Report on Raymon Taylor?

Submitted by Section 1 on October 20th, 2012 at 11:50 PM

I haven't seen a report on Raymon Taylor yet.  He looked to be in a lot of pain.  Courtney Avery came in and did a nice job, with the Sparty offensive staff clearly looking to pick on him, but Maxwell not seeing anything on Avery's side of the field.

I'm hoping against hope that the report on Taylor won't be too bad.

Comments

Seattle Maize

October 21st, 2012 at 12:06 AM ^

Taylor has emerged as a pretty good corner this year. Would be tough to lose him for an extended period. He not only has good athleticism and coverage ability but is a very physical corner too

AMazinBlue

October 21st, 2012 at 12:08 AM ^

several times.  Looks like he hyper-extended his left elbow when he braced himself falling on that play out of bounds.  Whether it's a joint or ligament issue or a torn biceps muscle, either way, it will be tough for him to play the next couple of weeks.  The pass rush will have to improve to take the heat off the secondary.

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

October 21st, 2012 at 11:59 AM ^

I did exactly that to myself once.  Hyperextended my elbow by falling on it backwards and landing every pound of my weight on it.  I had to hold my arm like it was in a sling for about three days (probably should have been in a sling) because I couldn't move my elbow from a 90 degree bend without excruciating pain, and then I gradually got my motion back and it was back to normal about three days after that.  If that's what Taylor did then I don't expect him to practice this week but I'd be cautiously optimistic he could play next Saturday depending on the severity.

UMmFan1

October 21st, 2012 at 12:11 AM ^

Was it me or JT Floyd played a hell of a game today? I recall some nice pbu's and real nice run support.I think he even took  care of the fullback in a 3rd and goal.

1 percent

October 21st, 2012 at 3:56 AM ^

The fear of MSU manufacturing 15 play drives through the air isn't there. The fear of 1 or 2 deep balls being the difference in the game was real. Maxwell cant dink and dunk down the field consistently enough to pose a real threat but he does lead tye B1G in 20+ yard completions heading into the game.

FreddieMercuryHayes

October 21st, 2012 at 12:15 AM ^

I'm personally thinking back to the season preview podcast when Brian was happy with our secondary depth because 'corners don't get injured that often'.  Now down two starting corners...thanks Brian.

Section 1

October 21st, 2012 at 12:41 AM ^

...Dislocations, or not.  Fractures, or not.  Ligament tears, or not.  A lot more information, beyond "a boo boo" would help.  I expect to learn any relevant details here, as opposed to from a Hoke presser.

gdavis23_goblue

October 21st, 2012 at 2:22 AM ^

I took my nephews over to get autographs after the game and saw him. He was in a soft cast. He didn't look like he was in pain signing autographs for all the kids. Though he didn't grab the football/papers with his hurt arm. 

gdavis23_goblue

October 21st, 2012 at 2:22 AM ^

I took my nephews over to get autographs after the game and saw him. He was in a soft cast. He didn't look like he was in pain signing autographs for all the kids. Though he didn't grab the football/papers with his hurt arm. 

gdavis23_goblue

October 21st, 2012 at 2:22 AM ^

I took my nephews over to get autographs after the game and saw him. He was in a soft cast. He didn't look like he was in pain signing autographs for all the kids. Though he didn't grab the football/papers with his hurt arm. 

GrowBlue

October 21st, 2012 at 8:51 AM ^

I'm no doctor, but the look of it suggests to me he won't play for a bit ... quite unlikely this week imo.

 

With that said, I wonder how the CB rotation looks now? I would guess Avery starts on the outside. Against Nebraska we'll probably play a lot of nickle ... so who goes in at slot corner ... TRich?

Section 1

October 21st, 2012 at 11:37 AM ^

Has been the go-to nickel back in previous weeks when we were juggling personnel post-Countess.  (And yes, the CB job goes to Avery first and foremost.  So Avery at CB and Wilson in some enhanced nickel packages.)

btw:  Watch Jarrod Wilson on the kickoff return that became the last play of the game.  While the Spartans were trying to go all California, Wilson stayed in his lane, watched the next guy to get flipped the ball, and just nailed him with a pure, solid, wrap-up tackle.  It was the kind of little play that wins games.

BumpNRun

October 21st, 2012 at 10:25 AM ^

The secondary is well coached. We are worlds better from a technique stand point. We have players that may be limited physically, but they are at least in a position to make a play or make the tackle. JT Floyd has really improved. Taylor has started to play with aggressiveness and confidence. I can't wait to see what happens once we coach up these athletes in waiting. 

naters113

October 21st, 2012 at 10:28 AM ^

You can definitely see he hyperextended his elbow when bracing the ground. Now whether its a minor sprain (no tear/minor tear) or a major sprain/tear of his elbow will determine his return timetable. Hopefully it was just a boo boo.