A GRIP ON SPORTS • A lot is happening out there in that mythical, imaginary land called the world of sports, so let’s get to it. After all, it’s the first day of fall and you have leaves to rake, sweatshirts to buy and pumpkin lattes to drink.
• Fall is football. It’s also football injuries. This past weekend that bug bit the Seahawks. Hard. Lost to knee injuries are starting linebacker Bruce Irvin and nickelback Marquise Blair. A defense that was already struggling to compete will have to do it without two of its top 15 members.
Not to sound all coach-like, but the injuries, and the multiple ones suffered throughout the league, are not only anticipated but should have been planned for. No one is sure who will get hurt, certainly, but there is a certainty someone will. It’s unavoidable in the sport.
Very few NFL greats have gone through their entire career without an injury. Heck, even Tom Brady missed almost…