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Old 01-15-2020, 04:13 PM   #21
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A Saint killer and a total class act. I will miss watching him play (everyone but the Saints).
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:36 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by K Major View Post
Andrew Luck
Luke Kuechly
Patrick Willis
Chris Borland
Gronk
Mega tron etc ...

You'll continue to see more athletes retiring before age 30.

The NFL is a violent game and a daily grind.

** EDIT Add Saints Zach Line as of today (1/15/20).
Perhaps the most important factor is the money. Players today are making generational money within their first several years. There is no need to play any longer. Past generations of NFL players were forced to play well past the point of permanent damage just to maximize their earnings. The desires to reach greater non-monetary goals are outweighed by their desires to limit future health.

On the other end of the spectrum are players like Brees and Brady. Both have already accumulated generational wealth, yet continue to wish to play. They are no longer in it for the money. Both play a position, especially under today's rules, that virtually eliminates that "point of permanent damage" that I mentioned earlier. That doesn't mean that they should be expected to agree to some ridiculous "team friendly" deal. They should expect to still receive a fair market value, but are definitely not holding their teams ransom as mentioned elsewhere.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:34 PM   #29
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Luke was a solid as a pick in the draft class as ever. What’s weird is Andrew luck was the #1 overall - retired also . RG3 back up Trent Richardson. Retired. Matt kalil done Justin Blackmon prison? Ryan Tannehill. Ooooh yea. Now this is the saints 2012 draft class
Alien hicks—3rd rd
Nick Toon—— 4th rd
Corey White —5th rd
Andrew Tiller—6th rd
Marcel Jones—7th rd
That’s right no first or 2 nd rd picks thanks Mark Ingram in 2011 .


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What a terrible draft class!

Speaking of which, this has to change the Panthers strategy for the 2020 draft.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:40 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by AsylumGuido View Post
Perhaps the most important factor is the money. Players today are making generational money within their first several years.
Could be however I think Luke's body is breaking down and he's had 10 concussions over his brilliant career.

One would have to wonder if he's been evaluated by numerous doctors and the consensus all believe the trauma to the brain is just too much long term.

CTE is a monster.
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