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Kai's Hero

Footballguy
Watching the game on Saturday I believe that SA didn't want to play in that game! If you watched the part of the game that Shawn was in he dropped the ball without being touched and then he fumbled a 2nd time. He went to the sidelines and by his own admission said he felt fine during the 2nd quarter. If you watched him during the 2nd half he was running and jumping on the sidelines cheering his team on? Are you doing that if you have a concussion? Is your head coach letting you do that if your concussion is so bad that you can't play in an important playoff game? Something just didn't look right ............ :confused:

 

Wilbur Wood

Footballguy
Watching the game on Saturday I believe that SA didn't want to play in that game! If you watched the part of the game that Shawn was in he dropped the ball without being touched and then he fumbled a 2nd time. He went to the sidelines and by his own admission said he felt fine during the 2nd quarter. If you watched him during the 2nd half he was running and jumping on the sidelines cheering his team on? Are you doing that if you have a concussion? Is your head coach letting you do that if your concussion is so bad that you can't play in an important playoff game? Something just didn't look right ............ :confused:
Schein & Riggins said the same thing on Sirius yesterday afternoon.Certainly, Alexander looked a hell of a lot better than the times I've seen a concussed Wayne Chrebet sitting on the bench staring at the ground.

 

Jason Wood

Zoo York
:rolleyes:So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion? :fishing:

 

Sputnikv8

Footballguy
Watching the game on Saturday I believe that SA didn't want to play in that game! If you watched the part of the game that Shawn was in he dropped the ball without being touched and then he fumbled a 2nd time. He went to the sidelines and by his own admission said he felt fine during the 2nd quarter. If you watched him during the 2nd half he was running and jumping on the sidelines cheering his team on? Are you doing that if you have a concussion? Is your head coach letting you do that if your concussion is so bad that you can't play in an important playoff game? Something just didn't look right ............ :confused:
So what are you implying? He just didn't want to play? He doesn't care if his team make it to the superbowl? If its about not wanting to risk injury because of his upcoming "payday", I'd think a superbowl championship would only HELP his cause. Maybe he knows that the Hawks aren't going to resign him so he wants to stick it to them?...interesting. He did look better than most concussed guys. But, I don't know if I could could take it far enough to say he was faking.

 

Family Matters

Footballguy
:rolleyes:

So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion?

:fishing:
That's what I was thinking too. I don't think so. Sounds like a fishing trip for sure. :rolleyes:
 

dgreen

Footballguy
:rolleyes:

So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion?

:fishing:
Maybe I'm reading him wrong, but I thought he was saying that after leaving with an injury he could have easily returned but didn't, not that he faked an injury to get out of the game.
 

gman8343

What would Lemmy do?
:rolleyes:

So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion?

:fishing:
If only last year's MVP had thought of that...
 

Wilbur Wood

Footballguy
:rolleyes:

So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion?

:fishing:
Riggins & Schein postulated that Alexander looked like he was running scared from the outset. Not seeing the field, running with tunnelvision, fumbling a ball without much force from the opponent and even drew a connection that his "approach" to the game may have led to his injury. Once injured, he didn't want to have anything to do with going back in the game. If I've misstated what I heard in my car on Movin the Chains yesterday, someone else can correct this.Having him on one of my Fantasy Playoff teams, I was very attentive to his status on the sidelines during the game. My only observation was that I did think to myself at the time that given its a playoff game, he sure looked in very good spirits laughing, high fiving, etc on the sidelines as a contrast to many other concussed players that I have seen over the years who either sit on the bench with a dazed look on their face or stand there with a real vacant expression.

Perhaps, Holmgren was just super confident that the game could be easily won with the Junior Varsity or maybe there is just a much different standard of caution applied to head injuries these days (although I have seen players this year with mild concussions still returning to the field in the 2nd half).

 

John 14:6

Jesus is Lord!
:rolleyes:

So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion?

:fishing:
He only cares about his own personal goals. Not a team player :thumbdown:
 

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Footballguy
:rolleyes:

So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion?

:fishing:
Actually, part of me thought he was jaking it too. I have always thought that SA was a me-firster his entire career and I could see him believing that after the season he's had, his value is as high as it's going to be so there's no point getting himself hurt in a playoff game that doesn't directly benefit him. Winning a playoff game or a Super Bowl isn't going to make any more money for SA so why bother?
 

softball

Footballguy
Sorry in advance if this is Hyjacking.But what does winning a playoff game with Maurice Morris do to SA's value to the Hawks??The current starting RB's in the playoffs are:Willie ParkerNick GoingsMike Anderson/Tatum BellSA1 number 11 number 2and 3 Free AgentsHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM?????

