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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    just wondering if i should mock the charger fans now? just like they did after brady going down................. wait ............. no....... because pats fans have CLASS...........any way........ i hope he has a speedy recovery........... with him and brady gone and manning playing the way he did, AFC isnt that much of a FORCE anymore.................
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    I'm not sure why he decided to play in the first place. I admire his dedication but I just couldn't see him being effective with that type of injury.

    He's young enough where a year away shouldn't hinder his career. Better to get it fixed and come back strong next season.

    Not a Chargers Fan, but once again nobody wants that to happen....
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    is this something to gurantee of salary if you play the first game ?
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    I'm thinking he's probably done for the year. Perhaps he just wanted to see how far he could push it, who knows - he definitely didn't look like himself on Sunday.

    We are plagued by injuries this year: Merriman, Jamal, Hardwick, McNeil, Gates to name a few. Who knows how long Rivers will last and LT isn't getting any younger.

    Not a good way to start the season.............
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    The guy is a moron. He should have made this decision months ago. He knew it was a problem during the offseason and didn't even have doctors look at it until a month ago and then wasted another month delaying the inevitable.
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    There was a lot of money on the line. This injury is going to cost him a lot of cash.
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    Indeed...

    For all the worry warts on this board losing sleep over Cassel, they forget that things always seem to work themselves out through the course of the season. Someone goes down, someone else steps up. Life is just like that. Those that are successful are the ones who, when something bad happens, don't sit down and cry, but get up, dust themselves off, and get back to work.

    It's always easier to play the victim card. It's harder to cowboy up and get back to work. As they say, though, fortune favours the brave, and he who dares, wins.

    Respects,
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    Most of the Charger fans I know were not only shocked to see Brady go down, but also upset (including myself). True football fans never want to see a player injured, especially someone such as Brady.

    Every fan base (Chargers and Pats included) have idiot fans that would applaud and celebrate injuries to opposing teams. It's extremely unfortunate.
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    Yeah, pretty much. Sucks that there are people that stupid out there, sucks even more that the rest of us tend to get lumped in with the idiots (us being the rational fans. Most people hate Pats fans because of a dumb few, and same for just about every other team). Hoping Merriman has a speedy recovery, though I suppose that this means that he's played his last game as a Charger either way.
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    i thought he was going to replaced by someone else anyway during the season...could it be he played one game just to gurantee his salary for this yr ?
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    This makes the Chargers better. :(
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    i couldn't agree more, btw as i am from the LA area i got to see the mocking s first hand (maybe some idiots are p##d off after the nba loss), that's why i said what i said ............. anyways to be frank i hope none and i mean NONE (including manning brothers ,LT etc) go down this season.......... this years nfl season will go down as one of the most NON interesting ones if every body keeps getting injured and ends up on IR ....... btw in my humble opinion the worst fans/media are from NY........ don't believe me? read nypost.com and nydailynews... or visit any redsox games at yankee stadium
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    That was my thought when I heard he was going to keep playing. Just make it through the first game, baby....
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    for some reason i think i know EXACTLY what u mean
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    "True football fans never want to see a player injured, especially someone such as Brady."

    Well put, which explains why so many idiot fans where happy to see it, the majority of them aren't true FOOTBALL fans, as opposed to fans of whatever laundry they root for.
    Oh great, Brady is hurt, now WE have a shot at the Super Bowl (because without him being hurt, your team had NO shot=Jets fans).

    I remember quite a few years ago the Dolphins were loaded and they were playing the Browns in that sh!thole of a stadium they used to play in and Marino blew out his achilles tendon; POOF, the Dolphins season went down the toilet. And as a fan of the Patriots, my first reaction was that was bad for football and for Dan.


    None of these sh!tstains who cheer an injury realize what the player has to do just to come back and play again; it's the guys career we're talking about, the reaction nationwide for the most part to Bradys injury was pathetic, made me embarassed to be a fan of the NFL to be frank.

    "Every fan base (Chargers and Pats included) have idiot fans that would applaud and celebrate injuries to opposing teams. It's extremely unfortunate."

    Yes, it is unfortunate to say the least. I wish the man a speedy recovery, pretty gutsy move to try to tough it out if you ask me. We're only into week one and players are dropping like flies, bad for the entire NFL IMO.
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    I think he get's paid regardless, however, I'm not an expert on contracts. Who knows.......

    I was really hoping for a regular season AFCCG rematch between the Pats/Chargers, both fully healthy and having a school yard brawl. With Brady out, Merriman out, other injuries, it's just not going to be the same.
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    "With Brady out, Merriman out, other injuries, it's just not going to be the same."

    But it still would be fun though wouldn't it? Mucho, mucho respect for your team for not only beating the Colts with your top three offensive players hurt, but also for coming here and giving the Patriots all they could handle.

    I'll never knock your team.
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    Yes, it will still be fun and one of the most anticipated games of the year. Bottom line, injuries happen, stars fall - it's football, it's always been that way and always will be.

    Now it's time for some 2nd stringers to step up and earn their paychecks.

    PS - I think you all will be fine with Cassell. Didn't show a lot in preseason, but he looked solid when it counted on gameday against the Squaws.
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    LOL .....OMGGGGGG.................. Pay-Fraud????????? good one........ one of the best siggys around..................... :singing:
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    every fanbase has retards...even yours
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    Yes, he will get paid his contract (but not the incentives he could have made if he was healthy), but I've heard that he's now eligible for playoff checks and AFCC/SB rings if we make it that far.
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    its a bummer how many stars this league is losing to injury
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    I wonder what can be done to slow down all these terrible injuries. I just don't remember it being like this in the past. I mean, there were a few you never forgot (like the Theismann one) but it seems like there are several bad ones each year nowadays.
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    It's always been a mystery to me as to why more players don't wear knee braces, especially QB's; the knee would not bend to the side if one was on..........................
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    I didn't see the game but I heard SD's defense was like swiss cheese towards the end. Was Merriman playing? If so who knows if they'd have held on had he realized this was not a good idea from the start and that had someone at full strength in for him.
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    Yea thats a smart move to shut it down before he does some real damage to himself
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    Re: OT:Merriman out for the year

    When Brady went down I was reminded of that season with Marino. A lot of people here hate the fins (they don't bug me too much) but I always liked Marino and was crushed to see him lost that year. He was just fun to watch. His numbers are even more amazing when you consider when he did it.

    It also reminded me of when Bo Jackson went down, that was such a tragedy. When great players get injured, the whole league loses.

    Chargers still have a lot of talent, I have Shaun Phillips on my dynasty league fantasy team and he is just a stud.
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