Your hear about the concussions. Rarely hear about these kinds of injuries. While he played I remember hearing abiut some weird calf injury. Had no idea it was this intense.
Crazy part is he kept playing after all this.
And players skip games for some soft **** sometimes too...
Get out of here
Honestly the NFL is in no danger of losing suits on stuff like this, it was the player's choice...they wanted to continue making millions. Just like in any other profession where people make sacrifices i.e sleep, family time, health; to keep thier position.
Concussions on the other hand, i.e. his bro in law Zach Thomas, have a beef. Because scientifical facts were ignored to reassure players that they weren't taking the kind of risks they were by playing with head issues. (even though that probably wouldn'tve changed the players minds cuz they don't want to get Wally Pipped...i.e. Alex Smith)
Supporter of logic and organizational consistency
That's why this game is a game for youths. There have been some controversial studies done, that say NFL players life expectancy is longer than the general population, which certain players have refuted, because lets face it, this a multibillion dollar business, and you have to put product on the field, so I feel studies can be bought off. The average career length of a NFL player is somewhere between 4-6-9 years, depending where a player is drafted (1,2,3...), whether a player makes a team roster or whether he gets cut from the squad. In short its closer to 6.8 years. So that's the one thing about numbers and stats, which do you go with. Too bad Jason Taylor didn't win a Super Bowl, got close with the Jets.
Wasn't there a good amount of people on here question his toughness for going on Dancing with the Stars, This article certainly proves how tough he is. Good article, incredible to hear what he went through & that was just 1 player.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13
I think fans of the game the ones who buy the tickets and merch understand this for the most part. People may not understand the CBA and stuff like non-guaranteed contracts, but just as an example RG3 he was hobbled he was limited he was wearing a massive knee brace - he sacrificed to go out there. If fans don't get that he should have stayed on the sideline and was thinking in the short term rtaher than the longterm then who can explain anything to them?
These guys get paid millions to play a game, the guys on the practice roster and the those scratching to get a spot sacrifice a lot too - we spend a lot of time pumping up the tires of the guys who are already stars. Cutler sits out a PO game and he still gets the rasperries from the media down to the couch potato who calls him soft
For me the worst part is they took JT to some dark dungeon rather than a sports med room - what's up with that? Was it JT over-ruling the team? One would think the team would like him to spare infection
Overall I think a number of fans would swap places with Jason Taylor, RG3, or even the practice squad player. Fame is a strong motivator, and money is a strong motivator -
This is a media issue. For the most part, the fans and players playing don't care. It's what these guys want to do. Everybody knows the risks now, including the players. They can quit anytime, but they won't, and they never will.
The lifestyle, the glory, the money, the women, the fame. It's all worth it to these guys. Sure, they're young and may not know better but that's the way it is. Nobody is forcing these guys to play.
Can we all agree now that football isn't good for the head? Good. Now anyone who wants to play assume the risk, if you don't want to assume the risk, don't play.