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NFL With A Savage Fail

Bill Michaels
December 11, 2017 - 10:26 pm

When Texans Quarterback Tom Savage was on the ground, seemingly reaching for the official in an almost seizure-like state, someone, anyone should have realized that he was indeed an injured player who had no business coming back on to the field of play. 

The popular, uninformed fingers want to point directly at the head coach Bill O’Brien.  Those fingers would be wrong. 

When the NFL developed its current protocol for injuries they took any say, whatsoever, from the coaches.  This was all about player safety and independent physicians having the players health and welfare in the forefront and football far in the rear-view mirror. 

The two athletic trainers working in the press box as spotters, the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant on the sideline, even the official who could have used common….human sense, all failed Tom Savage.

I hate to say it but even Tom Savage could have failed Tom Savage.  You see players tend to lower the bar on their own baseline tests to come back quicker from concussion protocol.

I sincerely hope this is the last we see of this type of misstep.