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#1 pointman

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:41 PM

Not sure if I can put threads about non-Jet players in this section, but thought it was worth sharing. Wilson retired today after doctors advised him not to play football due to his neck injury. 

 

Good luck with everything Wilson.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:56 PM

That's a bummer. 

 

I actually never expected him to try and play again, sorta seemed like he dodged paralysis the first time. Glad the second injury wasn't worse. 


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:57 PM

I never thought Mr WIlson had a neck.

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

can you really call it retirement if you never really worked in your profession?

 

good luck to him. sucks.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

I'm not crying for Giants fans. They take great pleasure every time we lose a player to injury, so f*ck them.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:16 PM

F*ck the Giants, but I do feel bad for the kid. Hope he saved some of the money he got from his first 2 seasons (neighborhood of $4M before taxes & paying his agent, and just general living expenses. If he's lucky he's still got $2M, which is a nice start to life at his age (just turned 23), but unless he moves to a dirt-poor country he's not retiring on that amount. Appears he'll still collect all or most of the money he'd have been due for 2014 and 2015, which is just over another $2M (again, before taxes of course).

Good news is he should live a perfectly normal, healthy life. Just has to stay away from high-risk activities (like playing RB in the NFL, or any other league for that matter). At least publicly, he's taking a pretty good attitude with it. My guess is he prepared himself for this possibility many months ago.


Giants place David Wilson on IR, advise him never to play football again; RB's career likely over

EAST RUTHERFORD -- The Giants have advised David Wilson to never play another down of professional football again, and it sounds as though the ever-optimistic running back has finally realized the extent of his serious spinal condition.

Wilson's career is most likely over.

Following a second trip to the Hospital for Special Surgery in as many weeks, Wilson was told by team physicians and consulting spinal surgeon Dr. Frank Camissa that he should retire, although the Giants have refrained from using that word.

Wilson suffered a "burner" last week at practice just a few months after receiving spinal fusion surgery for a herniated disc and case of stenosis.

Though the decision to quit rests with Wilson, it's unlikely another team would give him a chance given the diagnosis. In a statement released by the Giants, Wilson talked about his career in the past tense and discussed a future off the field.

“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me,” Wilson said. “I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too.”

The deflating news was passed around the facility early this morning. Wilson had a chance to meet with general manager Jerry Reese, owner John Mara and head coach Tom Coughlin to thank them and look back on a short-lived dream come true. In two seasons, he played in 21 games and attempted 115 carries for 504 yards and five touchdowns. In an offense stacked with power backs in 2014, the team hoped he would provide some much-needed quickness.

“Growing up, ever since I was eight years old, I wanted to play in the NFL,” Wilson said in a statement. “It was my dream. And I can’t say that I didn’t live my dream, because I did. I played for the New York Giants. I was a first round draft choice of the New York Giants. I scored touchdowns. I caught touchdowns. I returned kicks for touchdowns and I set records. So I got to do some of the things I dreamed of doing all my life.”

The Giants, though, never really expected to have Wilson in the lineup. Throughout the recovery process, a sentiment that this was too dangerous a comeback lingered around the facility. Wilson's position, combined with the location of the injury, made it nearly impossible to envision a full and healthy career.

More importantly, it made it difficult to envision a healthy life after football.

“Dr. Frank Cammisa Jr., our spine specialist at HSS examined David this morning and following that exam, we both sat down and shared our perspective with David,” said Dr. Russell Warren. “David has diffuse cervical stenosis. He had a disc removed and a fusion in January.

"In light of last week’s episode of symptoms, sensory and motor, Frank and I both told David he should not play football any more. We let David know that by playing, he would be putting himself at risk for more episodes like last week or perhaps something more serious. ”

Wilson does not need any follow-up surgery, according to the team.

The Giants placed him on season-ending injured reserve Monday, which allows Wilson to rehab at the facility and be around his teammates if he chooses. According to several league sources with knowledge of Wilson's contract, he will be able to recoup a large portion of the guaranteed money owed to him over the next two seasons.

In the statement, neither Wilson nor the Giants mentioned retirement, mostly because it will keep Wilson on the payroll throughout the season.

“The whole idea for David is that he fulfilled his dream,” Tom Coughlin said in the statement. “Even though his career was cut short, he remains positive and believes God has a plan. He has accepted this in such a way that is a great example for all of us. There is no self-pity. David is a strong person and extremely optimistic. He will meet his next challenge in life with the same enthusiasm he approached football.”
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:18 PM

I'm not crying for Giants fans. They take great pleasure every time we lose a player to injury, so f*ck them.

It's not about Giants fans.  The kid worked his entire life from the sandlot to pee wees to high school to college and he finally made it to the big show.  His dreams came true, then were snuffed by an injury that ended his career and put him at risk for permanent damage.  It's got to be heartbreaking for him no matter what laundry he wears.  Best of luck Wilson, with your retirement.  At least you got a taste of the NFL, something most of us merely day dream about.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:29 PM

F*ck the Giants,

I love this forum for THIS reason. I say that exact thing about most other teams, especially the Giants and Pats.. and everywhere else I catch flack. God bless this place.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:33 PM

I love this forum for THIS reason. I say that exact thing about most other teams, especially the Giants and Pats.. and everywhere else I catch flack. God bless this place.

