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12:32 PM ET 10.08 | Injuries are starting to pile up for the surprising St. Louis Rams. The team lost Danny Amendola, it's top wide receiver, to a separated clavicle in a rough and tumble Week 5 over the Arizona Cardinals. Amendola is not the only player to suffer an injury in that game. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Wide receiver Danny Amendola will miss anywhere from a month to two months with a separated SC joint ??? the joint where the collarbone meets the breastbone in the middle of the chest. Strong safety Quintin Mikell could miss the Miami game with a concussion. The availability of core special teams players Brit Miller (ankle) and Mario Haggan (thigh) is uncertain."

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October 8, 2012  01:39 PM ET
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They are piling up.

It's pro football.

There do seem to be a lot of injuries. Once again, is it the new low-contact practice rules from the CBA? I think that certainly was the cause of some of the sloppy play we saw in the fist couple of games. But, it's also a factor in conditioning. Walk-throughs and no-pads days can teach something, but they are no substitute for contact. An hour of head-to-head line practice will do more for you, and in a better way, than the same amount of time in the weight room.

October 8, 2012  02:17 PM ET
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It's pro football.There do seem to be a lot of injuries. Once again, is it the new low-contact practice rules from the CBA? I think that certainly was the cause of some of the sloppy play we saw in the fist couple of games. But, it's also a factor in conditioning. Walk-throughs and no-pads days can teach something, but they are no substitute for contact. An hour of head-to-head line practice will do more for you, and in a better way, than the same amount of time in the weight room.

I believe you are onto something. If you job is to hit and or get hit, walk throughs don't get it

October 8, 2012  03:07 PM ET

I read where Amendola's pretty messed up, his clavicle pushed under his sternum and almost punctured his aorta, he could have died on the spot.... Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

October 8, 2012  06:01 PM ET

In the NFL safety is not job 1.

October 8, 2012  06:19 PM ET

Check out da Giants while your at it!

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October 9, 2012  09:55 AM ET

They'll be fine come next season with those extra picks they fleeced from the Redskins and upcoming free agency...

 
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