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Stinger
08-21-2008, 11:11 PM
Soreness prompts Merriman to have knee examined
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Chargers linebacker Shawne "roidman" Merriman had his knee examined Wednesday in Alabama after lingering soreness kept him out of practice for more than a week.

Merriman underwent surgery to repair cartilage damage five months ago but has had persistent pain in the knee during training camp. He traveled to Birmingham to have the knee looked at by Dr. James Andrews, the surgeon who performed the operation.

"I think he wants to make sure he gets it checked out and make sure everything is all right with it," San Diego coach Norv Turner said after Wednesday's practice. "When he's been able to practice and move around, he's looked awfully good to me."

Merriman hasn't practiced this week and didn't play in a preseason loss Saturday to the St. Louis Rams. He missed three consecutive practices last week because of the sore knee and an illness he described as strep throat and fever.

Turner didn't express significant concern and he's hoping Merriman will be healthy by Sept. 7 when the Chargers open the regular season against the Carolina Panthers.

"I think we have a number of guys that are in that category who have some soreness, and my concern will be if it lingers," Turner said. "Hopefully, it won't linger and hopefully in the next week to 10 days, he's going to be all right and ready to get going."

Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates didn't practice Wednesday, one day after passing a physical and being taken off the physically unable to perform list. Gates had surgery six months ago to repair a tear in the plantar plate of his left foot.

"Obviously, this injury is one of those things you have to kind of handle daily," Gates said. "I continue to monitor it because ideally I want to be at full strength come the opener."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp08/news/story?id=3545644

Who would thought this was coming?? Steroids are bad mmmmmkkkkkkkkkayyyyy

http://www-atdp.berkeley.edu/Studentpages/nselby/t_204_mkaymackey.jpg


OK now we go to the rumor part .... It's PFT so take it for what is worth.

WHISPERS BEGIN REGARDING MERRIMAN’S CONDITION
Posted by Mike Florio on August 21, 2008, 12:22 p.m. EDT

In the wake of a report that Chargers linebacker Shawne "roidman" Merriman visited with renowned orthopedist James Andrews regarding Merriman’s knee, we’re hearing that there is quiet concern within the organization that Merriman could be done, after only four NFL seasons.

Merriman had arthroscopic knee surgery during the offseason. He made the trip to Alabama to see Dr. Andrews because of persistent pain in the knee. (Curiously, there’s a conflict between the two major San Diego papers regarding the identity of the doctor who performed the procedure. The North County Times says that it was Andrews. The Union-Tribune claims that it was team physician David Chao.)

Officially, coach Norv Turner says he isn’t worried. “My concern will be if it lingers,” Turner said Wednesday. “Hopefully, it won’t linger and hopefully in the next week to 10 days, he’s going to be all right and ready to get going.”

As we hear it, there’s already concern, behind the scenes. Nothing may come of it, and Merriman might end up being fine. But the team is definitely worried about the possibility that Merriman could be done.

“He’s had some soreness,” Turner said. “I think he wants to make sure he gets it checked out and make sure everything is all right with it. When he’s been able to practice and move around, he’s looked awfully good to me.”

There’s no denying that Merriman is awfully good. But, like most athletes, it’s hard to do much of anything with a bum knee.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/08/21/whispers-begin-regarding-merrimans-condition/

FAX
08-21-2008, 11:12 PM
Ah, shucks.

FAX

milkman
08-21-2008, 11:12 PM
It's nothing.

He just broke a needle off in there.

BigRock
08-21-2008, 11:13 PM
If only there was some sort of chemical substance that might help him recover from this injury faster.

Count Alex's Losses
08-21-2008, 11:13 PM
Stay down, bitch!

Guru
08-21-2008, 11:14 PM
Wow!!! They can test a specific body part for roids now?

Buehler445
08-21-2008, 11:14 PM
I saw this on SI. I almost posted it, but figured if I did, 68 Chiefs players woudl get hurt.

HemiEd
08-21-2008, 11:15 PM
It's nothing.

He just broke a needle off in there.

Sure hope it don't get infected.

Chiefshrink
08-21-2008, 11:19 PM
Interesting how there is sooooooooooooo much irony here. Doesn't surprise me his play and domination really dropped off after he was busted. I still love that hit Jones-Drew laid on him last year "sh@@ kicking him to the curb". That was so sweet. Somebody needs to have that video clip going for those Charger fans that visit, with the caption "Here is your body without roids".

