Buddle Hurt

Discussion in 'Colorado Rapids' started by crazyjon85, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. crazyjon85

    crazyjon85 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States


  2. Bridgeman

    Bridgeman Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Location:
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    And awaaaay we go!
  3. jayd8888

    jayd8888 Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Location:
    Denver CO
    I hope to gad they remembered to spray for the injury bug.
  4. Soaker888

    Soaker888 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I'd like to see Buddle do well for the for the Rapids, but like me, I'm guessing a lot of fans are already looking past him for an impact forward, even though he hasn't suited up in burgundy yet.


  5. dismemberment

    dismemberment Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Location:
    colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    Main reason we picked up brown. i expect harris to have a break out year with us tho. even tho the guy is also coming back from a knee injury. his not frail like buddle.
  6. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Location:
    Boulder
    Looks like Brown, Akpan and Luton (if it's true) are going to get time at up top (in the center of a three man front line). Brown might need to mature and produce quickly, especially if the Rapids don't sign a DP.
  7. RapidStorm

    RapidStorm Member+

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I'm surprised we heard nothing further on the extent of his injury this week.
  8. Soaker888

    Soaker888 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Hmmmm. In this case no news may *not* be good news.
  9. BYLRPhil

    BYLRPhil Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Location:
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    Can we cut Buddle without eating his contract? :mad:
  10. Soaker888

    Soaker888 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
  11. RapidStorm

    RapidStorm Member+

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    That's good news. Hopefully they give him more than 2 weeks to recover, I wouldn't want them to rush him back for meaningless preseason games.
  12. COphysicsDave

    COphysicsDave Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    Centennial State
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    No kidding. Given his history and with this injury right off the bat, I will be surprised if we get more than 15 appearances out of him this year.
  13. dismemberment

    dismemberment Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Location:
    colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    just hope he can verbally teach or show while healthy how brown should play with his back to goal.
  14. BYLRPhil

    BYLRPhil Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Location:
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    Hence why I'd rather just see him get cut. OR, if only we had set up the deal with a USL Pro team, we could have pawned him off on them.
  15. BYLRPhil

    BYLRPhil Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Location:
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    Double post, deleted.
  16. 22SteveD

    22SteveD Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    Could be, but still our most experienced forward.
  17. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2000
    Location:
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    After Buddle's 93 career goals, career goals Mullan: 29, Harris: 17, Moor: 16

    Goals as a Rapid, Castrillon: 8, Moor, Pablo: 7
    22SteveD repped this.
  18. crazyjon85

    crazyjon85 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    balboa brought up an interesting point about buddle injury and the camp... they cram a large amount of fitness work into 2 weeks and it can lead to swelling... which could be enough to send him home from camp cupcake
  19. 22SteveD

    22SteveD Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    True, but all I heard was they were told to come into camp in " game shape" and raves from JK on how early the balls were brought out because everyone was in such good shape
  20. spot

    spot Member+

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1999
    Location:
    Centennial
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    "Everyone" is a less objective term in general usage than what we might hope for.

    I hope Buddle can stay healthy. There was a time when I would have been ecstatic to have him on the Rapids, but that was 5-6 years ago.
  21. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Location:
    Springfield, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    I still think it was a smart pick up. He's only a few seasons removed from a Golden Boot. If (and I know that is a big if) he can stay healthy, we should be able to get some production out of him.
  22. 22SteveD

    22SteveD Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    Have to agree but like Jason pointed out he is only proven scorer we have. Hope some new guys have break out years and we can trade Buddle (or Buddle lights it up and makes us all eat these words), but right now it looks pretty ugly on who can score for us.
  23. tonhtubra

    tonhtubra Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Location:
    Fort Collins, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    And he is cheaper than Casey who we also would have been wondering when and not if he gets hurt. For both you are paying them based on the hope they can still perform the way they did when fully healthy, but at least with Buddle we are saving some money. Still stinks to see Casey go, but the whole thing makes sense given the circumstances.
  24. RapidStorm

    RapidStorm Member+

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Except, we didn't trade Casey for Buddle. We traded cash to LA for Buddle. We didn't have to pick up an injured forward on the discount with that cash; we could have saved it for International Forward X or someone else in the league who's just as productive without the injury problems (Kenny Cooper comes to mind, or any of the glut of forwards SJ has).
  25. Soaker888

    Soaker888 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Bravo quote re: the aquisition of Buddle back in Dec. "“Edson is an explosive, dynamic forward who is among the top scorers in MLS history,” said Rapids Technical Director Paul Bravo. “He’s a strong presence up top, with both size and skill, and he has great experience in MLS, Germany, and the U.S. National Team. We’re happy to welcome him to the Rapids.”

    Me thinks Bravo was smitten with Buddle during his time in LA (understandable given his past performance) therefore clouding his objectivity which may have lead to ignoring his age and *ongoing* knee issues that were evident before the aquisition took place, . Granted, the need for an experienced/proven forward in place of Casey is defendable, but as stated by RapidStorm choosing Buddle with injury was not the best move, at best a gamble. I surely hope for his sake and ours he can recover, participate, and produce, but I ain't holding my breath.

Share This Page