Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

02 Oct 2011

ESPN: Analyzing the Colts' Injury Issues

Indianapolis' season is basically over at this point with Peyton Manning gone, but the Colts have also sustained a number of other injuries this season. This is not a one-year trend in the slightest -- the Colts lead the NFL in Adjusted Games Lost over the past five seasons. Why is that?

Posted by: Danny Tuccitto on 02 Oct 2011

3 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2011, 2:30pm by drobviousso

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by DZ (not verified) :: Sun, 10/02/2011 - 7:44pm

I was really hoping for a more definitive answer.

Is it possible that Indy is an outlier because of just the safety position? They haven't been able to keep Sanders or Bullitt healthy in a long time. Maybe it's not a defense wide plague as much as an issue with that one position.

For such a wide espoused theory, I don't feel comfortable with how little evidence there is for it.

It's a question that keeps me up at night, and I have no idea how to tackle it any better than this piece did.

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by Marcumzilla :: Mon, 10/03/2011 - 11:15am

Pittsburgh is a Tampa-2 now?

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by drobviousso :: Mon, 10/03/2011 - 2:30pm

George RR Martin just released a popular genre book. Apple computer's corporate structure changed. The US opens domestic oil fields. Maybe poster thought it was 1977.