Originally Posted by Phokus
Since when are injuries the fault of the strength and conditioning coach? Isn't that the guy who also was the strength coach of the cowboy dynasties?
It isn't always their fault. It depends on the situation/types of injuries etc. But, one of the most important parts of the S&C coach's job is to help prevent injuries.
If you have a player that is always out with hamstring injury, the S&C coach will tailor that person's program to limit such injuries. Muscle pulls are prevented by stretching, yoga, and other methods. Chronic back problems will require concentrating on that area, and the abs, for example.
No, I'm not a doctor, but I was delivered by one, and use to watch alot of Marcus Welby.
It hard to know the nature of most of the Pats injuries, because they're all simply described as "leg tightened up".
However, three years of leading the NFL in injuries means they should AT LEAST look at it.
As for Willie55's comment on the team doctor! Great point! There seems to be an issue there as well.
As for whether the current S&C coach was the S&C coach of Dallas when they were winning Super Bowls, so what?! The Patriots won the last two Super Bowls, and while guys like Hank Poteat did an admirable job filling in for guys like Ty Law, I'd rather do without the injuries thank you.