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2022 Miami Dolphins Major Injury Impact

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How major injuries impacted Miami during the 2022 season
  • Miami’s total number of injuries last season was near league average.
  • Although the incident rate was normal, the severity of the injuries and the concentration in core positions (CB, OL, QB) were the big differences.
1. Surprise! Miami was on par with the league in total number of injuries
Miami had a total of 15 total players on IR at some point during the season, which places them 13th Healthiest in the NFL—not great, but not bad.

2. However, the average time players spent on IR was higher than normal. Ugh…
Major injuries happened early and ended many seasons before they began (See below). Miami reported players in IR a total of 171 times during the season. Said differently, on average, Miami had 10 players on IR each game which puts them in the bottom quartile of the league.

3. Key players were lost for large portions of season. Yeah, you know who…
Miami had $32MM in annual contracts “on IR” which placed them 9th highest in the league according Spotrac.com. Ogbah and Jones contract size and lengthy time away drove most of the result.

Conclusion: The politics of durability will be debated until proven otherwise, but, on whole, the major injuries this year were fluke-y and will likely snap back to normal next season. Fingers-crossed.
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Players with IR designation
(more games could have been missed as ‘questionable’, ‘doubtful’, or ‘out’)
  • Bryon Jones, 18 games
  • Emmanuel Ogbah, 8 games
  • Nik Needham, 12 games
  • Trill Williams, 18 games
  • Adam Sheehan, 18 games
  • Austin Jackson, 12 games
  • Trey Flowers, 12 games
  • Cethan Carter, 17 games
  • Brandon Jones, 11 games
  • Liam Eichenberg, 5 games
  • John Lovett, 18 games
  • Porter Gustin, 13 games
  • Calvin Munson, 5 games
  • Clayton Fejedelem, 5 games
  • Freddie Swain, 4 games

 
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How major injuries impacted Miami during the 2022 season
  • Miami’s total number of injuries last season was near league average.
  • Although the incident rate was normal, the severity of the injuries and the concentration in core positions (CB, OL, QB) were the big differences.
1. Surprise! Miami was on par with the league in total number of injuries
Miami had a total of 15 total players on IR at some point during the season, which places them 13th Healthiest in the NFL—not great, but not bad.

2. However, the average time players spent on IR was higher than normal. Ugh…
Major injuries happened early and ended many seasons before they began (See below). Miami reported players in IR a total of 171 times during the season. Said differently, on average, Miami had 10 players on IR each game which puts them in the bottom quartile of the league.

3. Key players were lost for large portions of season. Yeah, you know who…
Miami had $32MM in annual contracts “on IR” which placed them 9th highest in the league according Spotrac.com. Ogbah and Jones contract size and lengthy time away drove most of the result.

Conclusion: The politics of durability will be debated until proven otherwise, but, on whole, the major injuries this year were fluke-y and will likely snap back to normal next season. Fingers-crossed.
_________________________________________________________

Players with IR designation
(more games could have been missed as ‘questionable’, ‘doubtful’, or ‘out’)
  • Bryon Jones, 18 games
  • Emmanuel Ogbah, 8 games
  • Nik Needham, 12 games
  • Trill Williams, 18 games
  • Adam Sheehan, 18 games
  • Austin Jackson, 12 games
  • Trey Flowers, 12 games
  • Cethan Carter, 17 games
  • Brandon Jones, 11 games
  • Liam Eichenberg, 5 games
  • John Lovett, 18 games
  • Porter Gustin, 13 games
  • Calvin Munson, 5 games
  • Clayton Fejedelem, 5 games
  • Freddie Swain, 4 games

Very nice brother. I think the concentration of injuries in the secondary limited this team as a whole from playing with familiar players to sacks, to 3rd efficiency on defense. :ffic:
 

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As I read here and on twitter, I think we as fans sometimes don’t step back at look at the big picture. How the secondary injuries hurt other aspects of our game. Secondary can’t cover as long to help with coverage sacks up front, our secondary can’t help out our linebackers in coverage. I think the Chubb addition would have shown more promise if we were more healthy. Looking forward to a healthier 2023 season. :ffic:
 

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Not having Byron Jones all year hurt a lot. He was quietly effective and helped all other secondary positions.
Brother I think Brandon Jones hurt more along with X playing with a hurt groin most of the year. We also had special teams trying to step up and fill holes as well. :ffic:
 

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Brother I think Brandon Jones hurt more along with X playing with a hurt groin most of the year. We also had special teams trying to step up and fill holes as well. :ffic:
Yah, Brandon too. Then Needham as well and I guess when thinking about it it just goes back to your thought above about the injuries in the secondary.
 

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Injuries have a double shot effect as well.
Especially younger players like Jones, Jackson and Eichenberg. They miss playing time and we don’t know just how much the 2 OL could have improved and possibly help settle the situation.
The other side of the coin is that they may of continued to struggle and so we would have a much clearer picture of the position
Jones was developing very well and becoming a lynchpin in the D. The results could have been much better with him in the lineup.
 

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How major injuries impacted Miami during the 2022 season
  • Miami’s total number of injuries last season was near league average.
  • Although the incident rate was normal, the severity of the injuries and the concentration in core positions (CB, OL, QB) were the big differences.
1. Surprise! Miami was on par with the league in total number of injuries
Miami had a total of 15 total players on IR at some point during the season, which places them 13th Healthiest in the NFL—not great, but not bad.

2. However, the average time players spent on IR was higher than normal. Ugh…
Major injuries happened early and ended many seasons before they began (See below). Miami reported players in IR a total of 171 times during the season. Said differently, on average, Miami had 10 players on IR each game which puts them in the bottom quartile of the league.

3. Key players were lost for large portions of season. Yeah, you know who…
Miami had $32MM in annual contracts “on IR” which placed them 9th highest in the league according Spotrac.com. Ogbah and Jones contract size and lengthy time away drove most of the result.

Conclusion: The politics of durability will be debated until proven otherwise, but, on whole, the major injuries this year were fluke-y and will likely snap back to normal next season. Fingers-crossed.
_________________________________________________________

Players with IR designation
(more games could have been missed as ‘questionable’, ‘doubtful’, or ‘out’)
  • Bryon Jones, 18 games
  • Emmanuel Ogbah, 8 games
  • Nik Needham, 12 games
  • Trill Williams, 18 games
  • Adam Sheehan, 18 games
  • Austin Jackson, 12 games
  • Trey Flowers, 12 games
  • Cethan Carter, 17 games
  • Brandon Jones, 11 games
  • Liam Eichenberg, 5 games
  • John Lovett, 18 games
  • Porter Gustin, 13 games
  • Calvin Munson, 5 games
  • Clayton Fejedelem, 5 games
  • Freddie Swain, 4 games

Great post.
 
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