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Richard Sherman slams NFL’s concussion protocol; ‘It’s an absolute joke’

The NFL’s concussion protocol has been the subject of much criticism this season, specifically for the way players have been allowed to re-enter games shortly after exhibiting symptoms that suggest they may have suffered a concussion.Texans quarterback Tom Savage, for example, was seen spasming after taking a big hit on the field roughly one month ago, and then somehow re-entered...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Panthers follow concussion protocol with Cam Newton?

The Carolina Panthers’ handling of Cam Newton after the quarterback took a huge hit to the head in the fourth quarter led to plenty of scrutiny during Sunday’s wild-card playoff game in New Orleans. Many even questioned whether the Panthers followed concussion protocol.Newton was sacked in the fourth quarter and forced from the game after taking a huge hit to the head. Newton went...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans won’t be disciplined for Savage concussion incident

The Houston Texans came under heavy scrutiny in Week 14 when they allowed Tom Savage to re-enter a game against the San Francisco 49ers after he clearly suffered a head injury, but the team will not face disciplinary action over the situation.On Friday, the NFL and NFL Players Association announced that the Texans’ medical staff followed the league’s concussion protocol. Changes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Savage placed on IR with concussion

More bad news strikes for the Houston Texans and their quarterback situation. The team has placed Tom Savage on IR due to the concussion he suffered in Week 14 following the nasty hit that appeared to cause him to have a seizure on the field. Savage started in seven games for the Texans. He opened the season as the starter, then took over for rookie Deshaun Watson once he became...
Via Sportsnaut
December 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Savage still in concussion protocol, could be out for year

The Houston Texans might not have Tom Savage back for the final two games of the 2017 season. The quarterback is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol following a frightening hit in Week 14 against the San Francisco 49ers that appeared to cause him to have a seizure on the field.Head coach Bill O’Brien confirmed Savage might miss the rest of the season in his Monday press conference...
Via Sportsnaut
December 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Savage still not practicing with concussion

With quarterback Tom Savage still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, the Houston Texans have promoted quarterback Taylor Heinicke from the practice squad. Savage has not yet practiced since he suffered a concussion so bad it appeared he had a seizure on the field immediately after being hit. Desperate times call for desperate measures to have a backup quarterback in place beyond T...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL puts safety entirely on players, again

The gruesome Week 13 Monday night game between the Steelers and Bengals brought back into focus the potential for extreme violence in football that has made so many fret for its future.Players, it was frequently suggested in the aftermath by access media, weren’t holding up their end of the bargain in the quest for a safer game. The league, they claim, is doing its part to legislate...
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December 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien admits he erred putting Tom Savage back in game

The Houston Texans are coming under heavy criticism for their handling of quarterback Tom Savage’s head injury, and coach Bill O’Brien is taking full responsibility for it.O’Brien admitted Monday that had he seen the video of Savage seizing up on the ground after a big hit, he never would have let his quarterback return to the game. O’Brien is right to take the fall here — in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 11, 2017  |  Discuss

NFLPA to investigate Tom Savage concussion

There might have been some tremendous performances and exciting games during Sunday’s Week 14 NFL action, but one story pretty much overshadowed everything.In the first half of his team’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage was on the receiving end of a violent hit from pass rusher Elvis Dumervil.Immediately after Savage went to the ground...
Via Sportsnaut
December 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Savage re-entered game despite trembling hands after big hit

A scary moment took place in the second quarter of Sunday’s 49ers-Texans matchup, and the entire sequence of events is not a good look for the NFL.The play in question happened when Texans quarterback Tom Savage absorbed a brutal hit from Elvis Dumervil in the end zone. Savage’s hands then began shaking while he was laying on his back, in what appeared to be a reaction to the hit...
Via The Sports Daily
December 10, 2017  |  Discuss

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