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Are TC teams more prone to injury?

Posted: 8/8/2014 12:27 AM

Are TC teams more prone to injury? 


I don't have a preconcieved answer to this. But, it seem that the JAX had a lot of injuries.
And when we look at the Giants, they seem to have a lot of injured players.
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Posted: 8/8/2014 12:19 PM

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The Giants were always injured under Fassel as well though. I'd have to go back to when they were under Parcells. When he coached this team, the injury bug wasn't as prevalent.
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Posted: 8/8/2014 12:43 PM

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Imho injury bug = rampant steroid and hgh etc use
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Posted: 8/8/2014 4:40 PM

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chiller99 wrote: Imho injury bug = rampant steroid and hgh etc use
I know guys in the 80's juiced a lot.  You couldn't walk into a local gym and not hear the words Deca or Test. Back then there were a lot less supplements that were effective so people juiced. Not sure if that's changed in today's world of athletic performance-enhancing supplements or if people still take roids like they did back then.  I guess my point is there were probably a hell of a lot of players who juiced in those days and were never tested. And people seemed to get injured less often. But who knows.. maybe they did and we just didnt notice it as much.
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Posted: 8/8/2014 5:01 PM

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True points mrc but todays steroids are a hole nother ball game..hgh +creatine +blood spinning +steroids make major muscle groups just to large for the ligaments and joints to support, I probably should have put that in my original post.Its a problem even in high schools today

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Posted: 8/8/2014 5:04 PM

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Parcells had no qualms about playing starters in the second half of the fourth exhibition game, usually that being those dreaded Patriots as the opponents. Even doing that they seemed as sound as everybody else, as I recall. The facts may be different though. Jeepers creepers, after one series in come the second team.
Wonder how that would fly {late game senseless injury}  in today's constant 24 hour sports news cycles.

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Posted: 8/8/2014 8:57 PM

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Right now it seems the Giants  aren't  more or less banged up than most of the other squads. Wilson was no one's fault, we knew that MM was damaged goods when we signed him, and only Fells came out of the HOF game with any significant damage. Beckham is improving, Beatty should be in preseason game three. Beason is likely to be ready for week one at his current rate of recuperation. OK, HIllis is a legitimate camp injury, but Dallas is an infirmary next to us.
I've always been a critic, perhaps too harsh of one, about how this team always seems to be have more injuries or are less conditioned than most in the NFL, but so far in 2014, there's not a lot to support that. We can only hope that the present level of health remains when the games count.

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Posted: 8/8/2014 9:21 PM

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'Back in the day' players played hurt a lot more. You got a concussion, take some smelling salts and back in you go. Didn't LT play with a broken bone in his leg?

 I also think that players today are so well tuned and physically fit that there is no extra fat on their bodies. I think that they are TOO well buffed and that has a lot to do with all those hammies. Another plus is that almost all teams play on synthetic surfaces opposed to years ago when most played on grass.

It just seems as if the injury bug has bitten the Giants a bit more than some other teams, but at most of our higher paid positions, we have been blessed.
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Posted: 8/8/2014 11:31 PM

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All teams have roughly the same amount of injuries. You just seem to follow your team more closely than others so feel that they are more injured.
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Posted: 8/9/2014 6:34 AM

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aussie wrote: All teams have roughly the same amount of injuries. You just seem to follow your team more closely than others so feel that they are more injured.
This.
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Posted: 8/9/2014 2:55 PM

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I think if you compare us to other teams, we're about the same.

Comparing to the 80s isn't fair because a guy who was "nicked up" in the 80s might play. Today that same guy has an MRI (technology not available then), sees there's risk of further injury and sits out. Ultimately this is probably better for the players.
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