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Rulon Velvet Jones
02-10-2011, 03:13 PM
@VicLombardi

EXCLUSIVE...Hate to be the bearer of bad news - again. Broncos WR DeMaryius Thomas just tore his achilles. More info to come.

Mile High Shack
02-10-2011, 03:14 PM
damnt, you beat me by like 30 seconds

oubronco
02-10-2011, 03:17 PM
Good Grief are we that fuggin snakebit

DomCasual
02-10-2011, 03:17 PM
What the heck could he have been doing?

Rulon Velvet Jones
02-10-2011, 03:18 PM
@VicLombardi

It happened during an offseason workout in Georgia. Still not sure if it was a full or partial tear. Contacted the Broncos, no comment.

BroncoInferno
02-10-2011, 03:19 PM
Wonderful. He'll be out for all next season. At least we have depth at WR, but still...damn.

Smiling Assassin27
02-10-2011, 03:21 PM
Man, this is not going to end well.

Sincerely,

Greg Oden, Ki-Jana Carter and Paul Toviessi

SonOfLe-loLang
02-10-2011, 03:22 PM
Oh jesus f'n christ

PRBronco
02-10-2011, 03:22 PM
FML.

eddie mac
02-10-2011, 03:23 PM
McDaniels and his ****ing draft picks.

BroncoInferno
02-10-2011, 03:24 PM
McDaniels and his ****ing draft picks.

Yeah, because McD could have anticipated an Anchilles tear Uhh

FantomForce
02-10-2011, 03:27 PM
AHHHAHAH MOTHER******** are you kidding me!

Mile High Shack
02-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Yeah, because McD could have anticipated an Anchilles tear Uhh

he could have drafted Dez Bryant

Jetmeck
02-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Maybe its a small tear, Better keep Gaff for sure now..................

Smiling Assassin27
02-10-2011, 03:30 PM
he could have drafted Dez Bryant

if he would've, dez would be the one with the blown achilles. ;)

Drunk Monkey
02-10-2011, 03:30 PM
Yeah, because McD could have anticipated an Anchilles tear Uhh

Well if he would have we wouldn't be in this position.

Baba Booey
02-10-2011, 03:31 PM
Just wow.

Mile High Shack
02-10-2011, 03:31 PM
if he would've, dez would be the one with the blown achilles. ;)

lol, I just think Dez will be a better pro, but what do I know :)

Caveat Lector
02-10-2011, 03:31 PM
he could have drafted Dez Bryant

Yep, and Dez Bryant has had a clean bill of health so far hasn't he?:yep:

Mile High Shack
02-10-2011, 03:35 PM
Yep, and Dez Bryant has had a clean bill of health so far hasn't he?:yep:

figured that was coming, but I'd rather have Dez's injury than Thomas

eddie mac
02-10-2011, 03:37 PM
Yeah, because McD could have anticipated an Anchilles tear Uhh

Yeah like the signs were never there with Thomas, sure half McD's draft picks either aren't fit enough to see the field every Sunday or not good enough, take your pick.

bronco0608
02-10-2011, 03:38 PM
Jesus Christ, if its torn, he's out for the season. Or most of it.

WOW

eddie mac
02-10-2011, 03:38 PM
Well if he would have we wouldn't be in this position.

Feel bad for the kid but this isn't his first injury and he couldn't stay on his feet last year for one knock to the next one. How many games did he miss???

oubronco
02-10-2011, 03:38 PM
Yeah like the signs were never there with Thomas, sure half McD's draft picks either aren't fit enough to see the field every Sunday or not good enough, take your pick.

This is so true

eddie mac
02-10-2011, 03:39 PM
Jesus Christ, if its torn, he's out for the season. Or most of it.

WOW

I'd be more worried about his career than the season with an achilles, especially for someone playing WR.

bronco0608
02-10-2011, 03:40 PM
Look on the bright side, at least he was working out.

/whistles

eddie mac
02-10-2011, 03:41 PM
The only positive that may come out of this is if we dont need him this year if there's a lockout.

