably just Dallas punishing him for his DUI after the Brent ordeal. Doesn't make any sense so it seems like something this front office would do.
     
  16. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    And we all said our biggest weaknesses going into the draft were ol and dt
     
  17. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I've been a huge Ratliff supporter but it's almost time to cut bait with him... He's breaking down too much and not nearly worth that kind of contract.
     
  18. fifaguy

    fifaguy Well-Known Member

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    shocker!
     
  19. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    If Spencer sits out week 1 as well, that's a hell of a lot of money missing the game after suffering minimal injuries with significant time to return.

    When does the team start asking the trainers what's going on with all the injuries that seem to progress as the players have time off.

    Maybe nobody should get time off to recover in the trainer's room. It's like the Bermuda Triangle. Many go in, few come out.
     
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    The time to "cut bait" will happen in the offseason. Not now. Now when he comes off the PUP list.
     
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