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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
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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 ...

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 ...

jerkhoff: Not reporting a serious injury to your star quarterback for a half-season is an intentional violation of NFL policy. As is tampering with a...

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tomthumb33 Author Profile Page :

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 they don't want to admit is a big part of the NFL popularity. Every bettor thinks he has an edge with insider knowledge. Take away that edge and it becomes educated guessing.

kstatle Author Profile Page :

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 a bad arm then people are all going to take shots at his arm especially dirty d-linemen. Linebackers would be trying to rip it off with every tackle. You have to keep the players safe.

kstatle Author Profile Page :

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 a bad arm then people are all going to take shots at his arm especially dirty d-linemen. Linebackers would be trying to rip it off with every tackle. You have to keep the players safe.

jerkhoff Author Profile Page :

Not reporting a serious injury to your star quarterback for a half-season is an intentional violation of NFL policy. As is tampering with an unsigned first-round draft pick. The New York Jets are CHEATERS...

 
 
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