Guru
08-21-2008, 11:20 PM
Sure hope it don't get infected.
You liar!!!:)

Buehler445
08-21-2008, 11:22 PM
Interesting how there is sooooooooooooo much irony here. Doesn't surprise me his play and domination really dropped off after he was busted. I still love that hit Jones-Drew laid on him last year "sh@@ kicking him to the curb". That was so sweet. Somebody needs to have that video clip going for those Charger fans that visit, with the caption "Here is your body without roids".

No kidding. I chuckled mightily with that hit.

Stinger
08-21-2008, 11:24 PM
Interesting how there is sooooooooooooo much irony here. Doesn't surprise me his play and domination really dropped off after he was busted. I still love that hit Jones-Drew laid on him last year "sh@@ kicking him to the curb". That was so sweet. Somebody needs to have that video clip going for those Charger fans that visit, with the caption "Here is your body without roids".

:)

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RibKing67
08-21-2008, 11:24 PM
I dont wish injury on anyone but I am a firm believer in karma.

FAX
08-21-2008, 11:27 PM
:)

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Now that is awesome.

FAX

ZootedGranny
08-21-2008, 11:28 PM
LIGHTS OUT ON HIS CAREER AMIRITE

He'll just have some more cougar piss shot into his system and he'll be back on the field in no time.

ArrowheadHawk
08-21-2008, 11:29 PM
Stay down, bitch!:thumb:

Chiefshrink
08-21-2008, 11:29 PM
Thankyou so much Stinger, now I feel so much better, now I can go to bed!!

Ultra Peanut
08-21-2008, 11:37 PM
My God, there's ricotta cheese inside that man's knee!

Mecca
08-22-2008, 12:50 AM
I dont wish injury on anyone but I am a firm believer in karma.

In that case Claythan has brought huge amounts of bad karma on us.

Tribal Warfare
08-22-2008, 01:25 AM
In that case Claythan has brought huge amounts of bad karma on us.



Yep, look at our injured list now

RodInCanton
08-22-2008, 01:37 AM
:)


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BWillie
08-22-2008, 02:08 AM
A guy on national syndicated radio on 610 said theres mumbling from the San Diego locker room that he might be done not only for the season, but for his career.

FAX
08-22-2008, 03:06 AM
A guy on national syndicated radio on 610 said theres mumbling from the San Diego locker room that he might be done not only for the season, but for his career.

Now there's a rumor for you. Wouldn't that be something?

Still, there will be speculation. Soon we'll hear reports that the doctors removed his noggin by mistake and are currently using it as a pencil holder until they figure out their next move.

FAX

blueballs
08-22-2008, 07:35 AM
That helps explain why he's doing broadcast work in pre-season

Shaid
08-22-2008, 07:58 AM
:)

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Everything about that video kicks ass with one exception, the Chiefs score in the ticker at the bottom of the screen.

HemiEd
08-22-2008, 08:05 AM
A guy on national syndicated radio on 610 said theres mumbling from the San Diego locker room that he might be done not only for the season, but for his career.

justice

Mr. Plow
08-22-2008, 08:17 AM
Damn. That hurts my FF LB crew.

OnTheWarpath58
08-22-2008, 08:25 AM
Time to call Santa Claus again...

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 09:54 AM
Time to call Santa Claus again...

this is frickin GREAT love this pic

The Bad Guy
08-22-2008, 10:11 AM
His whole game is explosiveness. Without it, he's a below average player.

I also agree with ribking. Chiefs fans are the last ones that should be saying "stay down, bitch" when our team is a ****ing mash unit.

But what do you expect from a 26 year old living the life of an 11 year old boy?

Frazod
08-22-2008, 10:14 AM
His whole game is explosiveness. Without it, he's a below average player.

I also agree with ribking. Chiefs fans are the last ones that should be saying "stay down, bitch" when our team is a ****ing mash unit.

But what do you expect from a 26 year old living the life of an 11 year old boy?

In roidboy's case, it's karma. He ruined Holmes and apparently thought it was funny. F#ck him.

Buck
08-22-2008, 10:24 AM
In roidboy's case, it's karma. He ruined Holmes and apparently thought it was funny. F#ck him.

If you can prove to me that he purposely ended his career, and that he thought it was funny (I've never heard of this before) then fine, otherwise **** you.

That was a clean hit he put on Holmes.

Also, he'll be fine. I can't believe how many of you want him to get injured. Nobody deserves a second chance right? I'm sure you've never needed one before.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 10:26 AM
you and roidman stickin needles in each other?

Buck
08-22-2008, 10:32 AM
you and roidman stickin needles in each other?

Yes, I'm his butt buddy.

Frazod
08-22-2008, 10:34 AM
If you can prove to me that he purposely ended his career, and that he thought it was funny (I've never heard of this before) then fine, otherwise **** you.