Hogan11
02-10-2011, 03:42 PM
Say Hello to AJ Green @ #2

Uhh

Ratboy
02-10-2011, 03:43 PM
Yep, and Dez Bryant has had a clean bill of health so far hasn't he?:yep:

Atleast Dez Bryant showed he can be a player in this league

Thomas has shown jack ****.

bronco0608
02-10-2011, 03:43 PM
This sucks balls.

Please let it be partial.

Ratboy
02-10-2011, 03:43 PM
Say Hello to AJ Green @ #2

Uhh

Yeah, seriously, which is slightly unfortunate.

Smiling Assassin27
02-10-2011, 03:44 PM
Say Hello to AJ Green @ #2

Uhh


Don't make me ask Spider to throat punch you.

bronco0608
02-10-2011, 03:46 PM
If its partial, he could possibly be back by training camp, no?

SonOfLe-loLang
02-10-2011, 03:47 PM
Yeah, seriously, which is slightly unfortunate.

I think he was being sarcastic

Hogan11
02-10-2011, 03:48 PM
Yeah, seriously, which is slightly unfortunate.

Slightly? Majorly I'd say.

Well, on the bright side...when it comes to the potential of being a great WR, Green is as close to being a sure thing as any rookie can get.

Hogan11
02-10-2011, 03:49 PM
I think he was being sarcastic

Actually....it wouldn't surprise me any

Ratboy
02-10-2011, 03:49 PM
Slightly? Majorly I'd say.

Well, on the bright side...when it comes to the potential of being a great WR, Green is as close to being a sure thing as any rookie can get.

I love these sure things.

Hogan11
02-10-2011, 03:50 PM
Don't make me ask Spider to throat punch you.

Hilarious!

Smiling Assassin27
02-10-2011, 03:51 PM
Slightly? Majorly I'd say.

Well, on the bright side...when it comes to the potential of being a great WR, Green is as close to being a sure thing as any rookie can get.


No, that'd be Calvin Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald. Green is promising but this team needs defense, plain and simple.

oubronco
02-10-2011, 03:51 PM
Has this been confirmed

bronco0608
02-10-2011, 03:53 PM
Our last two draft classes can't stay on the field.

Knowshon - can't stay on the field
Ayers -- broke his ankle
Mcbath -- can't stay on the field
Thomas -- can't stay on the field
McKinley (rip) -- was injured his whole career

All pretty high picks too, which makes it worse.

Hogan11
02-10-2011, 03:53 PM
No, that'd be Calvin Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald. Green is promising but this team needs defense, plain and simple.

Not disputing the need at all.....just the FO to move in that direction right off the bat if this injury does indeed turn out to be true

HILife
02-10-2011, 03:56 PM
sigh

Rulon Velvet Jones
02-10-2011, 03:57 PM
The Football Gods owe us only a partial tear OR, even better, just a misdiagnosed scare.

oubronco
02-10-2011, 03:58 PM
http://www.rotoworld.com/images/headshots/NFL/5700.jpg
Vic Lombardi of CBS 4 in Denver reports Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas suffered a torn Achilles' tendon while working out in Georgia.

Lombardi spoke with one of Thomas' teammates who confirmed the report. It's not yet known whether the Achilles is partially or fully torn. Either way, his status for the start of the season is now in doubt. While Thomas is a monster talent, he's been beset by foot and ankle injuries ever since he broke a bone while training last February. It may be too early to write Thomas off as an injury-prone bust, but the history on skill position players returning from Achilles tears is bleak at best. Thomas is set up for a second straight lost season. Brandon Lloyd is locked in as the No. 1 receiver for 2011, and Jabar Gaffney is now more likely to stick around.
Source: CBS 4 Denver (http://denver.cbslocal.com/2011/02/10/broncos-receiver-thomas-injures-achilles-tendon/)
2/10/2011 5:27:00 PM

Smiling Assassin27
02-10-2011, 03:59 PM
Not disputing the need at all.....just the FO to move in that direction right off the bat if this injury does indeed turn out to be true

