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Old 06-20-2007, 02:47 PM   #76
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It's sad that his career has fizzled out the way it has due to injury. I guess we'll never know what he could have become.
I agree that its sad LA's career has fizzled due to injury. I do however think we know exactly what he could have become because he was in the league long enough to become it. LA was a good LB that never lived up to his potential.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:49 PM   #77
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I agree that its sad LA's career has fizzled due to injury. I do however think we know exactly what he could have become because he was in the league long enough to become it. LA was a good LB that never lived up to his potential.
Probably, but then again the expectations he was tagged with coming out of college were pretty ridiculous and that wasn't his fault.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:59 PM   #78
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Probably, but then again the expectations he was tagged with coming out of college were pretty ridiculous and that wasn't his fault.
I agree, he was really hyped up and that's totally out of his control but he did have monster talent that I dont think he maximized. IMO his talent was so huge that he could always overcome mental mistakes or sort of ignore coaching (not really ignore but I cant think of the word I want) with this talent but in the NFL the talent gap is so thin he couldnt get away with that anymore.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:17 PM   #79
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He was a freelancer who probably didn't apply himself as much as he could have in the film room. You're right, his physical talents allowed him to do that. I think that's what led to his clashes with the Redskins' coaching staff. GW tried to reel him in a bit and he obviously didn't respond very well to it.

Oh well, it's over now. I wish him well, he was and probably always will be a fan favorite, but you can't help but wonder what he could have been.
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:53 PM   #80
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should we sign him?

















just kidding
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:50 PM   #81
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Give the guy a break. He was the best thing to happen to the Redskins in the last ten years. I know this sound crazy, but I fantasized that he would come back and play for the Skins. I hope the best for him, and I hope he finds a way back on the field.
I wish nothing but the best and a speedy recovery for LA. However, I really hope that's a joke.........? If not your better off living in that fantasy land.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:56 PM   #82
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I keep reading how people want to say he was stupid for riding a motorcycle. just because you think its stupid doesn't make it a fact, and because I dont doesn't make it a fact either. He wasn't under contract with any team, apparently was thinking of retiring, and accidents happen. Walking, running, riding a freaking mountain bike, anything can happen. I dont hear any news saying he was driving like an idiot, he wasn't drinking he just lost control. I think we are all getting away from the main point here, which is the well being of a former Redskin. I hope he heals up, luckily he didn't break his leg as was reported and maybe he can play football again. He is only 28, a year off, rehab like crazy, rest his knees and body and who knows what could happen. These guys are football players until the day they die, and if at all possible they will do anything and everything they can to suit it up one more year.

of course in my eyes, he is still a Redskin and I believe in his eyes as well. He was a Redskin park last week hanging out with his OLD teammates.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:45 AM   #83
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It was 5 miles from my home and i drove by the scene and it wasnt pretty
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stu·pid (stū'pĭd, styū'-)
adj., -er, -est.
  1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
  2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
  3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
  4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
  5. Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.
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I keep reading how people want to say he was stupid for riding a motorcycle. just because you think its stupid doesn't make it a fact, and because I dont doesn't make it a fact either.
No, but riding a specialized motor vehicle, whether it be a tractor trailer or a motorcycle, without the proper training, no matter who does it, I believe qualifies empirically as stupid as defined above, under either (2) or (3).

It was a poor decision and marked a lack of intelligence or care.

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stu·pid (stū'pĭd, styū'-)
adj., -er, -est.
  1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
  2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
  3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
  4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
  5. Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

No, but riding a specialized motor vehicle, whether it be a tractor trailer or a motorcycle, without the proper training, no matter who does it, I believe qualifies empirically as stupid as defined above, under either (2) or (3).

It was a poor decision and marked a lack of intelligence or care.

QED
Gotta agree with that. I've been riding for over 10 years, but when I started riding, I made sure I took a lot of advice and followed the laws of the road and got a permit.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:54 PM   #86
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OK so he wasnt the brightest light on the tree, but he was still one hell of a LB when he wasnt hurt. People said he freelanced, but look at the plays he made. I would hate to imagine what the skins D would have looked like without him. While I don't want us to resign him I hope that he makes a full recovery. If he does happen to get picked up by someone else I hope he returns to form.

With all of that said yes, it was stupid for him to ride under the conditions that he was, but everyone makes mistakes.
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