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Injuries: Bad Luck vs. Blacken

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by ElCunado, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. ElCunado

    ElCunado Club Member Club Member

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    Just wanted to get your guys opinion. I have never seen so many injuries in my life. Do you think it is just bad luck, or is Malcolm Blacken's S&C program playing a part? I personally believe that we have to take a long, hard look into what Blacken is doing, because we might not have anyone left by the end of the season.
     
  2. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I really don't know, it seems we have had injury problems for the past 3 regimes. It gets frustrating! Injuries happen, but when they start to pile up, you have to wonder. I don't know much about Blacken
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    When a guy's focus for the strength & conditioning program is to improve flexibility and core strength, it's hard to be critical of him on the injury front. I think the bigger issues are that some of these guys are too small, some of them have injury histories, we have too few guys playing too many snaps, and we've had some bad luck.

    Embree and the other field coaches probably deserve some blame, too. They put the players through a lot ahead of a grueling schedule.

    If we see the same thing next year, I'll change my tune on Blacken.
     
  4. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Meh, it's football, guys get injured, this isn't on Blacken. It's a glaring issue at CU because we have zero depth and are getting taken to the woodshed on a regular basis.
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Blaming strength coach is a sign of a team without talent. I still hate the last s&c coach
     
  6. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    I'm thinking it's probably just a bad combination of soft players being forced to play physical + change in S&C techniques + bad luck + we're really small.
     
  7. OrangeBowl

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    With Speedy his size and workload probably contributed and the way Rippy plays,like he actually gives a ****...hope they recover soon
     
  8. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    a lot of hitting in practice... trying to change the culture... that, coupled with the lack of depth, and the lack of quality competition internally in practice, and you've got yourself a situation where guys are going to get hurt in games, imho.

    ... not sure it is on blacken... not sure i blame embree for it however, either. to have a chance, our team has to be tougher and more disciplined than the other team. there isn't anyone left on the schedule where, across the board, we'll have superior talent.
     
  9. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    buffmania says a barbell will beat us by 30.
     
  10. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    In the category of hindsight being 20/20, does anyone else think that perhaps the fall camp characterized by physical practices and the establishment of a tough culture contributed to the rash of injuries in the defensive secondary on game day?

    Maybe...maybe a little more practice time focusing on fatal flaws such as minimizing penalties, special team play, and starting fast would have served this team better than the cultural revolution that has delivered this depleted and inept secondary.
     
  11. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    No bye week doesn't help. I blame bohn...:lol:
     
  12. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    eh, no. it is a physical game, and none of the injuries are the same. Just snake bit, as always.
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    There's only so much practice time. They spent an unprecedented amount of time on special teams. I couldn't believe how much ST they did when I went to practices.

    On penalties, they were pulling guys off the field every time they jumped offsides or were seen committing a penalty. Again, emphasized to a huge degree.

    Finally, with the starting fast thing, they went so far as to script the first 15 plays of every game and drill them all week of practice.

    I think we just need to accept that it was simply hopeless with the hand that was dealt for this year's team.
     
  14. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    fixed it for cliffnotes
     
  15. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    The guys that are getting hurt have a ton of reps because we are so thin. Lack of depth is killing us right now.
     
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  16. dogbuff

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    These are mostly game related injuries....

    I'm not seeing the connection between practicing hard and suffering injuries in games. Are you "experts" claiming working hard in practice is somehow wearing down our players' muscles or ligaments? Does your experience examining the inner workings of a chicken wing give you some kind of insight into anatomy/orthopedics our team docs don't have? Please elaborate....:rofl:
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    When you're tired, you're more prone to get hurt. I think that's all people are saying.
     
  18. MtnBuff

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    We lack depth, guys are playing a lot of reps, we have so much negative happening that we notice even more the impact of the injuries, we have a bunch of guys who aren't used to being physical in the middle of a culture change and what I think is the biggest one, we are so bad that we have a lot of guys playing who aren't ready to play at this level and the ones who are ready for this level are trying to do to much to make up for those who can't.
     
  19. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    been on teams and seen many teams - where players seem to check out as you start loosing... another words daydreaming and not being focused play in play out... if you do not have your **** together every play and give up on a play, you get injuries + some just kinda fake it trying to avoid the "your the reason we are losing" your on the field
     
  20. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    Yup....would say 95% is probably a depth issue. Take that lack of depth forcing all of our starters to be playing on special teams as well along with a 13 game season with no bye and this was certainly going to happen. If you didn't honestly think someone like Speedy for example wasn't going to get seriously banged up when you're playing a 5'9" kid on every punt, kick off and offensive possession you're delusional to try and place blame elsewhere.
     
  21. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah - I'm not ready to blame the S&C coach for injuries again. Seems like we've been doing that forever.
     

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