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Old 12-05-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I found this article interesting. I'm not putting it out here as an excuse for the Rodger-less Packers (team has more issues than him being out)!

Fans talk about how injuries affect their team (I'm guilty), but talent of the remaining players matters, too. Some teams are built more to the "next man up" routine and their back up players do well, other teams not so much.

2013: Year of the Injury? | The MMQB with Peter King
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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Part of the Eagles "success" has been their lack of injuries. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has missed the whole year. Safety Earl Wolff has been hurt, just when he was playing well - and that's it.
Of course, Michael Vick was hurt for awhile but his replacement has played better than Vick did.

Let's hope that this continues.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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I found this article interesting. I'm not putting it out here as an excuse for the Rodger-less Packers (team has more issues than him being out)!

Fans talk about how injuries affect their team (I'm guilty), but talent of the remaining players matters, too. Some teams are built more to the "next man up" routine and their back up players do well, other teams not so much.

2013: Year of the Injury? | The MMQB with Peter King
Injuries are up slightly and to me it has to do mainly w the greed of the NFL adding Thursday games to the schedule. Problem is there's so much money to be made playing on Thursdays you ain't turning back. Also, the labor agreement signed a yr or two ago limiting practices didn't help.

Get used to this because it ain't changing.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:23 AM
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Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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The league needs to take a look at how they schedule their bye weeks if they want to continue the Thursday games. On the other hand, every team only has to do it once, so the league probably considers the gain well worth the risk.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I think the Thursday games is an issue, plus the shorter practice times, with shells, with pads, etc.! Many things to point to and knee injuries are a concern, but over protecting the upper body area, guys go lower and then there are knees. Maybe the league has shot itself in the foot somewhat going overboard on the protection.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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You've also got to wonder why certain teams have perennially high injury rates -- for example, Panther, Pats, and Giants have had double-digit injuries the past three seasons. Is it the training regimen? the turf?
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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It is always a major discussion here, as Packers are always high on the list, year after year, hamstring injuries. Fan base wants them to totally overhaul their trainers, the process, whole thing (along with firing Capers, plus position coaches)!
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