Gates - "Hope" is the Strategy.

Antonio Gates was able to practice with the team Monday with the hope of being ready for Sunday’s game at the Jets.  When asked about his injury after practice he said the scar tissue that surrounds the plantar fasciitis could “pop” at any time.  Knowing that, he said “you hope that you don’t tear the scar tissue”.  He says in a controlled environment like practice, he feels good.  Listening to him talk about it, he is 100% committed to getting healed physically.  Coming to practice is giving him the mental confidence he needs to perform on the field.  He will be back on the field for practice on Wednesday.

So, he is going to practice this week and he said it will be a game day decision.  I am putting him in for FF right now.

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  • epadaon

    i HOPE that he comes back and can still do the same things that he used to be able to do! I HOPE that he can stay healthy the rest of the season. I HOPE he doesn’t let us down.

    • CindiSpears

      I hope so too. He is just as bummed about his injury as we are. Maybe more. He wants to be out there kicking ass. @epadaon

  • Lucab12

    Please don’t show a pic of him with LT. especially not this week of all week.



    • epadaon

      @Lucab12 i knew it was a bad idea when i did that… gotta change that up now..

  • MikeTuck

    Great news! But Sperry needs play time as the realization of Gates future is not good. Yes I’m tired of the Gates/Tomlinson conection. The decision was made and now ut’s Mathews time. Hopefully Mathews is getting healthy as Tomlinson is his hero, so this will be the game he’ll want to show his talent the most. Tolbert and Mathews are are key to the playoffs!!!

    • CindiSpears

      Agreed. It would be nice to have a full arsenal going into the playoffs. I can’t wait to compare Mathews and LT’s numbers after the game. I suspect it will be LT’s turn to be impressed. @MikeTuck

  • MikeTuck

    If Mathews touches the ball 15-20 times I think you’ll see him make a big impression. There’s less pressure on Mathews than Tomlinson. I really like LaDanian but he was causing alot of tension in the locker room and on the sidelines. I always hated seeing him on the sideline, personality or other you should be rooting on your teamates. The biggest point I have to say is Tomlinson always got 20- 30 touches, let Mathews have those and I’ll bet he’d have like wise numbers. But I praise both for the schools they came from and what they accomplish. Look and Mathews per carry and Tomlinsons in his secound year.