 

Kleck

Footballguy
I wish I could see into the hearts of football players on T.V. If only I could know what they were thinking and feeling. That would be cool.

 

jonessed

Footballguy
:rolleyes:

So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion?

:fishing:
That's what I was thinking too. I don't think so. Sounds like a fishing trip for sure. :rolleyes:
There could be other factors that we don't know about, but I don't think this is a fishing trip. Wasn't it strange to you the way he was acting on the sideline? I've had three concussions and seen enough concussed players that to recognize that his actions were quite odd. I'm not saying they were lying about his injury, but that was not normal. It wasn't 10 minutes later that he was jumping up and down and chatting to his teammates.It's possible it was Holmgren's decision, but then I would expect SA to at least looks disappointed. It honestly looked like he was perfectly happy to sit on the sidelines and cheer. It was just strange is all. I'm glad there were others that picked up on it.

 

Serenity Now

Footballguy
I kept watching for him to see if he'd be coming back in. Early on he did have a bit of that deer in the headlights :confused: look, but damn if he didn't look pretty spritely :excited: by the 4th quarter.

 

Jeremy

Footballguy
:rolleyes:

So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion?

:fishing:
He only cares about his own personal goals. Not a team player :thumbdown:
:yes: My first reaction to hearing he wasn't going to play the rest of the game was: If the rushing title or TD record was on the line, he'd be out there. I could be wrong about the guy, but that's my impression of him.

 

dgreen

Footballguy
I wish I could see into the hearts of football players on T.V. If only I could know what they were thinking and feeling. That would be cool.
But we can't. That's why we speculate using the evidence we have.
 

B-Deep

Footballguy
I wish I could see into the hearts of football players on T.V. If only I could know what they were thinking and feeling. That would be cool.
But we can't. That's why we speculate using the evidence we have.
the EVIDENCE being what? That he was standing errect and could see straight. Obviously the injury was not that bad if he could stand.We are talking about his brain here, it is in the Seahawks best interest to keep him out if they can win because if he gets to the point where all of the "medical experts" in this thread can see the syptoms of his concussion he'll probably be out for the next week

 

jbz

Footballguy
He's had the tag of being a soft runner/player before, though I have a tough time believing he'd want out of a game that had so much riding on it. His playoff numbers are bad, you'd think he'd want a shot to redeem himself in front of the home crowd no? But I can't blame him since the Redskins D hits so damn hard :boxing:

 

B-Deep

Footballguy
He's had the tag of being a soft runner/player before, though I have a tough time believing he'd want out of a game that had so much riding on it. His playoff numbers are bad, you'd think he'd want a shot to redeem himself in front of the home crowd no? But I can't blame him since the Redskins D hits so damn hard :boxing:
He set the NFL record for TDs in a season, geez, just think if he wasn't soft, he'd be unstopable!!!
 

Kai's Hero

Footballguy
Watching the game on Saturday I believe that SA didn't want to play in that game! If you watched the part of the game that Shawn was in he dropped the ball without being touched and then he fumbled a 2nd time. He went to the sidelines and by his own admission said he felt fine during the 2nd quarter. If you watched him during the 2nd half he was running and jumping on the sidelines cheering his team on? Are you doing that if you have a concussion? Is your head coach letting you do that if your concussion is so bad that you can't play in an important playoff game? Something just didn't look right ............ :confused:
So what are you implying? He just didn't want to play? He doesn't care if his team make it to the superbowl? If its about not wanting to risk injury because of his upcoming "payday", I'd think a superbowl championship would only HELP his cause. Maybe he knows that the Hawks aren't going to resign him so he wants to stick it to them?...interesting. He did look better than most concussed guys. But, I don't know if I could could take it far enough to say he was faking.
I didn't say he was faking. I'm just saying that something didn't look right. His fumble without being touched. The almost "phantom" blow to the head. His demeanor on the sidelines. I'm just asking if anyone thought it didn't look right to them?
 

warrior69

Footballguy
I also have him in my ff playoffs and i was at first concerned then frustrated and then ANGRY after seeing him jumping up and down , smiling and cheering. I have since tried to reason that mabey the team just wanted to save him for this week,that just because his injury was`nt that bad why chance it and make it worse,they seemed to have the game in hand for most of the second half and if they really needed him he could have gone in,but it turned out they did`nt need him. :shrug:

 

Kleck

Footballguy
I wish I could see into the hearts of football players on T.V. If only I could know what they were thinking and feeling. That would be cool.
But we can't. That's why we speculate using the evidence we have.
Evidence? Like a quote from the team physician saying he wouldn't be allowed back on the field?
 

