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Old 01-14-2020, 06:41 PM
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Luke has announced his retirement. Incredible player with an awesome organization.
Old 01-14-2020, 07:16 PM
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Surprising, but I see this becoming a trend with players who can have a future in something other than just playing football. The more violent the hits get, concussions, CTE, seeing what happened to Junior Seau, what is currently happening to Antonio Brown. A lot of reasons for them to move on.
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Luke has announced his retirement. Incredible player with an awesome organization.
Great player, great for him but confused about “awesome organization”?
Old 01-14-2020, 09:10 PM
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Luke is a class act. We were lucky to have him.

Onto the next thing Luke!
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Great linebacker, HOF for sure. I hate to see him retire but I understand. He's had a bunch of concussions. He's been very frugal with the millions he's made by all accounts. 2019 was probably his worst year statistically, aside from his injury shortened seasons. I think that was system related personally. Their attempt to switch to a 3-4 this year was largely unsuccessful. Great guy off the field as well. Probably make a great DC or HC in time if he chooses to pursue it. Very cerebral.
Old 01-15-2020, 04:34 AM
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Good for him. Get the $ and get out.
It's a brutal way to make a living.
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Originally Posted by Lunchmoney View Post
Great linebacker, HOF for sure. I hate to see him retire but I understand. He's had a bunch of concussions. He's been very frugal with the millions he's made by all accounts. 2019 was probably his worst year statistically, aside from his injury shortened seasons. I think that was system related personally. Their attempt to switch to a 3-4 this year was largely unsuccessful. Great guy off the field as well. Probably make a great DC or HC in time if he chooses to pursue it. Very cerebral.
Really good linebacker, but too few games played for HOF in my opinion. 6 year career and missing a bunch of games due to injury/concussion.
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I hate to see him go, and he's a HoFer for sure. But the accolades are getting a bit crazy. Cerebral?? Definitely not.

There were plenty of times he was talked about being the best LB in the NFL. And there were lots of times when he wasn't even the best LB on the team. TD got eclipsed by him - both on and off the field. Kinda hard to say why that happened. And then again, maybe it isn't.
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ESPN is offering Romo a king’s ransom so maybe he’ll end up with Nance doing games.
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ESPN is offering Romo a king’s ransom so maybe he’ll end up with Nance doing games.
Romo is a trip and I like him but he should occasionally let the play develop on the field before he explains what is going to happen next......
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Sad to see a great player retire early, but it is probably in his best interests for health reasons. A hof for sure.
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He's probably going to hang out w/Gronk. Agree that he was a real force on the field at his position.
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I hated Romo as a QB and worse as an announcer. Almost as bad as Joe Theisman!
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Great player - yes

hall of famer - no way
Old 01-15-2020, 02:57 PM
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Carolina panther HOF, yes. Pro-football HOF? I don't think there is any chance.
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What are the reasons he wouldn't be a PFHOF candidate? length of play in the league?

pretty poor excuse if so and will need evalution as more younger players retire to maintain health
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
Really good linebacker, but too few games played for HOF in my opinion. 6 year career and missing a bunch of games due to injury/concussion.
Played 7 seasons and missed only 7 games. Factoring in postseason games, he was on the field for approximately 94% of them. 7 years is still a short career to be considered for the hall but he was better than just good. Top 1 or 2 at his position since he entered the league.
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Originally Posted by porcha View Post
What are the reasons he wouldn't be a PFHOF candidate? length of play in the league?

pretty poor excuse if so and will need evalution as more younger players retire to maintain health
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Played 7 seasons and missed only 7 games. Factoring in postseason games, he was on the field for approximately 94% of them. 7 years is still a short career to be considered for the hall but he was better than just good. Top 1 or 2 at his position since he entered the league.
I retract my statement. I looked up his stats. Wow I had no idea his body of work was that impressive. The analytics say put him in.
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Originally Posted by Chief9 View Post
Luke has announced his retirement. Incredible player with a soso organization.
Current owner is clueless!!
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If sports is going to continue to pay players enough in one yr for 10 lifetimes this will be a growing trend. He was an awesome player. Good for him and his family to be able to make this choice.

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