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Old 11-18-2010   #1
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Roger Goodell’s heart is in the right place.

Unfortunately, too many body parts of NFL players aren’t.

Goodell has preached player safety during his push for an 18-game regular-season schedule beginning in 2012. The NFL commissioner hopes a reduction in offseason workouts and preseason games can help prevent and/or offset some of the injuries inherent in expansion.

But as it stands now, a 16-game docket seems rough enough. Dating back to the offseason, NFL teams have already placed 34 more players on injured reserve through 10 weeks (311) than at this point last year (277). The final numbers will assuredly be the highest since the NFL began playing with 32 teams in 2002.The current list includes four Pro Bowl selections from last season: Indianapolis tight end Dallas Clark, Houston middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans, Philadelphia fullback Leonard Weaver and Denver outside linebacker/defensive end Elvis Dumervil. Other big names include Jacksonville DE Aaron Kampman (knee), Miami QB Chad Pennington (shoulder), Pittsburgh LT Max Starks (neck) and Green Bay RB Ryan Grant (leg). Even kickers aren’t immune with Cincinnati’s Mike Nugent and New England’s Stephen Gostkowski the latest casualties.

Some clubs are winning the battle of atrophy. Others are being decimated. Here is a breakdown of the medical status for all 32 NFL franchises
You will note that the degree of injuries don't necessarily possitively correlate with the lack of performance of teams. Some of the most injury-riddled teams demonstrate the highest level of play.

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You will note that the degree of injuries don't necessarily possitively correlate with the lack of performance of teams. Some of the most injury-riddled teams demonstrate the highest level of play.
Are you suggesting the Texans should start getting injured more?
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wonder how many agents MAY advise their clients in this regard to protect own interests
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Are you suggesting the Texans should start getting injured more?
Doesn't seem like it would hurt.

But putting the coaches on injured reserve would probably be more beneficial.
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Doesn't seem like it would hurt.
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Speaking of injuries, if you think the Texans have injury problems, consider the 'Phins. In last nights NFL.Network game between them and the Bears they were playing their 3-rd string QB who was taking snaps from their 3rd-string center due to injuries.
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Honestly, things like this make me worry about the sport's long-term future. Football is an integral part of American culture, but it seems like it keeps getting more and more dangerous; how long can we keep it going in its present form?
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