Stonum was on WTKA this morning and said that he got contacts over the summer and now it's like he sees in HD. Hopefully this will be the break he needed to start tracking down some deep balls and have a breakout year!
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Wasn't there someone that had this same thing last year? I thought it was Stonum, but maybe it was Roundtree or something.
It was Roundtree.
but can he see in 3D!
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What the hell man, what's with our receivers being blind and nobody noticing until fall camp?
It was Roundtree. The coaches asked him what was going on, basically because he was playing like he couldn't see the ball. Turns out, he couldn't.
Maybe they should have all the players' eyes checked every year instead of waiting until a coach happens to notice someone "playing like he couldn't see the ball."
on WTKA RR said (quote from the freep)
"All of our skill guys, we test their eyes quite a bit, and Darryl was fighting it a little bit, maybe didn't want to wear contacts or something," U-M coach Rich Rodriguez said on the show. "The first time he got (them) on, he had a big smile on his face and caught the ball when it was thrown to him. On kickoff returns, I can't imagine how he was catching the ball. Hopefully now, that will be a lot better.
"There's been a couple other guys like that where, even though their vision may be OK, it needs to be close to perfect when you're playing this game because it moves so fast."
Does that mean Stuart Scott sees in 2D?
I'm convinced Stuart Scott sees in 1D. I can tell if there's an object directly in front of him and that's it.
IIRC, Stu-pot when to a Jets training camp sometime in the 90s to file a report. He was joking around with the players and tried catching a pass.
Let's just say he tried catching the pass with his eyes and not his hands...
If you're going to give dates, give the right one. "sometime in the 90s" isn't even close, not even the right decade man.
Stuart was injured on April 3, 2002 in New York Jets mini-camp when he was doing a special for ESPN
Going off my hazy memory, I think I done good for myself.
I thought that it was called walleye vision. Either that or Creeper 2D.
See Herman Moore, Detroit Lions post rookie season... it was essentially like Rick Vaughn in Major League. Guy tore up college at UVa, was 1st rd pick by Lions and then he couldn't catch a ball in the pros his rookie season. People were wondering if he was going to be a huge bust. Come to find out he had horrible vision, the only reason he could see the ball in college was because of the white stripes providing contrast, he gets contacts late in his rookie year, and BOOM Pro Bowl reciever is born.
First Roundtree, now Stonum. I think they should have mandatory vision screening for every football player when they come to Michigan.
I'm sure they have some type of physical, I'm surprised this isn't part of it.
I know it sounds incredulous that these guys can't see, but RR was on after and said that all the players are checked.
to take an eye test for a CDL? Yeah... It's REALLY easy to cheat on those if you think you need to. You're not going to cheat when you go for a checkup, but if you think it could prevent you from landing/keeping a job/playing time, it's so easy to cheat.
-when you walk into the room, make sure you move nearer the chart to shake hands, and get a good look at it.
-When they have you cover one eye, spread two fingers just enough so your other eye can get a glimpse and help out.
-Everybody knows the standard layout of an eye chart. Guess. Good chance you'll be right.
I don't understand how not doing well on an eye-test, which would allow you to get prescription glasses/contacts, would be more detrimental to playing time than not catching balls because you can't see them.
First of all, when was the last time that you saw someone with glasses on the football field? Second, these are 18-23 year old kids. Sometimes they tend not to think about things in that much detail.
Well, there can't be too many 18 year old kids that have never heard of contacts.
I guess I can understand someone getting to one of those and just thinking, "Crap, I gotta pass this thing... can't quite make out that one..." and peeking. Whatever the case, it sounds like they're probably taking care of everything. Anyone on the team worried about losing playing time or something of that nature should be comforted by the fact that two of the top receivers on the team have already failed, gotten contacts, and returned to the field.
Seems like routine eye tests would be common to make sure this isn't happening!
Why in the world do professional and major college teams not administer annual vision tests to their players as a standard procedure?
Darn I came in here thinking Stonum got a pair of these to wear for the season:
The overuse of the term "HD" by advertisers (HD glasses, HD paint, HD flavored breakfast cereal) is almost as irritating as the late '90s habit of appending ".com" to everything or the early 2000s penchant for adding a lowercase "i" to every product to make it sound "techy". I predict the next phase of this trend will be "nano".
But whatever you call them, those are some serious BCGs.
That just means it'll be hilarious in ten years, like Sushi.come.
My favorite unnecessary .com:
I can see this guy winning a primary or something.
Maybe now he'll be able to see the difference between Sprite and vodka, and then make the appropriate beverage choice...
Funny, but cold.
I think the issue was the deciding the drive part, not the beverage choice.
Is it possible that eye tests are some sort of benefit that the university is not allowed to provide? What happens with a real injury - is UM picking up the tab for any Woolfolk surgeries? I would think so.
I believe scholarship players are provided with insurance that covers medical expenses for on-field/on-court injuries.
Yes, the NCAA requires it.
Between Roundtree and now Stonum, UM's receiving corp is turning into an army of Wild Things.
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Why don't they give football players eye exams when they come on campus? Everyone should be tested.
Maybe it should be mandatory that every other person who replies to this post should be required to get their eyes checked........or take a reading test. How many times does it have to be posted, "I can't believe the football program doesn't require eye exams!". Too ironic.
After reading all of these posts, I had an idea: the football program should require eye exams every year.
What do you think guys?
Even better -- what if we had some kind of assessment that determines whether or not our players need some type of vision correction?