Is Roger Goodell on the wrong injury trail? Part Deux

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Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during Super Bowl XLVI between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

This is my second and final installment in this series.  My premise remains–if you were to think outside the bounty box–would you have followed this trail if you were the Commissioner in search of safer play?

As Saints fans, we instinctively know our guys are not out to injure other players because we intently watch them play each snap, each week.

If injuries are the concern, my contention is the Commissioner should have looked at teams who actually injured players and try to determine what is happening on the field and how to mitigate it.

To make my point, I took you through the 2011 season in my first article with a team Who Dats luv to hate.   This team made the research fun and easy as well as 16-game manageable.  I choose the San Francisco 49ers.  In their 2011 season, there were 15 injuries and 19 Grade A penalties.

Now, let’s look at the Saints 2011 season.

Week 1 Saints at Green Bay

No egregious penalties

Week 2  Bears at Saints

Penalty – Roughing the passer – Roman Harper

Injury – Did not return to game Earl Bennett – Hit by Roman Harper (1)

Week 3 Texans at Saints

Penalty – Illegal block by Dave Thomas

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  • larryjames836

    It is not about bounty program all this mess is about the Super Bowl and who’s hosting it. The NFL commissioner and the teams knows the New Orleans Saints is a elite team and they has the weapons to take the Super Bowl in 2013. Look at 2010 they were in the playoff don’t make it by beating themselves. 2011 they were in the playoff again beat themselves by turnovers. We as Saints fans watch our team every game all 4 quarters we knows our team is unbeatable and every team in the NFL. To be on the real if the New Orleans Saints can focus on their penalties, and turnovers they has the weapons to go undefeated in 2012 and win the Super Bowl. No; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is not trying to find the truth because there is know bounty program with the Saints. They can’t match up another team with the Saints because they are hosting the Super Bowl this part in the bounty Hunter scandal KILL THE HEAD, THE TAIL WILL DIE. This is what Roger Goodell are doing to the Saints he took away the Head Coach, Assistant Coach, GManager, and some players all this is not to stop the Saints from winning the Super Bowl at home.