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Old 09-10-2007, 06:39 PM   #16
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Re: Gibb's hinted that Spring's is hiding an injury

Is this a surprise to anyone?? Springs is NEVER healthy, and he's getting old to be a starting corner. And if Chambers hadn't dropped several passes we might not have won that game. Smoot needs to step up as the starting corner so Springs can play more sparingly as the nickel and stay fresh. So many teams have HUGE injuries, Jansen included. I just want to avoid the damn injury bug for here on out.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:46 PM   #17
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Re: Gibb's hinted that Spring's is hiding an injury

I kinda thought it had more to do with the fact that he refused to restructure and maybe there's kinda some bad blood there. I don't blame him for not restructuring, though... thats kinda a thing you do when you think you're going to be at a place for a while and he knows they're looking for more youthful bodies in the secondary.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:50 PM   #18
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Re: Gibb's hinted that Spring's is hiding an injury

Seems Jason La Canfora was just as surprised as the rest of us not to see Springs; also he seems to believe springs is healthy:

"And all the while I can't help but be baffled by Spring's standing on the sidelines. Gregg Williams says he wants to keep the guys fresh and rotate and all of that jazz, but ain't no way I don't have Springs out there. Heard that after the game Trent Green was asked some of the Skins players what was up with that, 'cause the Dolphins went into the game hoping to pick on the guy not on Shawn's side, and ended up only facing Springs in the nickel package for the most part. Springs is healthy, and I'd be playing him like heck now."

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Could this just be GW looking at the younger guys and giving Springs rest against an easy opponent?

This is all very strange...
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:51 PM   #19
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Idk what it is but we need him to play, with the pass rush we have Smoot and Rogers can probably expect to have bad seasons back there. If we trade his ass after the season then whatever, but we can't expect to have success on defense without him for now.
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If he noticed that before the game that WOULD explain why Springs was not the starter.
Yeah that was a small typo, I meant after.
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Yes, very strange. Of all the plausible scenarios I've heard, it's got to be an injury issue.

Which is even more troubling since Springs played sparingly all preseason.
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During the press conference he said that Jerry Gray noticed that Springs was slower when sprinting and breaking on the ball. If this is true I hope we trade his ass before an offical word gets out, this is becoming way to much of a habit.
Great idea! Let's trade away our best CB because he might have a minor injury that he played half the game with. Come on let's be rational here, it's the first week of the season and Shawn Springs has a minor injury that he played through, its not like he is out for the season. If Rogers, and Smoot have to start every game we will be in big time trouble, we need Shawn Springs to be out there as much as possible, horrible idea to trade Springs.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:35 PM   #23
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Re: Gibb's hinted that Spring's is hiding an injury

BTW: In the same press conference Gibbs said that their concern about Springs came from what they saw during practice and that is why the made the decision to start Smoot, but that Srpings seemed to be 100% when he showed up for the game...He also said he will start games this year.

It seems that they are just trying to make sure h gets himself to 100% and can stay healthy down the stretch.

I wouldn't be surprised if later in the season we see Smoot start again against an easier opponent in order to rest Springs a bit.

Gibbs has confidence in all three cb's, but Springs is the man and will be in the starting lineup again very soon.
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I think it has nothing to do with health. I think snyder decided springs will be get his pay cut by hook or by crook
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I think it has nothing to do with health. I think snyder decided springs will be get his pay cut by hook or by crook
Is there a clause in Spring's contract stating if he doesn't start certain number of games, he doesn't earn 100% of his salary?
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Good look on watching that presser Will, I hope your right about Springs' health.

I normally wouldn't be concerned... but given Springs history, and age... it seems more than likely that he would get hurt this year. I'm praying that he's got another year left in the tank, because Smoot's cushion makes Rodgers look like he's pressing the receiver.

We absolutely need good corners, that is a staple in this defense. We need to spend another high draft pick on the defensive backfield, or attack this problem via free agency next year.
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If we are to address this problem in the offseason (who knows maybe it will shore up during this season), I would rather see us pick up a veteran corner via free agency because I don't want to see another rookie in there at cornerback.
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If we are to address this problem in the offseason (who knows maybe it will shore up during this season), I would rather see us pick up a veteran corner via free agency because I don't want to see another rookie in there at cornerback.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:35 PM   #29
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On and by the way, Cardinals' first play from scrimmage tonight...intercepted by Walt Harris
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Seems Jason La Canfora was just as surprised as the rest of us not to see Springs; also he seems to believe springs is healthy:

"And all the while I can't help but be baffled by Spring's standing on the sidelines. Gregg Williams says he wants to keep the guys fresh and rotate and all of that jazz, but ain't no way I don't have Springs out there. Heard that after the game Trent Green was asked some of the Skins players what was up with that, 'cause the Dolphins went into the game hoping to pick on the guy not on Shawn's side, and ended up only facing Springs in the nickel package for the most part. Springs is healthy, and I'd be playing him like heck now."

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Could this just be GW looking at the younger guys and giving Springs rest against an easy opponent?

This is all very strange...

I really dont want to hear this "easy opponent stuff" (this isnt directed at you Will, just in general)....we said the same thing about Portis/Springs and whoever else was hurt against Minnesota last year....there are NO easy opponents in the NFL. If I ever hear of a Redskins coach holding someone out against a "easy opponent" I will not stop petitioning until they are fired!!...but seriously...I dont understand why he wouldnt start, if it is a rotation dont you think Springs would have been the first one?? I dont know but I hope to see him starting next week against a much more dangerous offense in Philadlephia.
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