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I hate to see him get injured like that.
"You feeling satisfied now Teddy?"
I paused the DVR, just before that play, to get some work done. Came back in, unpaused it, and see that. Made me physically sick. I hate that so much for Lattimore, he's a great player and just had his future snatched away from him in a second. T&P for him.
So soo sad
Conner Shaw now out too
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
man that was a brutal injury. Great showing of class by both teams. Can't ever remember seeing both teams Ina huddle surrounding a downed player before. I never saw Spurrier out there unless I just missed it.
I was watching from Baumhowers and instantly lost my appetite. Hate it for the kid.
Shaw's back - but he really got drilled.
I hate that for him and his family. I had a feeling that something like this was going to happen again this year. I pray he can somehow recover and get some compensation for his hard work and talent in the NFL.
I really hated seeing that. I pray that he will be able to play again. A very good player. A very good person too from what I have heard.
Cue up the arguments about forcing football players to go 3 years in college before the draft.
Worst part to me was his reaction and the look on his face as he was lying on the field. He immediately took his helmet off and just seemed like he was in shock and had a genuine look of fear in his eyes. I don't know that I've ever seen an injury where a trainer had to physically hold the player down like that one was doing to him. Bless his heart.
He probably was in shock. An injury like that causes an insane adrenaline boost.
I already really liked the kid, but if he can come back, he's gained a huge fan in me.
There really shouldnt be an argument. If you can volunteer to die at 18 you should be able to do whatever it is you choose at 18.
Prayers going up for him. This is the kind of thing that transcends football. No matter what the result of any game, the sun will rise the same way it did the day before.
Damn. Spurrier pretty much just admitted that Lattimore's football playing days are probably over. "He'll succeed at whatever he does in life."
Not saying what is right and wrong, but the NFL as a company can choose to hire who it wants, if it doesn't want to hire 18 year olds, it doesn't have to. They can still play professional football if they choose, Arena League or in Canada.
Also, if you let highschool seniors declare for the NFL draft, then by NCAA rules they would be intelligible for competition. What happens when they don't get drafted and they don't have a scholarship to fall back on?
I wish all the best for ML, and hope he can come back and be a star in the league. I also hope that he realizes that his future there is in serious jeopardy, and that he still has a scholarship to fall back on and a guarantee that he can still graduate college and make a living for himself.
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