Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


TC/Preseason injuries

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
Gamebreaker
 
CRedskinsRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Age: 47
Posts: 12,876
TC/Preseason injuries

It's been talked about to death, but for all the conditioning NFL players do, it seems like they could do something better on these type injuries. Last year two injuries (Daniel/Buzbee) cost us a 2nd/6th round picks. This year every day you get multiple texts from ESPN about starters going on IR, today alone the Panthers, Bengals and Texans suffered season changing injuries.
Panthers starting DT - IR
Bengals starting TE - IR
Texans starting CB - out 6-8 weeks with a fractured leg (painful ouch)
add in
Eagles starting MLB - out for season

There are probably more, plus our guys, and I am sure guys through out the league.

Any ideas, or is it even possible to do anything to increase the prevention of pre - season injuries?
CRedskinsRule is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 08-05-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
RG Glee
 
Schneed10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Age: 35
Posts: 8,364
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Sh*t happens. Nothing you can do about it, unless you want to turn it into flag or touch football.

You need physical camps to get ready. Ultimately, it's on the coaches and front office to develop adequate depth.
Schneed10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 06:01 PM   #3
Special Teams
 
an23dy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 162
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Injuries are a part of sports, and football is a very physical sport. You have to be physical so that you prepare for what you are going to do. It would be cool if they could do virtual reality football, but that just gets your mind ready and not your body. Drills that work your mind prevent injuries, but you always have to get your body prepared also.

The one thing that I always found weird was all the hamstring injuries. It's the only sport where you get a lot of hamstring injuries. I always wondered why that was. I think it's because they go from doing nothing to going full speed so they're muscles aren't always warmed up and ready to go.
an23dy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 06:03 PM   #4
Registered User
 
firstdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: chesapeake, va
Age: 50
Posts: 15,818
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Injuries is a game of 50% luck and 50% prep. Doing the weight training and stretching can help alot with injuries but after that its all luck.
firstdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 06:07 PM   #5
The Starter
 
Skinny Tee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Redskins Nation
Posts: 1,715
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRedskinsRule View Post
It's been talked about to death, but for all the conditioning NFL players do, it seems like they could do something better on these type injuries. Last year two injuries (Daniel/Buzbee) cost us a 2nd/6th round picks. This year every day you get multiple texts from ESPN about starters going on IR, today alone the Panthers, Bengals and Texans suffered season changing injuries.
Panthers starting DT - IR
Bengals starting TE - IR
Texans starting CB - out 6-8 weeks with a fractured leg (painful ouch)
add in
Eagles starting MLB - out for season

There are probably more, plus our guys, and I am sure guys through out the league.

Any ideas, or is it even possible to do anything to increase the prevention of pre - season injuries?
Wear shell like cushions around the skull of the head and the topside of the shoulders. Additional cushioning should be placed around the lower midsection to protect the left and right hip joints, knees and thighs. Place a cage like structure in front of the eyes so as to protect from any stray protrusions into the face.

...This should make them safer.
__________________
Redskinsly,
_________Skinny Tee_________
Skinny Tee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
Playmaker
 
Trample the Elderly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Three Chopt Virginia
Age: 37
Posts: 2,906
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Get them to drive around as high as gas in Filth-a-delphia.
__________________
A funny thing happened on the way to the temple. The moneychangers bought the priesthood.
Trample the Elderly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 11:56 AM   #7
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,962
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Falcons just lost Harry Douglas for the year
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 12:10 PM   #8
Franchise Player
 
mredskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,826
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Devin Thomas Limps Off (Updated)

Devin Thomas came up limping after catching a pass from Colt Brennan. Thomas went to the trainers' tent and emerged limping noticeably with his right leg wrapped. Doesn't look good. Can't tell if it's his calf or knee, but my immediate reaction, based solely on his gait is that we won't see him on the field for a couple of days.

Malcolm Kelly is practicing and looks fine. He appears to be getting a few more reps. Of course, he wasn't hurt; he was just getting the afternoons off as a precaution.

After practice ended at 10:26, Jim Zorn met with reporters and indicated that Thomas' hammy is not pulled. The team is just being cautious with him and wants to make sure nothing gets aggravated.

Zorn added that Santana Moss slightly tweaked his hamstring and had ice on it after practice.

NOT GOOD!
__________________
When life gives you paper jams, turn them into paper footballs!
mredskins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 12:16 PM   #9
Impact Rookie
 
PennSkinsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Age: 44
Posts: 752
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schneed10 View Post
Sh*t happens. Nothing you can do about it, unless you want to turn it into flag or touch football.

You need physical camps to get ready. Ultimately, it's on the coaches and front office to develop adequate depth.
Yup. Good post. It happens and it happens to every team. What you hope for is to come out of training camp and pre-season without any significant season ending injuries. But, nagging injuries will occur, some will persists throughout the season.
__________________
DC Pro Sports Report - Home of the Internet's Largest NFL Mock Draft Database. Best Redskins Redskins discussion, theWarpath.net

PennSkinsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 12:17 PM   #10
Impact Rookie
 
Coff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Halfmoon, NY
Posts: 561
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRedskinsRule View Post
It's been talked about to death, but for all the conditioning NFL players do, it seems like they could do something better on these type injuries. Last year two injuries (Daniel/Buzbee) cost us a 2nd/6th round picks. This year every day you get multiple texts from ESPN about starters going on IR, today alone the Panthers, Bengals and Texans suffered season changing injuries.
Panthers starting DT - IR
Bengals starting TE - IR
Texans starting CB - out 6-8 weeks with a fractured leg (painful ouch)
add in
Eagles starting MLB - out for season

There are probably more, plus our guys, and I am sure guys through out the league.

