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    I had a passing interest in it until a couple of mates convinced me to come and play. Played 4 seasons in the Sydney league. Lots of fun and got belted big time once with a legal hit that in league would have been penalised. Played as a wide receiver.

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    Amazes me how much fans value depth of roster. So much conversation around 2nd and 3rd string players. What are injury occurences like? Do you guys think more or less frequent than NRL, and how would the usual severity of injury compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hail Sezer View Post
    Amazes me how much fans value depth of roster. So much conversation around 2nd and 3rd string players. What are injury occurences like? Do you guys think more or less frequent than NRL, and how would the usual severity of injury compare?
    Some of these guys take a hit and come straight off and into the "tent" for valuation. Most new stadiums have MRI's in the stadium.

    ACL's are common. Have a look at Dak Prescott's injury last year, that was the worst of the year. At lot of the Running Backs tend not to last the season if they have a high work rate so a lot of the teams are starting to use a committee or a number of players to share the work load. They will have a specific RB they use for specific situations (close to the end zone etc) or for 3rd downs.

    QB's are made of crystal so they are very protected, mainly because they are paid so much and you need them healthy every week.

    Toward the back end of the season some rookies will get a chance to save the 1st string.

    Trades are common throughout the year and players being released are common too. It's a brutal sport contract wise. You don't perform they'll pay you our your minimum and send you to free agency. Players can also be prima donnas and sit out entire seasons if they don't feel they are getting good deals or longer contracts with guaranteed payouts.

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    They really use their full rosters over there so good depth is vital.
    The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl a few years ago with their "backup" Quarterback playing the last couple of regular season games and the entire finals series so they place a premium on quality depth.
    It is a power based game and there are times when players are on the field for an "in NFL terms" extended period and need a break and a 2nd string player who can just come in and play at the top level is vital.

    Jordan Mailata has been named by the Phili Eagles as the starting Left Tackle this year. Massive props to him as it is one of the most important positions on the field. Most QB's are right handed so when they go to throw they are blind to their left side and therefore need a beast to protect them from blind hits.

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    Jordan Mailata played over the weekend, had a good game apparently. On Friday he signed a new contract with the Eagles. $55.5 million (US) guaranteed and additional bonus incentives. They 4 year deal could net him $108 million Aus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozynorts View Post
    Jordan Mailata played over the weekend, had a good game apparently. On Friday he signed a new contract with the Eagles. $55.5 million (US) guaranteed and additional bonus incentives. They 4 year deal could net him $108 million Aus.
    Amazing. Good for him.

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    New Orleans are looking amazing after the first week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozynorts View Post
    Jordan Mailata played over the weekend, had a good game apparently. On Friday he signed a new contract with the Eagles. $55.5 million (US) guaranteed and additional bonus incentives. They 4 year deal could net him $108 million Aus.
    https://www.news.com.au/sport/americ...e81d6a7d68acd8

    Some highlights from his game. Brutal

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    What is really outstanding about him is he had never played the game before going over a few years ago. He beat out people who have been playing the game since they were kids.
    Outstanding effort.
    And my Eagles got a first up win so it's a good start to the year.


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