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 WILD CARD WEEKEND FOR THE 2017 SEASON!
WILD CARD WEEKEND INJURIES:
TITANS 22 @ CHIEFS 21
TRAVIS KELCE, KANSAS CITY TE, CONCUSSION
Clear expression of"No-Go" symptoms (Below)...
- Injury occurred in the 2nd Quarter right before halftime.
- Kelce did not return to the game.
- Kansas City was winning 14-3 at the time of his injury and got to 21-3 by halftime.
- Kelce had a concussion earlier in the Season, Week 5 @ Houston
- Instagram Comments:
Tough way for Referee Jeff Triplettee to go out...
Horrible way to start the playoffs. I hate to say it but this was not a good performance by the crew. Teams and fans deserve better.— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) January 7, 2018
PREVIEW: Titans @ Patriots
- Key Injuries: Demarco Murray RB Ten, Chris Hogan WR NE, Alan Branch DT NE
Falcons 26 @ Rams 13
Matt Ryan's Visit to the Medical Tent
Replay Reviews Taking too Long And Implications on College Targeting Rule adoption
Friggin’ replay reviews.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) January 7, 2018
From the time of the calls on the field, there have been delays of 4:09 (muffed punt) and 3:31 (Gurley no-catch) in the first half of this game.
Replay review is the worst thing to happen to the NFL and MLB. It sucks the life out of any big moment. Just awful. Love Al Michaels for calling it out!— Kevin Burkhardt (@kevinburkhardt) January 7, 2018
PREVIEW: Falcons @ Eagles
- Key Injuries: Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman ATL
Bills 3 @ Jaguars 10...zzzzzz
Richie Incognito, Buffalo Guard, Shoulder
- Missed 1 Series and Returned to game
Paul Posluszny, Jacksonville LB, Hip, Did not return
Micah Hyde, buffalo safety, Concussion Protocol
- The dangers of d-backs making low tackles with their heads down.
- Was Leonard Fournette telling Micah Hyde to see what he hits? The twitter video below shows the plays leading up to Hyde's concussion. I recommend putting the volume on mute for the second video.
- Unfortunately this is the only video of the play because all twitter cared about was Micah squirting water at a fan on his way to the locker room.
Nick O’Leary, Buffalo TE, No Concussion Check
Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo qb, Concussion
PREVIEW: Jaguars @ Steelers
- Key Injuries: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh WR
Panthers 26 @ Saints 31
Cam Newton, Carolina QB, Concussion?
Post game sunglasses a sign of sensitivity to light?
- Instagram Comment:
- kirby_philly And again the nfl failed its players by forgoing any semblance of their so-called “concussion protocol “ I can’t believe Cam Newton was allowed back in the game... 4 minutes later!!!
- Team vs NFL, whose decision is it?
Andrus Peat, New Orleans Guard, suffered a broken fibula
PREVIEW: Saints @ Vikings
Who is the concussion protocol actually for and why do we care so much?
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