Hamstring Part 2: Purple Lining

A few days ago I painted a sad picture when it comes to hamstring ruptures in the NFL. Today I will try to redeem myself by sharing a hopeful message that Demond Bishop has a great chance to return to be the playmaking linebacker he once was.

According to Dr. J.R. Rudzki a Sports-Medicine Specialist who has worked with the St. Louis Rams and other Professional sports teams, says hamstring tendon avulsions haven’t been well studied with NFL players. However, Rudzki thinks research “suggests” patients have roughly 70 to 85 percent odds of being able to return to their desired level of sports activity.

The good news for Bishop is that the last time the Vikings took a chance on a player returning from a serious hamstring tear, they hit the jackpot. Kyle Rudolph was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft when some teams were questioning his durability after he ruptured his hamstring at Notre Dame.

After 2 seasons in the NFL, Rudolph is looking great and kicking ass. So, my message to Bishop and all Vikings fans is, if Rudy can come back to win ProBowl MVP honors… Surely, Desmond can have a successful return and make a run at defensive MVP.

109 comments on “Hamstring Part 2: Purple Lining

  1. I’m sure Bishop will be a starter, but Erin is too keyed in on the MLB position to let a feebled former Packer steal it from him.

    Erin has just enough fight in him to prove to be a decent upgeade over Brinkley while Bishop will man the Will position and help create an overall upgrade to the group this year.

  2. Parody,
    I agree, the Bishop signing will bring the best out of Erin. To my knowledge the Viking coaching staff has not announced if Henderson will stay in the middle or move back to the outside. Bishop says the linebacker positions are somewhat interchangeable and he can play anywhere the coaches put him.

    Paul Allen, the voice of the Vikings, seems to think Bishop will win the mike position in nickel situations. Does that mean the Vikings will rotation of Erin and Desmond at MLB and start Hodges on the outside??

    I am not sure what to predict.. but it will be fun to keep an eye on the linebacker competion in camp.

      • According to this writer, profootballfocus grades Bishop out as being slightly better in pass coverage. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1683249-what-does-desmond-bishop-bring-to-the-vikings

        I really don’t care who plays middle.. Neither one excels in coverage, but Bishop is better at getting to the QB for sacks. That may just be more of a product of a 3-4 system?? But that is one reason to use him at OLB.

        I think Hodges will be our best pass coverage linebacker.

        Last year the Vikings were in a nickel more than the base defense. This year that will change. We now have 2 big physical corners that can play press man coverage on the outside. If you can do a good job in man coverage out of a base D… a zone nickel will not be needed as much.

        In my opinion the Vikings will use man coverage more, use linebackers more, and maybe show a hybrid scheme that will leave our 3 linebacker on the field but take Sanford off. Bringing Josh Robinson in to cover slots man to man and leave Greenway, Henderson and Bishop to cover TE and backs and also rush the QB makes sense to me.

        I am not a big fan of the nickel cover 2 soft zone. Bring on some physical man coverage and let our linebackers get after the QB.

    • He is a Patriot. Hero is too strong of a word thrown around too easily nowadays. Patriot fits Snowden like a glove as the Constitution is LAW and our Government is breaking the LAW.

      4th Amendment

      The *right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects*, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and *no Warrants shall issue*, but upon *probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation*, and particularly *describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized*

      Like a true criminal our government denies the accusation and uses “security” as an excuse. When they fund terrorists.

    • This stuff has been going on since I think 2006 (Bush admin.) and they actually have reports about it back then. While it is a complicated issue, on the one hand people want to be secure on the other people want their privacy.
      Some questions that it does raise are as follows:
      While I don’t know if it has stopped any terrorist attacks but is it not worth it if it saves even a few peoples lives?
      As long as you are not a terrorist or affiliated with them should you really care?

      • FACT- you are 8x more likely to be killed by a cop. So the whole “Security/Safety” excuse is BS.

        Statistically you are more likely to die in a bathtub accident than from a “terrorist”.

        Our government is a known liar … WMDs and Pat Tillman to name recent well know cases of government lies. So I do not want them taking my rights which are in place to protect me from a corrupt lying government.

        • I was only pointing out the for its defense.
          FACT- I have never been arrested so the death by cop does not seem to have bearing towards me. As well as the fact the town I live in has a Sheriff and only a few deputies and I know them all.
          WMDs was again the Bush admin’s reasoning for invading Iraq. Even though it was about oil.
          Pat Tillman was an Army coverup because they knew they screwed the pooch.

          While I do believe the Government is awful I can not blame them for everything that is wrong.

    • It’s BB7, GIPF. He ‘thumbs down everything I say, too
      Well, it’s too hot to not take the boat out today……..BB7, you might as well give this a ‘thumbs down’, also. I’ll be out having a few beers on the water while you give ‘thumbs down’ to people on your computer because you’re banned from this site.
      Wow, what a LOSER you are.

  3. An amateur soccer match in Brazil turned into a horrific, ugly scene last week when a referee was beheaded on the field after he stabbed and killed a player. Match referee Octavio da Silva Catanhede Jordan had issued a red card to Josenir dos Santos Abreu in a northeast Brazilian soccer game on June 30, but the player was apparently fed up with the call and continued arguing with the referee, refusing to leave the field at the Pius XII, Maranhao. Then, the scene got very ugly. Jordan reportedly had a knife with him, and the 20-year-old referee began stabbing Santos Abreu multiple times on the field. The 31-year-0ld player was pronounced dead when he later arrived to the hospital, but not before the scene at the match got even more chaotic. In response to Jordan’s attack on Santos Abreu, several spectators — presumably family and friends — fled from the stands and onto the field, where they attacked the referee, decapitated and quartered him and eventually hung his head on a stake. One man has reportedly been arrested in connection to the attack on the referee. The investigation is ongoing and suspects are being questioned, according to Brazilian police chief Valter Costa. “Reports of witnesses have indicated some people that were in place at the time of the fact,” Costa said. “We will identify and hold accountable all those involved. A crime will never justify another. Actions like this do not collaborate with the legality of a state law.” The story is bad publicity for Brazil, which hosts the 2014 World Cup next summer.

    Read more at: http://nesn.com/2013/07/brazilian-soccer-referee-beheaded-on-field-after-stabbing-player/

  4. There is actually video available of the doctors and nurses re-attaching this guy’s head and limbs. I watched it, and immediately wished I hadn’t.
    ‘Animals’ does not come close to describing the people who did this.

  5. Yeah Irish, the thumbs down thing is hilarious, I could say “I love women, steak, and the Minnesota Vikings.” And it would get thumbs downed.

    Nova that soccer thing is unfreakingbelievable. Those fans make Raiders fans look civilized. Wow.

    First day off in a while so I took the fam golfing. On a par 3, I smacked it within 2 feet of the hole, then missed the put, TWICE.

    You may now thumbs me down, thumber downer guy.

  6. Sad, really. I can’t imagine going through life pissing off every single person I interact with, being TOLD that I am pissing off every single person I interact with, and STILL doing whatever I can to piss them off instead of creeping away to piss someone else off.

  7. Oh my gosh, yet ANOTHER ‘thumbs down’ ! What should I do ????? Go to a shrink ????? A priest ???? Consider offing myself ??????
    Nah. I think I’ll just take the boat out for a spin with some friends before dark.
    Give me another ‘thumb down’ and, since you’ve got 2, maybe you should think about pulling the other one out of your ass.

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