Kenny F'ing Powers
posts way less than 18% useful shit
- Nov 17, 2010
Fair. As long as the doctor gets to have a say on 3rd and goal. Because everyone should have a say.I made the same point in post 486. I don't get why this is so hard. All stakeholders (coaches, trainers, med staff, owners?) should have a say in ruling a player out, but not clearing a player. That is a significant difference.
This is really fucking stupid. There's a procedure in place for concussions. The entire team - and all the COACHES - keep their fucking hands OFF the process. Medical professionals make the call. Because we could all see how a coach being able to overrule a doctor about a players availability is a fucking horrible idea.
We have mountains of material by Belichick saying, "I dont know his gametime status, I'm not a fucking doctor." Because that's the right response. Now, when another coach relies on that same process - relying on the professionals - it's his fault? This is exactly why BB defers so hard to the doctors.
Someone's job should be on the line, but it ain't McDaniel.