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    Bills QB Kevin Kolb has concussion-like symptoms

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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    That sucks. I truly hope he is ok, not the kind of way you want to see a career end.
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    Was it a helmet on helmet collision or his head hitting the ground?
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    why career ending? I can't tell from reading that article.
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    That sucks. Does anyone know of he will be paid? I hope so.
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    had 2 previous major concussions before 2011. Last one had symptoms lasting 5-6 months i think.


    He is done
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    Not that I mind NE winning so many AFCE titles recently, but wow - the other three teams are NOT getting any breaks this preseason. The sad/funny part is : even though Buffalo lost two QBs it seems, they are still leaps and bounds ahead of the NYJ right now...

    Unless something crazy happens, two wins against Miami could give NE another playoff visit.
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    Kolb was not teh long term solution in Buffalo, EJ was on the verge of winning the QB competition anyways. Kolb's preseason was shaping up to be a backup and cut after the first year anyways.
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    This is sad , do you think the league will tell him it's over and force him out ? Can he play again if he recovers and wants to play again?
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    Article 45 of the new CBA provides that teams have injury liability for players still under contract:
    * 50% of their current-year salary, up to $1M
    * 30% of their year-after salary (if applicable), up to $500K
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    It mystifies me why modern sports science can't come up with a head/neck/jaw protection system that minimizes concussion risk.
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    Or why the don't make the helmet outside softer and absorb the impact. And not a hard surface that transfers more energy to the head.
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    I've long thought that both the head and neck need to be protected in a helmet "system" attached to the shoulder pads. That way most of the collision energy would go to the shoulders and body. Like having the helmet mounted on something akin to those "donut" neck pads some players wear, the neck unit acting as a shock absorber.
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    Yeah, something needs to be done differently. This method doesn't work. But I bet they are probably hesitant to change because they can't do funky colors and logos like now.
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    he got 21 million guaranteed from the cards a few years ago he's got money I hope he calls it a career he's life is worth a lot more then trying to beat out a rookie QB on a team that wont win more then 7 games
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"


    IIRC, it's because a concussion occurs when your brain hits the inside of your skull or when the inside of your skull hits your brain. Unless you can pad the area between your skull and your brain, concussions will continue to occur
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    I can't remember where I read it or whether it holds any water as a theory but I did remember someone saying that the cause of the growth of concussions is as a result of the increased use of the passing game because play is a lot less controlled - in a dominant running game, players are being blocked, it's all compacted into a smaller area and players were less athletic for their size. Today there's greater speed, more uncontrolled hits etc.

    It's probably just that there's more motivation and skill to recognise concussion today but I still thought it an interesting hypothesis. Sorry I can't go into more detail.
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    Manufacturers are constantly trying to minimise concussions...it just isn't that simple. Your brain will always rattle in your head and that's the ultimate cause of a concussion; the displacement of the brain out of its normal position.

    Sadly I know all too well that one concussion can impact you for the rest of your life. Post concussion syndrome with symptoms lasting months, epilepsy contracted through it and I have short term memory problems which result in me forgetting small details with quickly.

    Kolb had quite a serious concussion playing for the Eagles and he should have stopped then...especially after he started getting multiple concussions. He's made himself plenty f money now...it just isn worth it carrying on.

    I'm a huge proponent of minimising high hits for these reasons.
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    re: Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb's concussion feared "career-ending"

    THIS!

    Also, it's very possible for players to slide and also go limp before contact to lessen the degree of energy transfer.
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