After each week of NFL football games for the 2017-2018 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. My co-host and strategist for these episodes will be one of my closest friends, Josh Boyd (hence the J in "JK"..I'm the K...). 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. 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 15!
Week 15 Injuries:
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh WR, Out with a Calf Injury
Devante Adams, Green Bay WR, Concussion 2nd of Season from illegal hits
I’ll never understand it. Game is already dangerous enough and we got Pro Bowl players out here head hunting and saying they “didn’t mean to harm me”— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) December 18, 2017
James Conner, Pittsburgh rb, Injured Knee
Steelers RB James Conner likely will need surgery on his knee after injuring it yesterday, source says. Timeline for his recovery is unclear but at least a few weeks.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 18, 2017
Brandon Williams, Indianapolis TE, Concussion
Tom Savage, Houston QB, Concussion Update
- Week 4 injuries starting with the hit on Devante Adams on Thursday night.
- Takes us into the mind of injured NFL players.
- Shows how much popular opinion has changed when it comes to injuries in football.
JUJU’s Touchdown Celebration
Is the NFL Fixed?
- Josh’s take on Pitt vs. NE