Originally written on Hugging Harold Reynolds  |  Last updated 11/16/14

DENVER - DECEMBER 24: Safety John Lynch #47 of the Denver Broncos attempts to tackle Jerry Porter #84 of the Oakland Raiders during the game on December 24, 2005 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos secured a bye week in the playoffs with a 22-3 win. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
While John Lynch gets all giddy about the “violent finish” Trent Richardson lays on Kurt Coleman, tell me how this isn’t leading with a helmet and fine-worthy.  If Coleman did this to Richardson, he’d probably be suspended and the subject of an Outside the Lines piece on concussions.  The American Academy of Neurologyjust just came out with a study noting that NFL players are at a much greater risk of Alzheimer’s and ALS; and SI has Jim McMahon on the cover this week not knowing that he’s on the cover of SI this week, and here’s the Fox announcer pissing his pants with joy. Football is football and I get it, but if you want us to be concerned with player safety, as we should be, then keep it real and don’t be hypocritical and scapegoat defenders. (Video Via)
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