Players want concussion expert on sidelines, NFL has resisted

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by CloakNNNdagger, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

    Apr 30, 2004
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    Posted by Mike Florio on September 24, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT
  2. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

    Aug 11, 2004
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    When the players were being locked out, some people complained about these millionaire crybaby players wanting too much. Now that the refs are locked out, it's the refs that are being greedy. Meanwhile, the Billionaires' Club, raking in money hand over fist, is doing bad business and not even attempting good faith measures. Not many seem to be piling on the owners.

    What did Chris Rock say about rich vs. wealthy?
  3. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Austin, TX
    I figured the players and the owners were two big boys playing a good match.

    On the refs I don't see where they have a lot of leverage and honestly I think some of them have too much longevity and think they are kings of the gridiron.

    No the refs aren't ultra rich but this is a pretty damn good package for what is let's remember, a second job:

    Hey if they can pry more out, great, but I am not feeling sorry for them either.

    I will say their opposition to extra reffing crews is troublesome to me and sounds like they don't want to be held accountable.
  4. Playoffs

    Playoffs Subscribed Contributor

    Apr 26, 2008
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    Not sure why the owners wouldn't want concussion experts at each game ... ?
  5. welsh texan

    welsh texan Lest we forget

    Feb 10, 2005
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    Llandudno, Wales
    Because if a concussion expert is stood there and suddenly starts telling them all these guys are concussed and shouldn't play the negative to the money making machine is two-fold;

    They do not have their star players in the game because the concussion experts refuse to let them back in

    They lose upper ground in whatever cases are currently going through court claiming historical concussion injuries require compensation due to their previous negligence (firstly, if they need a concussion expert now, they clearly needed it then, secondly, the possibility that the number of demonstrable concussions going on in the game could grow exponentially).

    All around, its a lot better for the NFL to let a physician who's on a teams payroll act in the interest of a team (making it far harder to pull a guy due to concussion) than it is to give them expert and independent care during games which could cause them a huge cost in court.

    It isn't morally correct, but who here was thinking when Schaub came back in "Gosh, I hope they made the right decision in letting him back in the game so soon when he may be concussed", and who, as a fan, was thinking "Gosh, our billy big balls QB just dusted himself off and got back out there, thats a lot better than relying on our #2 QB to see us through this game".

    I know I was in the second camp without the consequences even crossing my mind during game time.

    This whole concussion issue has the potential to finish the sport off IMO, if it is proven that they're putting their longevity in danger out there, it won't be long before the lawsuits outweigh the revenue, and either the league will fold or the game will change beyond recognition. Worrying times, we all want to see the players healthy, but none of us would want to see that affect our own teams chance of success.

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