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Wes Mantooth
05-01-2009, 10:45 AM
I am in town at a conference and will be listening to Antonopolus give a speech over dinner on Pain Managmenet. Should be interesting. Probably will just shut up and listen and not say anything, but have been trying to think of something relative to the current team and season to ask him. Any thoughts?

Slade
05-01-2009, 10:49 AM
I am personally curious if he antisipates more or less injuries with McD at the helm. Shanny didn't have the guys hit as much, but I feel that having the guys used to the reckless nature of the game will lend itself to guys not getting hurt.

ludo21
05-01-2009, 10:51 AM
Does he believe in stretching?

Our recent history of players with pulled hammy's and groins seems to indicate he doesnt force this upon the players..

Slade
05-01-2009, 10:52 AM
McD seems to have changed the way we do just about everything...even what the players eat at the cafeteria. Is he changing what the Greek does at all?

Garcia Bronco
05-01-2009, 10:54 AM
Excellent. Please ask him why his players lead the league in soft tissue injuries.

Garcia Bronco
05-01-2009, 10:54 AM
Does he believe in stretching?

Our recent history of players with pulled hammy's and groins seems to indicate he doesnt force this upon the players..

Or more water at an increased altitude.

Anaximines
05-01-2009, 10:55 AM
I wonder if he's got his own ideas about what the team should be doing personnel-wise.

telluride
05-01-2009, 10:55 AM
Please ask when he's going to retire, so that we can get a competent replacement.

dbfan21
05-01-2009, 10:56 AM
I like ludo's thought on stretching. I would go with "open ended" questions that force him to give more than a one-word answer.

I would preface the question by saying:
Our recent history of players with pulled hammy's and groins seems to indicate stretching is not forced upon the players.

Then turn around and ask him:
1. How much emphasis is placed on pre-practice/pre-game stretching?
2. And how closely is it monitored by the coaching/training staff?

Have fun!!

Mogulseeker
05-01-2009, 11:04 AM
Please ask when he's going to retire, so that we can get a competent replacement.

Seriously. How he's been able to keep his job for so long is beyond me.

broncosteven
05-01-2009, 11:12 AM
Not sure I have a direct question but since he is talking about pain management I would like to hear how chronic cases are treated or if there are numbers showing how many NFL players end up managing their pain at a pain clinic. I wonder what types of injuries from playing in NFL cause long term nerve damage that require long term pain maintanence.

It would be interesting to know if the NFL works with outside pain centers to control or manage players pain on the outside rather than shower them with vicodin and expect the players not to get hooked.

Houshyamama
05-01-2009, 11:13 AM
socalorado,

please refrain from requesting a link.

thanks

broncocalijohn
05-01-2009, 11:14 AM
McD seems to have changed the way we do just about everything...even what the players eat at the cafeteria. Is he changing what the Greek does at all?

he is making sure he shows up with a full head of hair; Toupee, wig, plugs, whatever. He wants hair on top of that dome.

Wes Mantooth
05-01-2009, 11:18 AM
Please ask when he's going to retire, so that we can get a competent replacement.

yeah, that one is probably one I will refrain from asking.

UberBroncoMan
05-01-2009, 11:21 AM
Excellent. Please ask him why his players lead the league in soft tissue injuries.

There would probably be a rim shot after he asked that question.

broncosteven
05-01-2009, 11:28 AM
Ask him if he remembered hanging up on Mock who was pleading with him to get Cutler a special helmet to prevent concussions.

If I had the gumption I would dig up Mocks thread.

Man-Goblin
05-01-2009, 11:29 AM
Please ask him if he has ever considered going all the way and growing a handlebar mustache. Thanks.

Wes Mantooth
05-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Does he believe in stretching?

Our recent history of players with pulled hammy's and groins seems to indicate he doesnt force this upon the players..

Isn't this Tuten's job?

telluride
05-01-2009, 11:37 AM
yeah, that one is probably one I will refrain from asking.

Snark aside, they guy must be ancient by now. He probably should be nearing retirement age.

But perhaps that's wishful thinking...

ColoradoBuff
05-01-2009, 11:50 AM
Never done Greek before huh? Make sure you are gentle and bring some KY warming gel...she'll love ya for that! If not and she tells you that it hurts too much and wants to stop....just donkey punch her and hurry up and finish.

