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Thread: Question: Concussions and Czonka

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    Question: Concussions and Czonka

    So....Watching clips of the 1972 team and I see Czonka head butting people left and right! He had a helmet made of crap.....and he is OK? But Junior Seau was F..ed Up?
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    Zonk would have been just fine with no helmet at all
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    Question: Concussions and Czonka

    Zonk's skull is thicker than most gorillas'.
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    Csonka used his forearms to attack the blocker, and no one was crazy enough to run head to head into that freight train.
    He was a man among the boys. He still is.
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    3. Larry Csonka


    Walter Iooss Jr./SI

    During a game against the Buffalo Bills, Csonka was called for unnecessary roughness ... while he was running the football. The Dolphins' bruiser delivered a forearm shiver to the Bills' John Pitts, drawing a flag. Csonka steamrolled his way to 8,000 career yards.


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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...hbacks/080772/

    ...In 1968 Csonka suffered a concussion in a collision with a Bengal linebacker. For weeks afterward he suffered severe headaches. His career was thought to be in jeopardy. A neurosurgeon suggested he reevaluate his occupation. Knocked unconscious again in a game at Miami, Csonka came to on the sidelines to find Dr. Virgin hovering over him and a photographer standing on his hand. He told the photographer to get the hell off. Dr. Virgin called for a stretcher and an ambulance. Csonka got to his feet. "I'm not going to be carried off in front of all those people," he said. "I'm going out the way I came in or I'm not going." Dr. Virgin threw up his hands and followed Csonka to the dressing room.
    Csonka wore a special helmet after that, with liquid and air compartments to absorb shock, but he eventually discarded it. The headaches went away. "I had absolutely no doubt I'd be all right," says Csonka. He now runs with greater intelligence, using his head more by learning how to use it less, and he wears his old helmet in a fashion peculiarly his own: the suspension shifted so that it sits forward and down over his head. Willie Lanier, the Kansas City linebacker, tells Csonka it looks as though his helmet's empty. "All I can see is your mustache," he says. "Good," says Csonka. "I'd just as soon you didn't know which hole I'm looking at."...
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    I will look at old clips of him. This is way before my time but I am going to youtube some vids. I feel I have been missing out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dthrill_08 View Post
    I will look at old clips of him. This is way before my time but I am going to youtube some vids. I feel I have been missing out.
    He was a mauler. There havent been many like him in the game since maybe - Earl Campbell or John Riggins.
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