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RoanokeFan
05-08-2012, 02:40 PM
OSI UMENYIORA: "I'LL BE IN A WHEELCHAIR WHEN I'M 45" (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/osi_umenyiora_ill_be_in_a_wheelchair_when_im_45/10745414)

"New York Giants (http://www.rantsports.com/new-york-giants/) defensive end Osi Umenyiora (http://www.rantsports.com/new-york-giants/2012/05/07/osi-umenyiora-says-jerry-reese-is-his-guy-no-matter-what/) has already provided a
multitude of classic tweets after creating his Twitter account last week, but
the implications from his latest tweet have most scratching their head. Osi has
dealt with his fair share of injuries during his career, there is no doubting
that, but come on man, get real.
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<div><span>Its an awesome game and
has done a lot for me, but i know when im 45 there is a strong chance il be in a
wheelchair.</span>
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A wheelchair? How many other former NFL (http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/) players do you see rolling around in
wheelchairs only a decade or so after retiring? Not many. I could be making a
dangerous assumption there, but it cannot be that many, if any. Osiís first
major injury came in 2008 when he tore his ACL in a preseason game and was lost
for the season. He came back in 2009 but was obviously not at full strength. A
hip injury he played through plus that knee slowed him down and he had one of
his worst seasons as a pro.</p>


He came back with a vengeance in 2010, tying the NFL record for sack/fumbles
he shares with former <a href="http://www.rantsports.com/miami-dolphins/" target="_blank">Miami
Dolphin</a> Jason Taylor. After that season is when you started hearing
Osi tell the media about how much heís sacrificed his body for the Giants. He
used this as a major argument as to why he deserves a long term contract
extension.</p>


This latest tweet reeks of this. He is trying to subtly tell fans how much
heís given to this team. Give me a break. Youíre not the only one to play
through injuries. I love Osi as a player, heís obviously one of the best pass
rushers in the NFL, but there is a way to go about these contract negotiations.
This ainít it.</p>


I wish Osi could see the Giantsí side of this. He was obviously due to make
some serious cash before 2008, but when you sustain a serious knee injury like
that, itís in the teamís best interest to make sure you can play at a high
level. Now that Osi has been playing well for two years (though he missed seven
games in 2011), he deserves to get paid. But by which team is the burning
question."</p></div>

tikiandphil
05-08-2012, 02:47 PM
It just goes to show you that you don't have to be a genius to sack a quarterback

dezzzR
05-08-2012, 02:56 PM
Osi just doesnt get it, and most likely never will.

offingmoot
05-08-2012, 03:46 PM
Osi also tweeted his teammates raz him about the strip sack that he does it to keep his uniform clean. He says he is trying to avoid dementia.

Now we know why he doesn't play the run like he used to. Trying to avoid contact

RoanokeFan
05-08-2012, 04:02 PM
If Osi really believes he's headed for a wheel chair it helps to understand his approach to his contract demands when he has no leverage.

Pierre-Paul
05-08-2012, 05:31 PM
I don't think I would be all that shocked if Osi was in a wheelchair at 45 if he plays for 5 more years or so in this league. So without getting to emotional about it, It isn't that alarming a statement. I am not sure how many NFL players are in wheelchairs either, but if you look at how much punishment the sides of their knees can take on any one play, it is a wonder how some players last a season.

ibbill
05-08-2012, 05:37 PM
I don't think I would be all that shocked if Osi was in a wheelchair at 45 if he plays for 5 more years or so in this league. So without getting to emotional about it, It isn't that alarming a statement. I am not sure how many NFL players are in wheelchairs either, but if you look at how much punishment the sides of their knees can take on any one play, it is a wonder how some players last a season.

Suggest he quits then and forget his last year of a Contract:7 yr(s) / $41,380,000 he will have to forgo 4,617,857 this year and live on the 36mil and change and no wheel chair.Problem Solved

NYGiantsFan56
05-08-2012, 10:45 PM
Probably will show up to training camp in a wheel chair to make a point. LOL What a joke he is turning into.

GameTime
05-08-2012, 10:58 PM
wow....</P>


just wow....</P>

Martyr
05-08-2012, 11:10 PM
Buckle up folks and get ready for this sorta thing all year.</P>


<FONT color=#ff0000>But then again the Giants should keep him around this year incase he decides to play again</FONT></P>

Harooni
05-09-2012, 01:09 AM
he is going to need a segway to get around camp like lavar did when we brought him in.