Matt RYan was sacked 3 times and hit 6 times yesterday vs. the Saints. Ryan has taken punishment like this before. Some interesting stats from last year:
vs. Chiefs - 1 sack, 3 hits
vs. Broncos - 1 sack, 6 hits
vs. Chargers - 2 sacks, 2 hitsvs. Panthers - 7 sacks, 12 hits
vs. Redskins - 1 sack, 3 hitsvs. Raiders - 1 sack, 9 hits
vs. Eagles - 2 sacks, 2 hitsvs. Cowboys - 3 sacks, 6 hits
vs. Saints - 1 sack, 5 hits
vs. Cardinals - 1 sack, 5 hits
vs. Bucs - 1 sack, 1 hit
vs. Saints - 1 sack, 6 hitsvs. Panthers - 2 sacks, 6 hits
vs. Giants - 1 sack, 3 hitsvs. Lions - 1 sack, 9 hitsvs. Bucs - 2 sacks, 6 hits
vs. Seahawks - 0 sacks, 1 hit
vs. 49ers - 1 sack, 4 hits
Do the math, and over the 18 games played last year, Matt Ryan was sacked 29 times and hit 89 times. None
of them put him out of commission.
The very next hit he takes could put him out of commission. Or he could take another 400 and not go down at all. It's an unknown. He could be driving to practice one day and get into a car accident. He could be cutting carrots while making a salad for his wife on at lunch and slice his index finger off. Or someone could break into his house and shoot him like someone did to Sean Taylor. Or on a slick field during practice Osi could stumble into his leg and tear 3 ligaments in his knee.
The point I'm trying to make is that you are welcome to having your bad feelings. I can't control any of these things, any more than you can. If you want to spend your minutes, hours, and days worrying about these things, then so be it. Who am I to say what things should be happening in your head. If you throw a party and your friend has had a few but swears he sobered up in order to drive home, and he doesn't call you the minute he arrives at home, do you spend the rest of the night worrying about whether he made it home safe?
The only thing worrying does is put an ulcer in my stomach. That ulcer doesn't help and hurt whether my friend makes it home or not, or whether Matt Ryan stays healthy for an entire season.
Harry Douglas has kicked it into another gear.
Harry Douglas is the same player he's always been. He kicked it into another gear because Roddy White was out of comission. Whenever Julio has been hurt, Douglas has shown up.
There are plenty of teams who need a decent WR and who might have a backup who is a legitimate starting tackle. Trade Harry for that guy. We have a couple of young WRs who can fill in for Harry.
Here's your list of possible backup OTs that are "legit."
Arizona - Nate Potter, Bobby Massie
Chicago - Eben Britton
Cincinnati - Anthony Collins, Dennis Roland
Cleveland - Rashad Butler, Oniel Cousins
Green Bay - Marshall Newhouse
Houston - Ryan Harris
Indianapolis - Jeff Linkenbach
Jacksonville- Cameron Bradfield
Miami - Nate Garner
Minnesota - J'Marcus Webb
New England - Will Svitek*
New Orleans - Bryce Harris
N.Y. Giants - David Diehl*, James Brewer
N.Y. Jets - Ben Ijalana
Philadelphia - Allen Barbre
Pittsburgh - Kelvin Beachum, Guy Whimper
San Diego - Michael Harris
San Francisco - Adam Snyder
St. Louis - Joe Barksdale
Tampa Bay - Gabe Carimi
Tennessee - Byron Stingily, Mike Otto
Washinton - Tom Compton
* Note that Svitek and Diehl are both currently injured. Not sure when they are supposed to be back to 100%
Find me a "legit" guy in that group that is less of a gamble than Holmes, and you might be able to finangle a trade.
Rodgers should have a lot of value.
You mean an undersized 3rd down back that has a career YPC of 3.7? Yep, he has plenty of value. People will be breaking down the Falcons door to get him. People will certainly trade a young up and coming player at a premium position for a career backup at one of the most devalued positions on the field.