Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Idgit, Aug 8, 2013.
Now they tell us.
Blame the veteran players, who whined and cried during the labor fight, that they needed days off because they were old.
Is there any concrete empirical proof that injuries are higher? I think every year at this time everyone talks about "the most inuries EVER !!" talk. In truth, you currently have 32 teams with 80 man rosters with each man allocted workload in practice and games. This should be when teams have their most injuries, just through the sheer volume of players who are getting exposure. We're also at a time when injuries get more attention because "real" football isn't being playedm and injuries are more notable headline stories than actual game outcomes. Once the season rolls around the injuries and storylines will become so numerous they'll drown each other out through the noise
Great question. Define the problem and check the data first.
I can sort of get on board with it but at the same time I can't.
I suppose if the guys did nothing but sit around it's possible but I don't believe they do. Maybe linemen but I don't think there's an abnormal amount of linemen going down even though there's way more linemen on the field than any other position.
I think it is the opposite. Every since football has essentially became a 24/7 sport; I think most of the rash of injuries can be attributed to over use injuries as in not getting enough rest, especially for the fast twitch athletes.
I remember someone gave a stat about how RB drastically falloff after a certain amount of career carries. I think the same can be said with catches for a WRs, tackles for Defensive players, etc..
When the old timers played they actually used Training camp to get into shape, now most Football players are in shape year round and most work extremely hard between offseason workouts, mini camps, OTAs, and finally training camp. I think in an effort to keep track of players, the powers are forgetting that rest is equally important along with diet and exercise. $0.02.
I think the injuries have more to do with overtraining and PEDs.
If the extra rest these players are getting during the offseason is the culprit, how come guys weren't dropping like flies in the 60's/70's? Granted, head injuries were dismissed, but they weren't receiving these types of injuries so frequently. And those guys were working a full-time job in the off-season, not working out to the level of these guys do today.
I don't think there's a significant increase in injuries at all. Just media hype blown out of proportion.