Injury alert

There I was, minding my own business, when in came the signal from the bench…

The next thing I knew I was doubled over with crippling pain.

But I’m fine now, thanks for asking.


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11 responses to “Injury alert

  1. DaveinAZ

    Saw it live. We need stats to show who is leading the flop cup. Winner will be declared year’s biggest A-hole.

    What to do? Seriously, refs can’t stop this because it might put a legitimately injured player at risk. But some coaches teach this even though it could eventually put legitimately injured players at risk. Public shaming seems to be the most immediate remedy.


  2. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    It’s like they don’t realize that there are television cameras – from many different angles – watching them and recording the action.

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  3. Aladawg

    The safest and fairest way to deal with this is to remove that player for at least 1 full set of downs. Of course the SEC will never do that. Makes too much sense.


    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      I agree with that except maybe for more than one set of downs. I realize you can’t throw a flag because there might be a legitimate injury, but in the interest of player safety you could require them to sit out something like 3 minutes of game clock time to give medical staff enough time to thoroughly assess the extent of the injury. And if there is no real injury, a penalty has been sort of enforced.


      • Aladawg

        I like your idea. I couldn’t figure out how to appropriately penalize while considering an injury that was not a game ended like cramps. Good thought!


      • Macallanlover

        Well, let’s get serious about player safety, a guy who cannot get to the sideline needs the remainder of that entire possession to be properly checked out by the medical staff. I mean we make a player leave for one play because their chinstrap was not attached in the correct manner, and suspend a guy for an entire half because another player decided to duck his own head just before contact and neither was injured at all. Should go ahead and implement immediately, this coming weekend, since we value player safety so much.

        At the very least charge the team whose player is down a Timeout, if they have any left, or delay of game penalty if they don’t. This might reduce the fraudulent activity. Yes, I know, pigs will be flying before that. But this is becoming a joke because there are no consequences.


  4. The Dawg abides

    Danielson had fun with it during the broadcast. The replay showed him jogging fine after the play, then the flop, then he limped off the field after the injury timeout. Gary said he must have injured his ankle during the flop.

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  5. FlyingPeakDawg

    If you continue the clip, the reaction from #76 of LSU is priceless.

    Maybe the play/time penalty for injury could work. I’d also pull the coaches together (at least in the SEC) and say this is against the spirit of the rules. League office will review and access fines to the coaches. That should get their attention, at least on the signaling from the sidelines situations.


  6. Bright Idea

    It reminded of one of my old jayvee defensive backs when he’d get beat deep Grab his hammy and hit the deck…after the pass sailed over his head.


  7. Down Island Way

    I didn’t know what i had just seen….then it surfaced, a barner taking a dive …with word from the bag man…all is well on the plains


  8. WarD Eagle