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Old 03-25-2016, 01:26 PM   #81
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But he knows he’ll earn his place largely by what he does on the field. Laurinaitis made 109 tackles, a sack and an interception last season while playing through a hyperextended left elbow that included a torn ulnar collateral ligament and left him unable to take on blocks with anything but his shoulders.

Now healthy again, Laurinaitis plans to show the Saints, and the rest of the league, that he’s still the kind of player who can be the heart and soul of a defense.
OK, I'm liking this signing better and better.
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Still not crazy about this signing but at least we didn't give him a boatload of money.
Less than we gave Hawthorne. Can't be any worse than he was.
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Dayamn, that is one butt ugly uniform. Did Laurinaitis pay us to be allowed to play in a cool uni?
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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.
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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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