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OL Orlando Pace (7-time Pro Bowler, Super Bowl Champion, CFB HOF, NFL HOF)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by LoKyBuckeye, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Congrats Big "O"!

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  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Pace leaves practice with injury

    R.B. FALLSTROM

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - It's a coach's nightmare, watching your star offensive tackle leave the field on a cart. That Orlando Pace escaped with a sore leg reduced Monday's mishap to just a scare for the St. Louis Rams.
    A team spokesman said Pace had slight sprains to his right ankle and knee. Coach Scott Linehan said Pace's leg "kind of got rolled up" during a 9-on-7 drill early in practice, limped to a cart and then got a lift to the locker room.
    X-rays taken as a precaution were negative for Pace, who has made it to the Pro Bowl the last seven seasons. He was day to day.
    "It didn't appear after he walked it off that it was anything real serious, " Linehan said.
    The minor injury interrupted what Linehan said has been a strong camp for the anchor to the Rams' line, whose Pro Bowl run is tied for fourth in franchise history behind defensive tackle Merlin Olsen (14), offensive guard Tom Mack (11) and linebacker Les Richter (8).
    Pace has been in camp on time the last two years after signing a seven-year extension in March 2005, further helping him hone his skills.
    "We all know he can be a great pass protector, but I think it's been very good for his overall game," Linehan said. "I think he's stepped it up big time."
    Losing Pace tested the depth of a somewhat battered offensive line. Guard Richie Incognito was back on the field after batting a virus for a few days, but guard Claude Terrell was limited to individual drills for the second straight day following a setback to his surgically-repaired right wrist. All-purpose fill-in Blaine Saipaia walked off the field groggily late in practice after getting "a little dinged up," in Linehan's words.
    Todd Steussie, a 13-year veteran who played for Tampa Bay last season, finished Monday's morning practice with the first team at left tackle. Steussie, 35, is a two-time Pro Bowl player and has missed only two games since entering the NFL in 1994.
    "I thought Steussie did great," Linehan said.
    "Certainly it's something we don't want to have to do very often," Linehan said. "But we have 100 percent confidence in him."
     
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Rams Notebook: Pace scares coaches, but injuries are minor
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH​
    08/15/2006



    The sight of tackle Orlando Pace being hauled off the practice field on the back of a cart is enough to send any coach into apoplexy.

    So Scott Linehan's relief when he learned that the seven-time Pro Bowler wasn't seriously injured Monday was understandable.

    Pace suffered what team medical personnel called "slight sprains" of his right ankle and knee in the morning practice at Rams Park. X-rays showed no broken bones. Pace sat out the evening workout and is listed as day-to-day.

    "He kind of got rolled up on in our nine-on-seven drill," Linehan said. "It didn't appear, after he walked it off, that it was anything real serious."


    Pace, one of the NFL's premier left tackles, has started all but four of 135 games since the Rams made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 draft.

    He hasn't missed a game since the 2002 season when he was sidelined for six contests with calf and hamstring injuries.

    Linehan said Pace, 30, was having a "very good' camp."

    "We've asked him to do a lot of things," he added. "He's shown his ability to run-block. We all know he can be a great pass protector, but I think it's been very good for his overall game. He's stepped it up big time."

    Veteran Todd Steussie took over for Pace with the No. 1 offense and earned high marks.

    "He came in and did well," Linehan said. "It was good for him to get in there and work with the first unit. It's certainly something we don't want to have to do very often, but we have 100 percent confidence in him. He's a guy that's done that for years, and it's a great luxury to have."

    Steussie, 35, is a 12-year veteran who was signed as a free agent in April. He's started at both guard spots during his career, and also has been used at guard in camp here.

    Minimizing injuries

    The team made it through the first couple of weeks of camp with only a handful of injuries.

    "We've had some, but quite a few less than in the old training camp format, so I've been pretty happy with that," Linehan said.

    Linehan structured the camp schedule so that two-practice days alternated with one-practice days.

    He also built in more time between practices to allow for better recovery.

    "When you start playing games, you're going to start seeing guys come up with the training camp soreness," Linehan said. "But I think we've avoided a lot of those soft-tissue, nagging type of injuries."

    Previously, no more than three players had been on the injured list at any time.

    But that number grew to seven Monday, when Pace, tackle Blaine Saipaia (head), linebacker Raonall Smith (leg) and cornerback Travis Fisher (groin) joined fullback Madison Hedgecock (ankle), guard Claude Terrell (wrist) and linebacker Drew Wahlroos (hand) in sick bay.