F*ck the Pats.  Also, you're mean.  Consider this official flack.  


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:46 PM

Feel bad for the kid, but not the Giants nor their fans. I work with 2 Giants fans, 1 Eagles fan and 1 Dolphags fan. I get enough sh*t from them all on a daily basis. No more backflips.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:58 PM

I love this forum for THIS reason. I say that exact thing about most other teams, especially the Giants and Pats.. and everywhere else I catch flack. God bless this place.


LOL. In all honesty I don't give a crap about them one way or the other. Maybe it's because I don't have a bunch of Giants fan friends who have given me crap since the mid-80s. So it was more of I feel bad for the kid and I couldn't care less about how it affects the Giants.

Dolphins I despised to the point where I felt anything aqua-colored needed a touch of urine squirted onto it. I couldn't understand how anyone could actually like and root for their team (but I felt it was perfectly reasonable to feel that way about the Jets, lol). So them I hated. Clearly NE has surpassed them for the past decade-ish. And I never could stand the Raiders or Redskins. Held my nose rooting for the Eagles in the SB but I can't like anything associated with that cesspool of a city. So while they're not my 2nd-favorite team or anything, the Giants really don't even crack my top 5 most hated. They're closer to the "dislike" half of teams than the "like" half, but I don't really have the teams rated anyway. Put it this way: in the NYG/NE superbowls, for me there was no conflict as to who I'd root for.

I have about the same opinion of them as I do for, say, the Jaguars. I just don't care enough to feel strongly one way or the other. If I had a family or workplace full of obnoxiously smug Giants fans I'm sure I'd feel differently.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:11 PM

It's not about Giants fans. The kid worked his entire life from the sandlot to pee wees to high school to college and he finally made it to the big show. His dreams came true, then were snuffed by an injury that ended his career and put him at risk for permanent damage. It's got to be heartbreaking for him no matter what laundry he wears. Best of luck Wilson, with your retirement. At least you got a taste of the NFL, something most of us merely day dream about.


It is about Giants fans. If this was a Jets player, they'd be whooping it up. I feel bad for David Wilson because he worked to achieve his dream, and injuries took it away from him. But the team he played for, and especially their fanbase, can all go f*ck themselves.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

It is about Giants fans. If this was a Jets player, they'd be whooping it up. I feel bad for David Wilson because he worked to achieve his dream, and injuries took it away from him. But the team he played for, and especially their fanbase, can all go f*ck themselves.


Well said.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:25 PM

LOL. In all honesty I don't give a crap about them one way or the other. Maybe it's because I don't have a bunch of Giants fan friends who have given me crap since the mid-80s. So it was more of I feel bad for the kid and I couldn't care less about how it affects the Giants.

Dolphins I despised to the point where I felt anything aqua-colored needed a touch of urine squirted onto it. I couldn't understand how anyone could actually like and root for their team (but I felt it was perfectly reasonable to feel that way about the Jets, lol). So them I hated. Clearly NE has surpassed them for the past decade-ish. And I never could stand the Raiders or Redskins. Held my nose rooting for the Eagles in the SB but I can't like anything associated with that cesspool of a city. So while they're not my 2nd-favorite team or anything, the Giants really don't even crack my top 5 most hated. They're closer to the "dislike" half of teams than the "like" half, but I don't really have the teams rated anyway. Put it this way: in the NYG/NE superbowls, for me there was no conflict as to who I'd root for.

I have about the same opinion of them as I do for, say, the Jaguars. I just don't care enough to feel strongly one way or the other. If I had a family or workplace full of obnoxiously smug Giants fans I'm sure I'd feel differently.


If I even think about those NYG/NE Super Bowls I cringe. The 2 worst Super Bowl experiences ever. Agree about Miami. As far as my top 5 most hated my list probably goes ; Miami,New England,NYG,Buffalo,Pittsburgh.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:51 PM

If I even think about those NYG/NE Super Bowls I cringe. The 2 worst Super Bowl experiences ever. Agree about Miami. As far as my top 5 most hated my list probably goes ; Miami,New England,NYG,Buffalo,Pittsburgh.


Pittsburgh's a good one as well. Somehow I forgot about them when I made my short list. Ever walk into a Steelers backer bar on a Sunday? Ugh.
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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:35 AM

If I even think about those NYG/NE Super Bowls I cringe. The 2 worst Super Bowl experiences ever. Agree about Miami. As far as my top 5 most hated my list probably goes ; Miami,New England,NYG,Buffalo,Pittsburgh.

 

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 12:04 PM

The Giants seem to be without a 3rd down back now.  Three of their RB's (Jennings, Hillis, Andre Williams) are plodders, and the 4th (Michael Cox, their only RB under 230 pounds) seems like Practice Squad material. 

 

We should try to trade them Daryl Richardson for a conditional 5th.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:29 PM

sucks for the people who drafted him in their fantasy league. 


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