Re: Armstead placed on NFI list
posted at 7/23/2013 12:37 PM EDT
In response to russgriswold's comment:
In response to FrnkBnhm's comment:
In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment:
The PUP list is semantics until August 31st. As stated time will tell. He did actually play in Canada last year.
It is a litte more than semantics. It means they will not be practicing with the team when camp starts. They can attend meetings and use the training facilities, but in order to participate on the practice field with the team, they need to come of any of these lists.
Right, so...? SOme extra work for a week with the trainers with guys they know are going to make the team, get an extra week of rest to deal with whatever it is and then they can come off when ready to go. Outside of Ballard and developing a rapport with Brady, Gronk and Edelman should be locks. I wouldn't even look to Gronk until the week before the regular season or a regular seasons PUP to start the year.
I remember Moss missing the last week of camp and all of preaseason because he tweaked his hammy.
BB is really good at balancing these things. I wouldn't read too much into it.
The chips will fall where they fall. Every team handles their players differently. Some believe in dinged up players practicing on day 1, some are more conservative in managing any lingering rehab based issues.
Gronk is not a surprise, nor is Ballard or an Edelman, necessarily. If all healthy come end of August, they will make the team and be activated.
Besides, a lot of the new guys could use the reps. Also, some guys like Connolly, MCourty, Nick McDonald have been milked along so far due to offseason tune ups with surgery and aren't on the list.
I stated Ballard was limping at OTS's and you clearly called me a liar and a troll...now you are saying that Ballard on the PUP is not a surprise?
You were just as "giddy" over the Armstead signing....yet him on the NFI is a shocker to everyone here...
It is a riot that you call think of yourself as some sort of expert, yet have never seen a practice or a live game, and continuously speak out of both sides of your mouth....you cannot call someone a liar when they say Ballard is limping, and then turn around and say it is no surprise he is on the PUP. I would say you lose all credibility, but you dont have any to begin with...so I guess it is simply you being the liar and troll