Dick Harmon: Dennis Pitta's NFL world changed in a freakish split second

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  • hobbes1012003 Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 3, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    Lets just hope Baltimore doesnt bounce him in his contract year. This was a bad year to get injured, just before you were about to sign a new deal based on this seasons performance. Very bad timing.

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    Aug. 3, 2013 7:19 a.m.

    Thanks Dick great piece. Dennis is the steroetypical BYU kid, overachiever and the type of person every dad wishes his daughter might bring home. After taking a monster hit while making a "crossing the middle" catch, in the 2012 playoffs and being the typical Cougar receiver, he held onto it preserving a vital first down, leading to his go ahead TD on the next play; you could find him shopping for team shirts and hats Monday afternoon to outfit the whole family, just like Joe Fan. Limping amd sore, he had family duties that day. Yes run on sentences my specialty. He would have been a shoe-in all-Pro this season and as many of the writers have written, no other Ravens player loss could hurt as much as losing Pitta, other than the QB. I can never forget his taking over the last BYU game played in Ft Collins. I have never until the 2012 Poinsetta seen a single college football player take over a game the way Dennis did, forcing a Cougar win when Max and company were doing their best to throw it to the Rams. Best wishes for healing better than the origional #88

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Aug. 3, 2013 6:50 a.m.

    It's always sad to witness something tragic like this happen, especially to one so likable and on the verge of achieving better and greater things. However, if adversity makes one stronger and better, then Pitta will be fine if he can bounce back from this horrible accident. Here's hoping he recovers well and soon!

  • peter Alpine, UT
    Aug. 3, 2013 6:44 a.m.

    I work on these types of injuries, and not to discredit this orthopedist's abilities as a surgeon, I have evidence that articular(joint) cartilage can be restored when properly rehabed. So Dick Harmon, if you're able, pass this information on.