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Mercilus done for the year

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Rockets34Legend, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Rockets34Legend

    Rockets34Legend Contributing Member

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    Official from Pancakes -

     
    #1 Rockets34Legend, Oct 9, 2017
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    So strange that Watt and Mercilus were lost for the season on essentially non-impact injuries in the same game. These guys are suppose to be some of the best athletes in the world and just one wrong step or push and they’re out for a season. Man $*ck sports.
     
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    Like Mario Williams before him, Mercilus can make a full recovery from this. Also like Mario before him, however, I consider these bizarre pec injuries--where the muscle just seems to tear itself off of bone without a significant external impact to force the joint in an odd direction--a red flag for possible PED use. I can't remember a pectoralis tear happening before a decade ago, but now it seems like I hear about a couple every year. NFL players' muscles are getting too strong for their tendons and ligaments, those the structural parts of their body meant to glue everything together. Natural strength training shouldn't be able to get your body to this point.
     
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    The hits just keep on coming Horrible weekend for Texan fans. I hope he makes a full recovery.
     
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    Listen to this man.
     
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    The NFL is pretty much nothing but injuries now it seems.
     
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    Yep and it sounds like some of it has to do with PEDs
     
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    man cant believe we lost both of these guys on defense. KC has been a cursed match up...
     
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    Losing Whitney is bigger than losing JJ, imo.

    But Whit can return to form, while JJ may not return at all.
     
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    Not only the same game but the same drive!!
     
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    Get well, HoustonStrong
     
  13. J.R.

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    Very nonchalant...

     
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    Stay positive Merc
     
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    I have hung out with Mercy a few times. Super humble guy. He is very underrated.
     
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    Losing Merc bothers me more so than losing Watt. Merc was a big part of that #1 defense last season. I hope someone on the current roster can at least be half of what he was. I'm betting on Scarlett and /or Cole .
     
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    I’m hoping for Cole
     
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    Mercilus is a guy that's confident that he has a long career left.

    Watt knows his career is basically on the line. One more season ending injury next season and needs to just retire
     
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    From a professional stand point it is eerily similar to Tiger Woods(Not personal life obviously). For a temporary time he looks like the absolute GOAT and then bam. Injury after injury. Lets hope Watt turns it around.

    Then again, I think Tiger is still the GOAT. Longevity be damned.
     
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