Injuries

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by Butthole, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Butthole

    Butthole Chieftain

    So, we lost another linebacker for tomorrow's game, Austin Smith. Is this just bad luck or something more going on in the program? Why are so many players getting injured under Butch Jones?
     
  2. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Probably a combination of S&C program, the way we practice, and luck.
     
  3. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Founder of the Mike Honcho Fan Club

    I do think S&C have a lot to do with it.

    And I have missed me some butthole.
     
  4. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    Somebody said on the twitter today that DKJr was hurt on a cut block during a drill. Could be old news, but I had not seen that until today.
     
  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    If so, that's just stupid.
     
  6. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Founder of the Mike Honcho Fan Club

    Probably true then.
     
  7. MettaWorldPeace

    MettaWorldPeace Contributor

    Too many gut punches from Lyle.
     
  8. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I've heard that and I've also heard a dlineman fell into his legs
     
  9. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Interesting.

    IT was first said it waa non contact.
     
  10. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    meniscus is most often non contact. LCL or mcl is often a roll up. They have been practicing defending cut blocks, as they should be.
     
  11. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    They will see nothing but cut blocks tonight.
     
  12. VolDad

    VolDad Super Moderator

    I wonder is Butch was having them practice against cut blocks in preparation for tonights game?
     
  13. IP

    IP It's just business.

    Seems like something you would want to to do, but limit how much, or full speed. Any coaches here want to weigh in?
     
  14. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    If you are gonna see it in the game, you have to show it in practice. With that said, there are ways to do this with dummies and still get a somewhat legit look. Scout team still has to show the cuts, but not with game vigor.

    It's a tough situation. If you don't show the proper technique to protect your player from a cut block, you're setting him up for catastrophic injury in game situation. If you do show it, you run risk of this happening. A kid lost for the year in practice.
     
  15. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    The best way to prepare for a team that almost exclusively uses cut blocks is to not schedule an out of conference opponent who is widely and well known to use cut blocks.
     
  16. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    Exactly.
     
  17. IP

    IP It's just business.

    Well I know that is correct.
     

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