Monday, August 20, 2007

During weekends like this, it's tough to enjoy preseason football

During Saturday night's preseason game between the Steelers and Redskins, when Brett Keisel dove at Jason Campbell's knee in a scene unbelievable reminiscent of when Kimo von Oelhoffen took out Carson Palmer's knee in the playoffs two years ago, Redskins fans must have been cursing the preseason, especially after losing Clinton Portis early in the preseason last year. About half an hour later Marcus Washington, arguably the Redskins' best player, dislocated his elbow in a pileup putting his availability for the season opener in doubt.

This kicked of a rash of injuries this weekend that devastated the Broncos, losing Ebeneker Ekuban for the season with a ruptured Achilles', Travis Henry for some length of time with a sprained MCL, and Mike Bell for at least the preseason with a hip injury, and the Giants, losing five players to injury last night including their starting running back getting stepped on on the sidelines. I went to the Ravens game last night and it was difficult to enjoy when there were starters or key backups on the field. The most important score at the end of the game is the butcher's bill.

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