This is pretty much to those of you who are knocking on Bradley and Graham after they got hurt, you know who you are.
Aside from his poor taste in clothing what can you really have against him? Oh he tore his ACL and missed 2009, that's not something he meant to go and do, and it's something he fought back rigorously to be ready for this year, and like I've said it takes a while (mine took almost 1.5-2 years to feel 100%) for the knee to feel 100%, he's probably about 1 and a half years out now, and it was showing his production was on the rise and he was doing what we needed him to do.. Now what else can you have against him? Oh he dislocated his elbow when he was cut blocked, ok yeah shit like that happens it's football, he'll be gone till probably playoffs he should be fine I think if there were any other damage to it then they would've said something by now..
Now lets look at Big Stews stats.
2008: 108 solo tackles, 1 sack, 6 pass defenses, 1 INT.. A probowl quality year.
2010: 60 tackles, 1 sack, 7 pass defenses, and 1 INT..
Now that's a drop in tackles, however he only has 12 games under his belt this year and had 16 and the playoffs in 2008 to do what he did.. I'd place money that if he were given 16 games his production would be similar to what it was in 2008.
My final statement: Bradley is a 3 down LB which is something you cannot replace very easily, and for those of you who are complaining about his production this year please go back and review the MLB play from last year as a whole and then lets see how much you want to see him gone. He's 27, still in his prime, he'll heal up and produce.. But to want the best LB on our team to be replaced the season after he tore his ACL is just dumb.
Now for Graham:
Now this one is more in response to everyone being down on this kid. He's a prospect with a high ceiling who yes underachieved OUR expectations and yes tore his ACL Sunday. It seems like a few of us are worried about his future which is understandable however this kids 22 years old, we've got time to allow him to get his body right, with his youth I'd say he'll be ready to go in 6-9 months and will be able to strengthen up and be ready for his 2nd season where I think he'll be a force.. So I think everyone just needs to chill out and let what's gonna happen happen.