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Reports are Watt will wear a brace to limit his arm motion.

 

As we saw, Gronkowski misused his brace as a weapon and assaulted Tre' White

 

vs Steelers, we all saw Watt's brother punch Josh (not the ball - Josh) hard

 

Is there a pathway for the Bills to raise a concern with the league and with the officials that they be on the watch for and prevent misuse of the brace as a weapon?

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If a player wants to hurt someone then they can easily do it without a brace. Non issue for me.

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Gronk's was an elbow brace.  Watt's is a shoulder harness. Very little exposed to use as a weapon. 

 

Not a real concern. 

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6 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

Reports are Watt will wear a brace to limit his arm motion.

 

As we saw, Gronkowski misused his brace as a weapon and assaulted Tre' White

 

vs Steelers, we all saw Watt's brother punch Josh (not the ball - Josh) hard

 

Is there a pathway for the Bills to raise a concern with the league and with the officials that they be on the watch for and prevent misuse of the brace as a weapon?


My wife graduated with Gronk at U of AZ. (She’s considerably younger than I am). She said he was always the guy at the keg; the “keg master.” She thinks he’s hilarious. She loved watching him play.
 

I’m much less concerned about the fact that my wife may have slept with Gronk than I am about the need for a Bills player to rip JJ Watts pec back out of its normal spot on the first play tomorrow. 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Bangarang said:

If a player wants to hurt someone then they can easily do it without a brace. Non issue for me.

You mean it is better to be hit with brass knuckles versus bare knuckles? I can’t say I agree with you on this one. Those braces can be weapons and Gronk used his like one- very dangerous.

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I hope Cody Ford and Nseke target JJ Watts pectoral injury. Even a TE nail him on a chip. 

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13 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

Reports are Watt will wear a brace to limit his arm motion.

 

As we saw, Gronkowski misused his brace as a weapon and assaulted Tre' White

 

vs Steelers, we all saw Watt's brother punch Josh (not the ball - Josh) hard

 

Is there a pathway for the Bills to raise a concern with the league and with the officials that they be on the watch for and prevent misuse of the brace as a weapon?


This sounds like premature whining. 

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Seriously, why would a team or the league let a player play if he has to have a big brace on. Not only does it risk further injury to him but to other players as well.  I get the mportance of a playoff game, but it just seems like if you need a huge brace/cast on ou shouldnt be playing.

 

*exceptions for knee braces as they can't really be used to hit people with and I would have all O linemen in knee braces just for cautionary reasons.  

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I genuinely dislike it when Gronk gets remembered like this fun frat boy baller.

 

Total thug, who could have really hurt Tre w/ that move.  And all because he was so frustrated w/ a jersey pull, up by 3 scores w/ 5 minutes to go in a game.

 

Never forget.  I don't care how goofy he is now on TV.

 

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Watt's not a lowlife like the cretin is.

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25 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

Reports are Watt will wear a brace to limit his arm motion.

 

As we saw, Gronkowski misused his brace as a weapon and assaulted Tre' White

 

vs Steelers, we all saw Watt's brother punch Josh (not the ball - Josh) hard

 

Is there a pathway for the Bills to raise a concern with the league and with the officials that they be on the watch for and prevent misuse of the brace as a weapon?


Im not too concerned 

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23 minutes ago, billsfan_34 said:

You mean it is better to be hit with brass knuckles versus bare knuckles?


That’s precisely what I mean 🙄

 

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I can’t say I agree with you on this one. Those braces can be weapons and Gronk used his like one- very dangerous.


What exactly do you disagree with? Do you want to ban all braces? A player went after another with a helmet, should we ban those too? 

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Never understood why the league allows a brace at all. Anything further than a buttery soft brace should not be allowed. The stretchy, fabric knee braces that some people use, perfectly fine. Reinforced plastic brace, absolutely not. This isn’t the bionic league. 

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Just now, Bangarang said:


That’s precisely what I mean 🙄

 


What exactly do you disagree with? Do you want to ban all braces? A player went after another with a helmet, should we ban those too? Vontase Burfict hurt a lot of guys and did it without a brace. 

The helmet thing was nuts and a total anomaly. I am merely saying refs need to pay closer attention and enforce if a player uses the brace in wrongful manner. The first part I think you missed my point- oh well- Go Bills 😊

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I’m very concerned about his health and well being, so I hope it TOTALLY restricts his movement (for his safety, of course) and weighs as much as a school bus. 

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Is JJ Watt's brace steel plate reinforced, like Gronk's was?  If not, no worries.  If so, I don't think JJ is the type of player that would hurt others with it.

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49 minutes ago, Doc said:

Watt's not a lowlife like the cretin is.

Agree. He may be a " look at me" type athlete but he's also a decent dude and community hero. Remember Hurricane Harvey? 

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Let me get this right, you are concerned about JJ watt and a brace because Gronk is a moron and actions of his brother?  Seems like a stretch.  
 

let’s just keep focus on winning and not whining.

 

Go Bills!

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some ford or a pulling Morse/Felaciano w a hard hit to the chest the first time Watt comes in to test out that man's level of play

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1 hour ago, WotAGuy said:


This sounds like premature whining. 

Better than after the fact whining... 

plant the seed in the refs head, can’t hurt, all part of a good overall game plan strategy imo, leave no potential advantage unaddressed. Get in your opponents head. This is war without actually, well, killing anyone... its Win or go home time. Just sayin, 

 

Go Bills!!!

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1 hour ago, PetermansRedemption said:

Never understood why the league allows a brace at all. Anything further than a buttery soft brace should not be allowed. The stretchy, fabric knee braces that some people use, perfectly fine. Reinforced plastic brace, absolutely not. This isn’t the bionic league. 

Sorry dude, youre badly misinformed.

Watch any college or NFL game.

Most OL are wearing very sturdy knee braces.  Its a good idea. You want to see MORE knee injuries??  the stretchy fabric knee braces are for girls gymnastics.

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2 hours ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

Reports are Watt will wear a brace to limit his arm motion.

 

As we saw, Gronkowski misused his brace as a weapon and assaulted Tre' White

 

vs Steelers, we all saw Watt's brother punch Josh (not the ball - Josh) hard

 

Is there a pathway for the Bills to raise a concern with the league and with the officials that they be on the watch for and prevent misuse of the brace as a weapon?


Because a different player on a different team did something in a different season you are worried? 
 

and trying to punch out the ball is good defense.

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