Reed's availability for opener in doubt

Reed's availability for opener in doubt

There are 9 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Aug 20, 2008, titled Reed's availability for opener in doubt. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Reed missed the first two preseason games because of a shoulder injury. "I think it's a little more slow progress than we all thought it was going to be," Harbaugh said.

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No hope

Washington, DC

#1 Aug 20, 2008
This will be the injury that gets Newsome out of here.
Willis

United States

#2 Aug 20, 2008
Is it the drugs, the fast food, the whimp or what. Football players and there doctors need to get a real job. I am sick and tired of hearing all the whinning and excuses these highly paid prima donas come up with. Maybe the players of the 50's and 60's were not as athletic as they are today, but they played through the pain. So your toe hurts, or your shoulder, your ribs, what ever shut up, stop crying and play ball! Like maybe try to earn your stupid salary that just drives my ticket price out of site. How about this, you can't play, you don't get paid.
eddie

Miami, FL

#3 Aug 20, 2008
Does anyone think all these injuries maybe the result of a training camp of full contact? Harbaugh tried to duplicate the camp of the Eagles-that really worked well last year--with older players maybe next year he will hold down the full contact to just the ex games.
sylvia

Miami, FL

#4 Aug 20, 2008
Let me make it perfectly clear--ALL PRO-FOOTBALL PLAYERS play with pain. Ask Ray. They are told to sacrifice their body by throwing themselves in front of a kick wedge.etc. But the pLayer who gets hurt doing this eventually gets released. They are just a commodity to a team--it is easy to say from your expensive seat or couch,"just get a shot of Novocain and get your ass in there." This worked well in the past-RIGHT- have u seen the players of the last decades--so many at 40 have problems walking or standing. And the teams appreciated those sacrifices to their bodies by compensating them now--RIGHT--My husband played golf with Johnny U in his later years and the Golden Arm could not hold a golf club without the help of Velcro or for that matter, hold a pen for autographs. When the average player career is less than 5 years, they should play with injuries that could have a life long effect."Just suck it up"--RIGHT
Josh

Bryan, OH

#5 Aug 20, 2008
Willis wrote:
Is it the drugs, the fast food, the whimp or what. Football players and there doctors need to get a real job. I am sick and tired of hearing all the whinning and excuses these highly paid prima donas come up with. Maybe the players of the 50's and 60's were not as athletic as they are today, but they played through the pain. So your toe hurts, or your shoulder, your ribs, what ever shut up, stop crying and play ball! Like maybe try to earn your stupid salary that just drives my ticket price out of site. How about this, you can't play, you don't get paid.
In short you have no clue those same players now have fake knees, fake hips, tremors and all sorts of problems

and im glad you arent the commish of football because you clearly know nothing
GHT

Portland, OR

#6 Aug 20, 2008
eddie wrote:
Does anyone think all these injuries maybe the result of a training camp of full contact? Harbaugh tried to duplicate the camp of the Eagles-that really worked well last year--with older players maybe next year he will hold down the full contact to just the ex games.
not for Reed, he hasn't taken a hit all offseason. he was on the Physically unable to perform list. Cant blame Harbaugh for this one.
shoreraven

Magnolia, DE

#7 Aug 20, 2008
I agree with sylvia and josh, players today are bigger, stronger and faster. I played hs ball in the sixties, and coached hs in the seventies and eighties. There was no such thing as weight lifting to any major extent as a player and while strength training really got going in the late sixties/seventies it is nothing like today. My son plays hs ball and plays at a mike linebacker position. he's three inches taller than I was, thirty pounds bigger, runs a 4.8 forty and does 20 reps at 225 and he just turned seventeen. Nobody on my hs team would have come close to any of these figures and he is one of many on his hs team with many lineman surpassing these figures. Weight training, agility training, speed training and year round commitment separates the modern athlete from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Bluntly, I would not want to be slammed by even a well trained hs football player let alone a professional one. I do believe that salaries are out of control but this will only stop when demand for tickets drops which will never happen. For ever fan that drops out there are ten thousand that want the tickets. The real robbery are the salaries paid baseball players many who are well past prime. But if we don't like it we don't have to watch or pay.
GHT

Portland, OR

#8 Aug 20, 2008
hey MLB bite me!! Glad to see you're still following me around thread to thread like the psycho-turd that you are. My "Black n Mad" alert still comes up so i do read what goes onthere at times. I do need to remove it but Lola looks like a keeper. I love the fact that you're talking to Lola thinking it's me plus everyone else is me too. BOO I am Pie too HAHAHAHAH. So effing comical I am pissing my pants. Pssst, hey girl genius, ever think to notice that Lola's ISP is AOL and you've never seen a GHT under AOL? GHT doesn't have AOL shitferbrains. She does seem sassy though, maybe I'll come back in and chat her up a bit.
Jeff Davis

Brooklyn, MD

#9 Aug 20, 2008
Thats a good decision. We still s u ck on the line and he is aint afraid to run. He will fumble being small and all the damage he will take. Reminds me of Jeff Blake years with 1 exception,we drafted Smith. No one else wanted him. He deserves to touch the ball on offense in any capacity.He could be a playmaker and give us a spark into our upcoming dismal season.

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