B-Deep

Footballguy
Watching the game on Saturday I believe that SA didn't want to play in that game! If you watched the part of the game that Shawn was in he dropped the ball without being touched and then he fumbled a 2nd time. He went to the sidelines and by his own admission said he felt fine during the 2nd quarter. If you watched him during the 2nd half he was running and jumping on the sidelines cheering his team on? Are you doing that if you have a concussion? Is your head coach letting you do that if your concussion is so bad that you can't play in an important playoff game? Something just didn't look right ............ :confused:
So what are you implying? He just didn't want to play? He doesn't care if his team make it to the superbowl? If its about not wanting to risk injury because of his upcoming "payday", I'd think a superbowl championship would only HELP his cause. Maybe he knows that the Hawks aren't going to resign him so he wants to stick it to them?...interesting. He did look better than most concussed guys. But, I don't know if I could could take it far enough to say he was faking.
I didn't say he was faking. I'm just saying that something didn't look right. His fumble without being touched. The almost "phantom" blow to the head. His demeanor on the sidelines. I'm just asking if anyone thought it didn't look right to them?
okso you are not saying he is faking but you are saying he was not really hurt...

:confused:

 

ICON211

Footballguy
I don't have much confidence in Alexander in a big spot and I think he is very soft, but I don't think he was holding himself out. I don't think he is the kind of guy to beg to get back on the field and would fight them from telling him to sit out, but I don't think he held himself out either. From what I have heard Seattle's team doctor is a neurologist and I'm sure a neurologist would err on the extreme side of caution with a head injury.

 
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B-Deep

Footballguy
I wish I could see into the hearts of football players on T.V. If only I could know what they were thinking and feeling. That would be cool.
But we can't. That's why we speculate using the evidence we have.
Evidence? Like a quote from the team physician saying he wouldn't be allowed back on the field?
BAH!That means nothing! A physician examined him and said he was concussed, but we have FBGers who can tell from thousands of miles away that it was a fake!

 

Kleck

Footballguy
That means nothing! A physician examined him and said he was concussed, but we have FBGers who can tell from thousands of miles away that it was a fake!
Like I said, being able to deduce this from his facial expressions and mannerisms on the sideline would be cool. Maybe some mind reading mixed in too. That would rock.
 

B-Deep

Footballguy
That means nothing! A physician examined him and said he was concussed, but we have FBGers who can tell from thousands of miles away that it was a fake!
Like I said, being able to deduce this from his facial expressions and mannerisms on the sideline would be cool. Maybe some mind reading mixed in too. That would rock.
I called Miss Chloe, and her psychic powers said he was a faker.
 

Facenda's Voice

Footballguy
That means nothing! A physician examined him and said he was concussed, but we have  FBGers who can tell from thousands of miles away that it was a fake!
Like I said, being able to deduce this from his facial expressions and mannerisms on the sideline would be cool. Maybe some mind reading mixed in too. That would rock.
Draft day can't get here soon enough.
 

B-Deep

Footballguy
This is beyond baffling, even for the Shark Pool in January.
imagine what it is going to be like a couple of weeks after the superbowl*Priest Holmes has cybernetic neck and plans to lead the league in rushing!

* Carson Palmers knee was not really hurt, the "injury" and "surgery" were faked to cover his rehab stint

*Bill Bellicheck owns a tuxedo

 

Family Matters

Footballguy
:rolleyes:

So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion?

:fishing:
That's what I was thinking too. I don't think so. Sounds like a fishing trip for sure. :rolleyes:
There could be other factors that we don't know about, but I don't think this is a fishing trip. Wasn't it strange to you the way he was acting on the sideline? I've had three concussions and seen enough concussed players that to recognize that his actions were quite odd. I'm not saying they were lying about his injury, but that was not normal. It wasn't 10 minutes later that he was jumping up and down and chatting to his teammates.It's possible it was Holmgren's decision, but then I would expect SA to at least looks disappointed. It honestly looked like he was perfectly happy to sit on the sidelines and cheer. It was just strange is all. I'm glad there were others that picked up on it.
This is where I think it comes down to. No one knows what was happening. Most likely it was coaches decision to sit him. Further to maike assumptions based on what we think someone should looke or act like allows us to create judgements about others and question them based on our own standards. I'm do not think that's a fair approach.Perhaps given his background and accomplishments one could easily disregard any thoughts of "quiter" and realize it isn't even likely under the circumstances. But no, this poster decided to discount everything he's done and assume the worse about the situation. That's why it's a fishing trip.