That was a clean hit he put on Holmes.

Also, he'll be fine. I can't believe how many of you want him to get injured. Nobody deserves a second chance right? I'm sure you've never needed one before.

He's a cheater and a scumbag, so f#ck you right back. And what kind of dumbass are you thinking you'll find any love for him ON A CHIEFS BOARD? Perhaps you could try to drum up some sympathy for Greasy Al or Bill Romanowski while you're at it. :shake:

And he did make some flippant comment about Priest's injury, where he basically said he'd like to him the same way next time. Screw him.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 10:37 AM
Yes, I'm his butt buddy.

well at least you will admit it;)

Buck
08-22-2008, 10:41 AM
He's a cheater and a scumbag, so f#ck you right back. And what kind of dumbass are you thinking you'll find any love for him ON A CHIEFS BOARD? Perhaps you could try to drum up some sympathy for Greasy Al or Bill Romanowski while you're at it. :shake:

And he did make some flippant comment about Priest's injury, where he basically said he'd like to him the same way next time. Screw him.

Come over to the Chargers board. Everyone hated on Jared Allen when he got a DUI, but nobody wished he would get injured, maybe one or two people, but not an entire threads-worth of people.

Merriman Took Steroids, so what, we didn't do shit that season anyways. Thats over with now. I'm sure that you've never done anything you regretted.

Frazod
08-22-2008, 10:43 AM
Come over to the Chargers board. Everyone hated on Jared Allen when he got a DUI, but nobody wished he would get injured, maybe one or two people, but not an entire threads-worth of people.

Merriman Took Steroids, so what, we didn't do shit that season anyways. Thats over with now. I'm sure that you've never done anything you regretted.

Did Allen knock Tomlinson out for the season and then joke that he'd like to do it again? No? WELL I GUESS THAT'S NOT THE SAME, THEN, IS IT?

And I'm sure the only thing Roidboy regrets is getting busted.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 10:43 AM
everyone hates him because he hurt priest WHEN HE WAS ON ROIDS. so essentially if he hadnt taken roids priest wouldnt have his career ended, BIG difference in the allen situation he didnt end a charger career with the dui

Buck
08-22-2008, 10:45 AM
Did Allen knock Tomlinson out for the season and then joke that he'd like to do it again? No? WELL I GUESS THAT'S NOT THE SAME, THEN, IS IT?

And I'm sure the only thing Roidboy regrets is getting busted.

He never joked about it, Chiefs fans just made that up to feel better about themselves.

Show me the proof.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 10:46 AM
he did cant find the interview right now but its true

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 10:47 AM
but you also didnt respond to what i said about priest

Frazod
08-22-2008, 10:47 AM
He never joked about it, Chiefs fans just made that up to feel better about themselves.

Show me the proof.

Perhaps one of the archive diggers can find it. I've got better things to do.

Buck
08-22-2008, 10:54 AM
everyone hates him because he hurt priest WHEN HE WAS ON ROIDS. so essentially if he hadnt taken roids priest wouldnt have his career ended, BIG difference in the allen situation he didnt end a charger career with the dui

Hmm lets see... Steroids vs. DUI, which ones worse???

Obviously DUI, Allen could have taken someones life.

I believe Leonard Little had a DUI once and Killed somebody.

Theoretically Steroids could assist in Killing somebody on the field, but the chances of that happening, or even being able to determine if the Steroids added the extra force needed to kill someone (or in this instance hurt someone).

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 11:01 AM
ok so lets see... allen got a dui- noone got hurt
merriman=roidhead priest gets hurt
no wonder chiefs fans hate the guy
this is a chiefs board
also the chargers seem to think roids are ok I.E. castillo

The Bad Guy
08-22-2008, 11:02 AM
If you can prove to me that he purposely ended his career, and that he thought it was funny (I've never heard of this before) then fine, otherwise **** you.

That was a clean hit he put on Holmes.

Also, he'll be fine. I can't believe how many of you want him to get injured. Nobody deserves a second chance right? I'm sure you've never needed one before.

He celebrated the hit while Holmes laid down motionless.

So he can **** himself.

Lights out, indeed.

Apparently, you think that speed rushers can just come back from knee injuries and be the same. Hell, they took him off the roids, and he couldn't do jack shit.

Buck
08-22-2008, 11:13 AM
He celebrated the hit while Holmes laid down motionless.

So he can **** himself.

Lights out, indeed.

Apparently, you think that speed rushers can just come back from knee injuries and be the same. Hell, they took him off the roids, and he couldn't do jack shit.

