So the Patriots just put 12 players on their PUP list for training camp and I beleive the preseason, Including Wes Welker, Rodney Harrison, and 10 others. Why do you ask that I am pointing this out? Why do we care that the Patriots are scamming an injury protical again? Because thats, in my opinion, EXACTLY what they are doing. Scamming the system again and Ill explain why.
Having a player on the PUP list means that they can bring extra bodys into training camp and possibly the pre season. Extra bodys mean that they can look for more "Tom Bradys" or "Daimonds in the Rough". Even someone that can possibly bolster their linebacking corps. This infuriates me that they continue to disrespect the NFLs injury precautionary measures for their own gain. Sure it may be Brillient, but its downright against somekind of unwrittan code isn't it? It also isn't like the patriots and Injurys haven't had a history. You know how many games the patriots had at least 1 player on the Injury Report....ALL 16 not counting playoffs of course. How many starters ended up on the Patriots IR in 08? Less than 3. Possibly contributing to their great record. The Patriots have messed with the injury list to many times and I think it is time for the NFL to step in. I think NFL doctors should have ranomized checks of certain players to ensure that they really are "Pysically unable to perform". What does everyone else think?