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 9 of the 2018 season!
Denver Broncos: Matt Paradis, C, Broken Fibula
This is a scary looking injury for Matt Paradis who is one of the best centers in the league. The sad part is the injury happened because Bolles got beat badly again by Clowney who hit Keenum in Paradis' legs. I know #BroncosCountry is hoping Paradis is okay. pic.twitter.com/KxPyYQ5UMf— Trent M. (@tmac_307) November 4, 2018
Paradis came into Sunday's game having played 3,850 consecutive snaps since he became the starter to open the 2015 season.
Puts Joe Thomas’ 10,363 consecutive snaps in perspective.
Carolina Panthers: Eric Reid, S, Shoulder
Is the praise reinforcing the glorification of playing through injury?
Washington Redskins: Shawn Lauvao, G, ACL
Washington Redskins: Brandon Scherff, G, Torn Pec
#Redskins lineman banged up. Nightmare situation for Washington.— Gayle Saunders (@EagleSessions) November 4, 2018
RG Brandon Scherff dealing with possible shoulder/pec injury?
LG Shawn Lauvao out with undisclosed knee injury.
LT Trent Williams already out a month with thumb fracture surgery. pic.twitter.com/Mlxj2T5JSo
Side note: Adrian Peterson wears a banned helmet (Riddell VSR-4)
Buffalo Bills: Chris Ivory, RB, Shoulder
Minnesota Vikings: Xavier Rhodes, DB, Ankle
San Francisco 49ers: Raheem Mostert, RB, Broken Forearm
Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Wind Knocked Out Of
Bad news for the Pittsburgh #Steelers as QB Ben Roethlisberger took a hard hit vs. the #Ravens and exited the game in lots of pain. Team officials say it’s a right shoulder injury for Big Ben. Unclear if/when he’ll return. #NFL pic.twitter.com/Y2NfFpBnEA— Andersen Pickard (@andersenreports) November 4, 2018
New England Patriots: Rob Gronkowski, TE, Back & Sony Michel, RB, Knee
Cincinnati Bengals : AJ Green, WR, Bengals Foot
Los Angeles Chargers: Melvin Gordon, RB, Hamstring
Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, Hamstring
Green Bay Packers Safety: Jermaine Whitehead, S, Ejection
The Week 8 #NFLWayToPlay Award recipient is @RamsNFL CB Sam Shields for staying out of the end zone on this special teams play, setting up a safety for his team on the next play.— NFL Football Operations (@NFLFootballOps) November 1, 2018
Learn more about the award: https://t.co/UtGVC5k5oZ pic.twitter.com/QHg7hmTXLo
This one is even worse than last week!
Aaron Rodgers Vicis Investment:
NCAA Ejects a Ohio State Captain Jordan Fuller for this hit, but NFL is afraid to call helmet rule:
Jordan Fuller gets ejected for confirmed targeting on Kurt Rafdal. In Fuller's place, Brendon White enters at safety next to Shaun Wade. Tough play for Fuller with Rafal falling down during Adrian Martinez's short pass on 1st-and-10 from Nebraska's 11 but Ohio State buckles down. pic.twitter.com/BENkyNqQek— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) November 3, 2018
A worse hit a series later was not called:
So apparently, based on the Ohio State/Nebraska game targeting rulings, a defensive back basically needs to just let a receiver catch the ball & make a move, and THEN they can basically do anything they want. I never thought a WR bobbling a ball a dropping it could be a good move— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) November 3, 2018