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Old 07-15-2010   #1
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There is no question that Cushing has a passion for the game of football that is hard to equal. He seems to be a fun guy, in touch with the fans and a huge difference maker on the field, which all combined makes his a legitimate fan favorite!

However, I'm also a non-believer by nature when ANYONE busted for roids goes into denial. True or False.. don't matter. The unfortunate reality is that the history of this scene over the past years has played out that the denials are usually false. Overwhelmingly false, maybe..

Anyway, worst case scenerio here is knowingly or "ahem" unknowingly, Cush was juicing. My limited knowledge on the results from juicing is that:
- it makes you stronger
- it makes you bigger
- it makes you aggressive(roid rage)

I fear that if Cush was popped and has since stopped, that what we will see in week 5 will be a shell of what we saw in '09.
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Meh, he'll find a way to hide it.
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Default Re: Will Cush return to form?

I still say playing football over the age of about 14 is worse for you health than steroids.
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I deny the fact cushing took steriods so he'll be the same ol' cush!
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Default Re: Will Cush return to form?

Wasn't steroids he got busted for.

He's still big. He's a big dude. He's still fast, steroids don't make you faster. He's still a baaaaad mutha *SHUT YO MOUTH* but I'm talkin bout the CUSH *WE CAN DIG IT*

Dude was training MMA style all offseason. I'm gonna put the over/under at 2.5 and the subject is "How many RBs Cushing judo flips this year"
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Default Re: Will Cush return to form?

I wouldn't worry too much. He tested negative all season after the first positive, and only got better as time went on.

Nervous? Sure. But I'm willing to bet he has a slight sophomore slump and people starting blaming in on steroids. Most players in the NFL have a sophomore slump, so it's almost inevitable that his production will decline at least somewhat.
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Default Re: Will Cush return to form?

They've already weighed in and Cushing reported at 259 lbs so he hasn't shrunk any.
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I wouldn't worry too much. He tested negative all season after the first positive, and only got better as time went on.

Nervous? Sure. But I'm willing to bet he has a slight sophomore slump and people starting blaming in on steroids. Most players in the NFL have a sophomore slump, so it's almost inevitable that his production will decline at least somewhat.
With the numbers he put up last year, it's going to be very difficult to match those results. Steroids or not.
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Yes he will.
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With the numbers he put up last year, it's going to be very difficult to match those results. Steroids or not.
With the 4 game suspension, it's pretty much guaranteed he's not going to be able to put up numbers like last year.

Physically Cush is just a big guy and what really separates him is the intensity he brings to the field. Long as he brings that I'm sure he'll be fine.
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Default Re: Will Cush return to form?

We just won't know for sure untill he gets on the field.
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Default Re: Will Cush return to form?

We was busted for hCG in September. He was then drug tested throughout the rest of the year with no more positives. Considering that he was still a beast in December, I have no reason to believe he won't be as good in 2010 as he was in 2009.
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We was busted for hCG in September. He was then drug tested throughout the rest of the year with no more positives. Considering that he was still a beast in December, I have no reason to believe he won't be as good in 2010 as he was in 2009.
Excuse my ignorance, but what is hCG? I know he wasn't popped for steroids, but I believe they said it was one of those substances that can hide steroid use. Is that what hCG is?
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is hCG? I know he wasn't popped for steroids, but I believe they said it was one of those substances that can hide steroid use. Is that what hCG is?
hcg is a compound which is produced naturally in low quantities. It's what many pregnancy dipstick tests are looking for as pregnancy elevates its level. It is on the banned list for the NFL as a substance which is frequently used in conjunction with steroids. After a steroid cycle it is used to bump start testosterone production and make sure the marbles don't shrink.
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There is no question that Cushing has a passion for the game of football that is hard to equal. He seems to be a fun guy, in touch with the fans and a huge difference maker on the field, which all combined makes his a legitimate fan favorite!

However, I'm also a non-believer by nature when ANYONE busted for roids goes into denial. True or False.. don't matter. The unfortunate reality is that the history of this scene over the past years has played out that the denials are usually false. Overwhelmingly false, maybe..

Anyway, worst case scenerio here is knowingly or "ahem" unknowingly, Cush was juicing. My limited knowledge on the results from juicing is that:
- it makes you stronger
- it makes you bigger
- it makes you aggressive(roid rage)

I fear that if Cush was popped and has since stopped, that what we will see in week 5 will be a shell of what we saw in '09.
I think he'll be just as good. He's stating in tip top shape and has such a strong passion for the game unlike many other players. He wants to be great and will work extra hard if he has to.

And Cush had great instincts all over the field last season. Roids can't help him with that. He flew from sideline to sideline and got to spots where the ball was landing very well. Roids or no roids, he isn't going to lose those types of instincts. I think he plays well.
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hcg is a compound which is produced naturally in low quantities. It's what many pregnancy dipstick tests are looking for as pregnancy elevates its level. It is on the banned list for the NFL as a substance which is frequently used in conjunction with steroids. After a steroid cycle it is used to bump start testosterone production and make sure the marbles don't shrink.
The thing with Cush (with regards to the original poster) is that he has been swearing the hcg level was natural. It was so low that it would have past the previous year's test. Believe I've read that he passed a lie detector test while proclaiming his innocence. He's very ardent about it.
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The thing with Cush (with regards to the original poster) is that he has been swearing the hcg level was natural. It was so low that it would have past the previous year's test. Believe I've read that he passed a lie detector test while proclaiming his innocence. He's very ardent about it.
In a way the low level and subsequent negative tests work against Cushing. There are natural causes for elevated hcg levels but they result in really big levels and remain elevated until the underlying medical condition is treated.
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Well, Cush certainly strikes me as the kind of player that will take every edge he can get. Hyperbolic chambers, chemicals, whatever. I wouldn't be surprised if he really did take hcg and steroids. But when so many football players are getting busted for punching out people at strip clubs, running dog fights or molesting women in bathrooms I have a hard time getting worked up about athletes juicing up for a competitive edge. Alas.

Just noting how intent Cushing is to prove his innocence is all.
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Cush will be fine, he has what makes Demeco great, football instincts. you cant get that through performance enhancers and you can't teach that either. He's probably gonna be more agile now too with the MMA training.
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I think Cush will probably be just as good. I'm more concerned about the 4 games he's suspended for.
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