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1 minute ago, stitches said:

They get paid to play or to sit. They get paid to do what their coaches/gms want them to do. And the coaches and management get paid to evaluate risk/reward and make appropriate decisions. In what world does the risk-reward calculation end on the side of playing them in those last two games? You are not improving your chances of a superbowl here. You are diminishing them. 

 

Leonard already talked about how scary his concussion was and there were times he didn't know if he will be able to play again. Now it seems like he has another concussion. That's 2 this year. and one of them at least was pretty bad. At 4-5 concussions players nowadays start thinking about retiring. So again... how did risk-reward calculation worked out today? 

 

Nelson concussion, Leonard concussion, second of the season, Khari injured... Why? What do we win here? 

Well let’s just cancel the last game altogether since neither team has anything to play for. I’m sure the fans who have paid for the “whole” season tickets won’t mind. C’mon man, it’s rough sports, it’s entertainment as well. 

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Seems like Leonard cleared protocol. That's good. Hopefully he doesn't develop symptoms after the game. He didn't show symptoms during the game he got his last concussion too. 

 

Still, IMO there is close to zero value playing our best players in those meaningless games. 

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Just now, stitches said:

Seems like Leonard cleared protocol. That's good. Hopefully he doesn't develop symptoms after the game. He didn't show symptoms during the game he got his last concussion too. 

 

Still, IMO there is close to zero value playing our best players in those meaningless games. 

 

Exactly. Symptoms pop up all the time after games. 

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1 minute ago, DougDew said:

I don't think teams can simply sit all of their important players 14 games into a season.  They can do that in preseason, and maybe the last game of the season, but doing so this early compromises the integrity of the NFL.

The way some act, we need to just shake hands at the start and concede the game. Don’t want to risk injury for next season. Probably same people who won’t let their kids grow up and explore and fail at things. No skinned knees on learning to ride a bike. Helmets for the kids walking on sidewalks. You know. 

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3 minutes ago, DougDew said:

I don't think teams can simply sit all of their important players 14 games into a season.  They can do that in preseason, and maybe the last game of the season, but doing so this early compromises the integrity of the NFL.

 

Playing/starting them is fine. I’d rather they play it super safe when they do get hurt though. Especially since concussion symptoms can pop up after the game, like they did with Leonard last time.

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