NEW YORK – The Giants have been decimated by injuries for the past three years in a row. There is nothing more frustrating to the players, coaches and fans then the team losing games because they cannot field the best talent available. It has now become an epidemic, as the Giants have lost a ton of quality players to injury for the year and we have not even started the regular season yet. At some point, even the fans have to question the conditioning program in their search of why so many players have been going down in recent years. I am not calling out anyone on the Giants staff but this seems to be more then just bad luck when the Giants have consistently lost 20% of their team for the past three years. I’m not sure who or why anyone would argue with trying to find out the reason.
It is my intention to find the problem and eliminate it. I now this is highly unlikely but we can try right. I’m sure that people will say that injuries are a part of the game and I would agree with them but this is out of control now. This isn’t your run of the mill injury list, year in and year out. We are talking about high quality players and tens of millions of dollars being thrown away. At what point do we take a long hard look into what the heck is going on with players dropping like flies every year? I say the time is now to do a thorough investigation and evaluation of the strength and conditioning habits and routines that all Giants players must adhere to. Are they too strict or too soft? Are players not being taught the proper techniques? Are the players and coaches being held accountable? Is there any other answer besides a bad luck streak?
I’m not sure what can be done but it is becoming very hard to watch these players go down. I’m sure the coaches feel it even more then me with Coach Coughlin being the pinnacle of pain during these horrible turn of events. Football is a contact sport and injuries will happen but can any of you Giants fans out there honestly say that you can remember a three year stretch where we have lost so many good players due to injury? I know that I can honestly say no to that question. Let’s find out where the problem lies and eliminate it. By my count, the Giants have lost 36 players to injury over the past three years (including this year thus far).
Here is the list of Giants players who have been injured during the 2011 offseason.
1. CB Terrell Thomas – Out for season/IR List
2. CB Bruce Johnson – Out for season/Cut.
3. CB Brian Witherspoon – Out for season/IR List.
4. DT Marvin Austin – Out for season/IR List.
5. LB Clint Sintim – Out for season/IR List.
6. CB Prince Amukamara – Out 6-8 weeks.
7. WR Duke Calhoun – Injured/Cut.
8. OL Adam Koets – PUP List.
9. WR Ramses Barden – PUP List.
10. K Lawrence Tynes – Missed final 3 preseason games. Questionable for start of regular season.
11. DE Osi Umenyiora – Expected to to miss 2-4 weeks of the regular season after surgery.
How would you explain the massive amount of injuries experienced by the Giants over the past three years?
RD – nygreporter.com
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