Today’s AFC West training camp one-liners included a link to a mailbag item from Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post regarding the sudden rash of injuries for the Broncos. Kiszla generally attributed the ongoing Dove Valley Massacre to the overall level of violence in the sport, pointing out that it’s hard to place specific blame on any person or thing or circumstance for an uptick in injuries.
Still, we think that any team that experiences more than a random cluster of injuries should at least explore whether there’s an issue with the conditioning or training practices. We’ve previously made that point regarding the Seahawks, who struggled in 2009 and 2010 through a dizzying array of strains and sprains and tweaks and tears en route to something below mediocrity and above the Lions and the Rams.
There’s a good chance that it’s simply bad luck. Either way, football coaches who are obsessed with having as much information as possible rightfully should want to know as much as they can about why their guys are dropping like road apples in a five-mile parade.