It’s a true statement — the team has plenty of stars on both sides of the ball — but Thomas has been the Seahawks’ defensive pillar for years, and the defense is markedly worse when he’s not on the field.
Time will tell, but this is going to be a pivotal moment in the Seahawks’ 2018-19 season, and we haven’t even reached training camp yet.
Almost a decade and a half later, Bengals fans are still looking for answers as to why the team’s franchise quarterback suffered a horrific injury in one of the biggest games.
When Palmer arrived in 2003, hand-in-hand with new head coach Marvin Lewis, the team seemed to finally be headed in a direction many could get behind. And, after two 8-8 seasons (a Lewis staple), The Golden Boy was bringing the Bengals to the promised land in 2005.
That year, Palmer threw for 3.836 yards, 32 touchdowns and an insane 67.8 completion percentage. Sure, he had a great receiving corps with Chad Johnson, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Henry, Kelly Washington and Kevin Walter, coupled with a great offensive line, but the human jugs machine looked every bit the part of a former Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall selection.
While he appeared to be over what looked like a minor shoulder injury, Luck admitted in 2017 that the shoulder problems he’s still struggling with first started with that September 2015 game against the Titans.
A couple of days after a 27-24 win over the Denver Broncos, the Colts announced Luck would miss two-six weeks with abdominal injuries. While he never came out of that game either, it’s believed that it happened during the first play of the fourth quarter when he absorbed hits from defensive tackle Vance Walker and linebacker Danny Trevathan.
The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble when Andrew was doing everything he could to get us the win, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said in the team’s press release. Andrew was sore after the game and was feeling a little worse Monday afternoon so we sent him to get tests.
Like the last scenario, let’s pick the Cardinals as the team that instead winds up in Indianapolis, Phoenix as the city that gets an expansion team, and Baltimore gets the Ravens the same way.