Lost in the deserved hype and hoopla regarding the Browns see no evil/hear no evil/speak no evil handling of Colt McCoy’s concussion is the fact that two other Browns players suffered concussions during last Thursday’s game against the Steelers.
One of them won’t be playing again this season.
Tight end Benjamin Watson officially has been placed on injured reserve. Though the announcement of the move doesn’t mention the affliction, he had been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Arizona with a “head” injury. (At least they’re not calling it “neck” or “concussion-like symptoms.”)
While the Browns fairly have been criticized for allowing McCoy to re-enter the game only two plays after he absorbed a wicked hit to the face in plain view of many players and other non-player personnel on the Browns’ sideline, they deserve credit for removing Watson and fullback Owen Marecic from the game after both players suffered concussions.
Still, a batting average of .667 remains unacceptable in matters of this nature.