Yeah, his 12.5 sacks were jack shit.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 11:21 AM
why you here then why not chargers planet?

el borracho
08-22-2008, 11:27 AM
Whatever... with or without Merriman the Chargers are going to clobber us twice this year. They are light years ahead of us.

penguinz
08-22-2008, 11:30 AM
Whatever... with or without Merriman the Chargers are going to clobber us twice this year. They are light years ahead of us.
You don;t give Norv enough credit.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 11:33 AM
Whatever... with or without Merriman the Chargers are going to clobber us twice this year. They are light years ahead of us.

maybe their lights are out, they clobbered us 2xs LAST YEAR didnt they

The Bad Guy
08-22-2008, 11:34 AM
Yeah, his 12.5 sacks were jack shit.

Was he the difference maker he was prior to the roids?

Not even close.

He had 7 of those sacks in 3 games.

The Bad Guy
08-22-2008, 11:35 AM
Whatever... with or without Merriman the Chargers are going to clobber us twice this year. They are light years ahead of us.

We beat them in their own stadium with Damon Huard.

I don't think they are light years ahead of anyone.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 11:40 AM
AND we are a better team this year, they probably are worse, older and slower. roidman-hurt, lt-finally got hurt last year now we see how he bounces back but he didnt inspire anyone with his playoff performance last year while injured. GREAT PLAYERS PLAY GREAT WITH ONE LEG at crunchtime

Stinger
08-22-2008, 11:42 AM
:hmmm:
Sounds like a little dissension or conflict in camp



What's next for Merriman?

Present, future with Chargers up in air

By Kevin Acee
STAFF WRITER

August 22, 2008

JOHN GASTALDO / Union-Tribune

Chargers linebacker Shawne "roidman" Merriman, shown in July, is seeking definitive answers about the damage to his left knee.

Shawne "roidman" Merriman was in New York yesterday to see a specialist and was pondering seeing another doctor today, as he and his advisers attempt to gather enough information to decide when and if he will play this season.

“It's finding out what do I need to fix, what I need to do,” Merriman said by phone. “If it's left up to me, I want to play football. I can't stand sitting out.”

Merriman's options for fixing what he said was a torn posterior cruciate ligament (among other issues) in his left knee range from doing nothing to having a surgery that would delay the start of his season to undergoing reconstructive surgery that would keep him out all season.

Even as Merriman deals with his knee, he faces scrutiny back in San Diego.

General Manager A.J. Smith famously does not talk about “the Chargers' football business.” And when Smith does comment on personnel matters, it is often in a sort of conundrum, but with a definite message buried not too far below the surface or between the lines.

Asked yesterday how he felt about Merriman's latest venture, wherein the linebacker will fly from San Diego to Los Angeles after practice each Thursday and tape a show about the NFL on Fox Sports Net, Smith said this:

“My feeling about any of his off-the-field activities will be between me and Shawne. Shawne has many, many activities off the field, and that's his business, along with his agents, marketing people, publicist and business partners. My only hope is that he remembers his high-level football performance is what drives his off-the-field attraction.”

Smith would say no more.

He didn't have to. His concern is clear.

There has long been a quiet unease among the Chargers brass regarding Merriman's many off-field activities – endorsements, appearances and business endeavors.

When told of Smith's quote, Merriman was clearly hurt by the inference. He prides himself on being able to maintain a packed schedule and still keep football first.

“You can question a lot of things,” he said. “But you can't question my commitment to football. . . . How I approach the game, I've never had that question. I am shocked to the fullest.”

Said Tom Condon, Merriman's agent: “If you think a guy is doing too much, wouldn't you talk to him about it?”

Merriman said he asked Norv Turner if the coach was OK with his doing the FSN show and Turner said it was. Turner yesterday acknowledged the conversation but stopped short of saying he had been approving.

Chargers sources said the team has made its concerns about his being stretched thin known to Merriman on several occasions.

Merriman said yesterday that if his off-field activities are a source of contention for the Chargers, “I'd consider shutting down everything else I'm doing.”

To be clear, there is no animosity between Merriman and his employers. Smith and the Chargers brass consider Merriman a great player and value his services.

But this breach of perspective presents as good an opportunity as any to talk about a reality many Chargers fans will find difficult to comprehend.

Take this to the bank: Merriman will not be a Charger after his contract expires at the end of the 2009 season.

The reasons are many – his commitments outside football being just one.

Merriman is one of five Chargers stars whose contracts expire after '09, and Smith has made no secret the team will not re-sign them all.

