2019 Gordon Watch: Reinstated and It Feels So Good

cgori

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51% isnt a gamble.
I sort of get what you are saying, but in poker terms, I look at a a given edition of a team (say, the 2019 Pats) as basically an all-in move, you have to be fully committed to what you are doing, and your recourse is minimal once you've set things in play for the season, other than to stick with it (trades are rare, the draft is months away, and injuries inevitably deplete some of your resources). It's admittedly not a perfect analogy but it feels about right to me.

A good poker player knows that even if they are the 52/48 favorite, if they are all-in and at risk, they *are* gambling. But you have to be willing to make those decisions and accept what comes. The good "players" (here, BB as the coach/GM) have a good enough decision making methodology that they are extremely successful in the long haul, even if they lose half of the coin flips along the way. This also goes back to the deep reserves of goodwill that BB has, where he isn't so concerned about one thing not going his way and can construct rosters/teams/environments for the long haul - he's not getting bounced for a single gamble that doesn't pay off at this point.
 

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He also never goes on tilt.

The man is a machine when it comes to bad beats. Just processes it and moves on. "We're on to Cincinnati"

Also wants to know when he bad beats someone versus just putting in the right read. Still one of my favorite Mic'd Up moments from last year to Brady after he threw the ball over Edelman (or maybe to Hogan) head but somewhat short to Gordon (who made a play on it). "Who was that too?" "Gordon" "Okay".
 

DJnVa

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Thread title says Gordon off NFI list--he's still on that isn't he?
 

lars10

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I'm not seeing anything about it. And it makes no sense that it would be announced today as they won't be practicing due to the game tonight and by mandate, he can't play tonight in any case. So it makes no sense that he would come off NFI today.
Is he allowed to practice if he’s on it?
 

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He also never goes on tilt.

The man is a machine when it comes to bad beats. Just processes it and moves on. "We're on to Cincinnati"

Also wants to know when he bad beats someone versus just putting in the right read. Still one of my favorite Mic'd Up moments from last year to Brady after he threw the ball over Edelman (or maybe to Hogan) head but somewhat short to Gordon (who made a play on it). "Who was that too?" "Gordon" "Okay".
And that face.
 

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normstalls

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Great note, definitely seemed heart felt and sincere. How can you note root for this guy? #FLG
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brandonchristensen

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We need him to channel that addiction into avocado ice cream with Tom. It’s hard to expect much from him, but it’s easy to get excited.
 

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Is it just me or does anyone else feel even worse when Gordon gets dinged and thumped? (I hate to see any players hurt but bare with me..) The Sideline PI looked like a concussion. The finger. and a third play I cant remember all come to mind.

Edelman or Lacossse I know they will shoot him up with something and they will tough it out and move on. (or maybe they wont.... but at least there doesnt seem to be a history).

Gordon with his history must have to be very careful of Pain Killers. I know his issues were Alcohol and Pot but isnt an addictive personality an addictive personality?

So he either has to say no "No PKs" or we risk him potentially relapsing. Which sucks for the team but could be devastating for the kids life.

I almost wish he would step away and become a motivational speaker focused on his sobriety and not playing a game that will undoubtedly cause immense pain that he cant or shouldnt do much about.
 

lambeau

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Gordon can certainly get local injections of anesthetics or steroids, not to mention ice; his injuries should be quite treatable without pain pills. I've seen addicts have rotator cuff surgery, for example, without using pain pills--although most use them for a few days without relapsing.
 

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I mostly winced on some of the rougher plays he had yesterday because he's crucial to the offense's ability to stretch the field and present a deep threat, and we really can't afford to lose him.