- Mar 28, 2003
- Reaction score
- Portland, OR
You're right, I did get the years wrong!you have your years wrong. Mathieu tore his ACL in 2013, when he was sick, a dynamic force on the field and looking like a ROY candidate. He wasn't anything near the same player in 2014, when he missed three games, and his stats all plummeted from the previous year.
It took him TWO years to come back and be a superstar again in 2015. Then, he he tore his ACL again and then was so middling for two years after that, that we cut him and he didn't regain form with the Chiefs until he went through ANOTHER team,.
you're making my point for me using HB as an example.
FWIW, I'm not arguing either way, which is why I also mentioned RGIII. You asked for examples of games missed and I was pulling the ones I remembered. I just don't think we can draw any conclusions. Every player is different and he wouldn't be a starter or heavy snap player anyways. He'd be a situational player and and cheap enough for the risk, but definitely may not be the same player.