I guess we could keep Gaff, making the wr corps still pretty deep with lloyd, gaff, royal, decker and maybe a FA like Lance Moore or Danny Amendola. Hell, put in a call to the Sprint store and see if Darius Watts is still up for a game.

oubronco
02-10-2011, 04:01 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17353099

Demaryius Thomas, who just finished an injury-crossed rookie season, has sustained a tear of his Achilles tendon that will have to be surgically repaired, according to two NFL sources. It's not clear yet if it's a partial tear or a full tear.
Neither Thomas, nor his agent Todd France, could immediately be reached for comment


Read more: Broncos Demaryius Thomas tears Achilles tendon during workout - The Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17353099#ixzz1DbForll0) http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17353099#ixzz1DbForll0
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eddie mac
02-10-2011, 04:04 PM
WR is a need now considering Royal will also be out for 6 months after surgery but I dont see us wasting a No2 pick on Green, no ****ing way. We'll bring another FA in.

SonOfLe-loLang
02-10-2011, 04:05 PM
Actually....it wouldn't surprise me any

It'd surprise the hell out of me if we took a WR

Deuce
02-10-2011, 04:08 PM
I'm guessing full tear if it has to be surgically repaired

Bigdawg26
02-10-2011, 04:13 PM
This jack@ss even gets hurt in the offseason! This is the second year in a row he gets hurt in the offseason. He hasn't been healthy in literally 2 or 3 years. Well at least we still have a good 5 WR core with Lloyd, Gaff, Royal, Decker, and Willis.

ICON
02-10-2011, 04:15 PM
An Achilles tendon rupture sends more than one third of National Football League (NFL) players to the sidelines permanently, according to a new study published in Foot & Ankle Specialist. NFL players who do return to the playing field after having suffered an Achilles tendon rupture experience about a 50 percent reduction in their power ratings.

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/2/35136/achilles-tendon-rupture-ends-many-nfl-careers.html

Rulon Velvet Jones
02-10-2011, 04:39 PM
Team saying 6-8 months now.

TheReverend
02-10-2011, 04:55 PM
Leave it alone. Tebow needed the tendon to lace his shoes.

Homer Simpson
02-10-2011, 05:02 PM
Obligatory *was it a MacDonalds wrapper* post.

RunSilentRunDeep
02-10-2011, 05:05 PM
....and Brandon Lloyd's contract demands just went up. I wish DT well in his next career. Will the team hang his picture next to Paul Toviessi?

Smiling Assassin27
02-10-2011, 05:08 PM
....and Brandon Lloyd's contract demands just went up. I wish DT well in his next career. Will the team hang his picture next to Paul Toviessi?


His new nickname is now: Baby T.Oviessi

PRBronco
02-10-2011, 05:12 PM
....and Brandon Lloyd's contract demands just went up. I wish DT well in his next career. Will the team hang his picture next to Paul Toviessi?

Brandon Stokely's post-achilles tear career is going ok.

footstepsfrom#27
02-10-2011, 05:14 PM
God hates the Broncos.

PTC
02-10-2011, 05:25 PM
This jack@ss even gets hurt in the offseason! This is the second year in a row he gets hurt in the offseason. He hasn't been healthy in literally 2 or 3 years. Well at least we still have a good 5 WR core with Lloyd, Gaff, Royal, Decker, and Willis.

Thomas was healthy all throughout college, and was drafted less than a year ago today. So "literally 2 or 3 years" is not exactly accurate.

Anyways, Broncos seem snakebitten at this point, you would think they put the team logo on the cover of Madden.

Caveat Lector
02-10-2011, 05:31 PM
Atleast Dez Bryant showed he can be a player in this league

Thomas has shown jack ****.

Didn't watch the Seahawks game?

Smiling Assassin27
02-10-2011, 05:39 PM
God hates the Broncos.

For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth; and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.--Hebrews 12


God, please love us less.


