Deatrich Wise left with head injury Thursday night

AP

Fourth-round pick Deatrich Wise is among the Patriots players vying for playing time at defensive end in the wake of Rob Ninkovich’s retirement, but his push hit a stumbling block on Thursday night.

Wise, who got the start after showing well in recent practices, appeared to take a knee to the head during the second quarter of the Patriots’ game against the Jaguars while making a tackle.

Wise stayed down on the field for several minutes before being helped to the sideline by members of the medical staff. Wise was ruled out for the rest of the night with a head injury a short time later.

It remains to be seen if Wise is in the concussion protocol, but it seems like a likely outcome. If it is the case, he won’t be able to practice or play until he’s cleared and that will give others like Kony Ealy and Derek Rivers a chance to make up ground they may have lost to Wise over the course of training camp.

12 responses to “Deatrich Wise left with head injury Thursday night

  1. Wise is only following the former Arkansas/Patriots rookie DE tradition of knocking yourself out and leaving the field that Trey Flowers started back in 2015.

    The Pass rush is probably going to be the Pats Achilles Heel. I hope to get Wise back ASAP. They are way too thin to begin with out on the edge.

  2. Getting a little tired of the ease in which this is now starting to happen. It looked like an every day play. These helmets need a complete re-design.

  3. factschecker says:
    August 11, 2017 at 8:44 am
    Wise is only following the former Arkansas/Patriots rookie DE tradition of knocking yourself out and leaving the field that Trey Flowers started back in 2015.

    The Pass rush is probably going to be the Pats Achilles Heel. I hope to get Wise back ASAP. They are way too thin to begin with out on the edge.

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    They’re not thin at all. With Flowers emerging and Wise turning heads in camp, along with the addition of Easley, not much has changed personnel-wise. Now, if Flowers regresses and Wise does not emerge with Ealy, then yes, there is a problem.

    I loved Nink, but let’s not act like adding David Harris and kicking Hightower to more of a strong side 3-4 OLB in place of what Nink would be doing, is somehow a downgrade.

    The key will be Lawrence Guy and Valentine along with Malcom Brown at the nose when BB wants some 3-4.

    He has the LBs to do it with Hightower, Harris, Roberts and McClellin (weakside OLB).

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    August 11, 2017 at 9:13 am
    Getting a little tired of the ease in which this is now starting to happen. It looked like an every day play. These helmets need a complete re-design.
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    If you put the effort into keeping up you do into trolling you’d know there’s a lot going on with helmets right now. There was an article about the Vicis ZERO1 seeing game action right here at PFT just yesterday but you were probably too busy making ridiculous ‘cap hell’ comments to catch it.

  5. finnymcphin says:
    August 11, 2017 at 9:49 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 11, 2017 at 9:13 am
    Getting a little tired of the ease in which this is now starting to happen. It looked like an every day play. These helmets need a complete re-design.
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    If you put the effort into keeping up you do into trolling you’d know there’s a lot going on with helmets right now. There was an article about the Vicis ZERO1 seeing game action right here at PFT just yesterday but you were probably too busy making ridiculous ‘cap hell’ comments to catch it.

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    Yes, there is no salary cap and it’s just oh so ridiculous, as the quality of the NFL product fades due to lazy, greedy owners not thinking there is a salary cap like other children who follow the NFL and only care about fantasy football, without nary a clue about how basic economics work.

    It’s just oh so confusing, isn’t it, McPhinny little guy?

  6. They’re not thin at all. With Flowers emerging and Wise turning heads in camp, along with the addition of Easley, not much has changed personnel-wise. Now, if Flowers regresses and Wise does not emerge with Ealy, then yes, there is a problem.
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    You are depending on lots of “emerging” to happen. Besides that Ealy is looking like a likely cut for those that have not been following camp. Malcontent has been the theme of Ealy’s seemingly soon to be short stint with NE. Even if he works out, he’s never had more than 5 sacks in a season. That’s not going to replace the production we lost with Sheard( Colts) and Long (Eagles) and Ninko (retired) who combined for 13 sacks between them.
    Flowers did have a productive 2nd year last year (7 sacks) but the bulk of his QB pressure have been from rushing from the inside during sub packages. We are very thin on the edge.

  7. If you could just make a helmet out of luxurious red velvet, sensuous colorful silk, goose feathers, cotton fiber, and rabbit fur… everyone would be safe.

  8. factschecker says:
    August 11, 2017 at 10:20 am
    They’re not thin at all. With Flowers emerging and Wise turning heads in camp, along with the addition of Easley, not much has changed personnel-wise. Now, if Flowers regresses and Wise does not emerge with Ealy, then yes, there is a problem.
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    You are depending on lots of “emerging” to happen. Besides that Ealy is looking like a likely cut for those that have not been following camp. Malcontent has been the theme of Ealy’s seemingly soon to be short stint with NE. Even if he works out, he’s never had more than 5 sacks in a season. That’s not going to replace the production we lost with Sheard( Colts) and Long (Eagles) and Ninko (retired) who combined for 13 sacks between them.
    Flowers did have a productive 2nd year last year (7 sacks) but the bulk of his QB pressure have been from rushing from the inside during sub packages. We are very thin on the edge.

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    I’ll leave the analysis on Ealy to BB. Clearly, Wise has been outperforming him, but unless Flowers has fallen off, he’s your new Nink.

    Guy is your new Sheard, and so forth.

    Just because you are not aware of these players, doesn’t mean they can’t help in 2017.

    Again, with more 3-4 DEs in here now, BB may be going more to an old school 3-4 with David Harris brought in here. Harris is not fast and not a good cover guy, so covering more with more LBs, and using the big bodies upfront, is likely more of a possibility now.

    I also laugh at how underrated Shea McClellin is. He’s like BB’s new version of Roman Phifer, a as a chess piece up and around the line of scrimmage.

  9. I’ll leave the analysis on Ealy to BB. Clearly, Wise has been outperforming him, but unless Flowers has fallen off, he’s your new Nink.

    Guy is your new Sheard, and so forth.
    Just because you are not aware of these players, doesn’t mean they can’t help in 2017.
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    Guy is a 300lb DT with 6 career sacks over his six NFL seasons. I’m trying to help you understand who these guys are.
    I’ve actually written articles for the Pats in the past. I’m not your enemy or internet argue buddy.

  10. For all those worried about the Pats pass rush they’ll be alright. Everyone talks sacks when they talk pass rush but it is more than that. It is getting in the QB’s face, making him move just before he’s ready to throw, etc. Sacks are sexy but they’re also the most overrated stat in football, although timely ones, like Flowers sack in the SB, are not overrated.

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