Just last week the Green Bay Packers lost their number one star receiver, to yet another ACL injury. But you have to focus, regroup, and keep moving. Undrafted second year corner Tyler Patmon is the next man up in my opinion The Cowboys also seem to be quite fired up about him as well. The Cowboys cannot replace Scandrick, but Patmon seemed to impress players and coaches alike this training camp. Coach Garrett said "He has a lot of the same traits that Orlando has, his strengths are the instinctive way that he plays, his ability to make plays, just has an overall good feel for the game.
Many people question why concussions happen so often within the NFL? After all, these players know how to tackle properly and have they best equipment however the size of these men along with the violent nature of the game is what causes these concussions. Concussions happen at around 140 per season with several players receiving multiple concussions within the same year (Halchin). Team doctors have been extremely cautious in letting these athletes return to the filed of play after being diagnosed with a concussion. Halchin believed that the NFL does a wonderful job in protecting it’s players and said that until hitting is eliminated from the game completely, concussions will be a reoccurring injury and a risk that players have to deal with
The Packers are one of the teams that haven’t had that many problems with the injury bug this year, but others have really felt the injury bug. For instance, the San Diego Chargers have been hit by the injury bug incredibly hard. Today they played with 3/5 of their starting offensive line and a number of other injury problems effected their game today. It may only be week 4, but in my mind I think that the Packers are strong favorites for Super Bowl
Nevertheless, we still have aspects that require attention if we will keep our young athletes safe. Part of it has to do with overcoming the culture and attitude associated with concussions and brain injury. Sometimes coaches, athletes and parents still do not treat concussions as seriously as they should. In some cases, athletes will attempt to downplay the symptoms because they want to continue playing. However, you should always take a concussion with the utmost seriousness.
Many people believe the footballs were slightly deflated during the first quarter of the game. This idea hit the media like wildfire and quickly became known as “deflategate.” Deflategate opened the eyes to many people watching, showed how the NFL goes through investigation over an issue, and showed that every action will have a consequence. After the night of the big game, the idea of deflategate had many people confused and puzzled. The NFL association and Tom Brady were humored at first of the idea of adjusting the amount of air in a football (Boston Globe News). Brady said that he went about his normal pregame warm-up and
The two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up had fully enjoyed first-team time these days as his rival for the Cowboys’ starting job, Joseph Randle, is currently out because of an oblique muscle strain. Third-stringer Lance Dunbar is also still recuperating from an ankle sprain that sidelined him since early August. Meanwhile, USA Today’s Jarrett Bell indicated that Dallas’ running back competition will all boil down to “trust, health, and performance” even though head coach Jason Garrett always said that their backfield would be a committee attack involving all three of his RBs. Bell cited that Randle’s off-field problems, such as shoplifting arrests and drug issues, had hindered him from being declared as the Cowboys’ indisputable starter this coming season, saying that the management needs to feel that they can rely on him to always be available during games. Dunbar is more likely set as the second man off the bench in the position, but McFadden’s injury, and now Randle’s, has made it difficult for Garrett to come up with a final
There should be no difference, and the variations indicate significant gaps in the regulations provided by the NFL. Additionally, following the idea that concussions are evaluated, monitored, and governed inappropriately, the regulations and authoritative relationships influence the players’ health decisions in certain situations. According to Robeson and King, “one of the return-to-play stipulations is that players are encouraged to be candid [with team physicians]” therefore expecting players to “self-diagnose” (339). This regulation is inadequate because the rule forces a player to choose between loyalty to his team and the importance of keeping himself healthy. He will choose to play and “take one for the team” rather than being looked at by an unbiased physician who tells him he cannot re-enter the game (Robeson and King 335).
As the stands continue to fill and the fans continue to hollar, many players feel the pressure to perform at their best, even if that means pushing through a serious injury. On the day following Kuechly’s concussion hit, NFL fans mostly discussed how the Panthers won the game, while some gossiped about the Kuechly’s tears. Does getting carted off the field while crying make Kuechly any less of a man or athlete? Does it make him weak? The answer is no.
Within the article, “Would you let your son play football” on ESPN.com states, “The issue of player safety and concussions would have a very real, very fresh face.” This is significant because once a football player dies they are examined, which the majority of football players have serious injuries in their brains. Although many brain injuries are found due to football, there is not much awareness that is spreaded to warn people about these risks. After the life of playing football, many things become f=difficult as you adjust to the life without football. Within the autopsy of Mike Webster after he died from a heart attack, he found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In this article, “Mike Webster autopsy 'one of the most significant moments in the history of sports, '” it was found that Mike Webster’s brain was way older than his actual age.
However, these brand new policies are now being used to determine punishments for infractions that occurred while the old policies were still in place, which directly affects players such as Greg Hardy of the Dallas Cowboys, who are on trial for cases of domestic violence. Recently, Hardy’s punishment has been reduced from the original ten game suspension to a four game suspension, after the arbitrator, Harold Henderson stated that “ten games was simply too much” (McManus, 2015). This may not satisfy Hardy, however, because under the NFL’s old disciplinary policies, this misdemeanor would have constituted for no more than a two game suspension. This case makes evident just how skewed the NFL’s decision making process is when dealing with disciplinary actions. Fans of the Cowboys are thrilled about the reduction in Hardy’s suspension because Hardy is an invaluable asset to the Cowboys’ defense, so he is desperately needed if the Cowboys are to have a winning season.
Many begin using performance enhancers at the collegiate level and often increase use once they make it to the league. In the NFL, many may argue that the problem has gotten worse considering the increase in weight of players. The league has tried to strengthen their policy, but the statistics show it has not made a significant difference in drug use. Experts
When it was reopened in 1995, the attendance had decreased tremendously. From 31,000 to just 25,000 fans per game (“Longest”). During the Persian Gulf War, many people would have been more curious about the war rather than worried about if their favorite team was winning or losing. The Heisman was a very important thing in the football industry, by winning the heisman was a great accomplishment and set a goal for every team to try and succeed for. The 1990s sports had many impacts from the social and historical events that occurred.