Jacoby Ford; Too Small or Injury Prone

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Well, it didn't take Ford long to hobble off the field yet again... To be a football player, one must possess a great deal if toughness, but is that true in all cases??.. I have never seen a player get up in pain as often as Ford does.

Is it his size? Is he too small? Is he not tough?

It's sad, because the guy is exciting as hell... However as Nick (MrMojo) pointed out in another thread, Ford gator armed a ball against Dallas, and had several drops..

Watching last night's game via an online stream, Ford has two offensive touches, and on the second reception, limps off the field in pain. The contact didn't seem major at all...

Part of me is starting to sour on this guy.. He makes critical errors in judgement when kick returning, is growing increasingly cautious about going over the middle, and as I pointed out, he's seemingly hurt or limping every other time he makes a catch..

Your thoughts men?????

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Well my thoughts were,,,why in the eff was he running a ball out of the end zone every fracking time. Keep doin gthat son and you will get hurt,,and bam he is hurt and now will miss part of the season.

From the SFGATE:

Receiver Jacoby Ford had an MRI exam on his sprained foot Saturday and could miss some of the regular season, but head coach Dennis Allen said he didn't have a timetable just yet.

Meanwhile, backup running back Mike Goodson (shoulder) and Matt Leinart (finger) were both doing OK after getting hurt Friday night against the Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. They should both return to action Saturday in the third preseason game, against the Lions.

Raiders fans would like to know what's wrong with quarterback Carson Palmer.

He looked shaky, making a bad decision and overthrow to a covered Richard Gordon that resulted in an interception. Palmer also missed an open Darren McFadden on a sideline pass that should have been a touchdown (McFadden caught the pass out of bounds). Palmer has two interceptions and no touchdowns in two games, but Allen is not concerned.

"I think Carson is still learning the offense," Allen said "I have no reservations about Carson Palmer. He has had a good camp."

Palmer played the entire first half, completing 13 of 24 passes for 107 yards. The Raiders got to the 1- and 3-yard lines and settled for field goals.

"There are some things that we can clean up that were pretty obvious," Palmer said. "It was a good learning film."

Allen said one thing he learned on film was that McFadden was closer to making the first down on three plays on which he needed a yard and was denied. McFadden finished with 51 yards rushing and receiving in a little more than a quarter of action, and apparently will get more short-yardage carries.

"We're counting on him to be our bell cow," Allen said.

Briefly: Allen said starting outside linebacker Aaron Curry (knees) returned to camp after being treated in Los Angeles, and ran Saturday. Curry has missed all of camp. ... Cornerback Bryann McCann will replace Ford as the primary punt- and kickoff-return man. ... Besides leading the team again with seven catches for 43 yards, rookie Rod Streater made quite an impression on the play on which he chased down Kerry Rhodes after 60 yards on an interception return to prevent a touchdown. "That was outstanding," Allen said.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/raiders/article/Raiders-Jacoby-Ford-has-MRI-on-f oot-3798775.php#ixzz246gMod5j

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I've been sour on Ford since last season. He has a hard time holding onto the ball and gets lit up every time he is hit. I think that he would be perfectly strictly as a KR/PR but not as a WR. It looks like Rod Streater could take his job anyways. DHB/Moore/Streater, not too shabby.

From rotoworld:

Coach Dennis Allen referred to Jacoby Ford's foot injury as a "matter of pain."

That's usually what coaches say when they aren't happy with a player missing practice time. Ford is in a walking boot, but doesn't have any structural damage or swelling. Allen does not know if Ford will be ready for Week 1.

http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/2384 ... er-of-pain

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Too small or injury prone- maybe both. But yeah I agree his speed could be put to good use in the return game. He better shine the rest of the pre-season or his job could be in jeopardy.

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