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  1. Snarf

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    The one thing that I find so amazing this year is HOW FEW injuries we have had.

    In previous years it has been completely ridiculous, losing large chunks of the team to injuries.

    My theory is that the blowouts have meant that opponents have given up very early in games, significantly reducing the physicalness of games.

    Your thoughts on how the Pats have seen such few injuries as opposed to the last few years?
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    And the jinx is on.....
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    I'd have to say the Pats have actually inflicted alot of injuries. Didn't they knock out Jamal Lewis and a bunch of Colts, Losman9a freak injury), a couple dolphins(renaldo hill, ronnie brown)
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    << And the jinx is on..... >>

    You're the same sort of idiot who told me not to say that Moss was going to be good at the start of the season because it might "jinx" him.

    What uneducated claptrap.

    Did Santa or the Tooth Fairy teach you about "Jinxes"?
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    we lost Rodney in the first 5 minutes last year, we lost TY in the first quarter in 04, we lost ROdney and Matt Light in the steelers game early in 04

    Injuries happen in the 1st quarter and in the 4th I do agree that we are less likely to have an injury late in games but there is still plenty of time for them to get dinged up. Id say its just the odds playing in our favor for once...now no more talking about this the football gods may hear us
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    You are correct sir. Teams are getting so far behind that they have to pass most every play which means less smashmouth from the LBs
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    No,we've just been lucky and fortunate up to this point.
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    Overly sensitive Moron,

    It was meant as a joke. Don't brew up a fondu in your little panties by taking your Captain Obvious thread so serious. Second, I don't recall ever saying anything about Moss but if I did, I'm sorry you're so bitter about it...or not.
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    The Patriots don't really hit like they used to. They do alot more tackling than hitting. When we were piling up the injuries we did way more hitting before we tackled.

    The Colts tried to be tough guys this year ... look where it got them ... same place it got us when we did it. Even Rodney is more selective in his pasting of the other player ... bring technique to a new level for sure.
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    Maybe its the decent turf. That old field was dangerous.
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    Whats Maroney's excuse then? ;) - (sorry had to add this in here since the page was full of Maroney is glass/sucks threads last week).
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    I think injuries lead to more injuries. When you play backups and play people out of position, mistakes are made, people try to do more, and players get hurt.
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    I think the 2007 Colts may become a classic example of this.
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    There is something about blowouts that leads you to think injuries might be less likely, but I can't really say what that could logically be--the game remains fast & violent regardless. More likely there's a natural cycle to these things, which hopefully will continue relatively well in the Pats favor.
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    There is a difference in delivering hits as opposed to taking them.

    Certainly the skill players on Offense are hit and tackled, but the Defense is absorbing blocks much more often, leading to defensive injuries. When your Offense is one the field for an inordinate amount of time ,the Defense will likely suffer.

    Conversely the Offensive injuries should be concentrated in the Offensive positions taking the hits. That would lead to a logical concentration on injuries to the Offensive players taking the hits.

    Surprise. Surprise!! Sammy Morris a RB is on IR, and Maroney, a RB, has been dinged up at least twice, as has Faulk, another RB.
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    there definitely seems to be a direct correlation between average margin of victory and injuries.

    lots of factors with different teams and systems and playing conditions (our new field definitely has a healthy impact), but just look at the Pats over the past five years, leading the injury tally every year except this one....main difference is that scoring has been so much easier this year.

    with this passing game the Pats don't have to deal with 8-man boxes, or even 7-man boxes....that takes stress out of the trenches and off the running game where injuries are more likely (though Morris is proof that you're never invincible).

    and with all the talk about our O-line, the fact remains that teams have been too afraid to blitz the pats. They now have THREE BLITZ BUSTING RECEIVERS....all capable of taking a quick slant to the house.

    I heard Mike Francesca suggest that teams should just blitz away because you're already getting killed anyway....that's like saying you'd rather blow your head off with a shotgun than a pistol. The pundits are retarded....they want to take away Moss yet that plays right into the Pats hands...just ask Gregg Williams....point is, they've got defenses back against the ropes delivering blow after blow...opponents are too smart to unleash the hounds, but that makes the O-line's job far less physical.

    and with the offense opening up huge leads, the defense isn't sitting back on its heels, it's attacking.

    so it's complimentary, but it all starts with the unstoppable offense....sorry to all of you who still think defense is more important to any team.

    there's also an intimidation factor at work before they even step on the field....other players and coaches (Jauron admitted it) are unsure of their ability to compete with the Pats....they're chucking their gameplans in the first half and trying to play catch up....so our defense is learning it can start teeing off, even BEFORE it has a huge lead.

    It's like trying to stop a train at full speed....who's getting hurt, you or the train?

    I've always felt there was a correlation here, and after 10 games, we're finally seeing some evidence that it could be very significant.
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    Please don't flame me, but you can count me among those who think your observations are excellent and most likely true, but who also still believes in "jinxes."
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    I actually believe there is some truth to this. Blowouts are protecting our guys from injury.

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