Rankings of teams due to injuries last season...

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  1. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Thanks for posting.

    There's never enough detail in these lists for me. You can't see from the list that Dallas played it's 4th or 5th choice at Center due to injuries.

  3. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    no team came close to the impact players they lost for the season. that Dallas did.


    you kidding me?
  4. Thatkidbob

    Thatkidbob Active Member

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    It's interesting that of the 10 least injured teams, 6 went to the playoffs. Just goes to show the impact of parity and just how much injuries can derail a season.
  5. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Lol, they listed Barry Church as our KEY injury? I would say that losing Lee, Carter, or Ratliff had more of an impact.
  6. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    I think they listed Church since he was injured for the longest period of time. I'm like you though, Lee was the killer for us on Defense........
  7. JsnSA

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    Well, I guess this just goes along with why the Boys wanted to part ways with Ryan and his overly complicated defensive schemes. Dealing with that many injuries on defense is bad enough but then you throw in all of the replacements that can't pick up the scheme and its a total mess.
  8. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    can't weigh all injuries equally--injuries had more of an effect on us than any team--not an excuse, just a fact
  9. SkinsFan28

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    Well, I think the Skins were impacted pretty heavily as well. Ultimately health plays heavily in a very even division. It will be interesting next year hopefully both teams will stay much healthier.

  10. HowAboutThemCowboys

    HowAboutThemCowboys Well-Known Member

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    Not even close
  11. SkinsFan28

    SkinsFan28 Well-Known Member

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    seriously? look at the chart included, we lost more games played, lost several key defensive players, don't look at it through homer vision. I know you guys lost a lot, especially when Lee went out, but we weren't sitting there healthy either.
    We played half a year without our top WR, (we had a losing record without him in the lineup), half a year without our top TE. Silly to say, not even close.
  12. Star4Ever

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    We only had 8 players that started all 16 games. 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's not just how many players you have injured, but how key those players happen to be. Our entire defense was pretty much gutted. Injuries don't include Josh Brent either. We lost him as well.
  13. SkinsFan28

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    according to that chart 15 teams had 8 or fewer 16 game starters. some had as few as 5 (indianapolis) and 4 of those 15 teams went to the playoffs.

  14. jterrell

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    It isn't even close. Orakpo was a MAJOR loss. Fred Davis was a loss. But guys like Helu and Merriweather are likely to never play heavy snaps again.

    You had tremendous health along the OL and overall after that first couple weeks.

    The biggest injury you guys suffered after week 2 was RG3 and that was very late in the season.

    Dallas lost Spencer, Ratliff, Brent, Lee, Carter, Church off the defense. We had Ware playing with his arm trapped to his side. You guys didn't even bother blocking him. They just ran right past him. He couldn't lift his arm to grab anyone.

    Dallas was mangled along both lines.
    While we had ONLY 3rd most missed games it doesnt show that Dez played with a broken finger, Miles had a hamstring strain and couldn't run. Murray and Felix Jones were BOTH injured. And the aforementioned sad Ware state of health.
  15. jterrell

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    of teams with 50 or more starts missed and less than 8 starts from a collective 16 only 2 teams made the playoffs. Green Bay and Indy.

    of teams with at least 1 playoff win only 1 team had 50 or more starts missed: Green Bay.

    the final 4 were ranked 1st, 9th, 10th, 13th in fewest games missed.
  16. SkinsFan28

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    I wasn't arguing that being healthier plays heavily in a team's favor. Of course it does. The only disagreement I have is when it's made to sound like Dallas was in a class by themselves as far as injuries go. They weren't. Certainly your injuries were substantial, hence why I said in my first post on the subject, that I hope we both have healthier teams next year.
  17. perrykemp

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    Everything is relative. Example:

    Packers lost both starting offensive tackles (Bulaga and Sherrod) for the season and it resulted in Aaron Rodgers being sacked more than any other QB in the NFL last season.

    What was the impact of those injuries? Packer passing TDs dropped from 51 to 40.

    Packers team scoring ranked 2nd in HISTORY of THE NFL in 2011 to not being ranked in the top 250 team for scoring in NFL history. Pretty big drop obviously.

    Did the Packers losing their starting offensive tackles hurt any less than the Cowboys losing their two starting ILBs? I'm not sure so when you look at the statistical impact.
  18. dallasfan4lizife

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    you can thank our terrible strength and conditioning staff

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    Please! Don't be rediculous! Woicik is the best S&C coach in the NFL by far.
  20. jterrell

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    Sherrod has played 5 NFL games. EVER. He finished 2011 injured. Putting him on this list is like using Barry Church for the Boys. Basically a large unknown.

    Hardly comparable to losing a player actually performing at a pro bowl level.

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