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Did the Patriots see this coming?

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Posted: 8/25/2014 3:17 PM

Did the Patriots see this coming? 


Wes Welker suffers 3rd concussion in 12 months. Maybe it's time for Wes to retire. This can't be good.
The time has come..... Here's to the 2014 Season.
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Posted: 8/25/2014 3:38 PM

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I have to believe they did. They probably saw WW get his bell run often enough to know the odds were stacking up.

Also I think Brady does a better job throwing passes that don't expose his receivers to those kinds of hits. WW had no chance given where Manning threw that ball.
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Posted: 8/26/2014 8:24 AM

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Ok, please,lets get this straight.  You really don't think that Wes was not getting any concussions while in NE?
Alakazam, they begin in Denver?  A better synario(sp) is they KNEW how many he got in NE and had to get rid of him.  His time is done.

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Posted: 8/26/2014 1:19 PM

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The league has protocols for concussions now. It's a lot harder to hide it. As big an a-hole as BB can be, I cannot believe he'd cover-up something like an actual concussion. And I can't believe RK would risk the reputation of the franchise for that either.

Do I think the former team doctor, Dr. Gill, could have cut some corners. Yup.

Do I think WW himself could have gamed the tests in order to be cleared to play? Yup.

Do I think the Pats saw WW get his bell rung often enough - even without a concussion diagnosis - to see the writing on the wall? Yup.

Do I think Manning does a worse job of protecting his WR's than Brady? Yup.
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Posted: 8/26/2014 2:43 PM

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I played college rugby with a guy who had 9 concussions in one season.   that was in a 12 match season so he had back to back concussions many weeks in a row. So scary.  I remember we asked him once after he walked off the field if he knew where he was and he said, "wednesday"  we then asked him "do you know why you are here?" and he said "to win"  good enough, now get back out there. holy crap what  a different world.  we had no awareness back then

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Posted: 9/1/2014 2:17 PM

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Welker was back at practice today.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 2:25 AM

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Welker returned wearing an even larger helmet. He's increased helmet and padding size after all concussions but idk how long thats going to work
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Posted: 9/2/2014 2:58 AM

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He's still not cleared for contact.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 7:21 AM

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MachinaVerde wrote: I played college rugby with a guy who had 9 concussions in one season.   that was in a 12 match season so he had back to back concussions many weeks in a row. So scary.  I remember we asked him once after he walked off the field if he knew where he was and he said, "wednesday"  we then asked him "do you know why you are here?" and he said "to win"  good enough, now get back out there. holy crap what  a different world.  we had no awareness back then
Is he still alive
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Posted: 9/2/2014 8:07 AM

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"Somebody" HAS to have a serious talk with Wes, - or for his own good he should be cut. - He's coming across now as "tough - but not too bright", - like an ol' prize fighter who doesn't know when to hang 'em up.
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My guess is BB/BK talked about the hits & what's happening to him now isn't a surprise to them.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 1:09 PM

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I think the next concussion will be the one where someone steps in. Either for his own good or because he'll likely miss half the season going through the protocol.
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Posted: 9/5/2014 7:42 AM

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Filming. . . ?? I'm sorry that never happened.

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