Jamaal Charles played in just eight games in the past two seasons. He’s still not cleared to fully participate in OTAs yet, either. Still, on Monday he said he can be “the man” in the Broncos’ running game.
“If I’m not going to be the man, why am I here? I should be at home sitting on the couch,” Charles said.
Charles signed with the Broncos after being waived — or “fired,” as he put it — by the Kansas City Chiefs, the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2008 draft.
On May 23, Roger Goodell brushed off the situation by saying that Brady hadn’t been diagnosed with one last season. He also emphasized that it was an issue that the league was still working on, and one they believe they have made progress on.
“The responsibility is a shared responsibility, for our teams, our medical professionals, the players themselves,” Goodell said. “We put in a lot of safeguards that I think are incredibly important in changing the culture. That’s what we’ve done. There is still more work to be done.”
Goodell also said players were much better about self-reporting concussions. “You really see players now saying, ‘I don’t feel right, I need to get a medical exam.’ You see teammates that say, ‘You know what, he doesn’t seem right’ to me or coaches. All of that is an advancement.”
Bundchen’s comments were made out of care for her husband. She wants him to live a healthy and happy life, but the unfortunate side effects of football are an understandable cause Cheap Custom Hockey Jerseys for concern. That’s even more true when you consider that there’s still plenty we don’t know about brain injuries.
“I am planning on having him be healthy and do a lot of fun things when we’re, like, 100, I Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys hope,” Bundchen said in May.
Belichick is right that it’s up to team doctors to diagnosis concussions. But everybody involved in the game — whether it’s players, coaches, or doctors — needs to make sure that concussion protocol is being followed.