Sincerely,

Timbo

RaiderH8r
02-10-2011, 06:09 PM
http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/2/35136/achilles-tendon-rupture-ends-many-nfl-careers.html

I was called a retard in the other thread for suggesting we cut the guy and be done with it. His career, his shot, at being a meaningful difference maker is gone. He'll be mediocre, at best. Most likely he'll trade on flashes of his former self and the prayer that he'll return to form to manage to kick around the league for aboug 5 years before riding off into the sunset. He's done and now we need to replace another first round pick. Christ. I should have known the Tin Man wouldn't see the field for ****.

McDman
02-10-2011, 07:32 PM
This jack@ss even gets hurt in the offseason! This is the second year in a row he gets hurt in the offseason. He hasn't been healthy in literally 2 or 3 years. Well at least we still have a good 5 WR core with Lloyd, Gaff, Royal, Decker, and Willis.

Why exactly is he a jackass?

Is he purposely hurting himself?

I'd like to know what exactly he has done to be labeled a jackass. Was TD a jackass because he hurt his knee? What about Champ when he pulled a hammy?

McDman
02-10-2011, 07:34 PM
I was called a retard in the other thread for suggesting we cut the guy and be done with it. His career, his shot, at being a meaningful difference maker is gone. He'll be mediocre, at best. Most likely he'll trade on flashes of his former self and the prayer that he'll return to form to manage to kick around the league for aboug 5 years before riding off into the sunset. He's done and now we need to replace another first round pick. Christ. I should have known the Tin Man wouldn't see the field for ****.

Cut him after his first year in the league?

http://www.blogcdn.com/nintendo.joystiq.com/media/2008/09/double_facepalm_lg.jpg

WolfpackGuy
02-10-2011, 07:37 PM
Showed flashes WHEN healthy, but never draft a guy high when he's injured.

Dedhed
02-10-2011, 07:57 PM
he could have drafted Dez Bryant

Who finished the season on IR.

RaiderH8r
02-10-2011, 09:27 PM
Cut him after his first year in the league?

http://www.blogcdn.com/nintendo.joystiq.com/media/2008/09/double_facepalm_lg.jpg

I understand the temptation to tinker **** around and hope/pray the guy comes back to something resembling his past potential but the stone cold fact is this guy has been nagged with foot injuries and has now popped an achilles that, at the very least and by their own admission, requires surgery and rehab and all that ****. The bottom line is that his foot issues are going to plague him for the rest of his career. He'll never have full confidence in his achilles again. The statistics on recovering from an achillese tear or rupture are poor to atrocious and it gets worse for WRs than the average. He'll compensate for his gimpy feet and lack of faith and begin pulling quads, hammies, groins, and is likely to tear a knee ligament. He's already had his bell rung so he's now and forever more prone to concussions. He's had 10 years worth of significant injuries in 2 years and has seen only slightly more NFL game time than say...my grandmother. Long story short, DT is f'd. He's Barbaro and we need to move on from him. Maybe he becomes a role player who gets on the field for a few catches here and there but he'll likely be out of the league inside of 6 years. Hell, he's likely to be well into his 3rd playing season before getting on the field for a grand total of 4 NFL games in his career. Not encouraging from a first round pick at WR.

Drek
02-11-2011, 05:34 AM
http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/2/35136/achilles-tendon-rupture-ends-many-nfl-careers.html

That is a very flawed study that doesn't consider 1. the frequency of players returning to the NFL from any multi-month rehab injury, since many players who drop out of the league do so after an ACL, MCL, broken leg, etc. and 2. the level at which players returning from an achilles would project at given other age related factors, or how they played in the 2nd or 3rd year back from the injury.

Its a metadata study that relies on second hand "power rankings" of NFL players to then compile its info.

Team saying 6-8 months now.

If this is true then it indicates the injury is less severe than a full rupture, which most sites list as a ~12 month recovery.

If the 6-8 month thing is true it sounds like a good use of the PUP list.

Punisher
02-11-2011, 05:38 AM
Trade him for a iPad

http://images.apple.com/ipad/ipad-video/images/apple-ipad-video-us-20100127_848x480.jpg

BroncoInferno
02-11-2011, 08:12 AM
he could have drafted Dez Bryant

A healthy Thomas would be a better player than Dez. No way to predict injuries.

