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June 10, 2019 01:24PM
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waterfield
"If MJD had a good argument, I would say so. But he has a bad one."

I doubt Drew would consider what he reported as an "argument'. I don't think we can take someone's opinion given what someone reported to him as an "argument". To me that's an unnecessary leap. Now if he was face to face with you ZN and it was a real debate he might back up his "argument" or he might not be able to. But sans that we simply have a casual statement about what someone said to him and then an unending debate over the use of one word.

In that light I'm more concerned with how the tailback is able to handle whatever physical impairments he does have. Whether or not it arose from an traumatically caused "injury" or occasional flareups is no matter to me. If indeed Ram management is guilty of violating reporting rules the NFL will take care of that. However, they most certainly won't base it on the casual statement by MJD.

That's semantics my friend. The "argument from authority" thing is not aimed at MJD, it's aimed at anyone who claims that BECAUSE he's MJD it can't be dismissed. (Not clear how you missed that. MJD is not making an "argument from authority," some posters are. They're saying BECAUSE it's MJD I can't question what he says. Nonsense.) As for MJD, his claims don't hold up. That's all it is. AND just the fact that he's a media name does NOT make those claims valid. In fact on the surface alone there are multiple things wrong with the claims he makes.

MJD (and I watched his vid before this became an issue here) directly said that TG injured himself in some kind of collision or impact in game 1. He means injured, injured. In fact he had the injury, according to MJD, all season. All season. Unreported, untreated KNEE injury all season. You better hope that neither the Rams nor Gurley would do something like that.

If he had an injury of that kind it did not get reported or treated and he played with it. That would have been stupid of Gurley (and that's not like him) and it would have been stupid of the Rams (and that's not like them either).

You should be more concerned that a claim like that is openly absurd. I have no idea why you would defend him saying that when if what he says were true, it would be a very bad thing. For Gurley, for the team, for the Rams organization. It would be a bad thing to do (to play injured and not report an injury on top of it) AND point to both bad judgement and a pretty much unethical negligence.

I think what DOES add up is that what he has some kind of condition that flares up and then calms down, like arthritis. That CAN be handled, dealt with, managed, and so on. Players have done it before. Faulk did it for a few years, in fact.

Here is Vinny Bonsignore on all this, from today:

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I’d be surprised if Todd was on the field in minicamp. I do believe there is some sort of condition that Todd is dealing with in the left knee, something that needs to be managed. And that certainly sounds like it could be some level of arthritis. But the hope is they have a plan to manage it to help get him through the season.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

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

RamBill523June 07, 2019 08:25AM

  Maybe it's not arthritis

promomasterj147June 07, 2019 08:42AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

MamaRAMa128June 07, 2019 08:51AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

Steve105June 07, 2019 08:56AM

  Maybe the team violated that?

promomasterj92June 07, 2019 08:58AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

zn88June 07, 2019 09:36AM

  Multiple definitions of "injury"

waterfield57June 07, 2019 09:51AM

  not in this case

zn44June 07, 2019 10:44AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

Steve14June 10, 2019 10:15PM

  Maybe Gurley remained mum...

jemach16June 10, 2019 07:54AM

  it probably IS something like arthritis and MJD is wrong

zn61June 07, 2019 09:31AM

  One of you two have actually spoke with Todd Gurley

LBRamsFan64June 07, 2019 12:55PM

  sorry he's wrong

zn64June 07, 2019 01:26PM

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

Classicalwit43June 09, 2019 03:57AM

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

max38June 09, 2019 05:34AM

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

zn44June 09, 2019 05:45AM

  on top of it

zn34June 09, 2019 06:15AM

  Paper analysis v field data

max24June 10, 2019 02:00AM

  Re: Paper analysis v field data

Classicalwit20June 10, 2019 03:59AM

  Re: Paper analysis v field data

zn26June 10, 2019 04:05AM

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

jemach16June 10, 2019 07:56AM

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

zn17June 10, 2019 08:11AM

  that's probably not accurate

zn75June 07, 2019 09:29AM

  MJD said what he said - no need to spin it

promomasterj68June 07, 2019 10:46AM

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

zn63June 07, 2019 10:51AM

  No, you're calling MJD a liar

moklerman44June 10, 2019 12:01AM

  Re: No, you're calling MJD a liar

Classicalwit35June 10, 2019 03:51AM

  If I meant that I would have said it

zn37June 10, 2019 04:07AM

  are the rams liars?

PHDram28June 10, 2019 05:37AM

  Re: are the rams liars?

zn34June 10, 2019 05:53AM

  Re: are the rams liars?

PHDram18June 10, 2019 06:54AM

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

waterfield22June 10, 2019 06:45AM

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

zn19June 10, 2019 07:20AM

  The battle between Verbs and Adverbs

waterfield16June 10, 2019 07:44AM

  Re: The battle between Verbs and Adverbs

zn17June 10, 2019 07:53AM

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

jemach12June 10, 2019 08:09AM

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

zn13June 10, 2019 08:14AM

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

Glyndwr7121June 10, 2019 07:09AM

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

zn22June 10, 2019 07:39AM

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

bigjimram2112June 10, 2019 02:02PM

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

jemach32June 10, 2019 07:50AM

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

zn24June 10, 2019 08:02AM

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

waterfield24June 10, 2019 08:48AM

  yes it does matter, my friend

zn21June 10, 2019 10:27AM

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

promomasterj32June 10, 2019 10:21AM

  naw

zn35June 10, 2019 10:33AM

  Re: naw

waterfield25June 10, 2019 12:36PM

  semantics

zn14June 10, 2019 01:24PM

  "Reports" don't equal "facts"

moklerman25June 10, 2019 03:48PM

  then what are we arguing about?

zn30June 10, 2019 04:28PM

  Re: then what are we arguing about?

moklerman21June 10, 2019 05:11PM

  Re: then what are we arguing about?

zn26June 10, 2019 05:31PM

  Re: then what are we arguing about?

moklerman14June 10, 2019 08:23PM

  Alternative explanations

PHDram23June 10, 2019 05:52PM

  Re: Alternative explanations

zn28June 10, 2019 05:56PM

  Sure

PHDram21June 10, 2019 06:18PM

  Re: Sure

zn26June 10, 2019 06:26PM

  You asked

PHDram22June 10, 2019 06:42PM

  Re: You asked

zn29June 10, 2019 06:50PM