In case you missed yesterday's insane news:
The Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured his own quarterback Tyrod Taylors lung just before kickoff Sunday while trying to administer a pain-killing injection to the quarterbacks cracked ribs, league and team sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2020
I think Schefty could have safely gone with "The Chargers former team docter" there.
Word of the Day: Reticent.
THEY'RE BACKKKKK. You know what's better than landing two five-star recruits in the same week? Landing one-more-year from a pair of preseason All-Americans who had one foot out the door.
As of yesterday, Wyatt Davis and Shaun Wade were officially back.
So happy to be back https://t.co/a7EmDznDNU— Shaun Wade (@shaunwade24) September 23, 2020
Feels good to be back! pic.twitter.com/sMwj4gFsID— Wyatt Davis (@wyattdavis53) September 23, 2020
Add these fellows to the preseason Heisman favorite who "never even considered leaving," and you've got a hell of a recruiting class by retention.
Recruiting teens out of high school is awesome, but there's something to be said about a guy that can get multiple fellows to be fully comfortable passing on millions of dollars for a bit longer to play for him for free.
Folks, I'm beginning to think Ryan Day is good at this.
BODIES BY MICK. We've known that Mickey Marotti was a magician for many, many years, but that doesn't mean I'm ever going to get tired of admiring his handiwork.
First off, we started the day with Gee Scott Jr.'s black stripe removal video providing visual proof that he went from looking relatively sticklike to having Greek statue-ass arms in like, six months.
Coach Mick is REALLY good at what he does. 185 to 205 in less then a year.... 12% body fat to 8%— Ryan Watts (@TheRyanWatts) September 24, 2020
And that seems to have got Zeke reminiscing.
Coach Mick got me right pic.twitter.com/IHdOyxxZ3X— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) September 23, 2020
Mick is a wizard. I'd be fascinated to learn what he could do with my 26-year-old GAP Kids body.
FAREWELL TO A LEGEND. Yesterday, we lost a hero, legend and – most importantly – a father. And I'd be remiss not to mention it.
I Hate that I didnt get to say goodbye. I miss you already and I love you! The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 pic.twitter.com/rb2uBE5U73— James Laurinaitis (@JLaurinaitis55) September 24, 2020
Prayers up for James and the entire Laurinaitis family.
LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. Y'all know by now that this is a Damon Arnette fan blog, and I need to set the record straight after my man's name was dragged through the mud.
See, midway through Monday night's game against the Saints, Arnette was suddenly on the sideline instead of on the field and Brian Griese said on the broadcast that he'd been benched.
Truth is, he was not benched, he was just trying to play with a broken bone in his hand for the second straight season, and it got to be a little tough.
Just for clarity, when @Raiders Damon Arnette has come out of game it hasnt been performance related as some people suggested. Hes playing with a fractured thumb and every once in awhile the thumb starts barking: As Damon said: its like stubbing your toe— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) September 23, 2020
So yes – alse alarm, everybody. He's doing fine, his thumb is just broken.
THOSE WHO STAY. Meanwhile, in Ann Arbor...
To be clear, there is not a bone in my body that will root against a long snapper trying to get paid.
However, I do find it an amazing contrast that Ohio State just had two All-Americans and potential first-rounders opt back in to the season after sniffling millions of dollars and Michigan just lost a long snapper.
SONG OF THE DAY. "The Trooper" by Iron Maiden.
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