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    big fat claude terrell

    anyone that was counting on terrell as a starter next year should read the wednesday quote thread carefully. I think the odds of him being a starter next year are virtually none and i doubt he will even be on the team.

    The guy didnt have the surgery and didnt tell the team about that decision. This on the heels of showing up in camp grossly out of shape when he was the incumbent starter.

    I see nothing to suggest any kind of commitment to the organization. He has size, some talent, but from my perspective, zero in the way of professional attitude.

    bye bye fat boy.

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    ...best thread title ever? It's in the running, IMO. Had me laughing.

    Just to save people some time, I'll repost the quotes from Linehan in this thread:


    (On having contact with G Claude Terrell)

    “The contact’s been general. He asked for permission and it was granted for him to be able to go to Texas and try to work rehab. I think the next step, which we’ve concluded, we’ve got to probably pursue the surgery we were originally hoping we would be able to get done in the offseason, or early fall. We’ve asked Claude to be back by today actually, so hopefully we will see him sometime today or tomorrow and start pursuing the possibility of getting his wrist fixed.”


    [B](On if Terrell had surgery)

    “He was supposed to have it, and then…you can’t make a person have the surgery, and just opted not to. Which, now he’s in the same spot he was in when we originally wanted him to have it done, so hopefully we are going to push those buttons and get it done.”[/B}


    (On the necessity of Terrell’s surgery)

    “Mainly because there was no guarantee that letting it rest was going to correct the problem. I’m not sure there’s any guarantee when you have surgery, but we felt that it was the best thing to alleviate the pain in there and all those things. Like I said, you can only tell people the best professional advice you can give them, and when it comes to having surgery, you can’t make somebody do it. It does, however, complicate a person’s ability to continue to play the game or stay in this profession, so if he doesn’t get it done, it will be highly unlikely he’s going to be able to play. It’s kind of up to him now.”


    (On advising Terrell of the necessity of surgery to fix the problem)

    “I think there was some discussion about that. It was the discussion I had with him. We knew it wasn’t going to require a lot of time to heal, so we just basically moved on and said ‘Lets go ahead and do it,’ and then opted not to get it done. Now we’re hopefully going to force the issue and get it done here sometime before the end of the year.”


    (On the type of surgery)

    “I’d call it experimental. We had a couple different opinions, hand specialists, ours and some others, that just feel that this is probably the best procedure to use at this point.”


    (On finding out Terrell didn’t have the surgery)

    “Each week after we were kind of trying to follow up on it and finding out it wasn’t getting done…I’m not sure it was ever communicated to us. We just knew it hadn’t been done because we knew the doctor that was going to do it in Texas, actually. He communicated to us that he opted not to do the surgery.”


    (On the expected recovery time from the surgery)

    “We think, generally, it’s going to be three or four months. Best case scenario, be back for the May and June offseason program.”


    (On what Terrell would miss)

    “He’d miss the weightlifting and all that. Hopefully we can get the conditioning and the football part in.”


    (On if he likes to have injured players around during the rehabilitation period)

    “About 95 percent of the time. It’s really a good thing to keep a good eye on them. In this case, Claude was not in the frame of mind that I thought was going to be helpful for the locker room, so I okayed for him to go down to Texas.


    (On why he felt Terrell was not in a helpful frame of mind)

    Just he felt there was a discontent as to whether the procedure was the right thing to do. I think he just felt like…he had another person he wanted to do it. That was part of the reason we were going to let him go, was because he was going to go down and have another surgeon do the surgery. Of course you loose a little bit of that hands-on when that happens, and a certain amount of trust has to be involved in somebody doing what they say they’re going to do. In this case, hopefully we can get him back here and he can get it done here.”


    (On how far Terrell will be next season)

    “I think it puts him way behind. It’s certainly something you don’t recommend, and initially at the time, was not recommended. I don’t know why, to be honest with you. There was just a lack of mutual understanding of what was best. I think our medical staff did a great job of spelling out the alternatives, and it wasn’t sufficient. With the season right around the corner and a lot of things on the line, I just felt it would be best to have him pursue some other options and not do it here because I didn’t want any distractions.”
    Wow, I would not be surprised in the slightest if Terrell didn't see the final year of his rookie contract as long as we can improve our depth through free agency or the draft.

    I think the part about Claude not being in the frame of mind to be helpful for the locker room is pretty telling. Just doesn't sound like this guy has the kind of attitude you want on your team if he's potentially going to cause problems with teammates simply because he didn't like the advice he was given about a medical procedure.

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    oh whats that Claude Terrell? you want to give up your roster spot next year to someone who wants to play football for the Rams? oh how very kind of you. Dont feel bad if we all hate you for wasting our time.

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    all kidding aside, two young players that have contributed BIG TIME in the negative this year are hargrove and terrell. both could have had a very positive impact, both have been epic busts based on our expectations after the flashes of talent we saw from them last year.

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    Its too bad Claude is such an idiot, because he looked like he could be a decent player. I'm vexed by this. Who does our scouting anyway, because we've drafted lots of guys who for one reason or another have personal issues.

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    Playing for the Rams isn't important enough to this dummy? We'll probably be hearing about him flippin' burgers at MacDonalds or Burger King. Nice alternative to playing in the NFL.:x

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    My guess is that he wants us to release him so that he can be a free agent, sign a one year deal somewhere else, and then try to get bigger money

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    Lets not right off Terrell just yet. Yeah he has has a bad offseason and has been acting weird, but he is young and learning how to be a proffessional. Also the surgery is experimental amybe he does not want that risk.

    Whatever happens to him I think that OG just jumped way up on our list of importance.

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    well with youth at the OG position in Setterstrom and Incognito, and with Timmerman being more then adequete cover, i feel we might be ok. I can see us grabbing a guard in FA though, if only to have some experience. But i dont think we will draft one

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk247 View Post
    well with youth at the OG position in Setterstrom and Incognito, and with Timmerman being more then adequete cover, i feel we might be ok. I can see us grabbing a guard in FA though, if only to have some experience. But i dont think we will draft one
    I think that Timmerman is going for a walk after the season, at 36 and with the injury problems he might not be worth the money.

    Timmerman is money that can be spent on defense.

    I think that we will sign a OG to come in and start as well as draft someone.

    I think out interior OL will look something like

    LG: FA
    C: Incognito
    RG: Setterstrom/Draft Pick/Terrell [?]

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    Trying to rebuild is hard enough without a guy that doesn't want to be a part of the team, doesn't want to do the work and doesn't even care about getting healthy means Terrell is most likely expendable. Let him be someone else's problem.

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    Re: big fat claude terrell

    Quote Originally Posted by Country View Post
    Lets not right off Terrell just yet. Yeah he has has a bad offseason and has been acting weird, but he is young and learning how to be a proffessional. Also the surgery is experimental amybe he does not want that risk.

    Whatever happens to him I think that OG just jumped way up on our list of importance.

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    Learning to be a professional? He gets no free pass. He lost all credibility when he didn't do cardio for workouts in the off season. He has a wrist injury, he can still do cardio but he didn't, so it's apparent he isn't interested in being here.
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