NFL Week Three: My Three Wishes

Posted: 26th September 2009 by Richard O'Hagan in NFL
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1. Can we have proper injury reports again, please? The outcome of the Favre/Jets injury saga seems to have been that every team is now listing every injury suffered by any of its players, no matter how minor. This means we are rapidly approaching the point where the injury report will run to 1696 players, with the odd coach, cheerleader and TV color man thrown in for good measure. I know that this is considered heretical by the NFL, but injury reports become irrelevant if too many people are on them for too many minor things. Indeed, there's an argument for saying that listing every last injury just makes it easier for teams to hide something more serious. After all, if your QB has, say, a rib injury and you list him as also having a strained quad, the recovery time is potentially the sa ...

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