Week 3 Injury Report : Garoppolo's ACL, Sherman Plays the Long Game, Ankle Biting Texans, Roughing All the Passers & Violent Stiff Arms

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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 3 of the 2018 season!

Week 3 Injuries:

San Francisco 49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo QB, Torn ACL (Out for season)

  • Non-Contact

  • Get out of bounds bro!

  • Karma? Chicks In The Office

San Francisco 49ers: Richard Sherman CB, Heel Injury

New York Giants: Evan Engram TE, Sprained MCL

Engram was hurt when he was hit low by Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson after a catch.

While running down the sideline after a catch, Engram took a low hit to his knee and somersaulted out of bounds.

Is this tackling method being taught by the Texans’ coaches? All their DB’s tend to go for the knees.

Atlanta Falcons: Ricardo Allen S, Torn Achilles

New Orleans Saints: Patrick Robinson CB, Ankle

Will Blackmon Speaks out - Interesting Twitter Feed (Link Below)

Washington Redskins: Morgan Moses OT, Concussion + Green Bay Packers: LB Nick Perry, Concussion

  • Double Wammy Concusisons

Cleveland Browns: Tyrod Taylor QB, Concussion (No video)

  • Slammed face into the ground while getting tackled

Roughing the Passer:

After Monday night’s Buccaneers-Steelers game, there have been 34 roughing the passer penalties through the first three weeks of the season, or 48 games.

At that rate, there will be a whopping 362 roughing calls this season, more than triple the 109 total roughing penalties last season, and nearly four times the 92 such calls in 2016.

  • Judy Batista Insights NFL.com Columnist :

Green Bay Packers : Clay Matthews, Again…

“League is getting soft”

“The NFL doesn't want its QBs being hit with the same force RBs or WRs get hit.”

Barstool’s Reaction:

Hit on Russell Wilson:

Miami Dolphins DL, William Hayes’ ACL Injury:

Hits on Big Ben (4 Roughing the passer penalties in this game, most in a game since 2001):

  • To me this one was the only one that shouldn’t have been a penalty (Kevin)

  • The only one Ben thought was worthy of a penalty.

Wicked Stiff Arm - Football can still be safe and violent

Hit on Fitz:

Why is the wall so close to the endzone:

The furthest game line of the end zone shall be no closer than 9.1 m (30 ft), or, if a closer dimension is required, a padded fence or wall shall be installed.

  • We discussed the possibility of installing Ice hockey board technology at the Buc’s stadium.

Rich Eisen Thoughts on Roughing the Passer:

  • Does the NFL need to rethink this rule?

Passing Stats:

What happened to the Helmet Rule?


Denver Broncos RB, Phillip Lindsay - Throwing Punches

#NFLWayToPlay Player of Week 2:

Dallas Cowboys , LB Jaylon Smith

  • You can still light up QB’s if you do it the right way

Future Pod Topic - Seau 30 for 30

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