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I hate it man, I hate to even post this, but I got no faith left in this guy being able to contribute .....he is one of the most fragile players I have ever seen ...the recurring hip is prolly never going to get better, and one more good shot to the head prolly finish him ....don't get me wrong, I hope not, but I got no faith in him, and I see that change of pace back as the one key component this O is going to lack this year, because I doubt we get more than 15-20 plays from him till he goes down .............. :(

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it is too soon to say he is done, but it is hard to see a full season from him.

It stink cause he is my 9 yr old sons football idol, so i cant even vent to him how much he makes me mad that he is so fragile. My son is a long limbed speed runner, thats why he loves Norwood so much, cause of his speed and style (and highstep, lol)

I keep telling him we are cutting him or trading him just to get him fired up, haha.

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it is too soon to say he is done, but it is hard to see a full season from him.

It stink cause he is my 9 yr old sons football idol, so i cant even vent to him how much he makes me mad that he is so fragile. My son is a long limbed speed runner, thats why he loves Norwood so much, cause of his speed and style (and highstep, lol)

I keep telling him we are cutting him or trading him just to get him fired up, haha.

With the new concussion guidelines, it don't look good ...I bet we will be looking for a scat back in next years draft ...

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How many games has he missed due to injury? 6? 7? I think we might be jumping the gun on him being done. 2009 was the only season where he was oft-injured. Wouldnt call that injury prone just yet. The only thing that scares me, and that was mentioned before, is the concussions. He didnt seem the same when he came back from that. He didnt run with the same wreckless abandon as normal.

Norwood is young, and honestly one of the most explosive outside runners in the NFL. Its too early to give up on him. If he misses 5 or 6 games this year, and being his contract year, then yes, it could possibly be time to think about letting him go.

Also, just wanted to share this little tidbit from Rotoworld just posted a few hours ago...

"Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (hip) "appeared to be running extremely well" under the training staff's supervision.

The amount of time he's missed with the hip flexor injury is a concern, especially since he dealt with hip issues last year, as well. It's good to hear he's running well, though. Now he just needs to get out there and do some cutting and get hit"

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I hope Norwood is healthier than the Falcons

are saying. I don't pick up on any sense of

concern coming from Smitty. He says "we know

what Jerious can do". I am hoping we see a lot

of Norwood this year. It is hard not to notice

that I used the word "hope" more than once in

a couple of sentences which is weak sounding.

I want to say, "wait until you see Norwood this

year, all his injuries are behind him and the

sky is the limit!"

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Abe has a worse track record of being injury prone and missing games. He is also much more difficult to replace since he's a starter. Where is the uproar over him? Grimes has been dinged almost every year and no one is creating these threads about him. Norwood was a KR. Anyone playing that role is going to get dinged up, especially over the course of several seasons. Baker, Moore, and Jerry are all bigger injury concerns.

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There are at least 5 players on the Falcon's current roster who have missed more games due to injuries than Norwood has. ph34r.gif

Yea. well I guess I figured I would be perceived as a negative Nancy for making this post ....but I've been around football either as a player, coach or fan all my life ..I know for a fact recurring concussions, combined with recurring hip problems (see Bo Jackson ), are a bad combination ...sadly, it's just a matter of time ...

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Lets take a look at the theme quote "Rise up"... Some may think highly of it, some may just think it has a good ring to it.

But when I hear RISE UP, I think of many attributions to doing so.

If you have ever noticed, big city teams like the giants, or the patriots; from their front office to their fan base, they rarely take a lot of bs. If something is wrong with a part of their game whether its with a player, a position, or even a coach..they fix it. quick

Much love for AB because he does not mind spending money on a player that would get us closer to a superbowl

I said all that to say maybe this new "rise up" regime may be more than we think.

Maybe it means that it doesn't matter who we need to step on to get to our rings.

Maybe it means players with "potential" doesn't really matter to us b/c we want that position to be filled with one of the best players in the league.

In conclusion, I feel the OP is right. Rise up means no mercy and no sympathy.

I look forward to having a GREAT AND HEALTHY change of pace back by the end of 2011 draft

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Lets take a look at the theme quote "Rise up"... Some may think highly of it, some may just think it has a good ring to it.

But when I hear RISE UP, I think of many attributions to doing so.

If you have ever noticed, big city teams like the giants, or the patriots; from their front office to their fan base, they rarely take a lot of bs. If something is wrong with a part of their game whether its with a player, a position, or even a coach..they fix it. quick

Much love for AB because he does not mind spending money on a player that would get us closer to a superbowl

I said all that to say maybe this new "rise up" regime may be more than we think.

Maybe it means that it doesn't matter who we need to step on to get to our rings.

Maybe it means players with "potential" doesn't really matter to us b/c we want that position to be filled with one of the best players in the league.

