I’ve written my share about concussions on this site. I have what I don’t consider radical rule changes in mind to deal with this subject of debilitating injury to football players of all levels and ages. But a story by Benjamin Wallace-Wells from New York Magazine has me thinking of radically revising those contemplated rule changes.
Wallace-Wells writes that the Giants may have targeted the 49ers’ punt returner Kyle Williams because of his history of having been concussed several times in the past. Williams was labeled the goat in the 49ers loss because of his gaffe of a punt in the fourth quarter and his fumble while returning a punt in the overtime.
Jacksonville Jaguars’ running back Maurice Jones-Drew put his two cents in on the current concussion cavalcade…
The only reason they’re (the NFL) making a big deal about concussions right now is because the league is getting sued over it. Before this, you never heard about it.
Maurice must be a Vols in the Fall reader. Didn’t we just say that? Yes we did. Welcome to realpolitik, NFL style.