Left tackle Marcus McNeill and quarterback Philip Rivers are going to be the highest priorities, in part due to crucial positions they play and difficulty finding top-echelon players there. The Chargers will likely wait and see how 30-year-old receiver Chris Chambers performs this season before exploring an extension much like the one Keenan McCardell received in 2005. Chambers' situation may or may not affect that of receiver Vincent Jackson, who is on the verge of becoming a star.

Merriman, meanwhile, will command a gigantic salary befitting a player already a Pro Bowler in each of his first three seasons. Merriman has 39½ sacks since 2005, most in the NFL in that span.

At the same time, outside linebackers are generally deemed more replaceable than quarterbacks – or even left tackles or receivers.

Condon, the powerful agent who was hired by Merriman last year, expressed incredulity that the Chargers would not want to retain his client.

“With Shawne being as productive a player as he is,” Condon said, “ . . . why would they not want him back?”

Both Condon and Merriman expressed Merriman's desire to remain in San Diego beyond '09. Condon said there have been no discussions with the Chargers, while it is known the Chargers have engaged agents for some of the other members of the class of '09. Smith has said a few times the current activity is “the most we've had since I've been GM.”

Merriman, 24, is more concerned with his health right now.

He said he might not be finished visiting specialists – he also was in Birmingham, Ala., this week – and could go to Miami for a consultation today before returning to San Diego. One source close to Merriman said the doctors he has seen have been surprised he has been able to play with the condition his knee is in.

“I've been playing like that since the end of last year,” said Merriman, who did have arthroscopic surgery on the knee in March.

Merriman insisted his focus is on doing “what's best for the team” but acknowledged he has to think beyond this year and beyond '09.

“That's always a reality,” he said. “But I have to have that explained to me too. I just want to play.”

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080822/news_1s22chargers.html

HemiEd
08-22-2008, 11:43 AM
That was a clean hit he put on Holmes.



That was not a CLEAN hit he put on Priest. Watch it again, without your Chargers blinders on. Priest was down, and Roidman speared him. Not clean at all, **** Merriman. I hope his career is over, done.

el borracho
08-22-2008, 11:45 AM
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JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 11:46 AM
he's done! where's the "print it" guy?

Bwana
08-22-2008, 12:23 PM
I have about a much love for Roidman as I did for Shannon Sharpe back in the day. It looks like karma came around and bit him in the ass.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 12:24 PM
karma bit him where he stuck it

Rausch
08-22-2008, 12:34 PM
karma bit him where he stuck it

/thread...

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 12:37 PM
/thread...

explain please i dont understand

XXXshogunXXX
08-22-2008, 12:41 PM
ok so lets see... allen got a dui- noone got hurt
merriman=roidhead priest gets hurt
no wonder chiefs fans hate the guy
this is a chiefs board
also the chargers seem to think roids are ok I.E. castillo

Its ok Allen got a DUI, becuase no one got hurt.

Leonard Little's victims probably wouldve rather had him shoot up steroids than drive drunk.

Buck
08-22-2008, 12:44 PM
That was not a CLEAN hit he put on Priest. Watch it again, without your Chargers blinders on. Priest was down, and Roidman speared him. Not clean at all, **** Merriman. I hope his career is over, done.

Many members of this board have said its a clean hit, I dont have my Chargers blinders on.

I do realize I am making myself look like an ass right now, but as the only Chargers fan on this board, I can't just sit back and take it when you talk shit about one of our players, how could you respect me if I didn't?

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 12:45 PM
never said a dui was ok just saying why chief fans hate merriman. i was all for not giving allen a contract because of the dui's. please dont put words in my mouth

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 12:46 PM
Its ok Allen got a DUI, becuase no one got hurt.

Leonard Little's victims probably wouldve rather had him shoot up steroids than drive drunk.

oh i see now another sd guy sticking up for one of your own

FAX
08-22-2008, 12:47 PM
Caps on. Caps off.

No offense, Mr. JASONSAUTO, but have you been taking posting lessons from Mr. Miyagi?

FAX

sfchief
08-22-2008, 12:49 PM
Yahoo sports is reporting he has ligament damage. Get out the walker.
Can't post link, damn noobie restrictions

Buehler445
08-22-2008, 12:49 PM
explain please i dont understand

It means end of thread. It is a programming term. If you edit your post, you will see [/Quote] meaning the quote is done.
Posted via Mobile Device

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-22-2008, 12:51 PM
Many members of this board have said its a clean hit, I dont have my Chargers blinders on.

I do realize I am making myself look like an ass right now, but as the only Chargers fan on this board, I can't just sit back and take it when you talk shit about one of our players, how could you respect me if I didn't?