In conclusion, I feel the OP is right. Rise up means no mercy and no sympathy.

I look forward to having a GREAT AND HEALTHY change of pace back by the end of 2011 draft

God bless you my Avian brother ......I am gratified to see somebody actually gets it ......

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I said all that to say maybe this new "rise up" regime may be more than we think.

Maybe it means that it doesn't matter who we need to step on to get to our rings.

Maybe it means players with "potential" doesn't really matter to us b/c we want that position to be filled with one of the best players in the league.

In conclusion, I feel the OP is right. Rise up means no mercy and no sympathy.

I look forward to having a GREAT AND HEALTHY change of pace back by the end of 2011 draft

Or, you could take "Rise Up" to mean that players who were knocked down in the past get back on their feet and show the world what they can do. I think Norwood will "Rise Up" this year to make for a compelling piece of our offense... a part that will contribute great things.

I don't think many fans of this team are excited for this year because it promises "no mercy and no sympathy" - Instead, I think fans are excited because this team we love, after falling down many times, is finally going to "Rise Up" and take their place at the top.

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Lets take a look at the theme quote "Rise up"... Some may think highly of it, some may just think it has a good ring to it.

But when I hear RISE UP, I think of many attributions to doing so.

If you have ever noticed, big city teams like the giants, or the patriots; from their front office to their fan base, they rarely take a lot of bs. If something is wrong with a part of their game whether its with a player, a position, or even a coach..they fix it. quick

Much love for AB because he does not mind spending money on a player that would get us closer to a superbowl

I said all that to say maybe this new "rise up" regime may be more than we think.

Maybe it means that it doesn't matter who we need to step on to get to our rings.

Maybe it means players with "potential" doesn't really matter to us b/c we want that position to be filled with one of the best players in the league.

In conclusion, I feel the OP is right. Rise up means no mercy and no sympathy.

I look forward to having a GREAT AND HEALTHY change of pace back by the end of 2011 draft

The other side of that coin is that we would've gotten rid of players like Abe when he went through his injury problems if we had no patience for injuries. You have to weigh the value of the player against the severity of the injuries. Go back and look at Norwood's stats. Before last year he was getting around 100 carries every year and averaging 5.1, 6.0 and 6.4 YPC. That's insane! He has a 78 yard TD run as well as a 67 yard TD run. That's not even considering his receiving yards. It's waaaaaay too early to give up on someone with Norwood's value.

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Or, you could take "Rise Up" to mean that players who were knocked down in the past get back on their feet and show the world what they can do. I think Norwood will "Rise Up" this year to make for a compelling piece of our offense... a part that will contribute great things.

I don't think many fans of this team are excited for this year because it promises "no mercy and no sympathy" - Instead, I think fans are excited because this team we love, after falling down many times, is finally going to "Rise Up" and take their place at the top.

Well we will have to agree to disagree. Why wouldn't we want to see the team we LOVE show no mercy or sympathy. I AM excited about our rise to the top. I believe it all intertwins.

I will not be viewed as the "bad guy". I wish norwood the upmost best. believe me.

But i will stand my ground and say if he doesn't RISE UP this year, then i have faith that the falcons will RISE UP and let ties go with him and move on.

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Abe has a worse track record of being injury prone and missing games. He is also much more difficult to replace since he's a starter. Where is the uproar over him? Grimes has been dinged almost every year and no one is creating these threads about him. Norwood was a KR. Anyone playing that role is going to get dinged up, especially over the course of several seasons. Baker, Moore, and Jerry are all bigger injury concerns.

O'rly?

Abe has missed 1 start the last 3 seasons. Played in every single game the last 3 seasons. Terrible track record there eh?

Games / Games Started

2009 Atlanta Falcons 16 15

2008 Atlanta Falcons 16 16

2007 Atlanta Falcons 16 16

2006 Atlanta Falcons 8 7

http://www.nfl.com/players/johnabraham/profile?id=ABR073003

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Or, you could take "Rise Up" to mean that players who were knocked down in the past get back on their feet and show the world what they can do. I think Norwood will "Rise Up" this year to make for a compelling piece of our offense... a part that will contribute great things.

I don't think many fans of this team are excited for this year because it promises "no mercy and no sympathy" - Instead, I think fans are excited because this team we love, after falling down many times, is finally going to "Rise Up" and take their place at the top.

Norwood will be the healthy change of pace back we need.

That is a concept worth holding on to for awhile longer.

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I see yall point of view. But look at mine.

If you are a pro sprinter, and your goal is to (of course) make it to the finish line first.

And your shoes seem to be a slight problem in winning the race.

Would you continue to repair and tape your 'ole faithful' shoes up

or

Would you just buy another fresh new long lasting pair?

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