 

Family Matters

Footballguy
That means nothing! A physician examined him and said he was concussed, but we have  FBGers who can tell from thousands of miles away that it was a fake!
Like I said, being able to deduce this from his facial expressions and mannerisms on the sideline would be cool. Maybe some mind reading mixed in too. That would rock.
Isn't nice to know we have these skill sets here at out message board? I bet other message boards don't! :rolleyes:
 

Kleck

Footballguy
Isn't nice to know we have these skill sets here at out message board? I bet other message boards don't! :rolleyes:
It's a well established fact that the average FBG is no mere mortal. I've met many of them face to face. I can say without hesitation that many of them are special.
 

Spartans Rule

Footballguy
Sorry in advance if this is Hyjacking.

But what does winning a playoff game with Maurice Morris do to SA's value to the Hawks??

The current starting RB's in the playoffs are:

Willie Parker

Nick Goings

Mike Anderson/Tatum Bell

SA

1 number 1

1 number 2

and 3 Free Agents

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM?????
First of all, a hijack is welcome in this awful fishing trip.Second, I think fantasy football has made people vastly overestimate the importance of the RB position in the NFL. OL is more important to the run game - I'll take a mediocre back with a great line over a great back with a mediocre line anyday. And the position is awfully deep - there are enough serviceable backs for every team to have at least one if not two.

In the salary cap era, spending high draft picks and lots of $ on RB is a poor allocation of resources.

 

Facenda's Voice

Footballguy
Isn't nice to know we have these skill sets here at out message board? I bet other message boards don't! :rolleyes:
It's a well established fact that the average FBG is no mere mortal. I've met many of them face to face. I can say without hesitation that many of them are special.
As in :11: special? :D
 

Kleck

Footballguy
Isn't nice to know we have these skill sets here at out message board? I bet other message boards don't! :rolleyes:
It's a well established fact that the average FBG is no mere mortal. I've met many of them face to face. I can say without hesitation that many of them are special.
As in :11: special? :D
I choose to leave that up to the reader's interpretation. I would never be so arrogant as to try and speak for others.
 

jonessed

Footballguy
:rolleyes:

So let me get this straight...the NFL MVP, in a home playoff game, having just won the rushing title and all-time TD mark, didn't want to play in a game so he fumbled intentionally and faked a concussion?

:fishing:
That's what I was thinking too. I don't think so. Sounds like a fishing trip for sure. :rolleyes:
There could be other factors that we don't know about, but I don't think this is a fishing trip. Wasn't it strange to you the way he was acting on the sideline? I've had three concussions and seen enough concussed players that to recognize that his actions were quite odd. I'm not saying they were lying about his injury, but that was not normal. It wasn't 10 minutes later that he was jumping up and down and chatting to his teammates.It's possible it was Holmgren's decision, but then I would expect SA to at least looks disappointed. It honestly looked like he was perfectly happy to sit on the sidelines and cheer. It was just strange is all. I'm glad there were others that picked up on it.
This is where I think it comes down to. No one knows what was happening. Most likely it was coaches decision to sit him. Further to maike assumptions based on what we think someone should looke or act like allows us to create judgements about others and question them based on our own standards. I'm do not think that's a fair approach.Perhaps given his background and accomplishments one could easily disregard any thoughts of "quiter" and realize it isn't even likely under the circumstances. But no, this poster decided to discount everything he's done and assume the worse about the situation. That's why it's a fishing trip.
I agree. I doubt it was SA's decision and we don't have enough information to make a fair judgement. I've never really thought of SA as a quitter. The circumstances just seemed odd to me and I was glad to see that I wasn't the only one.
That means nothing! A physician examined him and said he was concussed, but we have  FBGers who can tell from thousands of miles away that it was a fake!
Like I said, being able to deduce this from his facial expressions and mannerisms on the sideline would be cool. Maybe some mind reading mixed in too. That would rock.
Isn't nice to know we have these skill sets here at out message board? I bet other message boards don't! :rolleyes:
This is a place for discussion and speculation. You don't have to be a medical doctor to have a discussion about an injury nor do you have to be a shrink to discuss what you might think of their frame of mind.
 

