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    Tinoisamoa ends season reluctantly

    By Bill Coats
    Saturday, Dec. 16 2006

    Finishing the year on injured reserve is so repugnant to Rams linebacker Pisa
    Tinoisamoa that even after suffering his fifth significant injury of the season
    a broken right hand he considered lobbying for his roster spot.

    "I thought about it, I really did," he said. "But it was pretty much
    determined." And Tinoisamoa couldn't really argue with coach Scott Linehan's
    decision, which officially ended his fourth NFL season.

    "It was my one good hand," he said. "The other one had that elbow that's still
    kind of up and down, so once I knew this hand was out, I was like, 'Aw, it's
    not going to work.'"

    Tinoisamoa's latest injury came Monday night against Chicago. Previously, he'd
    dislocated his left elbow, re-dislocated it, broke his left hand and sprained
    his right shoulder.

    "It's been tough on him all year, and he's been really good about playing
    through it as best he can," Linehan said. "He's had his fair share of bad luck."

    Before this season, Tinoisamoa hadn't missed a game. He said he felt that the
    original elbow injury was the root cause of his subsequent problems.

    "Although I knew my elbow was getting better, I didn't want to put too much on
    it because I knew it could probably go out again. So I was compensating a lot,"
    he said. "That's what I believe was the reason behind the bones breaking. One
    thing led to another, which led to another, which led to another."

    Tinoisamoa said a medical exam showed no inherent problem with the structure of
    his bones.

    "They said the bones were fine," he said. "It was just bad luck. I really think
    that, and I hope that that's true.

    "I fought as hard as I could. But I think my body was telling me it's about
    that time" to shut down what he called a "frustrating" season.

    "It was, but there were a lot of good things that came out of it, too," he
    said. One, he noted, was the five-year contract extension he received in
    October. Another, he insisted, was the promise that he sees on the defensive

    "Although statistically it probably doesn't show, I feel like we're getting
    better, and the system is instilled where it allows us to do big things," he
    said. "It's something to build off."

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    Re: Tinoisamoa ends season reluctantly

    This is definitely one of Linehans better decisions.

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    Re: Tinoisamoa ends season reluctantly

    I can't for the life of me not think of the Black Knight in ' MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL'.

    But seriously, the dude must have the bone density of a twenty year old persian cat.
    Look away. I'm hideous. __ Cozmo Kramer


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