Spense looked to have a promising career, I hope he somehow can recover from this unfortunate injury, even though it doesn't look good now.
As for our O-line, this part of the offense may be the most improved from past years, we just haven't seen it yet on a consistent basis on account of the injuries.
I believe if our O-line is successful this coming year we'll be a better offense as everything else feeds off that, with some young talented players now it could be the difference how the rest plays out.
Mike Tomlin Expects Sean Spence to Make a Full Recovery; Plus Notes from Steelers Rookie Camp
According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin expects Sean Spence to make a full recovery from his horrific knee injury suffered during last year’s pre-season. There has been a lot of talk about whether or not Spence will ever play football again and things were becoming very pessimistic. After the draft linebacker’s coach Keith Butler had the following to say:
“It will be miraculous if he does come back,” Butler said. “It will be miraculous if he comes back next year. We are going to take a chance on him and see if he can come back. To me, he is worth every bit of that.”
After hearing Butler’s comments most wrote of Spence for the Steelers in 2013, 2014, or ever really. Butler’s comments indicated that they expect this to be a career ending injury and don’t expect Spence to ever fully recovery to play football. However, Fittipaldo quoted Tomlin as saying the following today:
“All the rehab is going to according to plan,” Tomlin said. “No news there. I did hear the opinion regarding Spence. My opinion differs. I think he’ll have a full recovery. But now you have two opinions, neither of which are expert medical opinions, so do with it what you wish.”
As Tomlin said take it for what it’s worth, but it at least sheds some optimism back on Spence’s future.
that means nothing.
In a case like this, with nerve damage involved, the only thing that matters is medical opinion...and beyond just opinion, proof. Until Spence has muscular function return in his dorsiflexors, he wont be playing football.
Difference between Butler and Tomlin and their opinions is that Tomlin is known (as a head coach) to bring a level of rhetoric to his job--the figurehead has to paint an optimistic future. Butler is just the LB coach, or whatever he is. He's more apt to speak honestly and without pretense. I'm rooting for Spence like anyone else, but I'm certainly not counting on him like I would a recent 3rd round pick. Keep in mind just how difficult it is to just take two years off, just by itself.
So Spence is likely done, Foote is 33 and the Steelers keep ignoring ILB in the draft. Arthur Brown would have looked good in the Black and Gold.
Frustrating for Spence..
As far as Adams is concerned... he performed well for a rookie. Some people hate a pick and will stick by their predictions regardless of how it plays out.
When Spence was injured I watched it too many times on line. I figured right there that he was done.
With my luck, that means he comes back and goes to the pro bowl each year.
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As a doctor of absolutely nothing, it is my expert medical opinion that Spence may or may not come back.