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Injuries thread (Update: Lewan might rejoin the band, Marcus' hand & moves in Titan land)

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16 minutes ago, TitanSS said:

Worst case scenario not feeling in his hand ruins his career. Glove adds grip but won't give feeling he'll need when throwing.

Yeah, it's not about helping a small hand grip a ball better... its about just not feeling that ball in your hand... these QBs grab and hold the ball by feel, its like an extension of their hand... but  now he doesn't know if hes gripping or holding it correctly.  He cant feel if he put the proper spin... heck, not even being able to feel if the balls still in your hand on a play action (or if you dropped it when it hit the RBs torso). 

It's crazy how something as small as a tiny clump of nerves can impact every day life... and for a qb that could be their career

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Here's the article I saw a few times... at least the tweet and scouting report that was referenced in the article I saw on my feed. 

 

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41 minutes ago, ragevsuall17 said:

Here's the article I saw a few times... at least the tweet and scouting report that was referenced in the article I saw on my feed. 

 

While it does look like the injury did hurt his last few games in college, it didn't ruin his pro career.  I think it is pretty much a given that he wasn't going to be a QB in the NFL. So it's hard to know how much it impacted his NFL career.  Being a RB, it looks like (according to the always accurate Wikipedia) that foot/leg injuries along with being found passed out partially submerged car ended his NFL career. 
According to the report, his nerve came back twice as strong as before.
However it took longer to heal than expected. So in Mariota's case, maybe he isn't back as soon as expected ?

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1 hour ago, TitanSS said:

Worst case scenario not feeling in his hand ruins his career. Glove adds grip but won't give feeling he'll need when throwing.

Well yeah, that is the WORST case scenario, but based on the information we know and his standing now, the worst case scenario for him seems to be that the feeling never comes back 100% and he needs a glove to be as close to normal as possible. 

Based on reports, he is able to be #2 QB. And I think he is just that because they want to be careful with him and allow it to get as good as it could be. 
Now, if his hand was the "new norm" then I think  he could play, but he wouldn't be the QB he once was...and what that looks like who knows. 
Matt Cassel? or Same arm strength but not the same control?

 

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Everyone talks about how injury prone Marcus is. But I seem to remember a injury prone QB we had back in the day and we praised him for being tough and playing through injuries. 

Marcus reminds me of him. He got his ankle messed up vs CLE his rookie and finished and won us the game.  He almost got his knee blown out vs MIA his rookie year shouldnt of went back in but ken was trying to save his job but he still finished that game. Last year vs the colts. Hes legit played with one leg. Cant run. And wins us the game. Now last week vs MIA he shouldnt of come back in if he couldnt feel his hand. Did anyways and might of cost us the game with those two picks idk I think he would've played this week but Lewan Jack and kelly. were out and they didnt wanna risk it but the kid is tough. Starting to think hes Steve tough.

 

I think he plays this week!

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I think Marcus is tough as nails. I don’t doubt that. But he is made of glass.

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