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Unfortunately, Things Don’t Look Good for Leonard Weaver

Kyle - February 22, 2012

Leonard Weaver Knee Injury

The lovable Leonard Weaver has been battling a serious knee injury, a result of the screenshot above, and it's highly unlikely he will ever play football again. The injury, for those who don't remember, occurred on his first carry of the 2010 season.

Though Weaver did not play in Philly for an extended period of time, he has always had a strong bond with the city and the fan base. He is a perfect example of an athlete who "gets it." Get us.

In a great article written by Les Bowen of Philly.com, Weaver commented on his mandatory physical exam that he had to go through with Peter DeLuca, the head physician for the Eagles:

DeLuca was upbeat about the progress Weaver had made since their last meeting in July. But then DeLuca had Weaver "dorsiflex" his foot – basically, bring his toes closer to his shin. While the movement was improved from July, it still wasn't normal. Or as Weaver put it a few hours after exiting the complex, maybe for good: "I failed. My foot didn't work."

 

Weaver reacted to the story by Bowen, and in typical Weave fashion, showed the fans some love:

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As usual, that last Tweet left us searching for the punchline. But, for real, Weave was always one of the good guys, and we wish him nothing but the best. 

After that heaviness, a moment of levity:

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Destroy away, Big Weave. Destroy away.

Your All Too Serious Football News: Buddy Ryan Has Cancer, Leonard Weaver Says NFL Players Are Treated Like Slaves

Kyle Scott - March 23, 2011

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According to the NY Daily News, Buddy Ryan has cancer. Again.

Rex Ryan told the paper about his father's cancer, but wouldn't say what type of cancer it was. He did, however, say that it wasn't melanoma, which Ryan has had twice before: [NY Daily News]

"He's 80 years old, but he's doing great. He's tougher than shit," Ryan said of his father, who actually turned 77 last month. "He's had other things in his life. He overcame encephalitis. He's overcome cancer twice. He's tough."

 

Get well soon, Buddy.

Now… on to the ridiculous.

Leonard Weaver joined Adrian Peterson in saying that NFL players are treated like slaves: [Philly Sports Daily]

“We need to see some equal opportunity here, and stop treating us – as Adrian Peterson said – like slaves,” said Weaver.

 

Oh boy. Now we're back to this weird dynamic where white writers opine about black athletes who said something racist about their own race. Weaver took to Twitter – as only Weaver could – to apologize for his statements:

On my way to therapy, listening to some music getting ready for the day.

Tidy is gonna be a tough one…..working on both calf and knee, with a combination of lifting. I'm about to get my bigman on.

Hey everyone I'm here in therapy an I have seen the recording of the interview…. And I will have to say that I'm very disappointed in the whole interview an the comments I made. I first want to apologizes for the bad choice ode words, and using the word slavery. Now, that I have seen it, I will say that it was hard for me to watch and after thinking about it, I've come to the conclusion that…..I represented my family, friends and organization the wrong way. I'm sorry for those words I used and if I offend anyone, please forgive me. To all my fans whom I've disappointed I'm sorry.

I came off the wrong way, but I want to explain myself. And I will….

 

I think, as humans, we can all survive without beating this dead horse. Weav had a bad choice of words and apologized for it. There are worse and more off-base analogies to use (meaning: we get the sentiment), but the problem is that relating anything to slavery will undoubtedly cause Al Sharpton to flinch- wherever he may be.

Let's move on.

Happy Valentines Day, Weave

Kyle Scott - February 14, 2011

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And yeah, no homo.

Brent Celek Would Like the NFL and Union to Stop Bickering Through the Media, Weaver Watches Nick Toons

Kyle Scott - January 13, 2011

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Perhaps for the same reason Brent complains about it via Twitter…

Meanwhile, in Weave's World:

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Love Leonard.

Why Being 5-3 Matters

Kyle - November 9, 2010

 

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Vick and the Eagles starting their run toward the playoffs (Source: Getty Images)

I may be getting ahead of myself talking playoffs (Playoffs? Playoffs? Yes, playoffs), but since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, the Eagles have been 5-3 or better after eight games a total of 15 times prior to this season – 1979, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2009. And in those 15 seasons, they qualified for the playoffs 14 times. The lone exception?: 1994 when they started 7-2 under Rich Kotite and then lost out.

At this point, I'd only rank the Packers and Giants ahead of the Eagles in the NFC. It's been a weird season and the Eagles are right in the mix.  Looking at their second half schedule, and considering how Andy Reid teams usually close strong (and that teams like the Cowboys and Vikings are struggling), things are setting up nicely for the Birds.

I didn't think a deep playoff run was possible this year, especially after how things went in the season opener, with Kolb not playing well and then Leonard Weaver and Jamaal Jackson suffering season-ending injuries. But if they can take care of business against very beatable teams like Washington and Chicago in the upcoming weeks, they are on track to finish with at least 10 or 11 wins. And then… who knows. 

Leonard Weaver Talks About His Injury

Kyle Scott - September 13, 2010

The more I listen to Leonard Weaver talk, and his outlook on things, the more I respect the guy. We picked on some of his Twitter rants and we were wrong to do so.  By all accounts from Eagles writers, he is an unbelievable person.  We wish him the best.

To see the injury, click here.

Video: Leonard Weaver’s Gruesome Knee Injury

Kyle Scott - September 12, 2010

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We make fun of Leonard Weaver a lot for his less than verbose tweets, but by all accounts he is a good, religious dude, who does a lot for charity.  It's a real shame to see him suffer such a serious knee injury.

Video after the jump.  Caution, it's gruesome- knee bending backwards type stuff.

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Name Leonard Weaver’s Dog

Kyle Scott - September 7, 2010

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In case it hasn't been jammed down your throat enough, yesterday began the "Name Leonard Weaver's Dog" contest.  For only $25 you have can have the privilege of submitting an option for the 22-week-old bulldog's name.  The winner will be chosen next month and given limo transportation to watch an Eagles home game from Leonard's personal suite, along with a meet and greet with the fullback.

Just think, if your name is chosen, your suggestion can appear in surefire, concise Weaver tweets like:

______ just pooped.

I Put a leash on _______.

_______ ate my playbook.

Today is a great day, _______ licked me.

_______ is eating Kibbles.

For real for a second, all donations go to charity and the dog is cute as all hell, so pony up a few bucks.