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thunderkyss

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However, since sources are insistent that it is a foot injury, it has been proposed that he may be dealing with a sesamoid bone fracture of the foot.
Is that consistent with possibly “playing through it” like it’s being reported Wentz is considering?
 

CloakNNNdagger

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Is that consistent with possibly “playing through it” like it’s being reported Wentz is considering?
Not unless they're removing the sesamoid bone instead of repairing it. This would be unusual without prior conservative treatment. Although this is the NFL and all things are possible. Not necessarily smart. I have a very strong suspicion that he has been dealing with sesamoid problem for quite a while. Looking at some of his film from last year, he would supinate his plant foot on push off, something commonly seen with pain under the great toe area where the sesamoid bones reside..... And something that is commonly seen in compensatory injuries to the back and hip which he had been dealing with.
 
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CloakNNNdagger

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Not unless they're removing the sesamoid bone instead of repairing it. This would be unusual without prior conservative treatment. Although this is the NFL and all things are possible. Not necessarily smart. I have a very strong suspicion that he has been dealing with sesamoid problem for quite a while. Looking at some of his film from last year, he would supinate his plant foot on push off, something commonly seen with pain under the great toe area where the sesamoid bones reside..... And something that is commonly seen in compensatory injuries to the back and hip which he had been dealing with.
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Just to clarify my feelings re. if it is a sesamoid excision that is being considered, my experience has been at least a 3-4 month recovery, and playing through it (with or without surgery) would not be a reasonable consideration. You would essentially need to keep the area numbed up to control the pain during play, which would introduce its own set of potential problems.
 

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My latest surprises were the name changes for two stadiums. I was looking for game ticket prices and first called the stadium in Glendale, University of Phoenix to find out it is State Farm. Today, I was looking up tickets at the Super Dome and thought huh, Caesar’s! I didn't think too much about the change to NRG, but now the number of changes is getting my attention.
 

TexansBull

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My latest surprises were the name changes for two stadiums. I was looking for game ticket prices and first called the stadium in Glendale, University of Phoenix to find out it is State Farm. Today, I was looking up tickets at the Super Dome and thought huh, Caesar’s! I didn't think too much about the change to NRG, but now the number of changes is getting my attention.
Massage Envy Stadium?
 

Lucky

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The NFL Network will show 8 preseason week 1 live games starting Thursday night.


Thursday, August 12
Washington Football Team at New England Patriots, 7:30/6:30c, NFL Network

Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles, 7:30/6:30c


Friday, August 13
Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons, 7/6c
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions, 7/6c, NFL Network
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals, 10/9c, NFL Network


Saturday, August 14
Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears, noon/11a c, NFL Network
Denver Broncos at Minnesota Vikings, 4/3c, NFL Network

New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens, 7/6c
Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars, 7/6c, NFL Network
New York Jets at New York Giants, 7:30/6:30c
Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7:30/6:30c
Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers, 8/7c
Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers, 8:30/7:30c
Seattle Seahawks at Las Vegas Raiders, 9/8c
Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 10/9c, NFL Network


Sunday, August 15
Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts, noon/11a c, NFL Network
 

Speedy

Former Yeller Dweller
The NFL Network will show 8 preseason week 1 live games starting Thursday night.


Thursday, August 12
Washington Football Team at New England Patriots, 7:30/6:30c, NFL Network

Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles, 7:30/6:30c


Friday, August 13
Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons, 7/6c
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions, 7/6c, NFL Network
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals, 10/9c, NFL Network


Saturday, August 14
Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears, noon/11a c, NFL Network
Denver Broncos at Minnesota Vikings, 4/3c, NFL Network

New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens, 7/6c
Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars, 7/6c, NFL Network
New York Jets at New York Giants, 7:30/6:30c
Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7:30/6:30c
Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers, 8/7c
Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers, 8:30/7:30c
Seattle Seahawks at Las Vegas Raiders, 9/8c
Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 10/9c, NFL Network


Sunday, August 15
Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts, noon/11a c, NFL Network
Watched the 1st quarter of Cowboys/Steelers, and though it's great to have football back, that quarter of football was boring AF. Didn't watch another snap after the 1st.

