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Belichick won't say whether Vollmer has a concussion

During a Saturday press conference conducted in advance of Monday night’s game at New Orleans, Patriots coach Bill Belichick opted not to talk about whether the “head” injury from which rookie left tackle Sebastian Vollmer is suffering is actually a concussion.

“Whatever’s on the injury report, that’s what it is,” Belichick said with a smile, per Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.  “Does that help?”

So then the question became why Vollmer re-entered last week’s game against the Jets, after that apparent “head” injury.

“All the medical decisions are made by medical people,” Belichick said.  “The doctors don’t call plays, and I don’t do surgeries. . . . They don’t substitute players and call plays.  I don’t get involved in surgeries.  That’s a little deal we have.”

We already feel sorry for the independent neurologist who’ll someday have to tell Belichick that one of his key players won’t be cleared to participate in an important game due to a “head” injury. 

Indeed, at that moment Belichick decide to get involved in a surgery.  Without anesthesia.  On the indepedent neurologist.

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12 Responses to “Belichick won't say whether Vollmer has a concussion”
  1. KingJoe! says: Nov 28, 2009 4:00 PM

    This is more the age of Lotta-lawsuits, then Double B being a douche. He is, but he needs to stay far away from the medical side of concussions. It is the hot button issue that will eventually lead to a lot of NFL lawsuits, and some will involve the head coach.

  2. MikeTysonWillEatYourChildren says: Nov 28, 2009 4:02 PM

    WHAT? Belichick not discuss injury reports? What is this world coming too?
    ***Looks to the sky for first glimpse of the 4 Horseman to show***

  3. holycow says: Nov 28, 2009 4:02 PM

    it’s probably for sinister reasons.

  4. Kiss Bills Rings says: Nov 28, 2009 4:20 PM

    I love it….BB called it exactly right, he’s not a doctor….Matt light is healthy & ready to step back in if needed….Concussions are the latest hot button so it’s best to stay away from the dicussion as no good can come from it…Bill RULES!!!

  5. Lost says: Nov 28, 2009 4:34 PM

    Would this help explain why Sebastien Vollmer has been playing lights out?

  6. briano29 says: Nov 28, 2009 4:34 PM

    I’m a doctor! Not a head coach!

  7. Florio-is-a-tool says: Nov 28, 2009 4:43 PM

    KingJoe!, seriously – the guy is not a douche. Anyone who knows Belichick says he’s a great guy – don’t let the lazy media paint the picture for you: do some searching if you want to know the truth. It’ll set you free.
    Here’s a start:
    http://www.patriots.com/mediacenter/index.cfm?ac=videonewsdetail&pid=40481&pcid=155

  8. smithysmitherson says: Nov 28, 2009 5:04 PM

    This makes 4 stories on the front page about people not talking about something.

  9. Quentin673 says: Nov 28, 2009 5:42 PM

    christ theres alot of posts on people who arent talking. i think this is the 4 or 5th one saying so and so isnt talking about so and so.

  10. footballrulz says: Nov 28, 2009 5:51 PM

    Oh for goodness sakes–take away their helmets & tuck a flag in their belts.
    Gettin tired of reading about stupid fines & is it or is it not a concussion.
    Make a damn rule about concussions, stop fining players every time they fart on the field, let ‘em play football, get me a beer, and stop ruinin my life.

  11. footballrulz says: Nov 28, 2009 6:02 PM

    @ brain029
    You shoulda put “Dammit Jim” in front of that post.

  12. firesnake says: Nov 28, 2009 8:10 PM

    Just ask Ted Johnson. If he can remember …

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