The NFL's stupidest idea yet


The NFL's stupidest idea yet

By Jon Fucile

The NFL released a statement that referees will now be trained to recognize concussion symbols on the field to prevent further injuries. Right.

Is everyone in the NFL front office concussed?

Supposedly, all the refs will have to watch a video before each game detailing what kind of symptoms to watch for. These are the same guys that routinely miss obviously calls and have no idea what theyre doing and now theyre supposed to recognize when a player gets a concussion. This is the worst idea since letting Jon Gruden into the booth on Monday Night Football.

The NFL might as well have Helen Keller diagnosing concussions at games.

The NFL cares so much about player safety that instead of hiring extra doctors or trainers theyre making guys who are in no way qualified to diagnose concussions check players. Great job, NFL!

Maybe should you hire a series of fake doctors to at least make this a bit more believable. Maybe Doogie Howser M.D. could come out of retirement and diagnose concussions.

How about Dr. Suess? They call him a doctor so he must be qualified!

Great job, doctor! Sounds like the NFL runs Whoville too, because every Who down in Whoville must be concussed if they didnt pound the Grinch after he stole all their stuff.

Perhaps the NFL could hire Montreals favorite M.D: Dr. Recchi!

If any NFL players end up watching Hall Pass the day after a concussion, watch out!

With the billions the NFL makes they cant hire a few extra doctors to monitor players? This just sounds lazy and cheap. But, hey, maybe the referee who says there was no pass interference when the defender rode the receiver down the field will be good enough to see that a player has a concussion.


MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Wentz tosses 4 TDs, Eagles beat Redskins, 34-24


MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Wentz tosses 4 TDs, Eagles beat Redskins, 34-24

PHILADELPHIA - Carson Wentz tossed four touchdown passes, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame losing nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters in a 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

Wentz threw for 268 yards and ran for a career-best 63 after a shaky start to lead the NFL-best Eagles (6-1) to their fifth straight win. But the victory was costly because Peters was carted off the field with a knee injury in the third quarter.

Kirk Cousins had 303 yards passing and three TDs for the Redskins (3-3).

The Eagles went three-and-out three times in their first four drives and had only 57 total yards before Wentz hit Mack Hollins in stride with a perfect 64-yard TD pass to tie it at 10.

That got the offense rolling.

Wentz connected with Zach Ertz for 46 yards on the next series and found him again for a 4-yard TD pass to make it 17-10.

After getting the second-half kickoff, the Eagles drove 86 yards for another touchdown. Peters was injured during the series, and fans chanted his name while teammates surrounded the cart.

Wentz finished the drive off with a play that Peters would appreciate.

While being hit by two defenders and falling forward, Wentz lofted a 9-yard TD pass to Corey Clement.

Wentz fired a 10-yard TD pass to Nelson Agholor to expand the lead to 31-17. Wentz kept that drive alive by escaping a sack and running 17 yards on third-and-8.

Cousins tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Chris Thompson to give the Redskins a 10-3 lead. He connected with Jordan Reed on a 5-yard TD to cut the deficit to 24-17 and threw a 12-yard pass to Reed to cap the scoring.

The Eagles were penalized on four straight plays to start their first possession before Wentz was intercepted by Quinton Dunbar on a deep pass to Torrey Smith on second-and-31.

Philadelphia swept Washington for the first time since 2013 and has a commanding lead in the NFC East. The Cowboys and Redskins are tied for second place.


BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Are Patriots' defensive problems solved?


BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Are Patriots' defensive problems solved?

0:41 - Tom Giles, Michael Holley, and Tom Curran react to the Patriots’ 23-7 win over the Falcons on Sunday night and whether the Patriots deserve to be considered Super Bowl favorites.

6:09 - Is Johnson Bademosi an upgrade over Stephon Gilmore at cornerback for the Patriots? Michael Hurley joins BST to debate with Tom Curran, Michael Holley, and Kayce Smith. They also discuss the defense’s overall improvement in Sunday night’s win.

14:37 - NBC Sports Boston’s Red Sox insider Evan Drellich joins the show to talk about the Red Sox hiring Alex Cora to be their new manager, whether it was the right choice, and how his presence will affect the Red Sox clubhouse.

22:14 - Kayce Smith and Tom Curran discuss Kyrie Irving’s vulgar response to a Philadelphia fan yelling “Where’s LeBron?” at him on Friday night.