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Why did they fine the Steelers

Post by Guest on Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:48 pm

Late in the fourth quarter with his team down by two scores against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card Playoff, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger head-planted on the turf in what appeared to be an obvious head injury (concussion).
Pittsburgh called a timeout immediately after this play, which it thought would enable Big Ben to stay in the game. Unfortunately (or fortunately), officials decided that the Super Bowl-winning quarterback needed to be observed for a possible concussion on the sideline.
After three plays, Big Ben was back on the field following what Pittsburgh deemed to be a neck injury. He proceeded to throw what amounted to a game-clinching interception in the end zone.
The idea that it takes five minutes to diagnosis a concussion is ridiculous. The idea that Pittsburgh concluded it was a neck injury is even more ridiculous.  This is yet another example of the NFL attempting to pretend it cares about player safety. And while it happens every week, a nationally televised playoff game may enable a more extensive conversation regarding player safety and head injuries.

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Re: Why did they fine the Steelers

Post by diehardsteersfan on Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:13 pm

Dmounts wrote:Late in the fourth quarter with his team down by two scores against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card Playoff, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger head-planted on the turf in what appeared to be an obvious head injury (concussion).
Pittsburgh called a timeout immediately after this play, which it thought would enable Big Ben to stay in the game. Unfortunately (or fortunately), officials decided that the Super Bowl-winning quarterback needed to be observed for a possible concussion on the sideline.
After three plays, Big Ben was back on the field following what Pittsburgh [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] He proceeded to throw what amounted to a game-clinching interception in the end zone.
The idea that it takes five minutes to diagnosis a concussion is ridiculous. The idea that Pittsburgh concluded it was a neck injury is even more ridiculous.  This is yet another example of the NFL attempting to pretend it cares about player safety. And while it happens every week, a nationally televised playoff game may enable a more extensive conversation regarding player safety and head injuries.

I don't think the NFL had anything to do with it.  Ben told the medical staff that he was whipped-lashed not concussed and so they checked out his neck.  Obviously he had some linger effects from the hit because he went right back in and threw an INT.  I'm sure there will be some offseason discussions on this particular play and maybe something done to never allow that to happen again.

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