Injuries Piling Up All Over NFL

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    it is sad to see so many injuries happening in training camp, players done for the year without even getting to play in one game.

     

     
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    Russ,

    Why do you always assume the worst for other teams and the best for the pats?

     
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    I don't think it's any different than any other season, this stuff runs rampant every year. I remember Kijana Carter taking a hand off and blowing out his knee, what was it...a day into camp? i can't remember. The curse of training camp will strike every team sooner, or later.

     
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    They do every year. Nothing new.

     
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    They start hitting the gas pedal way too early. The first week should be light running and stretching and conditioning. Too little time between opening of camp and pre-season so it forces teams to practice like it was mid season.

     
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    Yes, there seems to be a lot of them so far and to some pretty key players already.  I hold my breath everytime I check for injuries.

     

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    One thing I just don't understand...you never see professional ballet dancers or other professional dancers go down with groin pulls or hamstring pulls.....why aren't pro athletes able to get into good enough shape and stretch properly so they avoid these injuries...this has always mystfied me.

    Injuries happen every camp and preseason...I can remember one year when the Pats lost 3 or 4 guys for the year in their last preseason game....it was a while back, but I remember the Globe calling it "black sunday" or something like that....it happens.....

     
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    One thing I just don't understand...you never see professional ballet dancers or other professional dancers go down with groin pulls or hamstring pulls.....why aren't pro athletes able to get into good enough shape and stretch properly so they avoid these injuries...this has always mystfied me.

    Injuries happen every camp and preseason...I can remember one year when the Pats lost 3 or 4 guys for the year in their last preseason game....it was a while back, but I remember the Globe calling it "black sunday" or something like that....it happens.....

     



    Garin Veris, Don Blackmon and others circa August 1986?

     



    Actually it was Andre Tippett, Garin Veris, and Ronnie Lippett 1989 final preseason game vs the Giants...lost starters at DL,LB,CB for the season before the 1st game ...that sucked soooo bad

     
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    One thing I just don't understand...you never see professional ballet dancers or other professional dancers go down with groin pulls or hamstring pulls.....why aren't pro athletes able to get into good enough shape and stretch properly so they avoid these injuries...this has always mystfied me.

    Injuries happen every camp and preseason...I can remember one year when the Pats lost 3 or 4 guys for the year in their last preseason game....it was a while back, but I remember the Globe calling it "black sunday" or something like that....it happens.....

     

     



    Garin Veris, Don Blackmon and others circa August 1986?

     

     

     



    Actually it was Andre Tippett, Garin Veris, and Ronnie Lippett 1989 final preseason game vs the Giants...lost starters at DL,LB,CB for the season before the 1st game ...that sucked soooo bad

     


    MY bad ..it was against the Packers

     
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    "cone of silence" was a Get Smart reference....



    Oh man that's funny.

     
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    One thing I just don't understand...you never see professional ballet dancers or other professional dancers go down with groin pulls or hamstring pulls.....why aren't pro athletes able to get into good enough shape and stretch properly so they avoid these injuries...this has always mystfied me.

    Injuries happen every camp and preseason...I can remember one year when the Pats lost 3 or 4 guys for the year in their last preseason game....it was a while back, but I remember the Globe calling it "black sunday" or something like that....it happens.....

    Ballet dancers are in phenominal physical condition, no doubt, but consider the fact that the moves that they make are strictly choreographed. In ballet you are acting. In football you are reacting. It's the unexpected or unplanned for moves that are more likely to cause an injury.

     
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    Russ,

    Why do you always assume the worst for other teams and the best for the pats?



    Because that is what fans do, assume the best for their team and the worst for all others!

     
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    One thing I just don't understand...you never see professional ballet dancers or other professional dancers go down with groin pulls or hamstring pulls.....why aren't pro athletes able to get into good enough shape and stretch properly so they avoid these injuries...this has always mystfied me.

    Injuries happen every camp and preseason...I can remember one year when the Pats lost 3 or 4 guys for the year in their last preseason game....it was a while back, but I remember the Globe calling it "black sunday" or something like that....it happens.....

     

     

    Ballet dancers are in phenominal physical condition, no doubt, but consider the fact that the moves that they make are strictly choreographed. In ballet you are acting. In football you are reacting. It's the unexpected or unplanned for moves that are more likely to cause an injury.




    I don't know if I agree completely..I played football in HS, was a down lineman and lifted all the time, especially squats...I was never a dancer but also did karate for several years for quickness and to stay limber, and karate is a sport where you react and act in equal measure...never had a strained or pulled muscle...I also swim, as does Wilfolk, and he never has a strained or pulled muscle and I bet he squats more than anyone on the team, he probably has the most muscle mass in his legs ...being mucled, conditioned and limber can be done...just ask Vince.

     
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    One thing I just don't understand...you never see professional ballet dancers or other professional dancers go down with groin pulls or hamstring pulls.....why aren't pro athletes able to get into good enough shape and stretch properly so they avoid these injuries...this has always mystfied me.

    Actually, professional dancers suffer from a myriad of injuries...
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001012074634.htm

     
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         And the beat goes on. Wow!: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/07/saints-lose-joe-morgan-kenyon-coleman-for-season/

     
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    This may sound foolish to some but maybe players would benefit from a two week start to training camp where not only was no contact allowed but no sprints. Just learning and stretching and general conditioning. I know players do their own thing before camp but maybe that is actually not good for them as a whole (just for the smart ones).

    Maybe more foolish sounding would be to have those first two weeks I mention include a significant amount of yoga... which could be used throught the year as well. It is clear that yoga has some important benefits that would reduce some of the types of injuries that are common, especially during preseason.

     

     
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