    Also, fullback Paul Smith sat out Monday night with what Lineham termed "general soreness. He's all beat up."
     
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Pace says injury is not serious

    Watched practice Tuesday on sidelines

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - A day after the biggest injury scare the St. Louis Rams have endured so far this preseason, the focus of that concern returned to the practice field.
    Veteran offensive tackle Orlando Pace left practice on a cart Monday morning after third-year defensive end Anthony Hargrove rolled into the back of Pace's right leg. Pace said his ankle, knee and hip all got banged up in the collision, but fortunately no serious injuries were detected.
    "You hope it's nothing serious," he said after Tuesday's practice. "You didn't want a (hurt) knee or a bad ankle or anything. But once the X-rays came back and everything was negative, I was happy.
    "We're taking it day by day and see how it feels. I worked out today and I was a little sore after I did the workout, so we'll see how it feels tomorrow."
    Pace rode a stationary bike and worked out with a medicine ball with running back Paul Smith for the part of Tuesday's two-hour practice. He spent the rest of the time on the sidelines watching his teammates practice.
    At first, Pace did not know how bad he was injured. But he said he didn't have too much time to dwell on it.
    "When I went down it looked a lot worse than it actually was," he said. "(Defensive end) Leonard (Little) picked me up so quick I didn't have a chance to check myself."
    Coach Scott Linehan said Pace could have practiced Tuesday, but the coaching staff decided to hold him out as a precaution. His condition will be evaluated every day leading up to the Rams' second preseason game Saturday against Houston.
    Linehan didn't say whether Pace would play against the Texans, but he noted it's always a balancing act when trying to decide how much veterans should play in preseason games.
    "It's unfortunately part of the game and we ride that fine line when we evaluate how much we need to play versus how much we don't' play our definite starters and proven veterans," Linehan said. "But there is a fine line where you've got to look at some things to get yourself ready."
    That line became more blurred for NFL coaches after Clinton Portis partially separated his shoulder in a preseason game Sunday and will likely miss the remainder of the Washington's preseason games.
    In his fifth year in the league, Portis questioned why he or any other player who has positioned himself as a certain starter should risk injury during the preseason.
    La'Roi Glover, who is in his first year with the Rams -- his fourth team in 11 NFL seasons -- said he has seen numerous philosophies from coaches about how to handle veterans. He spent the past four years in Dallas, where coach Bill Parcells used his veterans extensively during the preseason, and he's been on teams where the starters don't even suit up for the final preseason game.
    "Am I'm going to sit here and say preseason is too long? Probably it is," Glover said. "Is training camp too long? Probably it is.
    "Will it change? I doubt it."
    Notes The Rams spent most of practice Tuesday working on game-day situations.... Linehan said aside from Pace's injury, Little (quad), LB Jamal Brooks (sprained toe) and RB Paul Smith (soreness) are the only injuries to report.
     
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

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  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rams | Pace expected to be out Saturday
    Sat, 19 Aug 2006 09:21:47 -0700

    Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams OT Orlando Pace (knee, ankle) is not expected to play Saturday, Aug. 19.


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  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rams | Pace expected back at practice soon in a limited way
    Sun, 20 Aug 2006 20:21:05 -0700

    Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said OT Orlando Pace (knee, ankle) is progressing and should be back to practice soon, but in a limited way.


    http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=1
     
  8. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rams | Pace limited in practice Wednesday
    Thu, 24 Aug 2006 01:46:46 -0700

    Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams OT Orlando Pace (ankle, knee, hip) was limited in practice Wednesday, Aug. 23.


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  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rams | Pace practices Thursday
    Thu, 24 Aug 2006 23:45:40 -0700

    Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams OT Orlando Pace (ankle, knee, hip) took part in all drills Thursday, Aug. 24.

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  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    8/27/06

     
  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    Pace has suffered a mild concussion.
     
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rams | Pace questionable for Week 3
    Mon, 18 Sep 2006 18:05:11 -0700

    St. Louis Rams OT Orlando Pace (concussion) is questionable for Week 3 after sustaining a concussion Week 2, and will be limited in practice this week. OT Todd Steussie would start in Pace's place if Pace is unable to go.


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  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rams | Pace doubtful for Week 3
    Wed, 20 Sep 2006 17:17:17 -0700

    ESPNews reports St. Louis Rams OT Orlando Pace (concussion) is listed as doubtful for the Week 3 game.


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  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Dispatch

     
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Dispatch

     

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