After each week of NFL football games for the 2018- 2019 season, the Heads 'N Tales podcast will be posting an episode dedicated to injuries and health & safety topics surrounding the NFL. Specifically we will talk about possible prevention strategies, the rulebook, equipment and other injury buzz around the league.
The strategist for these episodes will be one of my closest friends, Josh Boyd. Josh and I grew up playing baseball together. Josh was a division-1 center fielder for Monmouth University and experienced his fair share of injuries throughout his career. Although Josh never played organized football, the dude flat-out knows the game of football and undoubtably knows more about the ins-and-outs of the sport better than I do from both a fan and x's & o's perspective.
Dr. Wazim Buksh "Waz" is the newest member to the Heads 'N Tales team and has been a long time friend of mine. Waz will serve as the medical expert in these recordings to give you the most realistic expectations for when your favorite players go down with an injury and what their road to recovery will look like. Dr. Buksh is board certified in both Internal and Sports Medicine. Waz completed his sports medicine fellowship with the New York Jets medical staff in 2014.
Our intention for these episodes is to spark conversations around topics that are usually brushed under the rug or only minimally covered in the hopes of making football and all sports safer for the athletes who play them.
You are currently looking at the show notes for Week 16 of the 2018 season!
Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Stinger
New England Patriots: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR/KR, Knee
Houston Texans: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Achilles
Texans’ WR Demaryius Thomas, who had a ruptured Achilles before, ruled out today with another Achilles injury.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2018
Dallas Cowboys: Tyrone Crawford, DL, Neck
Carolina Panthers: Taylor Heinicke, QB, Arm
Style of play to blame?
New Orleans Saints: Terron Armstead, LT, Pec
Indianapolis Colts: Eric Ebron, TE, Concussion
Updates From Week 15:
Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB, Shoulder
Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Groin
Looks like he made the right decision….
Los Angeles Rams: Todd Gurley, RB, Knee (Out)
NFL Ops, provides helmet rules example video:
Unecessary Roughness Call:
Helmet Rule Called:
Clowney Roughing the P:
No Call on Trubisky hit:
Amazing.— Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. (@ChrisNowinski1) December 23, 2018
A free shot at a sliding QB’s head results in no ejection (only because it was ineffective in successfully giving him a brain injury). Instead, 3 guys throwing meaningless weak punches in the subsequent scrum get ejected. #NFLpriorities pic.twitter.com/3L55G3px9m
Week 15 #NFLWayToPlay Player of the week:
The Week 15 #NFLWayToPlay Award goes to @Texans CB Kareem Jackson (@ReemBoi25) for his technique on this tackle. Also the Week 9 recipient, Jackson is the first player to earn the award twice: https://t.co/C4uiuAf1Tz pic.twitter.com/JLc9flFumc— NFL Football Operations (@NFLFootballOps) December 20, 2018