TonyR
05-01-2009, 11:55 AM
Ask him how often Jay came to him to request a remedy for his hangover...

Wes Mantooth
05-01-2009, 01:26 PM
Never done Greek before huh? Make sure you are gentle and bring some KY warming gel...she'll love ya for that! If not and she tells you that it hurts too much and wants to stop....just donkey punch her and hurry up and finish.

Wow.

Bronx33
05-01-2009, 05:41 PM
Please ask when he's going to retire, so that we can get a competent replacement.



Wtf?

cutthemdown
05-01-2009, 06:04 PM
Don't drop the soap

tnedator
05-01-2009, 06:06 PM
I am in town at a conference and will be listening to Antonopolus give a speech over dinner on Pain Managmenet. Should be interesting. Probably will just shut up and listen and not say anything, but have been trying to think of something relative to the current team and season to ask him. Any thoughts?

Tell him a 'groin' is a terrible thing to waste...

tnedator
05-01-2009, 06:07 PM
Isn't this Tuten's job?

Good point, Tuten is stength and conditioning, and Greek is 'pick up the pieces and try and get them back on the field.'

broncosteven
05-01-2009, 07:37 PM
How did it go?

What did he say?

broncosteven
05-01-2009, 07:38 PM
Never done Greek before huh? Make sure you are gentle and bring some KY warming gel...she'll love ya for that! If not and she tells you that it hurts too much and wants to stop....just donkey punch her and hurry up and finish.

I am so glad we didn't move up and get Schanzes, I don't have to worry about the Dirty Schancez jokes!

Wes Mantooth
05-01-2009, 10:06 PM
How did it go?

What did he say?

So it was pretty cool. He came in to talk about pain management from an athletes perspective. Of interest to this group:

1. Super-intelligent, sharp as a tack, looks to have several years in front of him.
2. Chuckled when someone cracked a joke and stated that Chicago still did not have a QB, but was quick to state that Jay was a friend and it worked out for both the Broncos and Bears.
3. Talked alot about head injuries, stated that concussions are analyzed individually, not by the number of concussions (they have a formula for how they analyze them).
4. They have been tracking injuries since 1976 (he has been there that long). They track by position, by type, all the way back. Direct correllation between number of injuries and record. Lead the league in injuries last year (pretty sure that is what he said).
5. Someone asked in regards of the groin injuries specifically, had they considered a stretching program such as yoga. Response was that this was a funny topic because they had a full time yoga instructor on staff last year (believe for the first time). They do not this year. The only thing that stood out was possibly they spent more time with physicall fittness (maybe pushed too hard).

We watched a good 40 minutes of head injuries on the field with the coaches tape. Steve walked everyone through what happened. The doctors were cringing at the contact.

Anway, had a good time. Pretty cool stuff.

broncosteven
05-02-2009, 05:42 PM
...
4. They have been tracking injuries since 1976 (he has been there that long). They track by position, by type, all the way back. Direct correllation between number of injuries and record. Lead the league in injuries last year (pretty sure that is what he said)....

Anway, had a good time. Pretty cool stuff.

Good stuff, funny but it didn't seem like we had that many injuries during the SB runs. I think I have heard Dan Dickdork make this comment before. It does make sence that people kicking ass don't need to complain about every ache and pain.

Wes Mantooth
05-02-2009, 10:48 PM
Good stuff, funny but it didn't seem like we had that many injuries during the SB runs. I think I have heard Dan Dickdork make this comment before. It does make sence that people kicking ass don't need to complain about every ache and pain.

So maybe I could say this a bit different. Statistically, the lesser number of injuries the more successful was the team. More injuries meant worse record.

Another little trivia tidbit. Injuries are statistically highest when you are hitting someone such as a DB or LB. In fact, I believe it went DB, LB DL and OL

footstepsfrom#27
05-03-2009, 03:44 AM
Did you ask if he regretted making that "little monkey" comment? ;D

cutthemdown
05-03-2009, 04:11 AM
Good point, Tuten is stength and conditioning, and Greek is 'pick up the pieces and try and get them back on the field.'

People down on Tuten, but Tuten very well respected as far as I have read and heard. I don't think it's Tuten's fault players have been soft. I think Shanny gave him too many soft players. Broncos need to get tougher and meaner.