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June 10, 2019 10:33AM
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promomasterj
I find statements like - MJD is 'confused' or' misinterpreted' or he's 'just in the media' puzzling. Why is his opinion so quickly discounted? It's not like he spent 9 years in the league and amassed over 11,000 yards almost 80 td's. I mean, what does he know about RB's and knee injuries.

He makes a bad argument that is not supported by all the facts and which makes both the team and the player look bad, and for a lot of reasons.

Meanwhile in logic there's a fallacy called "argument from authority." That consists of accepting credentials instead of examining arguments.

If MJD had a good argument, I would say so. But he has a bad one. So I say so. Not only is it a bad argument, it makes both Gurley and the team look bad on top of it. I try to avoid doing the argument from authority fallacy thing. If someone can make a real case for what he says, cool. Just throwing his name at me, though, just leaves me with cold shrugs.

Did you instantly accept it when Keyshawn said the Rams should start Mannion? He's a player. He's a media guy. He knows football better than we do. He talks to Rams players. The entire "argument from authority" package.

MJD has said a lot of smart things that have held up, and I always give him a listen. He's one of the better ex-jock types that have covered the Rams over the years. But on this one thing, he's got the issues just completely wrong. That's okay, no analyst or reporter is 100% or close to it. Next time MJD talks about the Rams I will be listening then too.












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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/10/2019 10:45AM by zn.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Maurice Jones-Drew: Todd Gurley Was Playing Through Knee Injury All Season

RamBill589June 07, 2019 08:25AM

  Maybe it's not arthritis

promomasterj202June 07, 2019 08:42AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

MamaRAMa184June 07, 2019 08:51AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

Steve155June 07, 2019 08:56AM

  Maybe the team violated that?

promomasterj134June 07, 2019 08:58AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

zn113June 07, 2019 09:36AM

  Multiple definitions of "injury"

waterfield96June 07, 2019 09:51AM

  not in this case

zn73June 07, 2019 10:44AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

Steve22June 10, 2019 10:15PM

  Maybe Gurley remained mum...

jemach23June 10, 2019 07:54AM

  it probably IS something like arthritis and MJD is wrong

zn92June 07, 2019 09:31AM

  One of you two have actually spoke with Todd Gurley

LBRamsFan93June 07, 2019 12:55PM

  sorry he's wrong

zn101June 07, 2019 01:26PM

  Re: One of you two have actually spoke with Todd Gurley

Classicalwit62June 09, 2019 03:57AM

  Re: One of you two have actually spoke with Todd Gurley

max60June 09, 2019 05:34AM

  Re: One of you two have actually spoke with Todd Gurley

zn61June 09, 2019 05:45AM

  on top of it

zn52June 09, 2019 06:15AM

  Paper analysis v field data

max40June 10, 2019 02:00AM

  Re: Paper analysis v field data

Classicalwit28June 10, 2019 03:59AM

  Re: Paper analysis v field data

zn32June 10, 2019 04:05AM

  His knee flared up...but it wasn't injured...???

jemach26June 10, 2019 07:56AM

  Re: His knee flared up...but it wasn't injured...???

zn31June 10, 2019 08:11AM

  that's probably not accurate

zn120June 07, 2019 09:29AM

  MJD said what he said - no need to spin it

promomasterj112June 07, 2019 10:46AM

  I didn't say it was spin, I said he is wrong

zn103June 07, 2019 10:51AM

  No, you're calling MJD a liar

moklerman100June 10, 2019 12:01AM

  Re: No, you're calling MJD a liar

Classicalwit72June 10, 2019 03:51AM

  If I meant that I would have said it

zn70June 10, 2019 04:07AM

  are the rams liars?

PHDram40June 10, 2019 05:37AM

  Re: are the rams liars?

zn45June 10, 2019 05:53AM

  Re: are the rams liars?

PHDram24June 10, 2019 06:54AM

  You know what-this all comes down to one word-"injury"

waterfield31June 10, 2019 06:45AM

  Re: You know what-this all comes down to one word-"injury"

zn26June 10, 2019 07:20AM

  The battle between Verbs and Adverbs

waterfield22June 10, 2019 07:44AM

  Re: The battle between Verbs and Adverbs

zn24June 10, 2019 07:53AM

  I'll say this about flare up vs. injury...

jemach25June 10, 2019 08:09AM

  Re: I'll say this about flare up vs. injury...

zn21June 10, 2019 08:14AM

  Re: Maurice Jones-Drew: Todd Gurley Was Playing Through Knee Injury All Season

Glyndwr7127June 10, 2019 07:09AM

  Re: Maurice Jones-Drew: Todd Gurley Was Playing Through Knee Injury All Season

zn29June 10, 2019 07:39AM

  Re: Maurice Jones-Drew: Todd Gurley Was Playing Through Knee Injury All Season

bigjimram2129June 10, 2019 02:02PM

  Great to know we have a lot of MDs on the board...

jemach38June 10, 2019 07:50AM

  Re: Great to know we have a lot of MDs on the board...

zn39June 10, 2019 08:02AM

  Re: Great to know we have a lot of MDs on the board...

waterfield38June 10, 2019 08:48AM

  yes it does matter, my friend

zn37June 10, 2019 10:27AM

  Also great to instantly dismiss a former pro-bowl NFL RB's reporting

promomasterj48June 10, 2019 10:21AM

  naw

zn48June 10, 2019 10:33AM

  Re: naw

waterfield38June 10, 2019 12:36PM

  semantics

zn21June 10, 2019 01:24PM

  "Reports" don't equal "facts"

moklerman32June 10, 2019 03:48PM

  then what are we arguing about?

zn40June 10, 2019 04:28PM

  Re: then what are we arguing about?

moklerman27June 10, 2019 05:11PM

  Re: then what are we arguing about?

zn33June 10, 2019 05:31PM

  Re: then what are we arguing about?

moklerman22June 10, 2019 08:23PM

  Alternative explanations

PHDram35June 10, 2019 05:52PM

  Re: Alternative explanations

zn41June 10, 2019 05:56PM

  Sure

PHDram32June 10, 2019 06:18PM

  Re: Sure

zn39June 10, 2019 06:26PM

  You asked

PHDram37June 10, 2019 06:42PM

  Re: You asked

zn43June 10, 2019 06:50PM