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CloakNNNdagger 02-14-2014 03:47 PM

“Night and day” offseasons for Brian Cushing
 
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This time last year, Brian Cushing’s offseason was filled with uncertainty: season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the most difficult rehabilitation of his football career, and an unresolved contract situation heading into training camp. His 2013 season was also cut short due to injury, but this one was far less severe.

“Compared to last year, it’s pretty much night and day," Cushing said in an exclusive interview with Texans All-Access. "I’m probably about a month away from being fully 100 percent. I’ve already started running on the field and I just feel great. I feel great physically, I feel great mentally, seeing that light at the end of the tunnel. It’s so much earlier this year than last year.”............................................ ............

Cushing was placed on injured reserve after suffering a tibial plateau fracture and torn LCL in Week 7 at Kansas City on October 20. Before his season-ending injury, Cushing led the team with 65 tackles and had 1.5 sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown in Week 1 against San Diego.


Rest of the story

A quicker recovery is hardly a surprise.......the surprise would be if it were an equivalent or longer recovery.

But according to the impeccably accurate reporting of the type of injury by the Texans reporter in this piece, recovery should be much longer..........possibly never, ala Charles Spencer.

kiwitexansfan 02-14-2014 04:22 PM

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Charles Spencer. Great way to depress us all.

Thanks Ron.

Uncle Rico 02-14-2014 09:01 PM

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I wonder how many 'true' fans will throw Cush under the bus if he can't perform at a high level again.

CloakNNNdagger 02-14-2014 09:24 PM

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I have been informed that my last comment to the article may have been confusing to some.

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But according to the impeccably accurate reporting of the type of injury by the Texans reporter in this piece, recovery should be much longer..........possibly never, ala Charles Spencer.
I am referring to the fact that the article inaccurately referred to Cushing having had a "tibial plateau" fracture (a fracture that goes through bone AND cartilage, right into the knee joint (See photo below), ala the career ending Spencer injury).........much much more serious that what Cushing actually sustained.........a simple fibula fracture.

http://uwmsk.org/schatzker/S1_3DAP.jpg

PHILLYTEXANFAN 02-14-2014 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Uncle Rico (Post 2299594)
I wonder how many 'true' fans will throw Cush under the bus if he can't perform at a high level again.


JC25 will be a wanted man in H-town


Your man... Pots and pans

The Pencil Neck 02-15-2014 01:24 AM

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I never expect a reporter to accurately present anything. The more complicated something is, the greater the likelihood they'll mess it up.

If all a reporter has to do is get the names of three people right, he will mess up at least one of them.

So I pretty much walk around knowing that nothing I'm hearing is right and that I don't know anything that's really happening anywhere in the world.

ESPECIALLY when it comes to the injuries of my Houston Texans.

Thorn 02-15-2014 03:33 AM

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Cushing at 75% is still better than 90% of all LBs in the NFL anyway. Cushing at 100% is totally awesome. Welcome back Cush.

welsh texan 02-15-2014 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Thorn (Post 2299664)
Cushing at 75% is still better than 90% of all LBs in the NFL anyway. Cushing at 100% is totally awesome. Welcome back Cush.

We'll see about that. He's missed a lot of time over his career now, and right around his prime production years too.

I hope we see him back to 100% next season, but if that isn't the case, or if he's a little slowed by the injury, that contract will quickly become a problem just the same way Demeco's did, not the fault of player or club, of course.

TheRealJoker 02-15-2014 08:13 AM

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Cushing is kind of like our Bob Sanders. One of the best players in the league when he is healthy.

CloakNNNdagger 02-17-2014 03:07 PM

Re: “Night and day” offseasons for Brian Cushing
 
Figured I wouldn't start another thread. This piece mentions his impressions re. OB, Crennel and his new LB coach.........and the excitement and frustrations involved in this closed communications period and the expectation of learning a new scheme in a very limited period of time when the window for communication opens.

Cushing on O’Brien: “It’s been an instant connection”

Double Barrel 02-17-2014 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Uncle Rico (Post 2299594)
I wonder how many 'true' fans will throw Cush under the bus if he can't perform at a high level again.

Perhaps you should educate yourself about so-called "true fans":

Rules for being a true fan

20 rules and nothing about blind loyalty to players who can no longer perform at a high level for their team due to injury, age, etc.

