Richard Sherman, member of NFLPA Executive Committee: “Protocols were not followed” in Tua Tagovailoa case

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The NFL and NFL Players Association had hoped to announce the results of the Tua Tagovailoa concussion protocol investigation before the start of Thursday night’s game between the Colts and Broncos. That hasn’t happened.

As explained by Michael Smith during the Amazon pregame show, it hasn’t happened because the NFL and NFLPA don’t agree on what happened, or on what needs to be done.

Richard Sherman, who continues to be a member of the NFLPA Executive Committee after his retirement from the NFL, said that the union believes the concussion protocols were not followed after Tua struck his head during the Week Three game against the Bills.

The NFL apparently believes otherwise. Per Sherman, the NFL’s medical director, Allen Sills, says an “abundance of caution” was utilized. Said Sherman, “If an abundance of caution is putting him back in the ballgame, what does an aggressive approach look like?”

Sherman also reiterated something that was said during Sunday’s Football Night in America. The union wants the players to be treated like patients, not like football players who are intent on being cleared to play football as quickly a possible.

So we’ll see where this goes. If the NFL and NFLPA can’t come to an agreement as to what happened in Tua’s case, the union would be able to file a grievance, with a potential arbitration resolving the case.

21 responses to “Richard Sherman, member of NFLPA Executive Committee: “Protocols were not followed” in Tua Tagovailoa case

  1. Why is this being given such scrutiny while other players seem to have been treated equally but they don’t seem to be concerned. CIN WR-Higgins and TB TE-Brate were both able to return to the field after concussions with no investigations.

  2. Since Tua’s concussion was diagnosed by everyone that didn’t examine him, I say they release their findings and just let the court of public opinion do their thing

  3. mancave2022 says:
    October 6, 2022 at 8:46 pm
    Once again Sherman is not as smart as he thinks he is
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    Do not mistake Sherm’s obnoxious persona for a lack of intelligence. He is brilliant.

  4. Players get so called concussed weekly & show obvious signs of instability yet get cleared by the medical staff to re-enter the game at some point & play just fine!
    Is just “getting your bell rung” not labeled a form of concussion?

  5. Why hasn’t Sherman run for political office? He feels like an easy run to senator… kinda’ like Herschel Walker.

  6. Yes, the NFL is WWE says:
    October 6, 2022 at 9:27 pm
    Why hasn’t Sherman run for political office? He feels like an easy run to senator… kinda’ like Herschel Walker.

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    One man embraced education, the other did not. And Goodell is lying and cheating again.

  7. “Why hasn’t Sherman run for political office? He feels like an easy run to senator… kinda’ like Herschel Walker.”

    Sherman has a legitimately high IQ and a degree from Stanford. He has more brains in his little finger than Walker has in his entire body. Sherman would make a good politician if he chose to run, but I doubt that he would. I think he’s smarter than that. (Besides, he wouldn’t let the Democrats use him the way the republicans are using that poor sap Walker.)

  8. I think the game should be forfeited to the Bills. McDaniel is not the jovial, quick-witted boy scout he appears to be.

  9. Sherman is a nut job. Oh he went to Stanford so he’s brilliant. Get out of here with that nonsense.

  10. laddgator says:
    October 6, 2022 at 8:10 pm
    Why is this being given such scrutiny while other players seem to have been treated equally but they don’t seem to be concerned. CIN WR-Higgins and TB TE-Brate were both able to return to the field after concussions with no investigations.

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    Two words: National Television

  11. nagyisterrible says:
    October 6, 2022 at 10:35 pm
    Sherman is a nut job. Oh he went to Stanford so he’s brilliant. Get out of here with that nonsense

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    He went to Stanford on academic as well as athletic scholarships after graduating high school with a 4.2 average and salutatorian of his class. He had completed his bachelors and was working on his masters before he left. He is obnoxious and I dont like him either. But he is also quite well educated and has earned enough allocades in that area that his intelligence can’t be questioned.

  12. Keep going in this direction…… The sport will be effectively dead in terms of it’s popularity stranglehold. This is a sport with inherent risks that can not be micromanaged out of existence. Some players are going to be able to hide a concussion from the independent doctor and some won’t. That’s something that will always be a thing…… Oh, and the players aren’t patients. If that is the standard, anyone that gets “flagged” is done for that game. Whether they have any injury or not. That’s the level of caution a “patient” receives.

  13. Never was a fan of Sherman as a football player but he is no dummy. Fans and players should be happy he has stayed on as a rep because they won’t be pulling the wool over his eyes.

  14. I loved it when Harbaugh ran his mouth then had to be reminded how he put Joe Flacco back in against (drum roll here) Miami when he got drilled in the head and was trying to figure out where he was. Epic really!!

  15. Why is this being given such scrutiny while other players seem to have been treated equally but they don’t seem to be concerned. CIN WR-Higgins and TB TE-Brate were both able to return to the field after concussions with no investigations.

    Its always a bigger deal when the Dolphins are involved,we were once a proud franchise,not so much the past 20 years always in the news for all the wrong reasons!

  16. So Sherman’s point is if it looks like a certain thing, no matter of the reality.. the observation is all that matters? IE Tua was cleared to play and showed zero symptoms in the game or any day after until the Cincy game… is Sherman suggesting the mere appearance of something should supersede everything else? (for the record I agree it looked bad, but I also trust doctors not my uneducated eyes)

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