A Detailed Look at the Importance of an NFL Training Camp

July 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As a former NFL player who has endured the rigors of several training camps in my day, the idea that these long, intense, seemingly endless summer days could actually be somewhat meaningless is hard to come to terms with.
In an effort to find out whether training camp is either a critical component to a successful NFL season or something most guys can live without, I put together a pretty lengthy list of players. Each of the players who factor into the data have missed at least one week of training camp due to either injury or a contract dispute.
With this resource I was able to analyze various angles to different questions surrounding the true value of an NFL training camp using career statistics, the nature of their camp absence and what, if any, effect it had on their seasons.
Perhaps with some comparative data crunching and a bit of firsthand experience, we may finally get a definitive understanding of the real value of an NFL training camp.
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