Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Box_O_Rocks, Oct 27, 2006.
That was one rough practice on Wednesday!
I read this little note on RotoWorld :
"Travis Taylor (probable, concussion) missed at least a part of Vikings practice Thursday after working fully on Wednesday.
Unlike Troy Williamson (questionable, head), he wasn't downgraded."
Childress mimics Belichick by manipulating injury report
I hope Brad is twisted up over that Super Bowl, nothing like keeping your focus...
Viking receiver corps catches injury bug
I love it! The Patriots can dish it out and the Patriots can take it when another team does it right back to them.
Injury reporting changed for the Patriots when the NFL fined BB for listing Richard Seymour as "probable" for a road game and then leaving him at home. BBs argument was that it was a coach's decision to not play him rather than Seymour not being physically able to play (i.e. Seymour was cleared by the team doctors). The NFL said that this didn't matter; you can't list a player as probable and leave him at home even if it's a coach's decision, i.e. coach's decisions must be reflected in the injury report.
You might want to read that again; I'm not sure most people have grasped this yet even a few years later. The NFL fined BB for not including his coach's decision-making into the injury report status. According to the NFL, this is a required part of the injury report. And, boy, does BB use that to his advantage!
Any player with any type of injury must be listed on the injury report. That's the rule. However, the status of the player is a combination of the severity of the injury and the likelihood that the coach will choose to name that player one of the 45 eligible players for the game. What BB is doing with the injury report can be argued to be exactly what he (and all other coaches) should be doing. The fact that it makes a mockery of the injury report is only something that gives BB (and us!) reason to smile. That fine was the best spent money of BBs career.
Questionable: Head. haha.
Not to mention he has restricted reporters' access to practice for the first time this year. How does it feel to have BB rattling around in your head?
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