Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 39 of 39
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Blvd of Broken Dreams
    Posts
    2,226

    Re: Clay Matthews suffers broken thumb



    We'll need all the help we can get. GB could make our secondary look helpless.




  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Land of the crab-cake
    Posts
    709

    Re: Clay Matthews suffers broken thumb

    Quote Originally Posted by houstonravensfan View Post
    We'll need all the help we can get. GB could make our secondary look helpless.
    I would argue the opposite as well. Especially with Stokley, Marlon, and possibly Jacoby returning.
    90% of the game is half mental




  3. #33

    Re: Clay Matthews suffers broken thumb

    Quote Originally Posted by Tolucaraven View Post
    That's a major loss. I doubt they will get to the qb without a blitz. Plus, he is good vs the run. One of top 5 defenders in the game. Packers also have major oline issues on the road.
    Major loss for sure but the Packers do not blitz often. They are a 3-4 so in nickel or dime you'll probably see 4-5 rushers. When they do blitz it's as often from a CB as a LB. With the LB health it would probably come from the CBs.
    Packers will move Nick Perry (265) will move to Clay's spot and Mike Neal (275) will move to LOLB. Matthews is superb against the run but that makes for a pretty stout front 5 for Green Bay.




  4. #34

    Re: Clay Matthews suffers broken thumb

    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMRaven View Post
    The injury was a Bennett fracture. That's why he needed surgery and can't play. It's actually quite a serious injury which will result in severe damage to the hand's function and intractable osteoarthritis if not treated correctly. One of those soft casts like what Ellerbe had on his hand wouldn't cut it, because the two fragments of bone need to be immobilized completely to prevent the articular surface from rotating out of position and remaining like that for the rest of his life. Check out this Wikipedia link. I found it very interesting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennett's_fracture. According to this, thumb function makes up 50% of the hand's function. Not something you would want to mess with.
    Thanks for this post, you just saved me a bunch of time!




  5. Re: Clay Matthews suffers broken thumb

    (Obligatory) Hate to see injuries, but.....

    At the end of the day, all that counts is the, 'W' and if it betters the Ravens chances to winning the game with GB players out, then so be it. No one at the end of the season will discount a win due to injuries.

    Still hate the fact the Ravens dropped the ball in Buffalo.




  6. #36

    Re: Clay Matthews suffers broken thumb

    Well the football gods don't totally hate us. Sucks for the Pack and fans, but with our oline issues, this will at least make the contest even (ish).
    Self appointed Ravens SuperFan in the southern hemisphere/New Zealand.




  7. #37
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Calvert County
    Posts
    2,848
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Clay Matthews suffers broken thumb

    MRW I heard the news that Matthews wouldn't be playing:





  8. #38
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Formerly Carpetbaggerville (IND) --now back in MD
    Posts
    973
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Clay Matthews suffers broken thumb

    It sounds great on its surface (although obviously you dont like to see anyone injured) but I'm not about to assume or predict anything based on that. I mean Buffalos secondary was completely decimated and their run D was supposed to be terrible. And we saw what both those units did to us.
    They hate us..... but they want to BE us. (.... or at least poach all our players/coaches/FO people!)




  9. #39
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The Land of Verdite
    Posts
    13,331
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Clay Matthews suffers broken thumb

    It's a trickle down effect. Matthews usually lines up against the LT. That would be Monroe making his debut with the team. There's the chance that Monroe may have needed help against Matthews, especially considering his potential lack of familiarity with his own team. He might not need help on that side now, which means that Osemele can really help out Gradkowski and we saw that Gradkowski can look much better when he has that help.

    Against Buffalo, McKinnie played very poorly, resulting him KO helping him out more than he should have and Gino struggling more.

    Obviously, all of this sounds good in theory, but the game still has to be played.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Russell Street Report Website Design by D3Corp Ocean City Maryland