Re: [patriotzip] RE: NFL releases new concussion rules
- George hit the nail on the head with this message! Headhunting is dangerous in any sport, and to take this idea a step further, the offender should also be fined. These guys are very money-motivated (as we all are). Maybe being suspended from the remainder of the game would not be enough, because some guys don't care about their team. If they did, they wouldn't chance drawing a penalty for unnecessary roughness. Of course I realise that sometimes it may just be an overflow of emotions or just an accidental incident, but we are talking about a potentially life-ending injury.Anything can happen, to Anyone, at Anytime.
From: George <patswingr@...>
To: Zip Patriots List <email@example.com>
Sent: Thu, December 3, 2009 8:26:27 PM
Subject: [patriotzip] RE: NFL releases new concussion rules
In their justifiable urgency to get something done on this, I think they
missed something on the "front end" of the concussion issue. The rule I
would add is this: If the hit that caused the concussion is determined to be
an illegal hit, the player who delivered that hit will be automatically
disqualified for the remainder of the game. All such hits will be reviewed
by the booth officials as soon as the determination of a concussion is made,
even if that determination is made after play has resumed.
In other words, let's put some teeth into the rules against head-hunting. I
see that the NHL is struggling to deal with this problem this year also. I
am all for legal hitting in both sports. But I am strongly opposed to hits
to the head. They serve no purpose in the game itself; and can literally end
or destroy a man's life. STOP hits to the head!
From: patriots-bounces@ bosco.net [mailto:patriots-bounces@ bosco.net] On
Behalf Of Frederick Hurley
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 9:18 PM
To: Rich Carreiro
Cc: Bosco Pats List; Zip Patriots List
Subject: Re: NFL releases new concussion rules
Good start, but I wonder why they don't just use IndyCar's IMPACT test,
since it's based on a cognitive baseline test.
Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse my brevity and any typos.
On Dec 2, 2009, at 10:10 PM, Rich Carreiro <rlcarr@rlcarr. com> wrote:
> Relevant part:
> "Once removed for the duration of a practice or game, the player sho
> uld not be considered for return-to-football activities until he is
> fully asymptotic, both at rest and after exertion, has a normal
> neurological examination, normal neuropsychological testing, and has
> been cleared to return by both his team physician(s) and the
> independent neurological consultant."
> http://sports. yahoo.com/ nfl/news; _ylt=ApKlnVX0GMp TCkBMT83U3Vs5nYc B?slu
> g=ap-nflconcussions &prov=ap& type=lgns
> Rich Carreiro rlcarr@rlcarr. com
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