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Interesting, and most of the metrics fall about where I would expect for us.

I just read the first two articles, and the second one answered my question about whether it was just number of injuries or quality (significance) of injuries.

But i don't think lack of modern sports science can be used as a factor for us.

Aren't we usually on the cutting edge?

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There were bettors who bet against us in 2012 & 2013 because they felt that we skated the three previous years with relatively few significant injuries and the law of averages suggested that the bug would catch up to us. I'm inclined to believe that the pendulum should be swinging back in our favor after the devastation of the last two seasons (especially among the offensive line).

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How about julio, roddy, and Steven jackson?

LMAO at Steven Jackson. Roddy only missed five games those two years. Our winning% was actually higher without Julio than with him in 2013. Even with Roddy and Julio missing seventeen games the last two years, we ranked 5th and 7th in passing yards. I would say the problems were on the Oline and in the front seven. We basically replaced those players with Dimi duds.

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LMAO at Steven Jackson. Roddy only missed five games those two years. Our winning% was actually higher without Julio than with him in 2013. Even with Roddy and Julio missing seventeen games the last two years, we ranked 5th and 7th in passing yards. I would say the problems were on the Oline and in the front seven. We basically replaced those players with Dimi duds.

But the draft picks would have been all-pros, right? Make sure to argue both sides.

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I told you guys injures were our biggest issues the last two years. I like our new coaches but if we would have stayed healthy we would have made the playoffs the last two years and Smith would still be here. The injuries exposed weaknesses in our roster and coaches.

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I told you guys injures were our biggest issues the last two years. I like our new coaches but if we would have stayed healthy we would have made the playoffs the last two years and Smith would still be here. The injuries exposed weaknesses in our roster and coaches.

Then the problem was personnel. Not injuries. Several good teams have shaken off the injury bug and won.

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Great post. This chart pretty much verifies what we all suspected. Injuries, more than anything (or anyone) has held this franchise down. The sad part is that Smitty lost his job and Matt has lost some of his prime years in the aftermath.

No point in complaining about it. Let's hope the team goes on a healthy streak for a few seasons.

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