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It’s early and precautionary. The other side would be why risk an injury right now when we aren’t even in training camp. He can sit out everything for this for all I care. 

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2 hours ago, IndyD4U said:

I don't understand why he didn't just get it repaired/have surgery this offseason. It would be a shame if he deals with this all season long.

He’s stubborn about things as we all know. I won’t mention what else he’s stubborn about which is a touchy subject on here. I’ll just say it’s frustrating for us fans. 

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3 hours ago, Bravo said:

Over/under DL retires is 2.5 years.

 

I have the under.

Yea with the reported lack of interest in football, the revolving door at QB, and the chronic ankle issues I wouldn't be surprised.

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1 hour ago, Nesjan3 said:

Yea with the reported lack of interest in football, the revolving door at QB, and the chronic ankle issues I wouldn't be surprised.

 

  The odds are leaning against the ankle holding up over the long season.

 He will play a lot of hobbled football the rest of his career. 

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1 hour ago, Blueblood23 said:

Colts sure seem to have a knack of acquiring chronically injured players. Looks like the beat goes on 


Chronically?    Who has been injured chronically?   Campbell, who was never hurt in college, but has been hurt in the NFL.  
 

Who else?    It’s the NFL.   Players get hurt.   And this happens on all 32 teams.   I don’t know why you think this is a Colts problem? 

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More misinformation.

 

Every player technically gets injured after each and every game that makes them "day to day" or "probable" for the next game. Tom Brady himself has been "probable" for years now, game after game.

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8 hours ago, NewColtsFan said:


Chronically?    Who has been injured chronically?   Campbell, who was never hurt in college, but has been hurt in the NFL.  
 

Who else?    It’s the NFL.   Players get hurt.   And this happens on all 32 teams.   I don’t know why you think this is a Colts problem? 

 

I think Ballard's love of drafting players with Achilles injuries doesn't help the optics lol.

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10 hours ago, NewColtsFan said:


Chronically?    Who has been injured chronically?   Campbell, who was never hurt in college, but has been hurt in the NFL.  
 

Who else?    It’s the NFL.   Players get hurt.   And this happens on all 32 teams.   I don’t know why you think this is a Colts problem? 

It just seems like the Colts have more players on the injury report every week than most any other team does consistently. 

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4 minutes ago, Blueblood23 said:

It just seems like the Colts have more players on the injury report every week than most any other team does consistently. 

Do you actually read the injury reports of other teams when they aren’t playing the Colts?  That’s pretty in-depth research and analysis if you do. 

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25 minutes ago, AwesomeAustin said:

Do you actually read the injury reports of other teams when they aren’t playing the Colts?  That’s pretty in-depth research and analysis if you do. 

You really don't need to do that.... Just follow 

 

32 minutes ago, Blueblood23 said:

It just seems like the Colts have more players on the injury report every week than most any other team does consistently. 

 

Take a look above. Last year, injuries did not hit us too hard comparatively speaking. 

Since 2009, we have ranked high injury wise. That's likely skewed given Luck missed a few years. 

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27 minutes ago, AwesomeAustin said:

Do you actually read the injury reports of other teams when they aren’t playing the Colts?  That’s pretty in-depth research and analysis if you do. 

You generally have to if you play fantasy football, and that includes defense if you play IDP leagues.

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30 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

You generally have to if you play fantasy football, and that includes defense if you play IDP leagues.

When I played I didn’t read injury reports for teams.  I read things about players on my rosters provided by the platform. If you are looking to play a TE bc yours is on a bye, you don’t read the injury report for multiple teams. 

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10 minutes ago, AwesomeAustin said:

When I played I didn’t read injury reports for teams.  I read things about players on my rosters provided by the platform. If you are looking to play a TE bc yours is on a bye, you don’t read the injury report for multiple teams. 

I always read the injury report for every team. That's how I know if a certain offensive player is out and maybe I would start Tyler Boyd (hypothetically) if Tee Higgins was out. Something else is if Vita Vea is out for the Bucs, then I'd be more inclined to start whatever starting RB is against the Bucs (I usually have 6 starting RBs on my team at all times). I can go on and on like if Jalen Ramsey is out, then I'm starting the no1 Vs the Rams if I own him.

 

There's other scenarios like picking up players on the waiver wire if a no1 or no2 WR or RB gets injured, if you have Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb gets hurt, that means you start Kareem Hunt. These are all baseline examples that apply to all 32 teams, but I'm just naming the obvious ones. Fantasy football is much deeper than seeing someone on a bye week, or an injury, and replacing him with another player. Winning fantasy players dig deep and pick apart matchups to exploit to score the maximum amount of points per week.

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6 hours ago, Mackrel829 said:

 

I think Ballard's love of drafting players with Achilles injuries doesn't help the optics lol.

I think he’s drafted one,  Dayo. 
 

Blackmon had a knee injury.   Fisher wasn’t drafted, he was a free agent signing. 

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8 minutes ago, Jackie Daytona said:

They don't, it's just a form of confirmation bias

Indy has the 2nd most man games lost since 2009. 

So Colts fans kinda have justification if you look at the cumulative totals 2009-2021. 

