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

    He was sliding after a scramble and London Fletcher was trying to jump over him to avoid hitting him. Kolb was getting up and the player's knee hit the back of his head. Kind of a freak unintentional play...

    At 1:08 mark Watch Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins [08/24/2013] - NFL.com
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    Not the way you want to see anybody's career end, but that's as good of a reason as any. I still don't know what the hell Austin Collie is doing out there. He caught a pass and lowered his helmet last night and I cringed. Collinsworth did too. That man is going to be drooling on himself and filling his diapers in a wheelchair by the time he hits his mid-50's.
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    Are the Bills going to be able to field a Team against us? Who's their QB again?:confused:
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    And that's the problem, you know? Sometimes it's the guys you DON'T know, or know the least about who can come in and hurt you.

    Gonna be an interesting set of games this year, for sure. :rocker:
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    Part of that is that the NFLPA is asleep at the wheel on this issue. The league and the union both have a ton of incentive to work together on this, and they could make a significant dent in the concussion epidemic by mandating the use of mouthguards and modern helmets. But for whatever stupid reason, the players just don't want that. It's pretty ridiculous.

    Yes, there's still a ton of ongoing work going into the minimization of concussion risk (a lot of it is being done by the military, and I believe the NFL is working in tandem with them on some of it), but there's still a ton of low-hanging fruit that hasn't even been touched, and that's existing technology that NFL players just don't feel like using.
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    Time to hang it up. My son's friend had a bunch in high school and it has ruined his life. He is 19 now. The lights are on and nobody's home. Poor kid. It has totally changed him.
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    you never want to see this happen.

    My wishes are that he has a speedy recovery and hope that he can have a happy life.
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    That kind of thing is sad. In my day (and probably even today) it was more drugs than concussions.

    As for Kolb -- the day may come that it's a good choice to fight through something like this, but today is not that day. He's made some money and started in some NFL games, but now it's time to move on.

    And by the way -- I just checked Wikipedia, and it was a concussion that knocked him out when Michael Vick got his job.
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    Jeff Tuel.

    He will be the first undrafted rookie QB in the common draft era (since 1967) to start a season opener when he starts Week One for the Bills.
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    My son suffered a severe concussion due to an IED attack in Afghanistan. That was almost three years ago, but he still has problems with short-term memory, though his long term is fine. The docs say he'll probably be like that the rest of his life.

    Kolb really needs to have his agent, the team doc, and anyone else who cares about him have a candid discussion about this situation. Whether he wants to keep playing or not is still up to him, but whether any team will hire him after this is the real question.

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