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Old 07-12-2011, 05:55 PM   #21
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:20 PM   #22
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At first I was pissed when i saw "reggie blames superdome turf". He didn't say our turf, he just said turf. Plus being in a unfortunate place (kind of thing).
I'm not pissed after watching the video, I hope he stays a saint.
(Still think he will play for another team although)

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Old 07-12-2011, 10:09 PM   #23
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I want him but I don't think we need him.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:02 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
At first I was pissed when i saw "reggie blames superdome turf". He did say our turf, he just said turf. Plus being in a unfortunate place (kind of thing).
I'm not pissed after watching the video, I hope he stays a saint.
(Still think he will play for another team although)
See? This is the BS that the media does. They take something that someone says and turn it into money and BS. Exactly, he never said, "Yeah! Its that ****in Superdome turf! I hate that ****! THE SUPERDOME TURF is the reason I'm always injured!"

I don't read too much into this. The media is getting bored and needs stories to tell.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:16 AM   #25
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Injury rate on turf is a tricky question and there has not been enough studies performed yet on the subject. A lot of soccer clubs in northern europe wants to switch to turf to have better fields when its cold weather but many remain sceptic since a lot of people feel that turf creates more injuries. UEFA (European governing body for soccer) for example won't let games in the big european cups to be played on artificial turf.

My team switched to turf back in 06 and we have seen an increase in knee injuries since, however its hard to know if the turf i to blame or how well trained the players are, what kinda cleats they wear and so on.

So what I'm saying is I don't know if reggie really is that far off from the truth of it. Think it was a good piece. Interesting to see him comment on "the Tweet" and what he said about it makes sense to me. ANy athlete on a team knows competition for ones spot is part of the game, still you don't need to be all happy about it.

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Old 07-13-2011, 02:56 AM   #26
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So, to sum this all up he stated that turf contributed to his injuries because there is a "big difference" playing on turf as opposed to grass.

He did not however refer to the many studies that show there is only a small difference in favor of grass. He also did not claim turf contributed to poor play.

ESPN then jumped on it and put out stats showing his performance on both surfaces which had nothing to do with the interview. People then assumed he said he played better on grass.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:48 AM   #27
 
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Originally Posted by foreverfan View Post
This is a ploy to get the Saints to pay him more money.
like that's going to work, right?
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:12 AM   #28
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I am officially throwing my name into the "Reggie will play somewhere else next season" hat.
Agree.

Man, he is starting to sound like a giant woman.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:45 AM   #29
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I want him.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:57 AM   #30
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