CEH
02-11-2011, 10:15 AM
That is a very flawed study that doesn't consider 1. the frequency of players returning to the NFL from any multi-month rehab injury, since many players who drop out of the league do so after an ACL, MCL, broken leg, etc. and 2. the level at which players returning from an achilles would project at given other age related factors, or how they played in the 2nd or 3rd year back from the injury.

Its a metadata study that relies on second hand "power rankings" of NFL players to then compile its info.



If this is true then it indicates the injury is less severe than a full rupture, which most sites list as a ~12 month recovery.

If the 6-8 month thing is true it sounds like a good use of the PUP list.

I'm hearing rupture and surgery. 6-8 is optimistic as the team should be a this point

12 months is more realsitic if it indeed is a complete tear

RaiderH8r
02-11-2011, 10:23 AM
A healthy Thomas would be a better player than Dez. No way to predict injuries.

Except that the guy was injured when we picked him...in the first round...with a gimpy foot.

CEH
02-11-2011, 10:34 AM
Except that the guy was injured when we picked him...in the first round...with a gimpy foot.

Correct you can't control injuries but you can control who you draft.
To build your draft board around DT was playing with fire to begin with
We are just lucky to find a trading partner from 14 down to 24 then to trade back up to draft him well the manuevering was impressive but the aquistion has to be 2nd guessed at this point

~Crash~
02-11-2011, 10:37 AM
Except that the guy was injured when we picked him...in the first round...with a gimpy foot.

You act like he held a gun to the Broncos head . He was drafted because what he brings to the table he did not tell McD to do anything so you should lighten up. last I checked it is good to practice.

~Crash~
02-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Correct you can't control injuries but you can control who you draft.
To build your draft board around DT was playing with fire to begin with
We are just lucky to find a trading partner from 14 down to 24 then to trade back up to draft him well the manuevering was impressive but the aquistion has to be 2nd guessed at this point


and is why Xanders is probably still with the Broncos....

SonOfLe-loLang
02-11-2011, 10:43 AM
Hey played a whole friggin year with his "gimpy foot" Stop trying to make this into some huge **** up on the organizations part. It's not like the toviessi situation.

THE719!
02-11-2011, 11:08 AM
Yeah, because McD could have anticipated an Anchilles tear Uhh

and he knew he had injury problems coming into the draft.... the thing is we did'it even needed a WR to begin with

PRBronco
02-11-2011, 11:12 AM
and he knew he had injury problems coming into the draft.... the thing is we did'it even needed a WR to begin with

Omg you're right. Everyone knows that a stress fracture in a foot is the first warning sign of weak achilles tendons! DAMN YOU MCD.

bronco militia
02-11-2011, 11:15 AM
the thing is we did'it even needed a WR to begin with

so everyone except Mcdaniels knew that Brandon Lloyd and Kyle Orton were going to be the teams best offensive players.

TheReverend
02-11-2011, 11:16 AM
Hey played a whole friggin year with his "gimpy foot" Stop trying to make this into some huge **** up on the organizations part. It's not like the toviessi situation.

When you say "whole year" I'm assuming you mean "not the whole year"?

Cito Pelon
02-11-2011, 11:36 AM
Eh, DT was a risky pick with a lot of potential. This injury sure takes his potential down a notch. I won't write him off as a bust.

Gutless Drunk
02-14-2011, 10:34 AM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP)—Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas(notes) is undergoing surgery on his torn Achilles’ tendon, an injury he sustained during offseason workouts in Atlanta last week.

Thomas’ recovery will take at least six weeks and, depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss all of next season.

Before tweeting Monday morning that he was heading in for surgery and asking for prayers, Thomas tweeted about his mother and grandmother, who have been incarcerated on drug charges since he was 12: “Only if i had my mother and granny here with me, stuff would be so different.”

Thomas had a tough year after leaving Georgia Tech following his junior season

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-broncos-thomas