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    Avoiding Bruce talk

    Why is everyone dancing around the topic of Bruce?? I love this guy to death but we have some serious problems and with him being able to hang on to the rock!!

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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    Last night's fumble looked like more of a nice defensive play as opposed to sloppy ball security by Bruce. But given the number he lost last year, you have to wonder if he needs to work on his handling.
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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    In the past Ike used to immediately hit the turf after catching a pass across the middle.I dont know if was all the "Rams receivers are soft" comments, but Bruce seemed to try to make more yardage after the catch last year.Maybe he just needs to go back to the catch and slide method.
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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    Okay, here are the facts...

    Pre-2004, Bruce had 688 receptions and 11 fumbles in his career. Hardly what you would call a case of fumble-itis.

    Last year, he had 89 receptions and 5 fumbles, during a year he was bothered by a bad wrist.

    Last night, he fumbled because Dre Bly punched the ball out from the blind side.

    So...

    Is there a fumbling trend?

    I'm not ready to put that label on Bruce just yet.

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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    Couldn't hurt to have him work on his ball handling. I do recall that he put a few down last year after the catch, so it may be something he needs to concentrate on a bit more.

    Every turnover is huge. Needs to be emphasized alot this year. INT's are going to happen with this offense, but fumbles can be minimized.

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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    Bruce has proved over many years that he will always do more great things on the field than bad...............

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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    Bruce will always make a hell of alot more points and yardage than we give up on his fumbles."nuff said"
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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    Wait a minute here!.........Just how many receptions has IB had this preseason?..............Not that many id assume,plus Dre' Bly isnt that bad of a cornerback either!

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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    Bruce is the best in the game, I really don't know why we are discussing this.....


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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

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    during a year he was bothered by a bad wrist
    I'm sorry, maybe some people didn't hear Avenger when he said this. Bruce was bothered with that wrist for the entire last half of the season, which by the way was when he had the entirity of his fumbles.

    I'd chalk the most recent fumble up to a solid defensive play on the part of Dre Bly rather than a case of fumblitis from Bruce (it sounds weird just saying it).
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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    Next time I'll type louder.

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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    This could actually be one of those that Martz likes to say "shoot we can fix that".

    Maybe Ike needs to wrap the ball up when he's going down. It looks to me like he's trying to shake a tackle when there's no way at his age he's going to. Just go down with the tackle and cover up the ball.

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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    I look at it this way.... Bruce is a 33 year old receiver who has nothing to prove, but he still willingly goes accross the middle and exposes himself to big hits.

    There are 25 year old receivers who won't do that.

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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    No one is perfect. If our biggest problem is Rev Ikes ball handling, we will be super bowl champions this year for sure.

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    Re: Avoiding Bruce talk

    agreed, i dont think its a big problem

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