Originally Posted by thumper
Yea, but Manning avoids almost ALL contact. If a defenders come in
on him, he literally falls to the ground instead of taking contact. How many
times have you seen Manning hit hard? Almost never. Troy obviously
has tons of contact. When healthy, TP is irreplaceable. But sometimes
even the irreplaceable have to be replaced as father time marches on.
If this season is similar to last year, I would not resign him. Not only did
he miss games, but in some of the games he was in, he was dinged
enough that he wasn't his usual self. Yet, he will want paid as if he is
going to play 16 games as his usual self. If he can't then it ain't worth
What I think Troy's problem, is that he has no control. It's not like he's injury prone for the sake of being injury prone. Think about it, in '08, he got too anxious to pick up the football in Game 1 vs Tennessee, and someone fell on his knee at a very weird angle. That's just a freak accident.
Last season, his injury stemmed from him diving and landing awkwardly in the endzone after he picked off Carson Palmer. He just needs more self control, he can withstand things the way he plays. He retires a Steeler, no way we let him go, it's not just not happening.
If we can't let Aaron Smith go, who had season ending surgery the last 3/4 years, then we will NOT let Troy go under any circumstance.