Originally Posted by Rack Bauer
Hamstring injuries, more often than not, are a result of not hydrating well enough.
That may or may not be on him, but the players themselves - being that this is their profession - should take it upon themselves to make sure they're hydrated AND stretched daily, not just before practice.
I can't really blame the conditioning coach for players not drinking enough water.
As an active athlete for most of my life, I'm quite familiar with why hamstring injuries can occur. That said, the training staff is responsible for insuring players stay hydrated and stretch appropriately. One or two hamstring issues is quite common on teams, but the rash of issues we had earlier in the season and in training camp definitely makes you wonder how thorough they do their job and the routines and training techniques they employ with the players.
That is not to say Woicik or any one person is to blame, but just like the coaching staff, there are certain expectations of the training staff as well. Sometimes, good coaches get replaced due to poor performance when it is not their fault, but the NFL is a results driven league.