NFL 2021 NFL - Wild Card Weekend

Wildcard Winners?


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A11dAtP0w3R

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Akers lowered his hips down, braced for the hit, but didnt point his helmet inti Baker

100% was Bakers own fault. People so pussified these days, only look at the outcome rather than why it happened.
 

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thewizardmelon

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Had only just been talking to my son saying how so many players still lead with the head to tackle. Is why so many get knocked out even with helmets on.
I’d love to know the force difference between helmet to helmet and head to head. I.e sports like Gaelic football, AFL, Union don’t have the same high concussion rates as the nfl does.

Or, do the very vague to the public nfl protocols carry an extreme air of caution, and diagnose a concussion with very mild or likely common symptoms? Curious.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

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Cam Akers quickly becoming one of my fav players
 

Back One Out

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I’d love to know the force difference between helmet to helmet and head to head. I.e sports like Gaelic football, AFL, Union don’t have the same high concussion rates as the nfl does.

Or, do the very vague to the public nfl protocols carry an extreme air of caution, and diagnose a concussion with very mild or likely common symptoms? Curious.
I reckon it's because NFL players have a false sense of security with their helmets on. They think they're bulletproof. They lower their helmets and hit hard... and take hard direct hits... (They also do it repeatedly over their careers within games and training camp which probably leads to CTE, but that's another story...)

Their helmets prevent cranial & facial fractures, but they don't stop the brain from sloshing about inside their skull after a collision.

Rugby players and AFL players don't have 'protection' and so they take naturally evasive measures to avoid contact flush to the head. Occasionally they get blind-sided and knocked out. But the direct head-to-head clashes are vey rare. Most concussions occur from the head hitting the ground, or from contact with an opponent's knee, elbow, arm or shoulder.
 
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Brasher

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I'm convinced that Murray can't read an NFL defense. Relied on Hopkins, first read and his back foot scrambles and chuck it.
 

GG.exe

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I reckon it's because NFL players have a false sense of security with their helmets on. They think they're bulletproof. They lower their helmets and hit hard... and take hard direct hits... (They also do it repeatedly over their careers within games and training camp which probably leads to CTE, but that's another story...)

Their helmets prevent cranial & facial fractures, but they don't stop the brain from sloshing about inside their skull after a collision.

Rugby players and AFL players don't wear helmets and so they take naturally evasive measures to avoid contact flush to the head. Occasionally they get blind-sided and knocked out. But head-to-head clashes are pretty rare. Most concussions occur from the head hitting the ground, or from contact with an opponent's knee, elbow, arm or shoulder.
Youre taught to get the bulk of your body in front of the runner, because the helmet protects you from facial injury. And then too taught to use your helmet as a weapon to drive into the runners body and arms, either to dislodge the ball or just because it hurts getting hit with the helmet.

Thats how they used to teach.
 

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Cardinals are really bad on D and look like they dont want to tackle.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

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why the rams still got the starters in, nothing good can come of this.
 

ams4crows

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I need a touchdown and a field goal for the 50+ I think I'm gonna run out of time unless the cards can get a field goal in the last minute of the game when they've barely moved the ball all game