Richard Sherman On NFL’s Concussion Protocol: ‘That’s Not For Safety, That’s For Public Opinion’
Outspoken Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says the NFL only pretends to care about players and concussions, claiming what it does isn’t for safety, but merely just an attempt to sway public opinion. If they really did care, Sherman says in a recent interview with Esquire, they’d do away with Thursday night games (as several other players have requested) and institute a real concussion protocol, among other things.
As NFL fans saw this past weekend, the NFL’s current treatment of concussions, a HUGE hot-button issue, once again failed spectacularly when Texans quarterback Tom Savage re-entered the game when anyone with eyes that work could clearly see that he had no business doing so.
It would be one thing if Savage were an outlier, but he is far from it. Colts QB Jacoby Brissett also re-entered a game when he shouldn’t have been allowed to do so. And Seahawks QB Russell Wilson made a mockery of the concussion protocol in their game against the Cardinals.
On Wednesday, New York Giants co-owner John Mara even admitted publicly that “mistakes” have been made.