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NFL Injury Report Secrecy: Paranoia or Good Policy?

Why does the NFL allow teams to clearly obfuscate information?

Posted by Emil Steiner on September 18, 2009 7:05 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Fruits of Belichick's Tree

The current mini-wave of injury report shenanigans, all emanate from one central figure - Bill Belichick.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on September 20, 2009 7:40 PM

NFL Doesn't Help Books

The League could always do better job but I don't believe the NFL is interested in accommodating sports books or any Fantasy Leagues.

Posted by Johnny Avello, on September 18, 2009 2:41 PM

Mums the Word

I see no problem with being secretive about the kind of information a team reveals.

Posted by Chris Richardson, on September 18, 2009 11:03 AM

Vikes Vow Transparency With Favre Injuries

After Jets Fines

Posted by Mark Maske, on September 18, 2009 10:21 AM

Play It Safe

Maybe it is better to only play those players who can do so without pain or potential for re-injury.

Posted by Mackie Shilstone, on September 18, 2009 7:41 AM

Hiding Behind HIPAA

The NFL and individual teams manipulate the injury report policy for their own benefit, then hide behind HIPAA.

Posted by Dr. A. Brion Gardner, on September 18, 2009 7:40 AM

American Gamesmanship

Eric Mangini's little games with the weekly injury report reflect a common practice in the NFL, and show that a $125,000 fine is simply the cost of doing business.

Posted by Michael Oriard, on September 18, 2009 7:28 AM

Coach's Call

One can understand why the Belichick-acolyte might have overlooked Brett Favre's injury.

Posted by Jason Maloni, on September 18, 2009 7:17 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

tomthumb33: There is a pretty obvious reason why the NFL covers up the injuries and gives away as little as possible. GAMBLING. The dirty little secret ...

kstatle: When the players lives are on the line you cannot blame coaches who like to keep things a secret. Think about it, if you announce Favre has ...

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