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  • NFL wants to implement a concussion retun rule

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4698164

    The rule will prevent players from returning to games in which they left with concussion related symptoms. I think it's a great rule. They need to stop gambling with the long term health of players just to get a win

    I am however afraid that it will start leading to shady coverups of concussions during games. You'll start seeing a lot more "neck stingers"

  • #2
    Originally posted by SuperKevin View Post
    I am however afraid that it will start leading to shady coverups of concussions during games. You'll start seeing a lot more "neck stingers"
    That is a definite concern. One would hope that the other rule the NFL instituted (that a player who suffers a concussion must see a third party specialist) will ultimately reveal teams that are doing that to their players. That said, NFL players have a lot more personal sway as to whether they go back out than High School or College players do, and no coach wants to be the guy responsible for pissing off the Players Union.

    I'm just happy to see that the NFL is doing something to keep brain injuries from becoming something worse.

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    • #3
      This is a good idea but I feel like it may be unfairly classified into the 'NFL is protecting QBs' heading and panned by some of the more challenged media pundits.

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      • #4
        I don't like it. Players themselves will likely hide symptoms if they know they can't return to the game.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Zaytoven View Post
          I don't like it. Players themselves will likely hide symptoms if they know they can't return to the game.
          I think this needs more explanation. Firstly why a player would feel the need to risk his mental health, secondly how you hide the symptom of a concussion.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck View Post
            I think this needs more explanation. Firstly why a player would feel the need to risk his mental health, secondly how you hide the symptom of a concussion.
            Players hide injuries all the time. Staying on the field ultimately means more money. It's true this new policy could reduce treatment for certain sneaky players.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck View Post
              I think this needs more explanation. Firstly why a player would feel the need to risk his mental health, secondly how you hide the symptom of a concussion.
              How? by staying in the game and playing through it, players have said they have done it. Why? because there is a guy waiting behind you to take your job and pay check.

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              • #8
                You can't hide a concussion. You can't force your eyes to respond to light correctly.

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                • #9
                  Great idea in principle but it is going to have a dramatic effect on games. QB's could be forced to sit 3 or 4 weekls before they get clearance to play again. Good for the player, rotten for the fans and the game.
                  And proud of it!!!

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                  • #10
                    Coming from someone that's had 3 concussion (2 rugby, 1 football) they are very hard to hide. I spent 8 hours saying nothing but "I want McDonalds french fries" one time.

                    My hope is that if the NFL implements this rule, they will assign two non-affiliated doctors to enforce it. Mental health needs to be taken more seriously.


                    Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SuperKevin View Post
                      You can't hide a concussion. You can't force your eyes to respond to light correctly.
                      Players know the signs of a concussion, but decide not to tell anyone. This is mild concussions we are talking about. But having a neurologist on site can help limit these type of things.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                        My hope is that if the NFL implements this rule, they will assign two non-affiliated doctors to enforce it. Mental health needs to be taken more seriously.
                        Excellent idea.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Iamcanadian View Post
                          Great idea in principle but it is going to have a dramatic effect on games. QB's could be forced to sit 3 or 4 weekls before they get clearance to play again. Good for the player, rotten for the fans and the game.
                          The fans can go to hell if they want to risk someone's mental function so they can be entertained.


                          Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bhaarat316 View Post
                            Players know the signs of a concussion, but decide not to tell anyone. This is mild concussions we are talking about. But having a neurologist on site can help limit these type of things.
                            You don't need to be a neurologist to shine a light in someone's eyes and see they have a concussion. Heck the Navy uses high school graduates with nothing more than a 6 week field course to determine concussions

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                              My hope is that if the NFL implements this rule, they will assign two non-affiliated doctors to enforce it. Mental health needs to be taken more seriously.
                              I also think this would be an outstanding idea.

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