Chris Cooley leaves with concussion

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley has said he suffered at least three concussions in college.  Now he’s got one as a pro for the first time we have on record.

Cooley left Sunday night’s game in the fourth quarter and will not return.  He had five catches for 37 yards before leaving, but also had a few uncharateristic drops.  It’s uncertain when he suffered the concussion.

Thanks to three second half takeaways, the Redskins are hanging around in this one.  Washington trails 27-24 with under three minutes left.

8 responses to “Chris Cooley leaves with concussion

  1. That’s old news. How about the non-call pass interference (holding the RB’s arm) on the skins last drive?

  2. Does Chris Collinshworth have a brain. So Landry had a “fake ID” at 5 years old. WHO has any ID at 5 years old? Does he just repeat anything that is said to him? Maybe Landry’s parents fibbed about his age, but Chris needs to think before he speaks. Geezus PAY me and at least I’ll get it right(not spelling, just the facts)

  3. Your idiot partner Chris said once again that Mcnab could throw it in the end zone from the other 20 and then says how close it was to being an 80 yard touchdown! I will bet you my entire net worth donavan can’t throw it 80 yards in the air. absurd comment. But who calls him on it? No one. That’s what YOU used to do until they owned you.

  4. I saw the collision today and throughout the NFL, it was horrible. It is so unnecessary in football. I have a simple solution for this that will start to cut this problem. Make it illegal to attempt to make a tackle without the use of the arms to wrap up the person with the ball. dropping the shoulder and ramming someone with the pads is how people are getting hurt. In youth football, we call an unsportsmanlike penalty when a person tries to tackle without an attempt to wrap up the person with the ball. The key word here is attempt. I understand that there are times you will try to wrap them up and you just can’t get your hands on them. The defender’s hands or hand grabs what he can and pulls the person down, sometimes by the shoe. By doing this, you have to pull up on a hit to get your arms around them. This minimizes the blow. This also forces the defender to lift his head so that he can see what he is grabbing instead of just bull rushing in and hitting. This is what is going to have to be done to protect players. It will get rid of the big hits that people pay to see but safety is first. Please pass this around and get the information to those that can make a difference. Thanks so much.

  5. I saw the collision today and throughout the NFL, it was horrible. It is so unnecessary in football. I have a simple solution for this that will start to cut this problem. Make it illegal to attempt to make a tackle without the use of the arms to wrap up the person with the ball. dropping the shoulder and ramming someone with the pads is how people are getting hurt. In youth football, we call an unsportsmanlike penalty when a person tries to tackle without an attempt to wrap up the person with the ball. The key word here is attempt. I understand that there are times you will try to wrap them up and you just can’t get your hands on them. The defender’s hands or hand grabs what he can and pulls the person down, sometimes by the shoe. By doing this, you have to pull up on a hit to get your arms around them. This minimizes the blow. This also forces the defender to lift his head so that he can see what he is grabbing instead of just bull rushing in and hitting. This is what is going to have to be done to protect players. It will get rid of the big hits that people pay to see but safety is first. Please pass this around and get the information to those that can make a difference. Thanks so much.

  6. bilbo…
    I see where you are trying to go here, but it’s just not realistic. Football is an extremely physical game, and if you have ever played it at any reasonably competitive level, you would know that hitting with your shoulder is a huge part of playing defense. Asking a player to “pull up on a hit” at all is very difficult. In spirit, I respect what you are saying, but I can’t see any changes like the ones in your youth league working at any elite level.
    There is no good solution to the injury issue in the NFL. As long as the players are well educated of the risks involved, the decision to play a dangerous sport should rest with them. We should instead focus on ways to better care for ex-players when they are finished in the league.

  7. There were some vicious hits yesterday.
    Hey Skins handed out some too.
    Until they change how they penalize head shots the players will keep dropping.
    I like the idea that if a player who gets hit has to miss a game then so should the player who laid that hit on em.

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