08 Aug 2010
OK, hold on. A reader writes in to the mailbag of the Denver Post's Mark Kiszla...
"Seems to me the Broncos have been among the most injury-prone teams in the NFL for a number of years. Not to mention Knowshon Moreno, Correll Buckhalter or Ryan Clady, but isn't it time, with the Elvis Dumervil situation as a catalyst, for team authorities to examine and render insight into the impact of conditioning on elevated injury rates?"
Wait, what? That would be the team whose defensive starters missed ONE game a year ago? And whose offensive starters missed about a dozen games (most coming from one player, Ryan Harris)?
In all fairness, the Broncos did have a couple of years in the wilderness in 2007 (31st in Offensive AGL/20th in Defensive AGL) and 2008 (28th/12th). But they had the healthiest offense in the league in 2005, and were fifth in 2006. And they were the healthiest team in football last year.
So here's my question. I know this is one fan, but do you -- as a reasonably-informed fan -- have a good idea of how healthy or injured your team is, relative to other teams, during the year? Afterwards?
21 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2010, 5:40pm by jbrown
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