This is Impossible Right?

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    This is Impossible Right?

    I think the biggest (rule change) is being able to bring back an injured player,” Kraft said. “Even the year with Brady and the Kansas City game, he possibly could have come back at the end of that year. He actually wanted to, I remember the discussion. I think all that does is just allow us to keep the game more exciting for those teams that make it to the playoffs, it’s a great opportunity to be able to do that. I think it’s a very positive thing.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/rap_sheet/index.php/2012/03/26/patriots-owner-robert-kraft-endorses-the-ir-exemption-says-tom-brady-wanted-to-return-in-2008/

    I mean who knows how much of this is true and what would have happened if it was within the rules at the time, but this just seems crazy.  Thoughts?
     
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    Brady had some complications arise from the knee surgery that resulted in a staph infection so I really don't think he could have returned near the end of the season.  He tore his ACL and his MCL.  That takes time to recover.
     
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    If they are truly healed & ready....I see zero reason why they shouldn't be able to play.
     
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    I never really understood the reasoning behind the IR thing.  It just seems stupid to have a player sit out an entire season if he could possibly be back healthy before the end of the regular season.
     
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    I agree it's a stupid rule but they made the rule so you couldn't stockpile players on IR that are actually not hurt (like what happens in MLB).
     
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    Im glad they are looking at fixing IR.
     
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    [QUOTE]I never really understood the reasoning behind the IR thing.  It just seems stupid to have a player sit out an entire season if he could possibly be back healthy before the end of the regular season.
    Posted by Salcon[/QUOTE]

    Because it provides salary cap relief. unless you are 100% sure the player is coming back you might as well ir him, and take that salarycap money and pickup a replacement player.
    The colts should have done that last year, oh wait the colts are run by idiots and tanked on pupouse. 
     
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    To be able to selectively return a player to active status from the IR would be a significant plus for any team.  I doubt this would have had any effect on Brady; his knee was a fargin' disaster between the ACL, MCL and subsequent infections.

     
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    All good reasons. Plus,if you were able to take injured players off the IR there is nodoubt in my mind that teams would pressure/force guys that were still hurt into playing.

    It's a can of worms we don't need to open.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: This is Impossible Right? : Because it provides salary cap relief. unless you are 100% sure the player is coming back you might as well ir him, and take that salarycap money and pickup a replacement player. The colts should have done that last year, oh wait the colts are run by idiots and tanked on pupouse. 
    Posted by ChasaB[/QUOTE]

    It doesn't provide any salary cap relief.  Only time it does if there was a provision in the players contract that states he only get half of his salary if he is placed on injured reserve.  This usually only happens with late-round draft picks or an undrafted rookies.
     
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    it does not matter. the pats will not be in better position relative to other teams as a result of this change.
     
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    I think if a player can come back he should. I always thought the IR thing was rediculous.

     
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    It doesn't provide any salary cap relief.  Only time it does if there was a provision in the players contract that states he only get half of his salary if he is placed on injured reserve.  This usually only happens with late-round draft picks or an undrafted rookies

    ^ the truth. If they agree to change this rule they need limitations like you cant come back after week 10 or if you come back you can't go on IR 2 times and come back. It would be too much like the DL in baseball.

    Why don't they just expand the practice squad and allow you to replace a regular player with a PS player and when the player comes back the other guy goes back on the PS.
     
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    [QUOTE]I agree it's a stupid rule but they made the rule so you couldn't stockpile players on IR that are actually not hurt (like what happens in MLB).
    Posted by DaBlade[/QUOTE]

    So the way to fix that is to say that if a player is added to the roster you have to designate what IR player CANNOT come back. And if you do not add someone to the roster there is no prohibition to bringing any players back.

    Simple.  OK, now make it so.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: This is Impossible Right? : So the way to fix that is to say that if a player is added to the roster you have to designate what IR player CANNOT come back. And if you do not add someone to the roster there is no prohibition to bringing any players back. Simple.  OK, now make it so.
    Posted by portfolio1[/QUOTE]

    or somehow incorporate the PUP rule into the season
    ie, player has 6 -8 weeks to either return or be IRd for balance of season, but could become eligble again for playoffs, if say injured after week 10( 11 whenever all byes are done).
     
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    At least the rules have a chance to be fair now the Polians arn't making them for themselves lol.
     
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