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2018-02-21 08:29:37 AM  
Dude, why? You literally just broke your back. I know someone is going to say Warrior's Code, but Shazier needs to find something else to do with his life. It's over. Move on.
 
2018-02-21 08:48:33 AM  
His contract is done in June, pretty sure he won't be signed again then.
I could be wrong, the Rooneys are sometimes extremely loyal.
 
2018-02-21 09:44:35 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Dude, why? You literally just broke your back. I know someone is going to say Warrior's Code, but Shazier needs to find something else to do with his life. It's over. Move on.


Bargaining or denial stage of grief over losing his career.
 
2018-02-21 10:32:57 AM  

SurfaceTension: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Dude, why? You literally just broke your back. I know someone is going to say Warrior's Code, but Shazier needs to find something else to do with his life. It's over. Move on.

Bargaining or denial stage of grief over losing his career.


That's fair. I hadn't really considered that.
 
2018-02-21 10:36:38 AM  
Let it go son. I'm still impressed you played.
 
2018-02-21 10:46:48 AM  
 
2018-02-21 11:00:34 AM  
Dumbass tag still in concussion protocol
 
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2018-02-21 11:02:19 AM  
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say this is probably a bad idea.
 
2018-02-21 11:05:21 AM  
 I admire the spirit, but man he's full of himself. On the other hand, you kinda have to be to succeed in the NFL. Or to recover from spinal injury. And it's not like Muhammad Ali was modest, and he's my favorite athlete of all time.
 
2018-02-21 11:44:16 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Dude, why? You literally just broke your back. I know someone is going to say Warrior's Code, but Shazier needs to find something else to do with his life. It's over. Move on.


This x a bajillion.
 
2018-02-21 11:46:08 AM  
I can't knock the guy.  I 99.99% sure he will never see another minute of game time but if that goal gets him out of bed in the morning and putting 110% into his rehab let him have that dream.  A lot of people would just sort of give up on life with his type of injury so more power to him.
 
2018-02-21 12:15:24 PM  

dickfreckle: I admire the spirit, but man he's full of himself. On the other hand, you kinda have to be to succeed in the NFL. Or to recover from spinal injury. And it's not like Muhammad Ali was modest, and he's my favorite athlete of all time.


There have been stories where his dad is encouraging the belief Ryan will play football again. It's a bit disturbing.
 
2018-02-21 01:35:51 PM  

FarkingSmurf: I can't knock the guy.  I 99.99% sure he will never see another minute of game time but if that goal gets him out of bed in the morning and putting 110% into his rehab let him have that dream.  A lot of people would just sort of give up on life with his type of injury so more power to him.


Now I feel bad about my previous comment. I should have gone with unlikely tag. Having a goal to motivate you back to health is never a bad thing
 
2018-02-21 01:38:50 PM  

lindalouwho: dickfreckle: I admire the spirit, but man he's full of himself. On the other hand, you kinda have to be to succeed in the NFL. Or to recover from spinal injury. And it's not like Muhammad Ali was modest, and he's my favorite athlete of all time.

There have been stories where his dad is encouraging the belief Ryan will play football again. It's a bit disturbing.


Man, if he was my kid I'd be going "no you ain't.  I'll be here for your every minute of every day and do everything i can to help you, but AIN'T NO WAY you're puttin' on the pads again."

But, with that kind of attitude, I can see him making a good coach.
 
2018-02-21 01:55:19 PM  

lindalouwho: dickfreckle: I admire the spirit, but man he's full of himself. On the other hand, you kinda have to be to succeed in the NFL. Or to recover from spinal injury. And it's not like Muhammad Ali was modest, and he's my favorite athlete of all time.

There have been stories where his dad is encouraging the belief Ryan will play football again. It's a bit disturbing.


His dad is an evangelical preacher...he's going to push the power of prayer and trusting in God and all that. I'll let others make of that what they will.

/goals are good, but he ain't ever playing another down of NFL football
//who would sign him to anything other than a ceremonial contract?
 
2018-02-21 03:43:18 PM  
If he uses that as motivation to get himself through rehab, good on him. That said, I am firmly in camp "WTF are you thinking?".
 
2018-02-21 06:37:43 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Dude, why?
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"I've gotta get back, bro," Shazier said


Dude, do you even bro?
 
2018-02-21 07:03:57 PM  

stir22: lindalouwho: dickfreckle: I admire the spirit, but man he's full of himself. On the other hand, you kinda have to be to succeed in the NFL. Or to recover from spinal injury. And it's not like Muhammad Ali was modest, and he's my favorite athlete of all time.

There have been stories where his dad is encouraging the belief Ryan will play football again. It's a bit disturbing.

Man, if he was my kid I'd be going "no you ain't.  I'll be here for your every minute of every day and do everything i can to help you, but AIN'T NO WAY you're puttin' on the pads again."

But, with that kind of attitude, I can see him making a good coach.


I think the best thing he can do is go ask Urban Meyer for a coaching job back in Columbus.
 
2018-02-21 09:10:57 PM  

lindalouwho: His contract is done in June, pretty sure he won't be signed again then.
I could be wrong, the Rooneys are sometimes extremely loyal.


tell that to James Harrison.
 
2018-02-21 09:21:26 PM  
I can understand the motivational aspect but does he seriously think that any insurance company will cover him*?  Or that the owner's lawyers will let him suit up?

It's over man, it sucks, it isn't fair, but it's what it is & it's time to move on to the next stage of your life.  Coaching isn't all 'that' bad...

/*from what I understand, the players pay for their own disability insurance contracts so that if they do get hurt, any income is tax free (rather than being an employer supplied insurance which would be taxed as income).
 
2018-02-21 10:45:11 PM  

mjbok: lindalouwho: His contract is done in June, pretty sure he won't be signed again then.
I could be wrong, the Rooneys are sometimes extremely loyal.

tell that to James Harrison.


Heh that's exactly why I said "sometimes."
I'll bet Harrison gets to retire as a Steeler if he wants to, though.
 
2018-02-22 10:19:24 AM  
If he does, I hope it is with the Steelers. But just coming back to play is a miracle in itself for him.
 
2018-02-22 04:44:08 PM  

Recoil Therapy: I can understand the motivational aspect but does he seriously think that any insurance company will cover him*? Or that the owner's lawyers will let him suit up?


The human bobble head came back from a severe neck injury and won an Owl.  Of course his team did it in spite of him, not instead of him, but it still happened.
 
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