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Bruschi can't run anymore

Posted on: August 30, 2009 11:59 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2009 12:05 am
 
Old and slow in the NFL means it's time to go.
Tedy Bruschi is the latest example. Bruschi, the longtime New England linebacker, will announce his retirement Monday. He's been a try-hard, effort player for his entire 13 seasons in the league, but it was quite evident the past couple of seasons that the game had passed him by.
He was too slow for the way the game is played now.
Did you see him try and keep up with Redskins tight end Chris Cooley on the long pass in last Thursday's preseason game? It was sad.
Bruschi never had great speed, but he made up for it with his awareness and his toughness. But in recent years, after suffering a minor stroke in 2005, he hasn't been the same.
The Patriots had to know this. Bruschi did too, which is probably why they both agreed to this arrangement.
I used to say I'd take 22 Bruschis for my starting group. OK, 21. Not the quarterback. But you get the point. He was a relentless player and a class act.
He will be missed.
But from a football standpoint, his time had come.
Old and slow, and you must go.
Category: NFL
Tags: Tedy Bruschi
 
Comments

Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2009 1:49 am
 

Prisco- what a schmuck

Perhaps Bruschi had the class to realize it was time to leave to make room for younger, better players. Prisco you have no such class, you'll hang on as long as they will let you.



Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2009 1:38 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

You just couldn't write a piece on what his contributions were to the game and say "Good Luck."  We all know, especially Tedy himself, he was not going to be able to do it this year, and I believe with all my heart, he made his decision for the "TEAMS" sake.  Now that is a man, something you could learn from even now.

For all he has given to the game, even after the stroke he suffered, he was a good man above all else.  Wonder what you would think if someone said something similar as you did about Tedy.  He gave his all for the game and his team and he will be loved by all Patriot fans and I am sure others.

Next time you write a piece, think about how you would feel if someone said the same about you.  Maybe then you would write about his accomplishments (even after a stroke) without having to add the rest.  Something to chew on while you contimplate the piece you wrote. 

Best wishes in whatever your future holds for you Tedy.  You are well loved by Pats fans and loked up to by *many* others.  You will be greatly missed, even if only on the sidelines!

BB



Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2009 1:31 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

did i mention he almost stroked out?









Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2009 12:54 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

Typical piece of hack writing by a hack writer!  Does old and slow apply to you, Prisco?  It's long past your time to go!  Tedy Bruschi is a class individual and football player of the highest calibre; a calibre that Prisco can't even sniff as a writer.




Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2009 12:49 am
 

What an odd piece this is, Mr. Prisco...

As much as you claim to respect and admire Mr. Bruschi (or to have respected and admired him in the past), the tone of this throwaway reaction piece is mostly damning and mean-spirited. 

I don't get it.



Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2009 12:48 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

i wouldn't say that the game passed him by immediately after his stroke. He still played well down the stretch, although his reaction time to plays did drop off as the seasons went by after that. He was a great player and had some of those games, especially in the playoffs that some of the all-time greats never had ... especially against the Colts. We'll always have those replays ...



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2009 12:41 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

Nice rip job prisco on a classy man's retirement. Also on the cooley play, on the replay it was either a mental lapse or he though he had help over the top. He wasnt in coverage of cooley until he realized he didnt have help. Also he played well for about a year after the stroke. It was more his age that was the issue with him.



Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2009 12:32 am
 

Bruschi can't run anymore

I hate the Pats, but I will always respect Bruschi.  He's a football player, pure and simple, an example to others in the league of what is means to be a team player.  Best of luck in retirement, Tedy.


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