True re the injuries. I don't blame everything on this, but I read a good article somewhere (forget where but may still have in my files) about problem in the whole NFL related to training matters, some mandated if I remember, maybe by the union, again I forget. I posted about it with the link a while ago, maybe on this thread. In blunt summary, too much time off without some basic exercises that can ward off ACL (etc) tears, especially in some players with certain body features, not only preseason but over quite a bit longer stretch of time. Oh, I do remember it was written by some prominent orthopedist at Mayo Clinic.
That wouldn't have helped Dez's foot, though.