Sunday, January 29, 2017

On Moore and Tannehill

First on Tannehill:
Nearly seven weeks later, the dolphins still don't know about tannehill:
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article128721724.html

And with a 9 month recovery time, you're looking at the prospect of him missing 6+ weeks just to get back to health; much less not having any preseason, or actual game action until then.  So half the season is not unreasonable....time to draft another QB?

On Moore's concussion:
The NFL has issued this statement:

The NFL and NFLPA have reviewed the application of the Concussion Protocol by the Dolphins’ medical staff in the January 8th Steelers-Dolphins game. 

The Miami Dolphins were notified in a letter co-signed by Dr. Hunt Batjer, Co-Chair of the NFL Head, Neck & Spine Committee and Dr. Thom Mayer, Medical Director for the NFLPA, that the NFL-NFLPA review determined that the Protocol was not strictly followed. The letter further advised the Dolphins that they must engage their staff in a full review of the Protocol and conduct additional education, if necessary. The Dolphins were also advised that any future deviation from the Protocol may result in enhanced discipline, including monetary fines assessed against the Club. 

In the second quarter, Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore incurred a hit to the chin and mouth area which drew a roughing the passer penalty. Mr. Moore was attended to by medical staff on the field and on the sideline. The team doctor took appropriate steps to promptly and fully involve the Unaffiliated Neuro-trauma Consultant (UNC) in the medical evaluation of the player and review of the video. They jointly cleared Mr. Moore to return to the game, but did not recognize that Mr. Moore presented a documented symptom, bleeding from the mouth, that required further evaluation in the locker room under the protocol. There is no indication that competitive issues had an impact on the care that Mr. Moore received, nor did Mr. Moore demonstrate any concussion symptoms either during or at any time following the game.

It is important for us to ensure everyone understands and follows the Protocol and that we continue to reinforce its importance. The co-chairmen of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee sent a memo to the medical staffs of the clubs participating in the playoffs reminding them of that point. 

The objective of the Concussion Protocol is to ensure a standardized process composed of best practices is used to identify and manage potential concussions. Concussion diagnosis and management is often a difficult and complex exercise, compounded by hectic game conditions. Accurate diagnosis and management of concussion requires a collaborative approach among experienced physicians on the sideline, each acutely aware of his or her responsibilities and all committed to the strict application of the protocol designed to protect players.
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Didn't know bleeding of the mouth would be symptom requiring further evaluation.

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I'm assuming it's because it's a sign of severe trauma to the jaw. But it does seem unusual

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The Dolphins responded to this propaganda report from the NFL. Matt bit his tongue and he was passed the concussion review of 2 doctors. Miami basically says the report is not accurate. I wouldn't be surpised of Wells had something to do with. (Just kidding)

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BTW< biting the tongue is NOT the mouth bleeding that indicates a possible concussion.

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They didn't find any wrongdoing, but want to appear tough on concussion prevention.

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Right on Gary. With the NFL it's not about the facts and the substance of truth. It's about being PC and giving the false impression that they care about the players. If they really cared they wouldn't be having Thursday night games in the current format.

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Matt Moore was in no condition to return to the game. After that vicious hit; all of Matt Moore's reads and passes were a second or two later than they should have been. Adam Gase should have allowed TJ Yates to finish the game. Yates reaction time was at the proper speed level necessary to pull this game out. Did you see how many yards Ajayi got from that one snap to Yates? Matt Moore could have returned the following week though. This decision to send Matt Moore back into the game costed us a real shot at the Superbowl. I kid you not. Yates would have won the game and Matt would have taken us to the Superbowl.

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I think someone in this forum needs to be looked at for possible concussion. David Appollos you must be concussed or smoking something good because your comment is ridiculous.

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John Madden, his comments are always like that. Everyone knows he's a troll with no real football knowledge.

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Biting your toungue = possible concussion? Id have more brain damage than mike tyson.

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Yates would have taken Phins to the Superbowl ? Hahaaaha !
There should be a "freeze on crazy posts" vs what Trumpy has done with VISAs.

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In that case John & David I must make my point through logic; which you both will likely reject.
Ok; now let's be honest with ourselves. In the playoffs; when Matt Moore showed an inability to discern when the rush was near him and he fumbled the ball TWICE and threw a pick; who did Matt resemble and remind you of? Also keep in mind that this UNCHARACTERISTIC performance by Matt Moore did not occur until after that vicious hit by Dupree; who was on a hired mission to take out Matt Moore. So once again; who did Matt resemble? I know that you do not want to say it or admit it. But he resembled Ryan Tannehill. By his being one to two seconds late on handoffs, reads and throws. This shows that I was correct about tannehill. Tannehill has been playing with multiple concussions for some time now. And when Matt Moore got his clock cleaned; he played just like tannehill; confused, indecisive and uncoordinated. It was uncanny. After the hit; Matt Moore was playing in slow motion. I could see it clearly. That is why when Yates came into the game and handed the ball off to Ajayi at the proper speed; Ajayi gained 8 yards. It was Ajayi's longest run of the day.

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where do they come up with losers like this David Apolos? He could not have watched any of Thills games this year to make these IDIOTIC comments!!!! Sorry David you are a freaking JOKE!!!