- May 31, 2007
The way the trainer reacted he clearly didn't expect him to go down.I don't know that he "fell to the ground" walking to the sideline. There was a trainer already on the field walking towards him, who probably told him to get down, because if he walks off under his own power, the Panthers have to burn a timeout to get Anderson on the field.
I don't think the bolded part happened like you portray it. He was jogging off the field and tapping his helmet. That's the sign to the sidelines that you want to come out of the game. He was met by a trainer before he reached the sideline, who probably told him to "get down." If Cam reaches the sidelines on his own, then they would have had to burn a timeout in order to get Derek Anderson into the game. It was smart of Cam to go down when he did.It doesn’t, but getting destroyed, struggling to your feet, pointing to your head and then collapsing to your knees before you leave the field creates a presumption that something might be amiss.
Right, but as I said above, in the context of the play as it unfolded and his reaction after - and the general shitiness of the NFL concussion protocol - it’s not unreasonable to ask questions.Also, "pointing to his head" is the universal sign in most sports, including football, to the sidelines that you want to be taken out of the game. Cam wasn't signaling that his head was fucked up.
Absolutely. And a doc looked at him. If it's a complete farce, then some player is gonna spill the beans on it sooner or later and the NFL can't have that.It doesn’t, but getting destroyed, struggling to your feet, pointing to your head and then collapsing to your knees before you leave the field creates a presumption that something might be amiss.