Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Hawg 73, Feb 22, 2007.
Looks like it was all true. So the Chad Jackson injury parade continues.
Jackson out with torn ACL
This guy is the second comming of Hart Lee Dykes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
Based on how long the hamstring kept him out, this is going to sideline him for a long time. Best case scenario at this point is PUP and get him back mid-season. Some people are just slow healers through no fault of their own.
This might change a lot of draft boards... otoh, he is young and hopefully he heals quickly..
As we speak the Troy Brown signal is being projected onto low clouds in West Virginia.
Thanks, Mike! Any ideas as to why Tebucky was cut? (Can anyone now doubt that Mike Reiss reads the message boards and responds to what's on fans' minds? This was a story that only appeared on the boards.)
To the rest of you. Please remember that players read this board too. You don't have any evidence that Chad Jackson is excessively fragile or a "slow healer" or lacking commitment. Until we have any direct evidence, such negative speculation about a Patriots player is disloyal, it seems to me.
Hamstring injuries are certainly very difficult to heal to full strength and flexibility. Actually (speaking as a non-medical-professional) I think that an ACL may be in some ways more straightforward. Look how Rodney came back
Just another Florida receiver. Unbelievable.
Owow. Well,at this point we don't know how bad it is so maybe he'll be back before the season really gets underway but I'd ass-ume he'll miss part or most of camp and probably won't participate in pre-season (and yes,he may have to miss the China Bowl ).
While not vital at first blush,those early reps and play runs would have been extremely helpful to a rookie like Chad who saw so little playing time last season as it was. He really could have used the practice,especially if the Pats had pinned any hopes on developing him into a #1 or #2,so with that in mind this news stinks.
I guess now we wait and speculate whether or not this will affect our draft priorities at all. Damn,personally I had high hopes for him this season.Not to say he won't be a factor but I had really hoped that last year's injury and it's probable effects on his performance were behind him,and that he'd start off 07 with a clean slate,good bill of health,and get the opportunity to develop into the player we hoped he'd be.
I'm getting the feeling you're right.
Without Remix starting this avalanche, we may not have known about Jackson's injury until training camp. Thanks, Remix. BTW, I believe this may end up helping JAckson long term. He should regain his athleticism as many Wrs have done after ACL injuries. But the injury should humble him, the absence should scare him into not taking his ability for granted, rehab should discipline him, the isolation should mature him, and, still only 21, when he finally does return, those factors should combine to help him reach his potential. Unfortunately, there is now no way of setting a career timeline for Jackson. I like Meachem or Rice in rd 1. Brady needs to enter his prime with a viable #1 option, and Meachem or Rice, can become that. Contrary to popular belief I don't see Rice as being a raw player. He's just young. There's a difference. He's also clutch (his catch vs. Florida that should have won the game for SC but was called back on a questionable holding call, leading to Moss' blocked kick).
even when healthy and we needed him to step up he didnt, its time to move on all the hype was just thathe is now with dykes, simmons and johnson end of story
I agree the Pats need to make other plans, but this is NOT the end of the story. Jackson is only 21 years old.
Good,positive take on (a very young) Chad's situation.
Ummm. . . . a league source? Not "a team doctor" or what not, just a "league source"?
I'm not saying it isn't true, just that it seems a bit suspicious (seeing as FA starts next week, and that would goose up WR prices a bit).
But, in any case, repeat after me: The Patriots do not draft solely for need on day one. It makes it more likely, perhaps, but by no means certain.
The good news is that he's generally been perceived as a deep route runner - not a lot of cutting and juking - that's where a chronic ACL issue really comes into play.
Running straight and deep doesn't have anywhere near the same wear and tear on an ACL.
Hopefully he's already had his surgery.
Silver lining is that it will drive the Pats to seriously address the WR position.
Too bad, I had hoped he could get a full spring training with Brady to move to the next level. Looks like that could be another year away.
I can't fault him. Many people get injured on special teams, it's chaos with bodies flying.
This comes on the heels of a Curran report that Jackson won't miss significant time in 2007.
I have NO IDEA who to believe at this point.
Let's just wait until camp...
Last year I just gave up any hope of Jackson playing a down that season. This year I will do the same.
Looks like we'll be drafting Dallas Baker
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