Diner morning news: How Injuries can be Fatal

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Published: September 23, 2009

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... to say on stage... Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier.” —Bruce Springsteen, Q magazine (August 1992)


As we all know, injuries in the NFL have played a huge part in deciding the eventual champions. Good teams that avoid injuries become great teams in December when the talent pool has been depleted. Some teams are devastated by injuries at certain positions, and there’s no solution to fixing the problem.

In 2005, for example, I had a conversation with then-Dallas head coach Bill Parcells about an injury to Flozell Adams, who was going to miss the remaining 10 games of the season.

We talked about how there was no long-term solution to losing a left tackle, because if a team has a player with enough talent to become a good left tackle in the NFL, he’s not sitting on the bench. He’s in the game.

I realize there have been exceptions, especially in Pittsburgh where Max St...

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