Jason Wood

Zoo York
In my honest opinion, no running back capable of doing what Shaun Alexander has done [this year and over his career] could be wired in such a way that he would willingly stay out of the lineup after a concussion. You simply can't turn that drive on and off with a light switch.To be elite in the way Alexander is you have to be too competitive to simply "wuss out" as some have suggested. It borders on the ridiculous IMHO.

 

redman

Footballguy
That means nothing! A physician examined him and said he was concussed, but we have  FBGers who can tell from thousands of miles away that it was a fake!
Like I said, being able to deduce this from his facial expressions and mannerisms on the sideline would be cool. Maybe some mind reading mixed in too. That would rock.
Can you name another player who was knocked out of a game with a concussion who later, during the same game, was waving a towel, jumping up and down, and otherwise celebrating with his teammates? Take your time.

:popcorn:

 

Ray

Footballguy
That means nothing! A physician examined him and said he was concussed, but we have FBGers who can tell from thousands of miles away that it was a fake!
Like I said, being able to deduce this from his facial expressions and mannerisms on the sideline would be cool. Maybe some mind reading mixed in too. That would rock.
Sh -> Pr
 

Woz

Footballguy
Team doctors said Alexander didn't even know where he was for several minutes after his injury. Also, once concussed, the chances of permanent damages resulting from another blow increases exponentially. The doctors did the right thing. I think the fact that he was jumping up and down meant he had recovered mentally and was excited for his team - or for those of you that think he's selfish that he could prove himself on an even bigger stage next weekend.

 

Kai's Hero

Footballguy
I wish I could see into the hearts of football players on T.V. If only I could know what they were thinking and feeling. That would be cool.
But we can't. That's why we speculate using the evidence we have.
Evidence? Like a quote from the team physician saying he wouldn't be allowed back on the field?
BAH!That means nothing! A physician examined him and said he was concussed, but we have FBGers who can tell from thousands of miles away that it was a fake!
You're a Loooser. Try listening. Simply asking other's opinions as to what they thought of the SA situation Saturday. You can chime out if you don't have anything to add!
 

fridayfrenzy

Footballguy
Watching the game on Saturday I believe that SA didn't want to play in that game! If you watched the part of the game that Shawn was in he dropped the ball without being touched and then he fumbled a 2nd time. He went to the sidelines and by his own admission said he felt fine during the 2nd quarter. If you watched him during the 2nd half he was running and jumping on the sidelines cheering his team on? Are you doing that if you have a concussion? Is your head coach letting you do that if your concussion is so bad that you can't play in an important playoff game? Something just didn't look right ............ :confused:
So what are you implying? He just didn't want to play? He doesn't care if his team make it to the superbowl? If its about not wanting to risk injury because of his upcoming "payday", I'd think a superbowl championship would only HELP his cause. Maybe he knows that the Hawks aren't going to resign him so he wants to stick it to them?...interesting. He did look better than most concussed guys. But, I don't know if I could could take it far enough to say he was faking.
I didn't say he was faking. I'm just saying that something didn't look right. His fumble without being touched. The almost "phantom" blow to the head. His demeanor on the sidelines. I'm just asking if anyone thought it didn't look right to them?
Seriously...what fricken game were you watching?He got cranked in the side of the head by a Redskin's knee as he was falling to the ground, that was clear as day. Cornelius Griffin of the Skins saw he was out cold and was the one who called over the medical staff to ehlp him.

SA said himself he didn't realize where he was or what was going on until he was back on the bench. He later felt better and said he wanted to go back in the game....BUT THE DOCTORS TOLD HIM HE COULDN'T!!!

ALEXANDER WANTED BACK IN THE GAME, AND IT WAS THE MEDICAL STAFF THAT DIDN'T ALLOW HIM TOO!!!

 
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Kai's Hero

Footballguy
That means nothing! A physician examined him and said he was concussed, but we have  FBGers who can tell from thousands of miles away that it was a fake!
Like I said, being able to deduce this from his facial expressions and mannerisms on the sideline would be cool. Maybe some mind reading mixed in too. That would rock.
Can you name another player who was knocked out of a game with a concussion who later, during the same game, was waving a towel, jumping up and down, and otherwise celebrating with his teammates? Take your time.