Then you should understand why as rival fans that KC fans feel the way they do about Merriman. If he was on the Chiefs and taken steriods and ended LT I am willing to bet you wouldn't like the guy.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 12:52 PM
not using caps lock so have no idea what you are talking about

XXXshogunXXX
08-22-2008, 12:52 PM
never said a dui was ok just saying why chief fans hate merriman. i was all for not giving allen a contract because of the dui's. please dont put words in my mouth

Not putting words, just stating the obvious. You said it was ok Allen had a DUI because no one got hurt.

Priest got hurt from a tackle during game play, but Merriman is the piece of shit? doesnt make sense.

oh i see now another sd guy sticking up for one of your own

no shitttt

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 12:56 PM
Not putting words, just stating the obvious. You said it was ok Allen had a DUI because no one got hurt.

Priest got hurt from a tackle during game play, but Merriman is the piece of shit? doesnt make sense.



no shitttt

show me where i said that. i never said that

Stinger
08-22-2008, 12:57 PM
Yahoo sports is reporting he has ligament damage. Get out the walker.
Can't post link, damn noobie restrictions

Allow me and credit to you ......

Chargers’ Merriman has knee ligament damage


SAN DIEGO (AP)—San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, who has missed more than a week of practice because of a sore left knee, said Thursday night that he has ligament damage and is evaluating his options.

The trouble is “a loose ligament and (I’m) waiting to get more info on what I need to do,” Merriman said in an e-mail to the North County Times.

Merriman underwent surgery to repair cartilage damage five months ago but has had persistent pain in the knee during training camp. He traveled this week to Birmingham, Ala., so the knee could be examined by Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation.

Merriman last played in the Aug. 9 preseason opener against Dallas and has not practiced since then.

Coach Norv Turner said he hoped that Merriman will be able to play on Sept. 7 when the Chargers open their regular season against the Carolina Panthers.

“I think he can be close to 100 percent and get back with some real good rehab work,” Turner said. “He’s been doing a great job with it and I think he just needs some more time right now.”


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AqlVRiVSB72cTfuDgTXoa1hDubYF?slug=ap-chargers-merriman&prov=ap&type=lgns

Sure-Oz
08-22-2008, 01:02 PM
Somewhere, Jason Taylor is laughing...

Dayze
08-22-2008, 03:46 PM
I've always had the George Carlin approach; let the players shoot up on steroids, drink some whiskey and smoke PCP; that's entertainment (at leas I suspect it is).

HemiEd
08-22-2008, 04:51 PM
Many members of this board have said its a clean hit, I dont have my Chargers blinders on.

I do realize I am making myself look like an ass right now, but as the only Chargers fan on this board, I can't just sit back and take it when you talk shit about one of our players, how could you respect me if I didn't?

So because someone on this board said it, it is true? ROFL Got it!

I would respect you more if you talked about Shawne Merriman truthfully, like he is a total cheap shot scumbag. :D

Demonpenz
08-22-2008, 04:58 PM
Better change the last of the mohicans commercial to derrick johnson :)

Mecca
08-22-2008, 06:06 PM
I'm not sure how a guy has bad karma for doing something the league deems fine that happens every week....so Priest Holmes got injured, players suffer severe injuries every week from clean plays.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 06:09 PM
its the fact that he joked about a possibly career ending injury that was caused

Ultra Peanut
08-22-2008, 06:24 PM
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alanm
08-22-2008, 06:36 PM
Allow me and credit to you ......

Chargers’ Merriman has knee ligament damage


SAN DIEGO (AP)—San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne "roidman" Merriman, who has missed more than a week of practice because of a sore left knee, said Thursday night that he has ligament damage and is evaluating his options.

The trouble is “a loose ligament and (I’m) waiting to get more info on what I need to do,” Merriman said in an e-mail to the North County Times.

Merriman underwent surgery to repair cartilage damage five months ago but has had persistent pain in the knee during training camp. He traveled this week to Birmingham, Ala., so the knee could be examined by Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation.

Merriman last played in the Aug. 9 preseason opener against Dallas and has not practiced since then.

Coach Norv Turner said he hoped that Merriman will be able to play on Sept. 7 when the Chargers open their regular season against the Carolina Panthers.

“I think he can be close to 100 percent and get back with some real good rehab work,” Turner said. “He’s been doing a great job with it and I think he just needs some more time right now.”


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AqlVRiVSB72cTfuDgTXoa1hDubYF?slug=ap-chargers-merriman&prov=ap&type=lgns
Unlike some on the board I'm reasonably certain that Merriman didn't mean to hurt Holmes. It was just an unfortunate accident. And other than the sack dance which is kinda stupid I don't hate him in the least. That said if Merriman was smart he'd have his knee taken care of if he wants to prolong his career. Norv Turner is a idiot.

