No debate about it: More games, more injuries
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
I'm not linking to Bill Barnwell's report for Football Outsiders solely because it validates what I already tried to tell ESPN.com teammate Paul Kuharsky in a Double Coverage debate about extending the NFL season.
Solely, no. Partly, yes.
Paul has been bragging about his [largely imagined] unbeaten record in these debates. I heard about it from him a few times during a recent staff get-together in Bristol. Barnwell's got my back on this one. More games mean more injuries. As I told Paul:
You still game on this one, Paul?
The more games the NFL adds, the harder time quarterbacks will have staying healthy. Don't know about you, Paul, but I'd rather watch the third-stringer play in August than January. Think about it. If you're a Colts fan, would you rather endure a couple of meaningless games in August or would you rather endure Jim Sorgi starting a playoff game after [Peyton] Manning's body finally gives out in Week 19?