Beanie Wells Hurts His Achilles

By DJ Byrnes on October 28, 2013 at 10:00a
Beanie Wells

Well, this sucks. From ESPN:

Running back Beanie Wells became one of the rare players in NFL history to suffer a season-ending Achilles injury during a tryout last week.

While trying out for the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, the former first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals hurt his Achilles and it prevented him from finishing the workout.

The injury is so bad, per league sources, that Wells will not be able to work out for any other teams in the coming weeks, ending his season before it even began.

Get well soon wishes to Beanie. His NFL career in no way reflects the immense talent of the former Ohio State running back. Hopefully he can get one more chance to prove his worth.

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osu07asu10's picture

Man, so the punchlines about Beanie getting hurt picking up the phone to call the browns weren't all that far fetched...

Get well soon Beanie!

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Proof that Joe Banner is smarter than you. Yes, you too, Bill Belichik.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

703Buckeye's picture

Get well soon, Beanie! Rest up over the offseason and come to Cleveland, we don't have any running backs.

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amk1616's picture

wow.  that sucks.  he really was such a huge talent and his body just won't keep up.  In his one full season of NFL play, he was a 1,000 yd back and that was playing for the horrible Cardinals.

brandonbauer87's picture

Not good for the reputation, that's for sure. 

jeremytwoface's picture

Remember the poll question last week?
THIS is why El Guapo is better than Beanie

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

741's picture

You must be that "Time Traveller" guy (who blows up the 11W blog post section occaisionally) to know what Hyde's NFL career will be like before he even gets there.

jeremytwoface's picture

I am not.
But I have taken some trips in the TTM and it is as amazing as you would think... There are a lot of good things to come for us Buckeye fans.
But anyway, the poll question was "Who's the better running back?"
It was not "Who's the better NFL running back?"
I would have answered it differently if it was the latter.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

741's picture

Cool. So, what subjective or qualitative data are you actually using to place Hyde ahead of Beanie?
I believe I (and others) have laid out an irrefutable argument that based on actual quantifiable evidence Beanie's OSU career was far more productive, and he actually missed fewer games over the course of his career than Hyde has.

jeremytwoface's picture

Not saying you're wrong dude... It's your opinion.
My opinion is that Hyde seems more reliable and is the better back because of that...

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

741's picture

I realize I am picking on you a little bit for simply being the most recent to express this opinion (and I apologize if I am coming on too strong) but it seems to be so illogical and I want to understand where it comes from.
Beanie in 3 years missed 3 games due to injury1, and over the course of his career carried the ball 585 times for 3,382 yards.
El Guapo in approximately 3.5 years has missed 2 games due to injury1 (and 3 more due to disciplinary issues), and in his career so far he's carried the ball 322 times for 1,854 yards.
I struggle to understand how anyone can reasonably or logically declare Hyde to be the better RB.
1To the best of my knowledge.

jeremytwoface's picture

I think it's more of a "what have you done for me lately" mentality. Hyde is fresh in people's minds so they might consider him a better back. That being said, I think the stats tell a different story when you look at them closer.
And in the stats that I've looked up, Hyde has 403 carries for 2,267 yards for his career. Unless I'm looking at the wrong stats...
You're making me do a lot of research on a Monday and I don't like it...
But anyway, let's look at their last 2 years with OSU which would be the best for both.
Beanie - 2007 - Played 13 games, rushed 274 times for 1609 averaging 5.9 and 123.7p/g
            2008 - Played 10 games, rushed 207 times for 1197 averaging 5.8 and 119.7 p/g
Hyde - 2012 - Played 10 games and rushed 185 times for 970 averaging 5.2 and 97 p/g
(so far)2013 - Played 5 games and has rushed 88 times 590 averaging 6.7 and 118 p/g (he's on pace for 1298 yards this year after playing in 11 games)
Alright... Now a few things to take away from this and a few comments to add.
- Beanie was used more often than Hyde. With the style of offense and the weapons OSU has now, they usually aren't asking Hyde to carry the ball 20+ times. Which contributes a bit to his yards total.
- Their best seasons respectively are pretty dang close. If Hyde would play in 13 games with the year he is having this season, he would have 1,534 yards. Of course it's all hypothetical, but still.
- If you take away his first game back this year (only 5 attempts for 44 yards), Hyde is averaging 137.3 yards per game. Those numbers would be pretty comparable (better by about 15 yards per game) than Beanie's 2007 season. 
- I think we all remember Beanie sitting out the USC game the year he was hurt. That's a lasting perception in a lot of Buckeye fan's minds which contribute to the belief that he's not as reliable.. It doesn't help that he is always injured in the NFL also.
So there you have it. You wanted me to explain and I did. This is how I can "reasonably" declare that Hyde is a better back.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

741's picture

That is all fair and reasoned. (Further, I rechecked my sources and I was wrong on Hyde's sophomore season # of carries and yards rushing totals.)
If Hyde ends up in the vicinity of 1,298 yards rushing this year I will concede that it becomes reasonable to debate whether Hyde or Beanie is the "better back".
Here's hoping El Guapo rushes for that and more! Go Bucks!

jeremytwoface's picture

Here's hoping El Guapo rushes for that and more! Go Bucks!

I love that we can argue about who is better between these awesome backs. #BuckeyeNationProblems

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

vitaminB's picture

The knock on Hyde last week was he couldn't break a long run.  Then he went 39 yards to the house.  Hyde gets it for me.

Aesculus.'s picture

I think? the achilles was his first injury at Ohio State too.  That strange play down by the goal line where he was about to score, then just fell down.

SPreston2001's picture

If I recall that was a toe or foot injury... I think??

XUbuckeye's picture

Get well soon Beanie! Oh how I used to love watching that guy run roughshod over TSUN. 

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