Mecca
08-22-2008, 06:58 PM
If he was smart he would because the Chargers probably won't keep him when his contract is up...

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 07:00 PM
i dont feel he meant to hurt priest but usually in the nfl if you seriously hurt someone you feel bad not make fun of the guy

Mecca
08-22-2008, 07:01 PM
He watched Rocky alot and wanted to be like Drago.....if he dies he dies.

Valiant
08-22-2008, 07:11 PM
Hmm lets see... Steroids vs. DUI, which ones worse???

Obviously DUI, Allen could have taken someones life.

I believe Leonard Little had a DUI once and Killed somebody.

Theoretically Steroids could assist in Killing somebody on the field, but the chances of that happening, or even being able to determine if the Steroids added the extra force needed to kill someone (or in this instance hurt someone).

That wrestler benoit?? killed people because of roids..

Buck
08-22-2008, 08:28 PM
That wrestler benoit?? killed people because of roids..

Yeah, he had lifelong use of them. And he killed people because he was crazy.

Anyways, I was acting like a dick earlier, I apologize, but you must understand, I am going to defend the Chargers 99% of the time, thats just me.

Mecca
08-22-2008, 08:30 PM
That wrestler benoit?? killed people because of roids..

Let's not attribute any of that to his brain damage due to years of blows to the head....it's all steroids, uh huh.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 09:12 PM
Yeah, he had lifelong use of them. And he killed people because he was crazy.

Anyways, I was acting like a dick earlier, I apologize, but you must understand, I am going to defend the Chargers 99% of the time, thats just me.

ok granted that if you're a chargers fan you do have to stick up for them so its cool. but merriman did rejoice in injuring people hence the "lights out" nickname

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 09:13 PM
Let's not attribute any of that to his brain damage due to years of blows to the head....it's all steroids, uh huh.

ive personally been around roidheads and yeah they can and will flip out at any time

Mecca
08-22-2008, 09:16 PM
ive personally been around roidheads and yeah they can and will flip out at any time

I really don't wanna get into this debate but there are people not on roids that do that same shit.....some people have short tempers. There are studies that say roid rage doesn't exist.

Hell steroids are legal to possess in many European countries and you never hear about roid rage murders over there...

I'll just leave it at that.

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 09:20 PM
its true that people not on roids do the same stuff. but you see paople who ABUSE roids flip out more often. in places where drugs are legal you usually dont see people abuse them to thesame extent as where they are not legal. thrill of illegal stuff drives this

tk13
08-23-2008, 05:10 PM
I just caught the very end of it on SportsCenter... but I'm pretty sure they just said Merriman has two torn knee ligaments and called the injury career threatening.

tk13
08-23-2008, 05:18 PM
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008/08/23/sports/chargers/zc9104b217a200c8a882574ae0071496c.txt

Sure-Oz
08-23-2008, 05:19 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=3550426&type=HeadlineNews&imagesPrint=off

Saturday, August 23, 2008
Reports: Merriman deciding whether to play or have surgery
ESPN.com news service

Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman returned to San Diego on Saturday and told the team he has two torn ligaments in his ailing left knee.

Merriman said doctors in New York and Alabama, where he sought second and third opinions on the injury this week, told him he could suffer a career-ending injury if he plays without undergoing surgery.

Merriman told the North County Times he has tears in the posterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments. If he decides to have surgery, it is yet to be determined if it will be minor -- allowing him to play at some point this season -- or major reconstructive surgery which would keep him out for 2008.

Merriman told the Times said he is going to see a doctor in Miami early next week and will make a decision soon after.

"I've been seeing some really great doctors over the past few days and they've all said the same things about the injury," Merriman told the Times. "[They're] kind of surprised that I've been playing with it up to this point."

Merriman wants to play football this season.

"That's what I want to do," Merriman told the Times. "That's why this decision is even out there still and not already made, because I want to play, period. The question is what should I do? How long should I play with it?

"It's a thousand different options at this point and I'm just trying to make the best one."

The Chargers' medical diagnosis is that Merriman can play when the season starts Sept. 7. Coach Norv Turner's talks with Merriman buoyed those hopes.

"Based on my conversation, I'm optimistic," Turner told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The LCL stabilizes the knee on the outside while the PCL keeps the shin bone from sliding too far backward.

Merriman has an NFL-best 39½ sacks since 2005, when he entered the league. He also won defensive rookie of the year honors in 2005.

