December 26, 2011

"I'd hide it if I had a concussion": In a recent poll of a few NFL players conducted by the Associated Press, slightly more than half said that they'd try to play through injuries, including head injuries, than take themselves out. However, more than two-thirds also favored being shielded from their own instincts: they favor having independent neurologists on the sidelines of games making decisions to remove players they think have sustained a head injury of some degree.

posted by NerfballPro to football at 01:20 AM - 2 comments

Its dumb and its crazy, but most of us here have played some type of sport at some level at some point in your life and you at some point played hurt and should not have been out there but felt you had to for your team. Alot of players need protected from themselves. I screwed my shoulder up forever after convincing my trainer I was ok. I knew I wasnt, but It was playoff time. We are dumb. We think we are invincible. Athletes get to that level because they never quit. We need someone to stop us.

posted by Debo270 at 11:34 AM on December 27, 2011

Pogo was right ... we are our own worst enemy.

For the most part, bench personnel are good are recognizing when stuff is bad ... I hear a lot of "doesn't have his helmet," "took away his helmet."

posted by jjzucal at 11:43 AM on December 27, 2011

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