Even though you're at home watching on TV where it's costing you nothing, pre-season football is still a ripoff. Starters rarely play in these games anymore. I don't know if that changes some now that there's only 3 games, but I doubt it. Too risky. Watching a game where half of those playing will be Amazon drivers in 3 weeks just doesn't do it for me.

Yeah, I'll sit and watch the Texans because there's an interest in who makes the team, but even that is a borefest.

<<me breaking out my drum...again>>

Would rather watch a 3 hour scrimmage where at least people I've heard of would be participating.

<<me sending this to r.goodell@nfl.com....again>>
 

thunderkyss

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Watched the 1st quarter of Cowboys/Steelers, and though it's great to have football back, that quarter of football was boring AF. Didn't watch another snap after the 1st.
I watched through three quarters. Mostly for the HOF commentary. The game, was like any other non-Texan game I watch. Entertaining, but I don't really care who wins or loses.
 

StarStruck

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I watched the Cowboys game to see the veterans, mostly on the sidelines and in a few plays in the first quarter that tells me that football is back. Then I watch new players and evaluate who I think will be cut and my guess in who will make the final 53.

I am now trying to see how many opponents stadiums that I can visit while still able to travel, so even though it’s a meaningless preseason, I plan to head to Arizona next week to visit their stadium. I missed the planned visit to Baltimore last season.
 

CloakNNNdagger

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Positive test without symptoms. If you have the need to be pro vaccine, that's everyone's prerogative........at least, don't play with the false dramatics. "Battling COVID-19"? "Battling"??:hankpalm:

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Lamar Jackson back on the practice field after battling COVID-19

Posted by Michael David Smith on August 7, 2021, 10:06 AM EDT

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is back on the practice field this morning after missing eight training camp practices while battling COVID-19.

The Ravens posted video of Jackson throwing and appearing to be doing well.

Jackson has refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and he tested positive for the virus last week. He also missed a game during the 2020 regular season because he tested positive for the virus.
 

StarStruck

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We usually had a pretty good afternoon tailgate. And you got to watch the guys fighting for the last spots. Like I said, different people like different things.
My reason for going or watching also is to see the final cuts. Sometimes that game is pretty revealing on cuts that some players looked pretty good early on.
 

Speedy

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We usually had a pretty good afternoon tailgate. And you got to watch the guys fighting for the last spots. Like I said, different people like different things.
As I said, if the Texans are involved, I’ll watch because I have interest in who makes the team. Still, those 4th PS Thursday night games were about as uninteresting as it gets, even for someone into it.

Even the tailgating became a tough sell because, 1) it was a Thursday afternoon and 2) nobody knew anyone who was playing.

I’m not a season ticket holder anymore, thanks in large part to Bill O’Brien, among other reasons, so I watch it all on TV now for a LOT less money. And if it’s the Texans, I’ll tune in. But if it’s Denver-Minnesota or Cleveland-Jaguars next Saturday, or Steelers-Cowboys the other night, I have no interest at all in watching their backups and 3rd stringers play. Any of those games happen in the regular season though, I’ll absolutely watch. Preseason, eh, I’ll pass.
 

paycheck71

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I was going to say the same thing. But I know people who liked going just for the tailgating & the experience in the stands.

I never had a problem giving those tickets away. Just couldn’t get anyone to pay for them.
That's why it's a ripoff. $0-$20 is the real value of any preseason game ticket.
 

IDEXAN

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I like the preseason. Always have. Never felt ripped off.

Different strokes.
Preseason NFL ball is about the only NFL games I don't watch if they are on my TV, except I do watch the Texans preseason and I'm excited about next Saturday when we get our first opportunity to see the Culley Juggernaut !
 

badboy

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Preseason NFL ball is about the only NFL games I don't watch if they are on my TV, except I do watch the Texans preseason and I'm excited about next Saturday when we get our first opportunity to see the Culley Juggernaut !
I enjoyed watching these preseason games as it gives me eyes on players that I am interested in. This year was so many new players it will be even more helpful.
 

