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Sidney Rice calls speculation "bull"

Posted on: November 17, 2010 5:17 pm
Edited on: November 18, 2010 6:01 am
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

We talked earlier today about whether Sidney Rice could miss the rest of the season as he recovers from hip surgery – and if the Vikings don’t activate him off the Physically Unable to Play list by Nov. 24, that decision gets real easy (because he’d be out automatically).

And really, like last week when coach Brad Childress left it up to Rice whether he could play (he decided he couldn’t), the decision ultimately will be Rice’s to make.

Apparently, Rice felt the need to explain his actions from last week – or, you know, lack of actions – on his official website.

In a post titled, “A Bunch of Bull,” Rice writes it’s, um, “bull” that people think he might not return this year because he feels his paycheck isn’t large enough. He disputes that notion.

An excerpt from his blog post:

You can ask any of the news people around here, not once have I spoken about a contract or wanted money. My objective is to get out on the field and play when I’m healthy and it has nothing to do with my contract.

If you know anything about the CBA, if the contract doesn’t get done I still have to be here two more years anyway, so what’s going on now is definitely not about my contract.

That’s a bunch of bull. I wouldn’t dare do the fans or my teammates like that.

Times like these, some news people just need stories to create and I guess me not getting back on the field yet is something they want to use.

I just want you fans to know that the surgery I had was very serious. It’s not like I’m coming back from a pulled hamstring and can run back out there. There’s way more to it than that. Believe me when I tell you I’m pushing to get back on the field.

He’d like to do that this week. Rice wrote that the plan is for him to play this Sunday, but “it will come down to a Saturday decision.” 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:52 am

Sidney Rice calls speculation "bull"

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 8:57 pm

Sidney Rice calls speculation "bull"

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Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2010 4:38 pm

Sidney Rice calls speculation "bull"

And you shouldnt be talking about a contract or money! You dont deserve it!  Case in point, you havent played a game this year.  You should be giving money back...

Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2010 4:36 pm

Sidney Rice calls speculation "bull"

Blah Blah Blah.  Get your ass on the field already, CHUMP!

Since: Jan 8, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2010 2:12 pm

Sidney Rice calls speculation "bull"

Sidney Rice was on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the time of the Moss trade.  In other words, even if they wanted him, the Patriots could not trade for his rights.

Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2010 1:54 pm

Sidney Rice calls speculation "bull"

kevkoes, you keep right on drinking that purple Kool-Aid. Even if the Vikes beat GB and Chicago in the dome (a BIG if), they still have to play the Giants, Eagles, Redskins and Detroit, with those last 3 games away. The way this team is playing, they could even lose to Buffalo, who is no longer playing like the patsies they were earlier this year.

To even have a realistic shot at the playoffs, the Vikes need to run the table - and can you name even one team in the NFL that is capable of doing that? This is not last year when they had their magical run (and still lost 3 games in December, remember), this is a whole different ball game. You need to live in the present, where their talent is not enough, especially with the disarray this team is in.

Since: Jan 8, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2010 12:49 pm

Sidney Rice calls speculation "bull"

Are there not any media members present for at least part of Vikings practice?  If they are not seeing Rice out there at least attempting to run full speed in drills with the clock ticking to decision time (November 24th), what else are they supposed to think?  It may not be about money in his mind, but it should be a factor in deciding whether to suit up on a sinking ship and risk another devastating injury (or re-injury) or shut it down and come back 100% healthy.  The fact of the matter is that no one in Minnesota, not the coaches nor the players, should be thinking about next year, because next year for them will likely be somewhere else.  The coaches and players will put pressure on Rice to gut it out, even for a lost cause.  And if he does, he may win some respect in the locker room...this year.  But next year, he'll be playing for a new coach and new teammates.  If he re-injures himself, who's going to have his back in the current regime?  No one.  Tough call, either way, but considering the fact the season is already over, I wouldn't waste my time.  

Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: November 18, 2010 11:19 am
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Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2010 11:10 am

Sidney Rice calls speculation "bull"

ummmmmmmmmmmm..  Brett Favre didn't play out of his mind.  He had a guy like Sidney Rice who he threw a ton of lobs to and Rice was able to go and get them.  Yes, they helped each other because Tavaris Jackson flat out stinks, so Favre was a huge improvement over him, but Favre showed this year without a vertical threat, he is just average as is the Viking offense.  Moss could have been that vertical threat, but for some reason it didn't seem he really wanted to go all out in Minnesota.  He did pull double coverages his way though and opened things up more for Favre and company.  At the end of the day, Favre needs Rice more than Rice needs Favre.  

Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2010 10:52 am

Sidney Rice calls speculation "bull"

Of course he has something to gain, that is ludacris.  For one the Vikings are far from out of it.  With the talent they have all it takes is one victory to get them on the right track.  Rice has his career to get back and with 7 games left and half a season he will come back and play this year.  You don't get to the doorstep of the Super bowl and not have the talent to win 7 games in a row.  They own the packers and should beat the Bears at home.  Besides my fantasy team needs him!!!  Go Bears

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