2021 though wasn't horrible. We were just outside the top 10 though.  

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4 hours ago, Blueblood23 said:

It just seems like the Colts have more players on the injury report every week than most any other team does consistently. 


Fair enough.   I hear you.  
 

And I think the graphic that’s now been posted on this thread seems to back up your comment.   Sucks for us but it seems that playing on turf is taking a toll.   Never been a fan of turf, but we play in a dome, so I don’t think we have many options. 

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3 hours ago, NewColtsFan said:


Sucks for us but it seems that playing on turf is taking a toll.   Never been a fan of turf, but we play in a dome, so I don’t think we have many options. 

 

Results are a mixed bag. The two least injured teams since 2009 both play on turf. 

 

It be interesting to see if, or how, their S&C differs from other teams. Or if there's simply a difference in turf type. 

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7 hours ago, Jared Cisneros said:

I always read the injury report for every team. That's how I know if a certain offensive player is out and maybe I would start Tyler Boyd (hypothetically) if Tee Higgins was out. Something else is if Vita Vea is out for the Bucs, then I'd be more inclined to start whatever starting RB is against the Bucs (I usually have 6 starting RBs on my team at all times). I can go on and on like if Jalen Ramsey is out, then I'm starting the no1 Vs the Rams if I own him.

 

There's other scenarios like picking up players on the waiver wire if a no1 or no2 WR or RB gets injured, if you have Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb gets hurt, that means you start Kareem Hunt. These are all baseline examples that apply to all 32 teams, but I'm just naming the obvious ones. Fantasy football is much deeper than seeing someone on a bye week, or an injury, and replacing him with another player. Winning fantasy players dig deep and pick apart matchups to exploit to score the maximum amount of points per week.

Thanks for that but I know how fantasy football works. I’m sure some do but I really don’t think most read the injury report of every team or even the majority of teams every week. Enough info is provided to highlight key injuries you don’t need to search out 32 injury reports weekly.  If you say you do then we can go with that. I don’t care bc it doesn’t matter to me.  

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2 hours ago, EastStreet said:

 

Results are a mixed bag. The two least injured teams since 2009 both play on turf. 

 

It be interesting to see if, or how, their S&C differs from other teams. Or if there's simply a difference in turf type. 


Oh, it absolutely could be a difference in turf.  Wouldn’t doubt that.  And grass fields have their issues.   We all remember our rash if ire-season injuries last year and people here were going nuts about the grass field.   
 

But, on balance, I believe players prefer playing on grass.   But as long as we have done stadiums, there will be turf.   Not sure that will change anytime soon. 

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23 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:


Oh, it absolutely could be a difference in turf.  Wouldn’t doubt that.  And grass fields have their issues.   We all remember our rash if ire-season injuries last year and people here were going nuts about the grass field.   
 

But, on balance, I believe players prefer playing on grass.   But as long as we have done stadiums, there will be turf.   Not sure that will change anytime soon. 

 

If only we could have LVR's set up. Grass in a dome lol.

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Regardless of the amount of injuries, but agree it seems high, it's usually to our better players AND position groups get ravaged. Like last season it was the OL early and later DB's. Remember our secondary in the Ravens game?

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1 hour ago, EastStreet said:

 

If only we could have LVR's set up. Grass in a dome lol.


Really?   The Raiders have grass in their dome?   The kind of grass you play on and not smoke?   Really?

 

First I’ve heard of this….   Interesting….   

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2 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:


Really?   The Raiders have grass in their dome?   The kind of grass you play on and not smoke?   Really?

 

First I’ve heard of this….   Interesting….   

 

I'm sure there's a vid of it. It slides in and out of the stadium. When not in use for football, it's getting sun on the outside of the stadium. Just can't make this sheet up lol.

 

AirDrain-Natural-Grass-Install-Allegiant

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30 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

 

I'm sure there's a vid of it. It slides in and out of the stadium. When not in use for football, it's getting sun on the outside of the stadium. Just can't make this sheet up lol.

 

AirDrain-Natural-Grass-Install-Allegiant


Oddly enough, by pure coincidence, my wife and I were in Vegas earlier this week for a couple of days.  We drove past the stadium 4 times.  From the freeway you can see on the right, you can’t see the grass field on the side.   At all.  From the freeway, you can see that there’s nothing there and you guess that it’s a parking lot.  No idea it’s a movable grass field….

 

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10 hours ago, NewColtsFan said:


Oddly enough, by pure coincidence, my wife and I were in Vegas earlier this week for a couple of days.  We drove past the stadium 4 times.  From the freeway you can see on the right, you can’t see the grass field on the side.   At all.  From the freeway, you can see that there’s nothing there and you guess that it’s a parking lot.  No idea it’s a movable grass field….

 

 

Yup. The field is kinda sunk down or has walls/garages around it, or both I think.

 

Crazy stuff though.

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10 hours ago, EastStreet said:

 

I'm sure there's a vid of it. It slides in and out of the stadium. When not in use for football, it's getting sun on the outside of the stadium. Just can't make this sheet up lol.

 

AirDrain-Natural-Grass-Install-Allegiant

The cardinals have a similar setup

 

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