Cleveland Browns Fans and NFL Analysts Should Relax; No One Is Injured Right Now

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IApril 28, 2010

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24:  Montario Hardesty #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 24, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Some members of Cleveland Browns nation are overreacting because of the fact that the team choose not one, or two, but three players in the 2010 NFL Draft that have had injuries at the college level.

Running back Montario Hardesty, safety T.J. Ward, and quarterback Colt McCoy all have had or are coming off of injuries.

Those Browns fans and NFL experts who have been questioning the Browns rebuilding their team with previously injured players need to all cool off.

This is football.

Football is a very violent sport, more so in the past decade as players have gotten bigger, stronger, and faster than in the past.

Injuries are prone to happen in the game of football just like in any other sport, going from pulling an arm muscle sweeping the ice in curling to getting a concussion in rugby.

Football is no different, and the risks are even higher than most other sports on Earth due to the fast and explosive nature of the game, especially with 300 pound lineman exploding off the snap and slamming into the opposing team's players.

The running back is one of the most brutal positions to play, since a back has the ball and he is fighting his way through 11 players who are trying to knock his head off.

A safety is a player who will try and deal out hits on opposing ball carriers.

A quarterback is the focus of the defense with a bull's-eye right between his eyes.

Hardesty, Ward, and McCoy all have had injuries in their past, but that's why team doctors examine and issue their opinions on the health of the player and a past injury.

If a player does not pass these tests, then a team will simply pass on said player.

Bottom line, the Browns picked players who they feel are 110 percent healthy and can produce for the team in 2010.

But football is violent and one wrong hit or a body falling awkward could hurt any random player during any Sunday of the season.

Browns fans are understandably cautious about their new prospects, but at the same time, let training camp, the preseason, and the regular season come around and let's all see what these guys can really do once the season begins and they tighten up their chinstraps on game day.


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