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TGryn
For all the things that went wrong last year, injuries were apparently not one of them:

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stat-anal...sted-games-lost
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the key ideas underlying AGL (adjusted games lost) are that all players don't affect winning and losing equally, and missing a game isn't the only way a player injury affects winning and losing. Injuries to starters, important situational reserves (e.g., nickel cornerbacks), and injury replacements (i.e., new permanent starters) count towards AGL, whereas injuries to benchwarmers don't. Similarly, injuries that land a player on injured reserve affect AGL more than injuries that force a player to be listed as "questionable," which in turn affect AGL more than injuries that lead to a "probable" game status.
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...The Jets have nothing on the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles, though. Despite having 48.2 fewer AGL than they did in 2010, ranking 25 spots higher in team health, the Eagles lost two more games, and missed the playoffs. It's true that Michael Vick had an assortment of injuries in 2011, but it turned out that he only contributed 0.2 AGL more last season than he did in 2010 (mostly because of differences in game status). Elsewhere, Philadelphia's offensive line AGL dropped by a full season's worth of games in 2011, as did their total AGL on defense. Taking their lack of injuries into account, calling the Eagles a disappointment last season might be understating it.


...which may mean that we may need to rely on the rookies and 2nd year guys more this year, if our lucky streak with injuries reverts back to even the 2010 level.
Jerome Brown Experience
QUOTE (TGryn @ May 12 2012, 11:15 AM) *
For all the things that went wrong last year, injuries were apparently not one of them:

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stat-anal...sted-games-lost


...which may mean that we may need to rely on the rookies and 2nd year guys more this year, if our lucky streak with injuries reverts back to even the 2010 level.



AGL is a good but somewhat blunt metric for injury impact though. Vick was only out for a few games but his suckitude due to injuries was off the charts. In addition, losing Nate Allen in a very thin Safety corps was a big blow that AGL can't account for.

Your overarching point is pretty fair though, we were far from unfortunate with injuries in the big picture last year.
koolaidluke
what they said about Vick is one of the gayest things ever. Vick being hurt caused us to lose 2 games where we were clearly the better team: AZ, and Seattle.

On the other hand, some injuries last year made us stronger. Samuel getting hurt pulled Cromartie out of the slot where he was terrible and Dixon getting hurt pulled his worthless fat ass off the field and caused us to bring in the very productive Landri.

I expect us to do worse with injuries overall this season but Vick staying healthy and/or his backup playing effectively will more than neutralize any lost players.
TGryn
We've already lost Peters for the season (most likely), and it remains to be seen how much of a dropoff there'll be with Bell. Even if JP gets PUP'ed and makes it back before everybody expects him to, that's still more games lost on the OL than we had all last season.
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