Any ideas, or is it even possible to do anything to increase the prevention of pre - season injuries?
I wouldn't say that last year injuries cost the Skins a 2nd round pick last year. A stupid, overactive trade cost the Skins a second round pick last.

Anyway, injuries just need to be treated one step at a time. It would be nice to see the construction of a stronger knee brace for o-lineman which will not allow their knee to bend in unnatural directions, since this is a leading cause of their injuries. Of course, a stronger brace would cause less flexibility, but who cares if it's only practice? For the most part, trainers just need to identify individual player needs and use preventative measures, which of course they're probably doing. And we as fans just have to accept that some players are going to get injured. For example, Santana Moss will probably miss about a third of the games this year with a pulled hamstring, and half of the games in which he does play he will not be at full speed.
Coff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 12:20 PM   #11
Inactive
 
KLHJ2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: DC Metro Area
Age: 36
Posts: 5,829
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Quote:
Originally Posted by mredskins View Post
Devin Thomas Limps Off (Updated)

Devin Thomas came up limping after catching a pass from Colt Brennan. Thomas went to the trainers' tent and emerged limping noticeably with his right leg wrapped. Doesn't look good. Can't tell if it's his calf or knee, but my immediate reaction, based solely on his gait is that we won't see him on the field for a couple of days.

Malcolm Kelly is practicing and looks fine. He appears to be getting a few more reps. Of course, he wasn't hurt; he was just getting the afternoons off as a precaution.

After practice ended at 10:26, Jim Zorn met with reporters and indicated that Thomas' hammy is not pulled. The team is just being cautious with him and wants to make sure nothing gets aggravated.

Zorn added that Santana Moss slightly tweaked his hamstring and had ice on it after practice.

NOT GOOD!
Nothing a couple of days of rest won't fix. They will be fine, they still have over a month before the season opener. Besides, it's not like the Skins are the only team suffering from injury. Many teams have it worse right now.

This should cheer you up. If it were a game situation, they would more than likely play through it.
KLHJ2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 12:20 PM   #12
Impact Rookie
 
PennSkinsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Age: 44
Posts: 752
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coff View Post
I wouldn't say that last year injuries cost the Skins a 2nd round pick last year. A stupid, overactive trade cost the Skins a second round pick last.

Anyway, injuries just need to be treated one step at a time. It would be nice to see the construction of a stronger knee brace for o-lineman which will not allow their knee to bend in unnatural directions, since this is a leading cause of their injuries. Of course, a stronger brace would cause less flexibility, but who cares if it's only practice? For the most part, trainers just need to identify individual player needs and use preventative measures, which of course they're probably doing. And we as fans just have to accept that some players are going to get injured. For example, Santana Moss will probably miss about a third of the games this year with a pulled hamstring, and half of the games in which he does play he will not be at full speed.
I agree. Injuries or not, a second round pick for a washed up, already slowed DE was really, really dumb. That's been rehashed. But it is true. Not too many GMs would have made that boneheaded move. 4th, 5th, or 6th rounder, maybe, but 2nd rounder, we were robbed.
__________________
DC Pro Sports Report - Home of the Internet's Largest NFL Mock Draft Database. Best Redskins Redskins discussion, theWarpath.net

PennSkinsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 12:23 PM   #13
MVP
 
dmek25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: lancaster,pa
Age: 53
Posts: 10,519
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

schneed, i heard on comcast Philly this morning that Andrews hurt his back again. you hear anything about that?
__________________
"It's better to be quiet and thought a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt."
courtesy of 53fan
dmek25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 12:27 PM   #14
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,962
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Quote:
Originally Posted by PennSkinsFan View Post
I agree. Injuries or not, a second round pick for a washed up, already slowed DE was really, really dumb. That's been rehashed. But it is true. Not too many GMs would have made that boneheaded move. 4th, 5th, or 6th rounder, maybe, but 2nd rounder, we were robbed.
What do you mean he was washed up, already slowed? It's one thing to object to the trade but no way was Taylor washed up.
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 12:36 PM   #15
Mann Up HOF!
 
Lotus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 11,002
Re: TC/Preseason injuries

Quote:
Originally Posted by PennSkinsFan View Post
I agree. Injuries or not, a second round pick for a washed up, already slowed DE was really, really dumb. That's been rehashed. But it is true. Not too many GMs would have made that boneheaded move. 4th, 5th, or 6th rounder, maybe, but 2nd rounder, we were robbed.
JT had 11 sacks the year before we got him. How is that washed up?
__________________
Rooting for the Dallas Cowboys should be recognized as a treatable mental disorder.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.44416 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25