30 Jun 2005
Alex Marvez of USA Today looks at the growing tendency of NFL teams to be, shall we say, less than forthcoming with the truth about player injuries. The NFL passes rules to make teams be more open about injuries, and teams work harder to hide the facts from the press. According to Marvez, the Miami Dolphins are set to become the NFL's only team not to announce in-season surgeries.
Marvez also tosses his hat into the competition for "best metaphor regarding New England hiding injury information." He says it is "easier to find a cure for cancer than gauge the health of coach Bill Belichick's squad" whereas my preferred metaphor is that the Patriots would rather eat shards of broken glass than talk publicly about player injuries.
23 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2005, 2:46pm by Carl
After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?