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Old 10-22-2008, 06:01 PM   #16
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Re: After Setback, Kelly May Be Headed for IR

i'm beginning to think he is a wasted draft pick.has anybody signed mix since we cut him?
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:07 PM   #17
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Nobody has signed Mix and that should tell you all you need to know about whether we should go after him for anything more than just being another body
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:11 PM   #18
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Lets just pretend we picked up Horty in the 2nd round and Kelly in the 7th!
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:22 PM   #19
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I'm in favor of Mix, he's a special teams beast and a big red zone body.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:26 PM   #20
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Oh well, it's not like we didn't know this was coming. Get him on IR so he can start rehabing for next year. There are a couple of guys we had in training camp available.
That was my point- we did know it was coming- he had knee problems before we drafted him. As the Ole Ball Coach said, hindsight is 50/50, but it appears he wasn't much of a draft pick at this point.

I wouldn't be critical at all if the knee wasn't a prior issue, but it's frustrating since we knew all along there was a good chance of this.

The way Billy McMullen played in the preseason, I sure we kept him on the 53 man and IR'd Kelly from the get go.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:58 PM   #21
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The way Billy McMullen played in the preseason, I sure we kept him on the 53 man and IR'd Kelly from the get go

he just got cut and released from seattle with an injury settlement.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:05 PM   #22
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Kelly's nickname should be Crystal since he's so fragile.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:03 PM   #23
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Yeah I think it's time for him to hit IR, just get him healthy so he can rehab it and be ready to play next season.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:14 PM   #24
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Re: After Setback, Kelly May Be Headed for IR

My big question is that if Kelly's knee keeps filling with fluid, wouldn't it make sense to bite the bullet and scope the knee to see what's causing the irritation? Perhaps he has a small cartilage or meniscus tear that isn't showing up on MRI. If we place him in IR, that would order a scope just to be sure that this won't recur during OTAs and minicamp.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:22 PM   #25
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Probably should consider ditching him for good. Chronic knee problems are chronic knee problems. He probably is going to end up like that FL receiver Spurrier drafted that rarely was healthy after getting hurt in his first preseason. Was dumb to draft all of those WR's when we had plenty of other needs.
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Probably should consider ditching him for good. Chronic knee problems are chronic knee problems. He probably is going to end up like that FL receiver Spurrier drafted that rarely was healthy after getting hurt in his first preseason. Was dumb to draft all of those WR's when we had plenty of other needs.
I'm not ready to give up on Kelly or compare him to Taylor Jacobs. Our veteran DBs were very impressed with Kelly the first week of camp before he was injured. He clearly has some ability to play at this level if we can just get him on the field. Just consider this year a washout and hopefully treat his knee so that he's ready to contribute next season.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:07 PM   #27
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Hope you are right. WE need a young WR corp. Thing is knees are tricky and easily can become a chronic problem. Thanks for reminding me of Taylor Jacobs' name.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:12 PM   #28
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Okay.

So we IR Kelly. Who comes in to take his place? Looks like a few people have hopped aboard the Mix train again...
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Kelly has talent so I'm not ready to totally give up on him, but it isn't looking good for him this year. IR him, find out what can be done about his knee and get him ready for next year.
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Probably should consider ditching him for good. Chronic knee problems are chronic knee problems. He probably is going to end up like that FL receiver Spurrier drafted that rarely was healthy after getting hurt in his first preseason. Was dumb to draft all of those WR's when we had plenty of other needs.
And I really think just the opposite, despite all the buildup, the FO at some level made a decision to get 3 possible talents in the hopes of finding a gem or two.
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