StarStruck

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Never understood why people would be willing to pay money to watch practice games.
Season ticket holders are locked in because the total cost of the ST is divided by 10. Most others interested in a game day experience on the cheap can probably pick up one of those tickets for $25 or so which won’t be available at that price during the regular season. That hurts the ST holder because nobody is going to pay face value for the preseason game.

A couple of years ago Cowboys total season ticket prices remained the same, but they lowered the preseason cost and increased the regular season cost. For sales purpose the ouch isn’t as bad of a loss on the preseason, and the increase in the regular doesn’t feel that bad either.
 

Thorn

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Season ticket holders are locked in because the total cost of the ST is divided by 10. Most others interested in a game day experience on the cheap can probably pick up one of those tickets for $25 or so which won’t be available at that price during the regular season. That hurts the ST holder because nobody is going to pay face value for the preseason game.

A couple of years ago Cowboys total season ticket prices remained the same, but they lowered the preseason cost and increased the regular season cost. For sales purpose the ouch isn’t as bad of a loss on the preseason, and the increase in the regular doesn’t feel that bad either.
Yeah, season ticket holders don't have a choice. It's just another way for the NFL to squeeze every last dollar they can out of the fan.
 

Texian

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Yeah, season ticket holders don't have a choice. It's just another way for the NFL to squeeze every last dollar they can out of the fan.
At this juncture being a season ticket holder is plain silly. If you want to go to a game buy your tickets from Stub Hub. You'll get better seats than you would being a season ticket holder.
 

steelbtexan

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True about getting better seats, but man, you take it in the shorts with the inflated prices and service fees, etc.
You can also get more tickets together buying from a ST holder than off of Stubhub. For instance, if I want to sell, I've got 4 tickets together in the 300 section.
 

Texian

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True about getting better seats, but man, you take it in the shorts with the inflated prices and service fees, etc.
While this is true and much more common for winning successful teams, today it is very hard for Texans tickets to command a high premium. When factor in you're not buying tickets to preseason games and games you have no interest in attending you are way ahead of the game in dollars spent.
 

austins23

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While this is true and much more common for winning successful teams, today it is very hard for Texans tickets to command a high premium. When factor in you're not buying tickets to preseason games and games you have no interest in attending you are way ahead of the game in dollars spent.
Not arguing.
This year the only fan base I’d get to screw over is the Patriots. None of the other home games are real big draws.

most years I can make my money back with the Steelers, Packers, Browns (yes, they ain’t good all the time but their fan base will pay) and when the Arlingtons play at NRG, you can bet those foos will pay top dollar to watch their 8-8 (soon to be 8-9) team.
 

StarStruck

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Not arguing.
This year the only fan base I’d get to screw over is the Patriots. None of the other home games are real big draws.

most years I can make my money back with the Steelers, Packers, Browns (yes, they ain’t good all the time but their fan base will pay) and when the Arlingtons play at NRG, you can bet those foos will pay top dollar to watch their 8-8 (soon to be 8-9) team.
We sure in the heck do in the highest dang tickets in the NFL secondary market. I have seen tickets for games in the Super Dome selling for $250 in nose bleed for the Cowboys and less than $80 the next week for a Jaguar ticket with the same record. That’s the most depressing thing about traveling.
 

thunderkyss

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The last actual money I spent on the Texans was a hat three or four years ago. Not a cent since.
I've even gone as far as fast forwarding through commercials so they're wasting those advertising dollars as well.
 
Josh Allen has earned that payday. Buffalo has been in no-man’s land since the Kelly era and Allen has really helped make that team relevant again……now if they would relocate to Texas.
The people of Buffalo don't deserve to lose their team! They have supported their team through a lot of s***** seasons and there is no way they should be without them, especially when they finally have a team worth supporting once again! I doubt Buffalo will leave despite all the BS said in regards to them leaving!
 


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