Grant Newsome news and its good

Submitted by theguy49503 on October 6th, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Just read Grants surgery was a success and he will play again. Not sure how long the road to full recovery will be but it sounds like things went really well.



October 6th, 2016 at 1:10 PM ^

"Physically able to play" and "fully recovered" are different things.  If he's functional but not 100%, no reason to force the issue in spring ball and risk reinjury, developing bad technique/habits to accomodate injury, or delaying full recovery for the fall.  


October 6th, 2016 at 10:20 AM ^

Great news. The toughest part about a severe injury isn't necessarily the rehab, but being away from your teammates. It seems like the o line is a tight knit group and they'll do everything they can to keep him close

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October 6th, 2016 at 10:37 AM ^

think the OP was reading directly from Newsome's medical records.

(Actually I think he just read this little tid bit from a thread a little further down and decided to start a full thread about it).

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October 6th, 2016 at 11:08 AM ^

I think the point that Kalis is probably making is that cut-blocking is legal but launching yourself directly at the knee perhaps should not be. Watching that again, I can't imagine any human knee that could withstand serious injury at that angle of impact. Anything guaranteed to injure should be illegal (like a chop block). 


October 6th, 2016 at 11:55 AM ^

I don't disagree.  But right now, it's legal.  I don't see how you can call any football player "dirty" by executing a perfectly legal football play.  If we, as a collective, had decided it was dirty, or dangerous, or whatever, it would not be legal.  Maybe that will change.  But as of now, I can't assign any blame to the Wisconsin player.

If Harbaugh found a loophole in the rules that allowed him to have 12 players on the field, would you call that dirty?  Of course not.  Maybe the rule is dumb and should be changed, but he's going to look for every advantage possible within the rules, as any competitor would.


October 6th, 2016 at 1:48 PM ^

"Legal, therefore okay" isn't a very compelling argument.

Both from like a "let's debate this" standpoint, because plenty of terrible things (slavery) were legal at the time, and from a common decency standpoint: a player just suffered a year-long injury because a full-grown man violently hurled himself at his knees with no other purpose than to take him out of the play. 

I think the distinction you're missing is between "part of the game, but violent" (e.g., big shoulder-pad to chest hits) and "violent, but technically permissible" (e.g., targeting a dude's knees).


October 6th, 2016 at 2:59 PM ^

On a football field, yes, I think "legal" and "okay" are pretty much synonymous.  You really expect players to impose additional rules on themselves -- placing themselves at a competitive disadvantage -- just to decrease the chance that opposing players get hurt?

Again, I'm not saying the rule is good.  I'm saying I don't expect players to make that decision.  Their job is to play within the rules, and they're not somehow dirty players for not restricting themselves beyond the rules.


October 6th, 2016 at 1:51 PM ^

that goign for the knees means less chance the OL steps over you and greater chance you knock him out of the game.  Same could be said for going for a QBs head. Restrict his path of vision and possibly knock him out.  The point I think a lot of people are making is that plays with such high probably of injury should be outlawed for the good of the game.


October 6th, 2016 at 10:35 AM ^

It was legal and all DB's are taught to do it including ours. Just like we have seen all our OL dive at the legs of dlinemen and linebackers to cut them too.  If you are a DB your choices are to get crushed, not attempt to make a play, or take out the OL.  Football is a somewhat violent sport, sure the db hit him a little higher than is probably taught or ideal but it wasn't a dirty play and mostly bad luck he got hit right as his leg was getting planted so there was no give.


October 6th, 2016 at 1:54 PM ^

play in which he blows through multiple guys to open up the long run?  When it's a 300lb OL (or 280 lb TE) against a 200lb DB, the defenses best bet is cancel those guys out and let the next level tacklers get the ball carrier.  Otherwise, the likely scenario is the OL runs through the DB and is able to also block the next level to spring a longer run.