Injury Curse?

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Trail.Blazr, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Trail.Blazr

    Trail.Blazr All Pro

    Jan 24, 2008
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    Given our history of injury plagues season after season, it would be so nice to have a season where we don't rank at the top of the league with disasterous injuries.

    It may be a homer observation, but doesn't it seem like Houston has suffered injuries more over it's entire existence than most?

    I believe in what goes around, comes around to a sense, so it would seem logical to subscribe to a theory that Houston is due a better year and the Colts, Jags and Titans suffer more.

    Any takers?
  2. MightyTExan

    MightyTExan It's go time!

    May 3, 2005
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    We need a new strength and conditioning coach.
    That was the offseason news I was looking for.
    Parcells fired the Dolphins S&C coach after so many injuries last season.

    Ok, I feel better after getting that off my chest...............
  3. The Pencil Neck

    The Pencil Neck Hall of Fame

    Apr 11, 2006
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    Moraira, Spain
    Strength & Conditioning can only do so much. If you get twisted up like a pretzel when a running back runs over you because you've got poor form (Jason Simmons) or get blind-sided by your own guy and hyperextend your leg to a horrible degree (Dunta) or pounded to the ground and fall on your elbow just right to dislocate your arm (Schaub), then it's not really a strength and conditioning issue.

    If you're running out of gas at the end of games or don't have the strength to hold the point of attack, then change your S&C guy. If you're having certain types of sprains and strains, then change your S&C guy. But I don't think most of our injuries were issues with strength and conditioning.
  4. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Modified Simian

    Oct 11, 2004
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    Onward, Upward, and back into the Trees
    We can only hope!

    One problem that we have historically had is that we lack any depth. So our injuries hurt us a lot more than teams who have been smart about the draft and FA. Casserly and Capers screwed us for the first four years and wasted a lot of chances to build our bench. Kubiak & Smith have basically built from the ground up with a few exceptions.

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