The NFL's stupidest idea yet


The NFL's stupidest idea yet

By Jon Fucile

The NFL released a statement that referees will now be trained to recognize concussion symbols on the field to prevent further injuries. Right.

Is everyone in the NFL front office concussed?

Supposedly, all the refs will have to watch a video before each game detailing what kind of symptoms to watch for. These are the same guys that routinely miss obviously calls and have no idea what theyre doing and now theyre supposed to recognize when a player gets a concussion. This is the worst idea since letting Jon Gruden into the booth on Monday Night Football.

The NFL might as well have Helen Keller diagnosing concussions at games.

The NFL cares so much about player safety that instead of hiring extra doctors or trainers theyre making guys who are in no way qualified to diagnose concussions check players. Great job, NFL!

Maybe should you hire a series of fake doctors to at least make this a bit more believable. Maybe Doogie Howser M.D. could come out of retirement and diagnose concussions.

How about Dr. Suess? They call him a doctor so he must be qualified!

Great job, doctor! Sounds like the NFL runs Whoville too, because every Who down in Whoville must be concussed if they didnt pound the Grinch after he stole all their stuff.

Perhaps the NFL could hire Montreals favorite M.D: Dr. Recchi!

If any NFL players end up watching Hall Pass the day after a concussion, watch out!

With the billions the NFL makes they cant hire a few extra doctors to monitor players? This just sounds lazy and cheap. But, hey, maybe the referee who says there was no pass interference when the defender rode the receiver down the field will be good enough to see that a player has a concussion.


Haggerty's Morning Skate: Two AHL teams recreate Slap Shot on the movie's anniversary

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Two AHL teams recreate Slap Shot on the movie's anniversary

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while so glad to see Dave Strader getting the play-by-play call in this afternoon’s national NBC broadcast of Stars and Bruins from Dallas.
-- Jeremy Roenick weighs in with some trade possibilities involving Avalanche and Blues players in what could be a blockbuster at the deadline.
-- Antoine Vermette acknowledges his wrongdoing in making a statement about his 10-game suspension for slashing an official, but feels like the punishment was too severe.
-- Don Cherry wishes a happy 40th anniversary to Slap Shot while wearing a Charleston Chiefs jersey as he hosts Coaches Corner.
-- Speaking of Slap Shot, what an Old Time Hockey fight between the AHL's Iowa Wild and Chicago Wolves. It spilled into the hallway afterward . . . that’s when things get real.

-- I've been asked multiple times about the white Boston hat David Pastrnak is always wearing in the Bruins dressing room, so here it is.

 -- Here’s all the Dallas Stars info you need ahead of this afternoon’s 11:30 a.m. local start in Dallas for the Stars and Bruins.

-- PHT writer Cam Tucker has Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning indicating that the mumps outbreak for his team won’t impact the trade deadline.
-- For something completely different: the headline seems a little click baity to me, but I’ll read about anything involving Homer Simpson and the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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