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  1. scott99

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    This just seems to happen to the Pats, EVERY YEAR. Always seem to be amongst the teams with the most man lost games. I just don't get it. I can't see this team overcoming the mind boggling amount of injuries they had this year. Sure, it's not as bad as the Jets losing Revis and Holmes for the year, but it's just the vast quantity of injuries that will wind up hurting this team from going far this year. Will we EVER have a season where we go somewhat injury free ? Amazing. Hernandez missing games, Vereen missing games, key offensive linemen missing games, secondary banged up (they suck, but we still need bodies), WR banged up. I just find it mind boggling.
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    First, I don't know if every year they have the most injuries. Have you looked at the Jets (and not just Holmes and Revis), Ravens, Steelers, and other teams this year? Those teams have been decimated at injuries worse than the Pats are this year.

    Second, I think Belichick is far more likely to deactivate a player that isn't 100% than other coaches are. Many coaches will allow players to play far less than 100% than Belichick seems to. I think some coaches are afraid to go into a game with a star player even if he is 70% while Belichick may say that a 70% star player (with some exceptions) isn't worth putting on the field.

    I think you may be too close to the situation. There are plenty of teams far more injured than the Pats this year and previous years.
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    I am convinced it is somewhat of a philisophy and that BB would rather the healthy man than the injured player and that he doesnt let guys go as much as another time might. Especially as it pertains to the middle part of the roster. I think goes in part with his strong middle calss management too.

    As to the injuries stopping us this year. I dont think they will keep in mind that we have the bye coming up and after the bye we only have 3 road games left and we dont leave the time zone so there will be a chance to heal up somewhat for the playoffs.
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    Ha ha ha!!!

    This is one of the most homeristic threads I've ever seen.

    Would you really trade the Patriots injury situation with most other teams? Who have the Patriots lost? Dane Fletcher, Ras-I Dowling, Jeff Demps, a bunch of guys like Hernandez, Gronk, Mankins, Bolden, Chung, Gregory etc. who are merely banged up? They still have Brady, Wilfork, Spikes, Mayo, Welker, and basically all of their stars in good shape to play all season.

    Apparently you haven't been watching 31 other teams, many of whom have much more to whine about than the Patriots.
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    Other than Ras IR, which you should've seen coming in the first place, we have avoided the IR for the key players so despite the injuries I'd say we've been more fortunate than alot of teams. The Jets and Ravens come to mind immediately, I won't complain at all until we lose 2+ key players to IR.
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    Bye week can't come soon enough.
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    I think you are ignoring the point that this seems to happen every year too. He was talking about just total games missed by players too and not stars. I do agree that we are not in bad shape this year as fortunately our guys seems to be banged up and not out for the year.
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    I said before in another thread that they need a new strength and conditioning coach.
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    What a shocker that a team who consistently plays deep into the post season has injured players ;)
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    I don't think they're that bad off. Haven't lost anyone significant for the year. Now the bills, THAT'S an injury prone team. Every year half the team ends up on IR. Seems like every year Freddie Jackson tears it up for the first half of the year only to have him end up on IR and bills lose like the final 8 games.
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    Woicjeck was great and he too had a lot of players lost to injury its a physical sport and my opinion is it has more to with BB playing guys that hurt or better yet not playing them then the strength and conditioning.
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    There's a lot of teams that have been hit a lot harder by injuries than the Pats. If you think we have it bad, go take a look at the Jets, Redskins, Ravens, etc. I'd actually expect the Pats to suffer more injuries than they have, considering that they played 3 extra games last year. Then again, that's one of the benefits of having a young defense.
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    I think we've been lucky. We've lost nobody vital to IR, other teams have.

    The good thing is, we'll most likely get healthier as the season progresses. (cos it can't get much worse, if does then we'll start putting people on IR to make space)
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    The common denominator is football. If the could just stop playing football, they wouldn't get hurt so much.
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    Injuries are a part of the game ..........Each and every team has injuries ........ Rams, Jets, Giants,Colts,Texans.................
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    Why do they need a new strength and conditioning coach? What has Harold Nash done wrong? If the injuries weren't Catastrophic in nature, I might agree with you, but I am fairly certain that the injuries that are occurring to the Pats are primarily those and not ones that are just simply pulled muscles.
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    yeah ... that Deadspin article comes to mind right about now ... :rolleyes:
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    I think that the NFL's stance that a reduced number of off-season workouts and a reduced number of practices doesn't lead to less injuries is playing out, unfortunately. This year is shaping up to have as many or more man games lost to injury as last year. Which isn't good for the NFLPA's stance that fewer padded practices, fewer 2 a days and fewer mandatory off-season workouts would result in fewer injuries..
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    It comes to mind in every thread at one point or another.
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    Every team experiences multiple injuries every year. The Patriots are no worse off than anybody else right now. Hernandez, Gregory and Chung are the major losses. The Pats have solid backups for all three.
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