I'm starting to believe Jesse is soft

Ok, I like this guy. When he is healthy he is probably the best in the league. I know this is a recurring injury (shoulder) but he was off for 4 weeks. Surely it should have healed by now.

Jesse has been hurt alot. He runs hard and makes guys pay for hitting him.

When you play that way, you're bound to take more of a pounding...a la Wendy Clark in his Leaf days.

Injury prone? Maybe. Soft? No.

He's not soft. He got hurt on a rather freak play, a shoe string tackle from behind in Edmonton and he fell awkwardly. So its taking time to heal, relax, sometimes players push themselves too hard to get back early. He's a great player. No sense causing serious injury.

I agree with Hendy77 not soft but the position and how he plays it leads to injuries....tough one tonight as he was on mark to hit 100 yards plus rushing...looked like it was his other shoulder...damn offence very ineffective without him in the backfield...not Wendall Clark more like Eric Lapointe tough back but injuries always play into his season

Soft no. Injury-prone yes. All backs run the ball hard. They get the crap knocked out of them so they have to run hard. Look at Roberts. What is he 5-6, maybe 165lbs? He rarely misses a game. Jesse is injury-prone.

Kahari Jones mentioned this last night.

"When you run the way Jesse does your shoulders take alot of abuse" (close enough)

He's a physical runner who pounds the opposition with his upper body .

It might be the collar bone and those things take forever to heal enough to be pain free.

Then you go out and pound the bones again.

Thats a tough player just to be in the game .

I think Caulley is good enough that we can start him for the rest of the season and let Lumsdem fully heal and maybe build more mass onto his frame.

If he bulked up his arms and shoulders after healing during the off season he would be even more fast and powerful and able to take more punishment.

Years ago my younger Brother played Junior College Football with the hope of jumping into a Div. 1 school after his two years in JC ball. His second year of JC he received a seperated shoulder, he was told to not worry about it so they taped foam rubber to his shoulder under his pads. He played like that for the rest of the season. He was then invited to play at the University of Alabama for Coach "Bear" Bryant. He went down to school and played in the spring ball and could not continue due to that shoulder injury that never was treated properly. To this day he has shoulder problems. That's what happens when it's not treated properly. I'm sure that Hamilton is well aware of something like that happening to Jesse, so why take the risk.

...soft, no way. How can you make a comment like that when an individual has made the team?
( Easy with the personal atacks! )

I will say though that Jassie seems to be injury prone. From Hamstring / Leg injuries to now shoulders it will take a toll on him ealy with being young. The question is.....is he expendable at this point or do you keep him until his contract ends and then re-evaluate? Right now he's considered a 50% players as he's really only playing 50% of a season....just like last year.
Time will tell.

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I hate to say it for Jesse's sake, but he's not going down to the NFL anytime this decade. Any NFL scout will be looking at the injury record, and it doesn't look good for Jesse, at all.

I wouldn't say he's "soft", but their is a reason running backs don't generally run the way he does - you get hurt that way. Another reason is that most running backs aren't physically big enough to run that way, but that's besides the point, you just don't run the way Jesse does game in game out and not expect to get hurt.

I think he needs to let things fully heal, and maybe see some specialists or something about either bulking up in such a way as to be able to withstand more hits. And perhaps look into modifying his running style to be able to take hits better.

Because as he is right now, getting hurt every other game he plays in, he isn't really that good to us (unless we have a good backup running back), let alone an NFL team.

You can play through pain, you can not play through injury.
Lumsden is injured.

Case Closed

Soft no, hurt yes! Still playing while hurt yes, should he maybe not.Good player have to learn to play while hurt and Jesse is one of best prospects in this league right now!

Injury prone?? not soft! why do you think he is not in the NFL? Injuries and he is a Canadian.....

He's been injured since his last year at Mac. He is a power back that will be injured and out for at least 4 games a season if he takes too many touches. The Cats should develop two backs to ease the load. Cut down Jesse's touches so that when it's time to take control he's on the field rather than on ice.

cut down his touches? he already has the least amount in the league,before even being injured. the toronto sun today says the shoulder injury is not the one that he previously hurt.

what shoulder was hurt last time? wasnt it his right? cus it looked like it was his left they were worried about last night, anybody know if its a new injury or not?

OK, it was his left last night, new injury according to the sun, thanks bunni. He said it popped out and back in. wow, 2 bad shoulders now....they had better shut him down.

Steve268 wrote:

Years ago my younger Brother played Junior College Football with the hope of jumping into a Div. 1 school after his two years in JC ball. His second year of JC he received a seperated shoulder, he was told to not worry about it so they taped foam rubber to his shoulder under his pads. He played like that for the rest of the season. He was then invited to play at the University of Alabama for Coach "Bear" Bryant. He went down to school and played in the spring ball and could not continue due to that shoulder injury that never was treated properly. To this day he has shoulder problems. That's what happens when it's not treated properly. I'm sure that Hamilton is well aware of something like that happening to Jesse, so why take the risk.

Excellent Point Steve!!!

Thats what the cats should do, let Jesse rest and heal properly so hes ready for next year. The cats will need him. With him and Printers, this team will be a grey cup threat!!!

I don't even think I know where to begin?

Buddy your SOFT!

Guys im sorry to say that although jesse has "talent and potential" he is made of glass. im not saying his injuries are not legit. he is either soft or the most unluckiest person alive. you can forget about playing in the nfl....he is constantly plagued with injuries, illness etc. what good does all this "talent" do us on the sideline 40 percent of the year. oh well im sure everyone is going to come running to his defence and tell me how tough he is....but there is really no way around the facts. the facts are pretty damning. hes either hurt playing hurt or plays away from being hurt.