:popcorn:
Thank You!! :thumbup:
 

Kai's Hero

Footballguy
Watching the game on Saturday I believe that SA didn't want to play in that game! If you watched the part of the game that Shawn was in he dropped the ball without being touched and then he fumbled a 2nd time. He went to the sidelines and by his own admission said he felt fine during the 2nd quarter. If you watched him during the 2nd half he was running and jumping on the sidelines cheering his team on? Are you doing that if you have a concussion? Is your head coach letting you do that if your concussion is so bad that you can't play in an important playoff game? Something just didn't look right ............ :confused:
So what are you implying? He just didn't want to play? He doesn't care if his team make it to the superbowl? If its about not wanting to risk injury because of his upcoming "payday", I'd think a superbowl championship would only HELP his cause. Maybe he knows that the Hawks aren't going to resign him so he wants to stick it to them?...interesting. He did look better than most concussed guys. But, I don't know if I could could take it far enough to say he was faking.
I didn't say he was faking. I'm just saying that something didn't look right. His fumble without being touched. The almost "phantom" blow to the head. His demeanor on the sidelines. I'm just asking if anyone thought it didn't look right to them?
Seriously...what fricken game were you watching?He got cranked in the side of the head by a Redskin's knee as he was falling to the ground, that was clear as day.

SA said himself he didn't realize where he was or what was going on until he was back on the bench. He later felt better and said he wanted to go back in the game....BUT THE DOCTORS TOLD HIM HE COULDN'T!!!

ALEXANDER WANTED BACK IN THE GAME, AND IT WAS THE MEDICAL STAFF THAT DIDN'T ALLOW HIM TOO!!!
Thanks for enlightening us! :yawn:
 

redman

Footballguy
Mind you, I take no position on this issue of him being soft or whatever.

My only point is that it was wierd looking to see a stud player knocked out of a game with a concussion and spend most of the rest of the game on his feet cheering the team on with absolutely no sign whatsoever of a concussion. As others have said, the typical appearance of such players is, first of all sitting, usually hunched over with a towel over their head and the 10,000 yard stare.

I have no doubts the neurologist took the conservative approach. What doc wouldn't when the long-term welfare of the NFL league MVP is potentially at stake. But just as we had no "proof" of anything through our television, that doc had no "proof" in the form of a brain MRI of any problems. The doc interpreted what he saw (and was told by SA), and we're doing the same regarding his later actions.

Again, it was odd.

 

fridayfrenzy

Footballguy
Watching the game on Saturday I believe that SA didn't want to play in that game! If you watched the part of the game that Shawn was in he dropped the ball without being touched and then he fumbled a 2nd time. He went to the sidelines and by his own admission said he felt fine during the 2nd quarter. If you watched him during the 2nd half he was running and jumping on the sidelines cheering his team on? Are you doing that if you have a concussion? Is your head coach letting you do that if your concussion is so bad that you can't play in an important playoff game? Something just didn't look right ............ :confused:
So what are you implying? He just didn't want to play? He doesn't care if his team make it to the superbowl? If its about not wanting to risk injury because of his upcoming "payday", I'd think a superbowl championship would only HELP his cause. Maybe he knows that the Hawks aren't going to resign him so he wants to stick it to them?...interesting. He did look better than most concussed guys. But, I don't know if I could could take it far enough to say he was faking.
I didn't say he was faking. I'm just saying that something didn't look right. His fumble without being touched. The almost "phantom" blow to the head. His demeanor on the sidelines. I'm just asking if anyone thought it didn't look right to them?
Seriously...what fricken game were you watching?He got cranked in the side of the head by a Redskin's knee as he was falling to the ground, that was clear as day.

SA said himself he didn't realize where he was or what was going on until he was back on the bench. He later felt better and said he wanted to go back in the game....BUT THE DOCTORS TOLD HIM HE COULDN'T!!!

ALEXANDER WANTED BACK IN THE GAME, AND IT WAS THE MEDICAL STAFF THAT DIDN'T ALLOW HIM TOO!!!
Thanks for enlightening us! :yawn:
Well, apparently you are insinuating that Alexander fumbled purposefully and then faked an injury, so I guess maybe it did open your eyes to the awful fishing trip you are putting on here.
 

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Obviously Alexander wasn't faking his injury.But I totally agree that he was running scared from the outset. If anyone has a Tivo of the game, watch his carries. Of the six carries, he was looking for the ground prior to contact on three of them and coughed up the ball untouched on a fourth.In particular, on the play where he was injured he headed for the ground before he was touched, which is why he ended up face down on the rug in a position where a tackler's knee could hit his head. Think about it -- how does an RB end up face down on the ground in a situation where an onrushing LB's knee ends up in the back of his helmet? When he dives to the ground before the LB gets there.But don't just flame me. Take a look at the Tivo like I did. Then tell me what you see.

 

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