True fans root for the name on the front more than the name on the back of the jersey.

Playoffs 02-17-2014 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger (Post 2300526)

I know it's all blah, blah, blah :listening but I'm pumped about OB. :doot:

ObsiWan 02-17-2014 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Double Barrel (Post 2300578)
Perhaps you should educate yourself about so-called "true fans":

Rules for being a true fan

20 rules and nothing about blind loyalty to players who can no longer perform at a high level for their team due to injury, age, etc.

True fans root for the name on the front more than the name on the back of the jersey.

Good stuff. It must be really old; I mean how long ago was Shaq playing with the Lakers?

Anyway, he almost lost me here:
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1. You can't purchase a "blank" authentic jersey from your favorite team with no name on the back, then stick your own name and number on the jersey ... well, unless you want to be an enormous dork.
I do agree with his stance on bandwagon fans.
:texflag:

Marshall 02-17-2014 07:28 PM

Re: “Night and day” offseasons for Brian Cushing
 
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Originally Posted by Double Barrel (Post 2300578)
Perhaps you should educate yourself about so-called "true fans":

Rules for being a true fan

20 rules and nothing about blind loyalty to players who can no longer perform at a high level for their team due to injury, age, etc.

True fans root for the name on the front more than the name on the back of the jersey.

A true fan routes for more than just the laundry. He knows every player along with both strengths and weaknesses, yet wants them to win despite the weaknesses.

Double Barrel 02-18-2014 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by ObsiWan (Post 2300616)
Good stuff. It must be really old; I mean how long ago was Shaq playing with the Lakers?

Anyway, he almost lost me here:

I do agree with his stance on bandwagon fans.
:texflag:

Well, I disagree with his no. 1 completely. Who the hell cares what name/number you put on a jersey that you shelled out your hard earned cash to purchase? I didn't quite catch it the first time around.

But like you, I agree with him about the bandwagon front runners. Hey, to each his/her own, but to act like a championship means more to a person that just became a fan in the last couple of weeks than it does to someone who has lived and breathed the fortunes & misfortunes of a franchise is silly.

Main point to Rico was acting like "true fans" have to be loyal to a player over team is just fundamentally strange.

I usually do not get into the fan definition thing. I'm more of a big tent kinda' guy. If you root for a team through thick and thin, regardless if you are optimistic, pessimistic, or somewhere in between, you are true. Regardless if you memorize every stat, every pimple on every player, or just root for the team, you are true.

ObsiWan 02-18-2014 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Double Barrel (Post 2301021)
Well, I disagree with his no. 1 completely. Who the hell cares what name/number you put on a jersey that you shelled out your hard earned cash to purchase? I didn't quite catch it the first time around.

But like you, I agree with him about the bandwagon front runners. Hey, to each his/her own, but to act like a championship means more to a person that just became a fan in the last couple of weeks than it does to someone who has lived and breathed the fortunes & misfortunes of a franchise is silly.

Main point to Rico was acting like "true fans" have to be loyal to a player over team is just fundamentally strange.

I usually do not get into the fan definition thing. I'm more of a big tent kinda' guy. If you root for a team through thick and thin, regardless if you are optimistic, pessimistic, or somewhere in between, you are true. Regardless if you memorize every stat, every pimple on every player, or just root for the team, you are true.

Seconded!

Playoffs 03-09-2014 08:24 PM

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John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
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Cushing on new LB coach Mike Vrabel: "I've looked up to him since I was in college. To be able to play for him is an honor and a blessing."

Brian Cushing, Mike Munchak, Bruce Matthews and Bob Allen are co-celebrity chairs at the Special Olympics at the Hilton Westchase.

Brian Cushing on knee rehab: "I'm going to be cleared in 2 weeks. I'm doing great. I'm going to work my way up (full speed) to OTAs."

Playoffs 03-25-2014 01:32 PM

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Viddy well, my droogs: http://instagram.com/p/l-TbSOF7x8/

DocBar 03-25-2014 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Playoffs (Post 2317706)
Viddy well, my droogs: http://instagram.com/p/l-TbSOF7x8/

I got nuthin :shrug:

Playoffs 03-25-2014 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by DocBar (Post 2317716)
I got nuthin :shrug:

It's a Cushing Instagram video.


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