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 14!
Week 14 Injuries:
Alvin Kamara, RB New Orleans, Concussion (Thursday Night), Expected to play sunday
Carson Wentz, QB Philadelphia, ACL (Out for season)
Josh McCown, QB New York Jets, Broken Hand
- Heart goes out to this guy.
- 38 yrs old, 8th NFL Team, started every game this season for Jets.
Nathan Peterman, QB Buffalo, Concussion/Brain Freeze?
- Too much snow for a video?
Tom Savage, QB Houston, Concussion
Disgusted that the @HoustonTexans allowed Tom Savage to return to the game after 2 plays after showing these horrifying #concussion signs (is that a seizure?) after a head impact. I would not let my worst enemy go through the 2017 #NFL sideline concussion protocol... https://t.co/PeJr5ISAIJ— Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. (@ChrisNowinski1) December 10, 2017
- The tweet directly above outlines the concussion protocol events.
- Led to the discussion that maybe the blue tents potentially rush the protocol or don't provide enough time for symptoms to show.
Marcus Mariota, QB Tennessee, Knee
- Over 50 Voters.
- Of those who voted "yes", most had no football affiliation (never played, coached, or supervised).
- Of those who said "no", most had a background in football (either played, currently play, coach, or supervise).
Fines Discrepancies Continue
- This is a combat contact sport there are going to be injuries.
- The game changed his family’s legacy.
- This is a man’s game.
If you are interested in all of this football health & safety conundrum, I encourage you to check out episode 106 to learn about the evolution of football and how football was nearly abolished back in 1905.