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BAMAPHIN 22
10-25-2005, 08:12 PM
It seemed to be cause for celebration: Tedy Bruschi, defensive centerpiece of three New England Patriots Super Bowl championships, returned to practice last week eight months after a stroke that threatened to end his career (and seven months after surgery to repair a hole in his heart). But some observers are greeting his comeback with considerable consternation. Though Bruschi, 32, says his medical team was unanimous in clearing him to play, and the Patriots insist that the final decision rested with "Bruschi and his family," prominent ex-NFLers decried the return as too perilous. Even the response of rabid Pats fans was muted. "People are wondering, 'Why risk it?' " says Gerry Callahan, cohost of WEEI's popular morning sports talk show. "We all thought he was smarter than that." Bruschi told reporters, "I'm living life one day at a time right now. I'm very fortunate that I'm still able to play the game that I love."


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9785343/site/newsweek/

Ray Finkle
10-25-2005, 08:47 PM
If I were Teddy I wouldn't risk it. He has I believe two young kids at home and has enough money to last him and his family a life time. I'm sure he could get a nice paying job in the Pats FO or as a scout or some kind of a coach. If he does decide to play then I hope nothing bad happens to him, he seems like a good guy.

BAMAPHIN 22
10-25-2005, 09:04 PM
If I were Teddy I wouldn't risk it. He has I believe two young kids at home and has enough money to last him and his family a life time. I'm sure he could get a nice paying job in the Pats FO or as a scout or some kind of a coach. If he does decide to play then I hope nothing bad happens to him, he seems like a good guy.

I agree 100%... I think it is to risky...

Crisis
10-25-2005, 10:18 PM
I hope Willis stiff-arms his *** to the turf on the first play as a welcome back gift. That would shut the crowd up pretty fast.

(No I don't want him to get hurt, and yes I know we'll get blown out)