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Mason's last year was 2006. Brewster was 15-30 before Kill.
After sleeping on it, i have a couple of things that don't sit well with me:
1. The staff should have ordered an MRI right away, even though they thought they knew what the injury was.
2. If the trainer tells you to ice an injury, ice the injury. Feel free to get acupuncture on your own time, but don't subsitute their expertise with your own preference
Oh, and a pro tip, offered up free of charge by Rodeo Burger:
Never, ever use your mom's friends opinion in helping to frame your side of a dispute in a football related manner. I don't care if she was married to George Halas or Vince Lombardi, just keep that tidbit to yourself.
His parents are too busy telling him that he's the best player on the team (or at least a close friend is).
That tells you just about all you need to know about this kid. Coddled baby.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
Isn't it pretty standard for teams to do a "just in case" MRI when ascertaining a lower body injury?
It's still up to the player whether he wants an MRI though. You don't have to submit to treatment if you don't want. According to his letter, kid didn't want an MRI.
At the end of the day, this diatribe is not going to increase his chances of getting laid. And that's what's really important in life.
I always thought so. I can't remember a specific incident, but I do know that we've heard coaches say, "We're doing an MRI just to be sure, but we're optimistic that it isn't as bad as we thought...".
That is one area where I think the Minny staff looks bad. Get the MRI right away, it's hard to defend NOT doing it.
From his letter:
"There was no MRI following the injury because we (the trainers and myself) didn’t think it was necessary. My personal reasoning for not getting an MRI was because I didn’t want to entertain the possibility of my injury being severe, and I’d rather push as hard as I can to rehab it believing it was a minor issue. I figured if it was something severe, my rehab would be greatly affected and time would tell me that something more serious has happened."
He didn't want the MRI because he was afraid of bad news. Whether or not he shared the fear of it possibly being severe is another story. Likely didn't. The trainers probably were like "that's fine, probably just a high ankle sprain anyway." He claims he wasn't told a diagnosis until later. He also insinuated that the trainers were defensive when he wanted to get an MRI done later. They were likely just concerned about him because if a player is asking for an MRI, it's probably because he thinks something is serious. In this case, it wasn't serious before, but now it is according to him. He's sending mixed messages to the training staff and likely not communicating with them. As for not knowing the diagnosis, who knows if that's true or not. Again, likely a communication issue. I'm sure if he would have asked about what they thought, they would have told him. Either way, the no MRI here is not a big issue.
This post was edited by JMSparty08 20 months ago
You're a fucking moron, have a good day asshole.
Spot on, back to front.
Thank you, Denicos.
I bet this kid's letter gave Kill a seizure.
-1. Not for being insensitive, just for not being funny.
Fuck Jerry Kill !!!
Soufflé, I'm straight, I scrape my plate/,Sade, I'm a smooth operator... I DROP TOP MY WHIP!
Kid sounds like a grade A whimp.
Even if you feel you are correct and mishandled, who the hell needs to write a 1500 letter essay to the public to whine about the way they feel? Good luck in life kid, your going to need it.
I lived down in Southern Illinois when Kill was the coach at SIU, and heard nothing but rave reviews from his players and co-workers. Wonder what this kid would do under the pressure of a Saban, Kelly, or Bellichik.
Add "butt hurt," and you've got it.
Ex-Minnesota junior WR A.J. Barker will play at Houston next season.
Barker made a notable exit from Minnesota, citing major disagreements with head coach Jerry Kill. Houston head coach Tony Levine was a former Minnesota walk-on himself, so the two have something in common.
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