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Saints turn in Bucs for misleading injury report

Posted on: November 4, 2011 5:33 pm
 
We'll have to see if Raheem Morris is as happy with Sean Payton as he appears in this picture (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If you expected many NFL teams to play nice and be completely honest with their weekly practice reports and their Friday injury reports, you’re probably a little naïve. Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been accused in the past of not listing those players who actually should be on the injury list or vice versa, and the Colts weren’t exactly forthcoming about Peyton Manning’s neck problems from last year (he wasn’t listed on the injury report at all).

Call it gamesmanship or, you know, cheating but if there was a league-wide investigation into how many teams misused their injury reports for their own gain, there’s a pretty good chance plenty of franchises would be found guilty.

And if another team thinks it can get ahead by turning in a future opponent to the NFL, it’s not out of the question that it will do exactly that.

Which brings us to Saints coach Sean Payton admitting Friday that he turned in the Buccaneers for their failure to make any mention of the sprained thumb suffered by quarterback Josh Freeman in the Bears game.

"Listen, I think when your quarterback's on NFL Network with a splint on his thumb, normally he's on the injury report," Payton said, via WWL TV. "At least take the splint off before you go on NFL Network, right?"

Funny about that: Freeman magically appeared on Tampa Bay’s injury list soon after, though Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris said the team had no worries about Freeman’s health and whether he could play this weekend.

"That's why we reported it, because the league asked us to,” Morris said, according to the St. Petersburg Times. “(Freeman) sprained it in the Chicago game, came in and practiced during the bye week, and didn't miss anything this week."

Considering the Saints and Buccaneers face each other this Sunday, we can’t wait to see the postgame handshake/fireworks show. Or the two could just laugh about it and chalk it up to the old, “Ah, whatcha gonna do?”

“It was probably a little gamesmanship,” Payton said. “But you gotta list those guys, the same way we do.”

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footyook
Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 11:33 am
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Since: Aug 6, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 5:43 am
 

Saints turn in Bucs for misleading injury report

Oops guess Payton Doesn't have to steal the Vicodin this time lol



Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 5:36 am
 

Saints turn in Bucs for misleading injury report

Come on Payton you crybaby , the injury reports are not for the other teams they are for Vegas bettors always have been and alway will be ....



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Saints turn in Bucs for misleading injury report

NFL injury reports are a joke.  They really need to discipline Bill Belicheat for not reporting injuries.  

First of all if you want anybody with a brain to take you seriously, the "Belicheat" crap needs to go.   All the Pats did was win something like 13 in a row AFTER they got "caught" doing something that didn't do a darn thing.  Brady got hurt the next season and the Pats started re-tooling.  Don't be stupid,  he's one of the best coaches in the history of the NFL.

As for this injury report thing, the NFL does a lousy job monitoring these things and doesn't hold teams accountable.  The way it is now is flat out stupid, why even have an injury report at all?   All coaches do is call players "game time decisions" and list them as questionable, bla bla bla.   Enough of that crap.....  make it a rule all teams have to announce who's playing by a certain day at a certain time.... doesn't matter what it is either because it's fair for everybody. 



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Saints turn in Bucs for misleading injury report

You've got to be kidding me.  I really like Sean Payton & what he has done for the Saints, but he must be on some pretty stong pain meds.

Josh Freeman had a bye week to get over the thumb injury (I've broken my finger before & wore a splint longer after it was healed as a precaution).  Also, it's not like every other team in the NFL doesn't fudge on the injury report.


It might be time for Payton to change his meds & quit tattling on the Bucs.  He should be much more concerned w/ his own team especially the Saints run defense.



Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Saints turn in Bucs for misleading injury report

Saints are just pissed because the Bucs beat them a few weeks ago and they're trying to deflect attention from the fact that the lowly Rams owned them last week.


Jefgg
Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2011 7:57 pm
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Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2011 7:46 pm
 

Saints turn in Bucs for misleading injury report

Saints turn in Bucs for misleading injury report

Considering the Saints and Buccaneers , we can’t wait to see the postgame handshake/fireworks show
Isnt Payton up in the skybox calling in plays due to his injuries to his leg and knee?
YES  MAYBE  He should be listed on the injury report.....  just saying. But realy appearing on TV with a oviousmed problem and not reporting it is asking for the other team your playing to throw a wrench in the works and report it.



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 7:24 pm
 

Saints turn in Bucs for misleading injury report

Considering the Saints and Buccaneers , we can’t wait to see the postgame handshake/fireworks show
Isnt Payton up in the skybox calling in plays due to his injuries to his leg and knee?



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Saints turn in Bucs for misleading injury report

Forget Shanahan, I think Belichick's the master.  Wasn't Tom Brady listed as probable with a shoulder problem for an entire season or two?


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