Boley out 8-10 weeks, Part 2

Yesterday we learned that Boley had hip surgery and is out 8-10 weeks. Is this the death of this LBer’s 2009 season? I’m feel like I am going through the 5 stages of grief.

Anger- What the brown? Browning LBers!?!!! Let’s blow them all up and start over.

Denial- How can he need SURGERY WHEN HE HASN’T EVEN HAD CONTACT WITH ANYONE YET?

Bargaining- I’ll trade you a Boley hip, a Sintim hamstring and a damaged goods Wilkinson for ONE healthy LBer.

Depression- What I am going through right now. I thought having a FAST LBer behind this potentially awesome DL would have meant a possibly dominating defense. How can this defense be dominating if Boley is barely going to get enough reps to be out on the field, nonetheless making an impact?! Everything is predicated on TIME. It simply, realistically takes TIME to get this player acclimated to a NEW system so that he can be at the full speed the defense will need. Such a bummer.

Paul Schwartz echoes these thoughts(see Part 1 yesterday): “This is a blow to the defense, because Boley, after four years with the Falcons, needed all the time he could get getting acclimated into the new scheme.

Acceptance- Well, it is June, so it is hard to be completely down about anything related to football. It could be worse, we could find out about this in camp and not get this guy back until the end of October. Here is to hoping he is a fast learner so that he is playing well by the end of the season, which is realistic and perhaps fortuitous for a playoff run.

SINTIM, WILKINSON, GOFF, KEHL …. heeellpp! SOMEONE PLEASE STEP UP AND SAVE OUR LBer crew.

4 Responses to “Boley out 8-10 weeks, Part 2”

  1. Mitch Says:

    I still believe in WILKINSON! I think I am the only one on this blog who sings his praises. His problem has always been his ability to stay on the field. I've watched him in training camp and he definitely has the speed to cover and blitz from the weak side.

  2. Russ Wellen Says:

    I know hip injuries have become epidemic. Can't help wondering, though, if this was a result of the proverbial "preexisting condition." Did the Giants get damaged goods?

    Regarding Umenyiora's refound speed, maybe he could be switched to LB? (Kidding — once was enough with Kiwanuka.)

  3. Bob Says:

    Its time to reconsider KIWI back at
    LB, just in case this turns out longer than 10 wks.

    We would probably have our strongest
    D lineup with Boley, KIWI & Pierce
    at LB.

  4. Bob Says:

    If the worst thing that happened is we get Boley back in good shape for the last 10 games, that might not be so bad. In the meantime, he's got to bury his head in the playbook.

    The greater issue may be what does this do to his speed ? After all, this is why we signed him.

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