endzoneview wrote:Any news on Gaither? The champ, where you at?
Norv claims he's only dealing with cramps, but he hasn't practiced since. When's the last time a guy was kept out longer than a day or two with only cramps? So suspicion is it's actually his back acting up again (and this is EXACTLY how it started in the 2010 season w/ "cramps"), but for now Norv adamantly refutes it and he's expected to be ready for the opener. They're gonna handle him w/ baby gloves, give the bench reps hoping he'll recover w/ the time off.
Gaither's been an absolute stud and it'll be devastating for our pass game if it turns out serious, but I'm taking Norv's word for it and assuming they're just being overly precautious... praying this doesn't turn out to be a McNeill story. I'm more concerned w/ the strong side for now. But it's getting real frustrating considering aside from Hardwick, everyone on this line is constantly injured
Edit: Reason I believe Norv is that the almost identical situation w/ the Ravens in 2010 was basically "cramps" --> back problems --> returned too soon --> aggravated; think they're just trying to learn from the past, give him plenty of time to avoid a setback; line is too dependent on him