Reflections from the road

Injuries already taking a toll; rookie QBs poised to get their chance

Originally Published: August 5, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

A 2,722-mile drive through the Northeast and Midwest offers plenty of time to reflect and think about NFL current affairs.

It was a great chance to see seven teams in seven days, doubling up twice. I saw four new head coaches and two quarterback battles.

Here are some thoughts from the first week of the tour.

• Explaining the high number of injuries. The new collective bargaining agreement creates too much time for the players to rest their bodies. ...

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