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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:44 am 
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AB could have Legionnairre's Disease, and ain't no way he's missing this game. Happens that players come down with some shit, even flu, team pumps them full of stuff, they're good to go. Will be no different for AB. Count on him being out there come gametime.


You're right. AB is a special kind of competitor. I'll retract won't play.

Most people that say they have the flu do not. They have very nasty colds. Genuine flu floors your ass. And lasts a minimum of two weeks. And this year's strain is of an especially nasty sort.

Suppose he plays. He may be superhuman but he is still human.

No way will he be 100% if he is in, say, day three of the H3N2 strain that's going around.

Pump him full of whatever. He's going to be feeling like utter shit. Playing football in 20 degree weather with a nastier strain of flu? MISERY.

It is playoffs though!

Hoping he has a cold.

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I haven't had the flu in like 10 years and about a week and a half before Christmas, let's just say I'm not sure I got out of bed for a week.

Horrific.

I sure hope AB doesn't have what I had.

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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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I absolutely want us to beat the JAGS, but if AB does have the flu, sit him. Based on the weather being so cold, even if they pump him full of stuff, your immune system struggles in the cold. It is not worth him becoming a casualty over it. I hope it is a cold. If so, pump him full of fluids, dust him with zinc, and send him into battle.


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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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I doubt he has the flu. Let's remember; he was sent home. If he has the flu, prob doesn't even make it in yesterday.

Then again...what the fuck do we know??

Maybe he has the Bubonic Plague, Avian Bird Flu, Mad Cow Disease.

If I'm worried about anything, it's that his calf is 100%. Last thing we want is for him to play tomorrow, miss an AFCCG vs. Patriots in Foxboro as a consequence. I'll believe the reports that say he's good to go, see him on the field tomorrow at 1:05.


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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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I'm currently getting over the flu bug that's going around. First five days were 103-4 degree temps, weakness and joint pain. Could barely muster up enough strength to cook dinner. I spent the majority of my time in bed with a headache that made me feel like my head was in a vice. For 5 straight days despite a cocktail of medication. And that doesn't even include the hacking cough where I spit up all kinds of fun stuff. Monday makes it two weeks and I'm about 90%. Made me re-evaluate my position on flu vaccines.

If AB has the flu, no fucking way he plays.

Either way, like Greeksteel, I think it's going to be a steeler blow out. Jax won't know what hit them.

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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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Bigger issue is hoping whatever cooties they are didn't get to the rest of the team.

That would be a giant kick in the balls.

I was originally of the thought steelers win by 3 scores. Closer to gametime, more jitters I get. It's how I roll.


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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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OK #Steelers fans, breathe easy: Antonio Brown WAS at walk through this morning. According to a couple teammates, he looked fully healthy - and ready for tomorrow's faceoff w/ #Jaguars.


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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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Awesome

Maybe was worn down and they just sent him home to get rest....been working like a dog to get healthy.

Zero clue. Just a relief to see this.


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OK #Steelers fans, breathe easy: Antonio Brown WAS at walk through this morning. According to a couple teammates, he looked fully healthy - and ready for tomorrow's faceoff w/ #Jaguars.


Woo hoo!

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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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OK #Steelers fans, breathe easy: Antonio Brown WAS at walk through this morning. According to a couple teammates, he looked fully healthy - and ready for tomorrow's faceoff w/ #Jaguars.
I'm feeling much better now. :lol:

Not making excuses, but last year there was an intestinal virus that was going around, and the steelers were supposedly infected. They were flat, but nobody wanted to admit it. Blamed Bell for the groin injury, and the zone coverage.

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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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NAME POSITION INJURY WED. THU. FRI. GAME STATUS
Brown, Antonio WR Calf / Illness (Friday) FP FP DNP Questionable
Burns, Artie CB Knee LP DNP FP -
Finney, B.J. C/G Thigh LP FP FP -
Hargrave, Javon DT Back - DNP FP

http://www.steelers.com/team/injury-report.html


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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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Double-dose of deer antler juice and he's good to go

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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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COR-TEN wrote:
I'm currently getting over the flu bug that's going around. First five days were 103-4 degree temps, weakness and joint pain. Could barely muster up enough strength to cook dinner. I spent the majority of my time in bed with a headache that made me feel like my head was in a vice. For 5 straight days despite a cocktail of medication. And that doesn't even include the hacking cough where I spit up all kinds of fun stuff. Monday makes it two weeks and I'm about 90%. Made me re-evaluate my position on flu vaccines.

If AB has the flu, no fucking way he plays.

Either way, like Greeksteel, I think it's going to be a steeler blow out. Jax won't know what hit them.


I had the flu too, worst I have had in 25 years. I went through the same drill you did. I have never had fatigue like this, I would walk across the room and it felt like my heart was going to blow out of my chest. If AB has this shit, he definitely ain't playing.

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AFC Divisional: Antonio Brown (calf) "not close to 100 percent" but expected to play vs. Jags - Adam Schefter (ESPN)

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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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PFT nailed the scoop on that one. Sucks. Hope he plays.

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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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The issue w Antonio Brown playing or not against the Jaguars is not an illness; it's his injured calf and how it responded to an interrupted week of practice


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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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What does that mean "how it responded to an interrupted week of practice".

What the hell does an interrupted week of practice mean.


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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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I really hope Tomlin doesn’t force feed an injured AB on the field if he is not effective.


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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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If he is not 100% then he should sit out. Jax can be beat without him NE can not

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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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I don't get it. Early reports were that the calf was 100%, that there was no evidence he had ever been injured. Then...he gets sick, and now the calf's an issue?

But yes, I think Steelers beat Jax with or without AB. Have to have him in Foxboro next week though.


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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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Dulac is on nfl radio discussing if they play AB at all and let him rest up

Seems with the practice and recovery they are worried to set him back

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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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swissvale72 wrote:
I don't get it. Early reports were that the calf was 100%, that there was no evidence he had ever been injured. Then...he gets sick, and now the calf's an issue?

But yes, I think Steelers beat Jax with or without AB. Have to have him in Foxboro next week though.


I don't pretend to know anything....but someone posted a statement by a doctor (I think) that said dehydration etc can cause a calf injury to recur/relapse (forgot term). Perhaps he did have a stomach issue which lead to this.

I don't frickin know...just trying to make sense of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Antonio Brown misses Steelers' practice with illness
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Just bugs me because AB is the type of WR that can give Ramsey fits.


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