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Old 07-12-2011, 10:19 AM   #11
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Here's the official interview.

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Old 07-12-2011, 10:27 AM   #12
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Thanks. I'll have to watch it later. I don't get video at work.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:49 AM   #13
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Ok, I don't see a link to the direct article, so I don't know what context this interview was in, but if some reporter asked him if running on grass and running on turf was the same and his reply was:

"There's a big difference between playing on turf and playing on grass."

Then what is the big deal? That line is the only thing attributed to him by quotes. Until I know more, I see no reason to slam him for this.
It's a video. He attributes his elevated number of injuries to playing on turf hence, "big difference". No study claims that, the differences are marginal at best. The reality is there is no big difference, he's just making an unsubstantiated claim. How is it a big difference?
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:53 AM   #14
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More excuses.

I like reggie but this offseason is turning everybody against him, with his tweeting and everything.
He gets injured when he plays on normal turf, see Saints vs Carolina week 7 2008 season, injured just running normally. Stop talking reggie, go out and try and show people what you can do!
Wasnt the MNF game last year against the 49ers on grass when he broke his fibula?
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:11 AM   #15
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He do realize he's going to have to play turf again. So when ever he has a bad game he's going to blame it on the turf.
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It's obvious that ESPN is working for the Indy Colts. They are paying the reporters to lure and trap Reggie into making comments that they can throw on the boards in attempt to get him released! Hey check it out...it even says that Reggie is going to test the free agent market "when" he is released.

All joking aside, I try not to listen too much to this stuff. I hope we keep Reggie (at a fair price) and he comes back with avengence in 2011. I'm not going to be too quick to hate on the guy. He's never said anything bad about the coaching, the owners, the fans or his teamates which is what a lot of players in his situation do.

I doubt he'll be in the black and gold this year, but I hope he is. And I truly want him to have a great season.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #17
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He do realize he's going to have to play turf again. So when ever he has a bad game he's going to blame it on the turf.
He never mentionded having more bad games on turf which I assume you mean poor performance. He was relating turf to higher injuries.

If ESPN pointed out those stats after his comments to contradict Reggie they failed because he never made that claim regarding his performance on turf/grass and I didn't realize this fact until I watched the interview.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:13 PM   #18
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All joking aside, I try not to listen too much to this stuff. I hope we keep Reggie (at a fair price) and he comes back with avengence in 2011. I'm not going to be too quick to hate on the guy. He's never said anything bad about the coaching, the owners, the fans or his teamates which is what a lot of players in his situation do.

I doubt he'll be in the black and gold this year, but I hope he is. And I truly want him to have a great season.

Look at his eyes and you can see he's genuinely sad of what has transpired this offseason. Whether he's a Saint or not this upcoming season, I really hope he explodes and fulfills his potential... just not against us. Would love to have him back at a reasonable price(wouldn't know what to do with his jersey I have at home), but I just don't see it in his best interest to remain here. He has been a modeled citizen here and helped re-energize the city to a certain extent.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:34 PM   #19
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Wasnt the MNF game last year against the 49ers on grass when he broke his fibula?
You are exactly right 656, playing on normal grass he broke his fibula. I can't stand excuses, he needs to be quiet and go try and prove what he can do.
Put him on kick returns!
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Originally Posted by SAINT_MICHAEL View Post
Ok, I don't see a link to the direct article, so I don't know what context this interview was in, but if some reporter asked him if running on grass and running on turf was the same and his reply was:

"There's a big difference between playing on turf and playing on grass."

Then what is the big deal? That line is the only thing attributed to him by quotes. Until I know more, I see no reason to slam him for this.
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