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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Really like this signing the more I hear! He sounds really hungry to prove everyone wrong. I also wasn't aware on the extent of his injury, but it really makes sense now. Imagine being a MLB and not being able ...

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Old 03-25-2016, 03:24 PM   #81
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Really like this signing the more I hear!

He sounds really hungry to prove everyone wrong. I also wasn't aware on the extent of his injury, but it really makes sense now. Imagine being a MLB and not being able to use your right had to shed blockers...lol
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Imagine being a MLB and not being able to use your right had to shed blockers...lol
And still end up second on the team in tackles 7 away from being the first...
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I was on the rams forum at Hoopla and they were saying that he's declined "over the years" and that he quits when he's getting blocked.
They sound as clueless as a lot of our own fans do.
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I was on the rams forum at Hoopla and they were saying that he's declined "over the years" and that he quits when he's getting blocked.
Quits when being blocked? Or can't use his right hand effectively?

Having played a bit of ball myself, LB in particular, I couldn't imagine trying to fight off blocks without my hands...
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Laurinaitis never missed a start at middle linebacker in seven seasons with the St. Louis Rams. He has seldom missed snaps during a streak of 112 consecutive starts that ranks second among linebackers behind David Harris of the New York Jets (116).

"I can remember all those snaps I missed, and I'm mad about them," he said. "One was in Denver, I got poked in the eye. That's why I wear a visor now. The other one, I cut my ear believe it or not. I had to get 14 stitches in my ear."

He also played through what he called an "awful" elbow ligament injury last season he said would have required Tommy John surgery were he a baseball pitcher, and yet he continued to play.

"Luckily it just scars over when you don't have to throw with it," he said.
"It's feeling great. But gosh, from Week 6 on, I couldn't do any bench press in the weight room, I couldn't lock my elbow out and extend it fully, so I had to wear an ugly brace."

Laurinatis said the elbow has since healed.
I'm seriously getting excited about the signing... If I understand this right; he's only missed 2 snaps in 7 years?!
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The only thing that bugs me about this signing is that if we don't think Stephone Anthony is quite ready to handle MLB duties then why the heck did we draft him in the first round?!
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The only thing that bugs me about this signing is that if we don't think Stephone Anthony is quite ready to handle MLB duties then why the heck did we draft him in the first round?!
Don't read too much into that; I'm sure they're thinking whatever makes the team better. Laurinaitis and Anthony on the field at the same time, in whatever fashion; automatically makes us better...
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Well hope he can do great. As really IMHO, Rams gave him a raw deal.
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