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    Rep Points For Some Research

    I'll give 88 rep points to whoever researches/answers this question:

    How many of the Rams' major injuries (the guys in IR; J.Smith's concussion) occurred in home games?


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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    Daniel Fells knee, fractured thigh bone Texans
    C.J. Ah You DE knee Arizona
    Keenan Burton WR torn patellar tendon New Orleans
    Bradley Fletcher CB right knee Indianapolis
    Chris Massey RB knee Indianapolis
    Bradley Fletcher CB right knee Indianapolis
    Gary Gibson DT foot/ankle Minnesota
    Laurent Robinson WR fibula Green Bay


    All these are home games with the names of the teams we played included
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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    Quote Originally Posted by jjigga3000 View Post
    Daniel Fells knee, fractured thigh bone Texans
    C.J. Ah You DE knee Arizona
    Keenan Burton WR torn patellar tendon New Orleans
    Bradley Fletcher CB right knee Indianapolis
    Chris Massey RB knee Indianapolis
    Bradley Fletcher CB right knee Indianapolis
    Gary Gibson DT foot/ankle Minnesota
    Laurent Robinson WR fibula Green Bay


    All these are home games with the names of the teams we played included
    Okay... were the rest (Bulger, J.Smith, Carriker, etc.) all injured in road games (my goal here is to get a percentage of total major injuries at home, so I'll need both home and away data).

    Rep coming your way for the research already done...

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    Bulger - vs. arizona
    Jason Smith - vs. Arizona
    Quincy Butler - vs. Houston
    Daniel Fells - vs. houston
    Bradley Fletcher - vs. colts
    Chris Massey - vs. Colts
    Gary Gibson - vs. vikings
    Laurent Robinson - vs. packers

    All those were home I think..and looking at it..damn we had a lot of home injuries that knocked people out for the season..

    Im pretty sure the rest were away including Atogwe and Burton and Little and jacob bell...

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    never mind i was in post reply while doing the research; so I didn't see someone already replied

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    While the research is ongoing, the pattern I suspected is emerging:

    1. Majority of major injuries at home; and

    2. Lots of leg injuries.

    Certainly, this could be the result of bad luck, but you have to also wonder whether the Rams need to take a long hard look (no pun intended) at their current playing surface at the EJD.

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    While the research is ongoing, the pattern I suspected is emerging:

    1. Majority of major injuries at home; and

    2. Lots of leg injuries.

    Certainly, this could be the result of bad luck, but you have to also wonder whether the Rams need to take a long hard look (no pun intended) at their current playing surface at the EJD.

    Good point maybe we should turn the page on GSOT by getting rid of the turf

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    I thought part of the pre 2009 season renovations at the EJD included a new playing surface? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    While the research is ongoing, the pattern I suspected is emerging:

    1. Majority of major injuries at home; and

    2. Lots of leg injuries.

    Certainly, this could be the result of bad luck, but you have to also wonder whether the Rams need to take a long hard look (no pun intended) at their current playing surface at the EJD.
    I have been seeing this pattern myself since soon after the install, and the only conclusion I can come up with is that maybe the sweat (or other bodily fluids) of the players makes the silica sand/rubber infill slick. A lot of slips and falls have taken place, and when you come down funny, that's all she wrote.

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    this is a good post, in order to get the total number of injuries and trying to find out if the turf plays a part someone needs to research the visiting teams injuries also and put them together. if I remember correctly that Rams game is when Kurt Warner had his head bounced off the turf leading to a concussion and I am sure there is more.will be interesting when all the info is collected.

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    So the ED is bad for our team, that's it move em back to LA its safer there!
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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    I am pretty sure that the Rams got Field turf 2 or what ever it is called a few years ago.

    Until then they where playing on concret with a small layer of rubber on it (almost at least). That was one of the fastest turfs but also bad as to fall on (hard and giving burn damage thats why a lot of players taped up there underarms back then).

    But still seems that we have more injuries at home....

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    Quote Originally Posted by clarasDK View Post
    I am pretty sure that the Rams got Field turf 2 or what ever it is called a few years ago.

    Until then they where playing on concret with a small layer of rubber on it (almost at least). That was one of the fastest turfs but also bad as to fall on (hard and giving burn damage thats why a lot of players taped up there underarms back then).

    But still seems that we have more injuries at home....
    Colts and Rams where the last teams to change from Astro turf to field turf.

    Back in 2005.

    Super Bowl XXXVI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia search link for astro and get this quote:

    This game was the last Super Bowl played on antiquated AstroTurf. About a year before the game was held, stadium officials considered bringing in natural grass for the game. The system would use large trays of grass grown and cultivated outdoors, and brought inside to be placed on the field of play. Cost concerns, and the fact that it had never been done before, prompted stadium and league officials to abandon the project. During the 2003 season, the Superdome replaced its AstroTurf surface with AstroPlay, a surface that more closely simulates natural grass. The last two teams to play their home games on AstroTurf, the Rams and the Indianapolis Colts, switched to FieldTurf in 2005.

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    Excellent and tough quiz!

    I'm not able to research now but there's no doubt that we were again decimated by injuries. By the same token, no doubt the coaches are going to take a very careful look at this recurring M A J O R problem. One among several serious situations for our Rams.

    Good thought-provoking analysis AV!

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    Re: Rep Points For Some Research

    Ive actually played on that surface (highschool football game), it seemed fine to me. Springy so as not that bad to fall on and your cleats sink into but not too much as to really snag your feet in. This trend of home injuries does seem to be curious but i tend to think its more bad luck. They've also had knee injuries in away games.

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