JASONSAUTO
08-23-2008, 05:27 PM
but norv thinks he can start the season PLAYING???
talking to merriman made him optimistic???
what did roidman tell turner? if i heard what was reported i sure as hell wouldnt feel good about it

Ultra Peanut
08-23-2008, 09:18 PM
its true that people not on roids do the same stuff. but you see paople who ABUSE roids flip out more often. in places where drugs are legal you usually dont see people abuse them to thesame extent as where they are not legal. thrill of illegal stuff drives thisHis brain was swiss cheese, and his life circumstances fit the profile of a family annihilator. Blaming the slow, methodical murder of his family and himself on roid rage is extraordinarily simplistic.

KC_Connection
08-23-2008, 09:22 PM
I've hated him ever since his first year when he knocked Priest out.

KC_Connection
08-23-2008, 09:23 PM
ive personally been around roidheads and yeah they can and will flip out at any time
By killing their families and themselves, and laying bibles beside them beforehand?

Benoit was just crazy.

JASONSAUTO
08-23-2008, 09:28 PM
you dont think roids helped make him that way??

KC_Connection
08-23-2008, 09:30 PM
you dont think roids helped make him that way??
No. Steroids don't make a person insane, though I can see how they would help a person snap. If you look at all the facts of the case.. Benoit was depressed and the incident was pre-meditated, not really the right combination for the myth that is "roid rage."

JASONSAUTO
08-23-2008, 09:36 PM
they could have made the situation worse

JASONSAUTO
08-23-2008, 09:37 PM
thats all im saying contributing factor

KC_Connection
08-23-2008, 09:38 PM
thats all im saying contributing factor
There is no proof of that. And if somebody is that imbalanced as it is, it really doesn't matter.

JASONSAUTO
08-23-2008, 09:44 PM
if someone is imbalanced it wont magnify the problem??? maybe maybe not im no doctor but makes sense

JASONSAUTO
08-23-2008, 09:46 PM
allright a guy taking like 6 or 7 times the amount of roids as prescribed and that means nothing i'll agree with you and say you're right dont feel like arguing

KC_Connection
08-23-2008, 11:27 PM
allright a guy taking like 6 or 7 times the amount of roids as prescribed and that means nothing i'll agree with you and say you're right dont feel like arguing
It didn't fit the profile of a "roid rage" incident at all, that's all I'm saying.

Sure-Oz
08-24-2008, 12:05 AM
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/HeadLines.aspx?sport=NFL&hl=120636

Shawne Merriman admits career could be over

Shawne Merriman revealed Saturday that his career could be over. In addition to a torn PCL, Merriman has a torn LCL in his left knee.
His knee requires extensive reconstructive surgery. Perhaps Merriman will chance it and play this year, but that would be foolish. His contract is up after the 2009 season and if he has the procedure, Merriman could try continuing his career afterwards. He'd risk more damage by playing on the knee in 2008. He needs to be removed from IDP draft boards. Aug. 23 - 6:13 pm et

OnTheWarpath58
08-24-2008, 12:07 AM
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/HeadLines.aspx?sport=NFL&hl=120636

Shawne "roidman" Merriman admits career could be over

Shawne "roidman" Merriman revealed Saturday that his career could be over. In addition to a torn PCL, Merriman has a torn LCL in his left knee.
His knee requires extensive reconstructive surgery. Perhaps Merriman will chance it and play this year, but that would be foolish. His contract is up after the 2009 season and if he has the procedure, Merriman could try continuing his career afterwards. He'd risk more damage by playing on the knee in 2008. He needs to be removed from IDP draft boards. Aug. 23 - 6:13 pm et

Wow.

I absolutely hate that piece of ****ing roid-filled trash, but I hate to see a career end so prematurely.

Hopefully, it's just for the year.

ohiobronco2
08-24-2008, 12:23 AM
Wow.

I absolutely hate that piece of ****ing roid-filled trash, but I hate to see a career end so prematurely.

Hopefully, it's just for the year.

He should get the surgery done and convince the Raiders he's healthy. I'm sure crazy AL will give him a max deal.

Count Alex's Losses
08-24-2008, 12:49 AM
Despite my earlier comment I'm a little sad about this. Merriman is a great player and I've always loved his attitude towards the game. I hope he's OK.

BigRock
08-24-2008, 12:52 AM
I hope his knee blows out while he's walking down a flight of stairs.

JASONSAUTO
08-24-2008, 12:53 AM
ROFLROFL

ohiobronco2
08-24-2008, 12:59 AM
I hope his knee blows out while he's walking down a flight of stairs.

ROFL. Don't hold back.