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Rocket can. I'm going to be hanging out here with you for the next three hours and congratulations. Pat yourself on the back. Because it's Friday. And I'm here to have a good time. I hope you're here to have a good time as well. Are you going to work? You leaving work? You going home? You going out? You getting money?

You taking money? Whatever you at, whatever you doing, I'm happy that you're here. I'm being joined by super producer and host Dave Shepherd.

And we got a lot to discuss. Last hour we talked about Aaron Judge. Tonight, no more home runs.

He did not hit number 62. The Baltimore Orioles, they beat the New York Yankees. The final score, two to one. Aaron Judge is one for two with two walks and also a strikeout. And so, I mean, there was even a pivotal point in the bottom of the eighth that the Orioles, they said, listen, we ain't pitching to Aaron Judge and they walked them. OK, yeah, fine.

Makes sense. They wanted to try to induce a double play. Meanwhile, in the National League, Albert Pujols, congratulations to Albert. He went out there tonight and he hit home run number 701. It was exactly a week ago against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles that Albert Pujols went out there and decided to put on a show hitting two home runs. Well, right now, the Cardinals, they lead the Pirates two to one in the bottom of the eighth. And Albert Pujols, he's one for three. And that one was a big one.

Home run number 701. As we continue on with the show, obviously we are only a few days away from week four, which is crazy. Week four of the NFL season, the NBA preseason is underway. And so we're going to keep things rolling. I do want to update you on Tua Tonga Veloa. Head Coach Mike McDaniel decided to give us an update this Friday after the game last night, the loss against the Bengals. We know Tua Tonga Veloa was taken off of the field on a stretcher after about 10 minutes. He was taken to a hospital hospital for head and neck injuries, and then ultimately he got back on the team plane and went home.

Even Tua Tonga Veloa put out his own statement on Twitter thanking the fans, thanking the team, the organization, his family, everyone that you would typically thank. And we'll get to that momentarily. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. Brandon is calling from Houston. You're on the JR Sport Brief Show. What's up, Brandon? Hey, what is up, Boxman? How you doing? I'm very well. What's on your mind? Okay, so first of all, your intro music, ghetto boys, you know, I'm from H-Town, so I got to shout that out.

And then secondly, I have to say that as far as the Astros go and all that kind of stuff, I was in Game 7 and had a fun time sitting next to Paul Wall and Mattress Mack here in Houston for that game. That was awesome. But this is about Tua.

I can't believe this coach from Miami. Is he from Revenge of the Nerds? Like, he just reminds me of one of those characters. I'm sorry. I don't want to be negative. Oh, it's okay. Yo, this guy's like, got me.

I don't understand. Like, how are they going to let him get on the airplane back with all that pressure that we have in our heads, right? And then secondly, I mean, some day he was clearly, you know, he fell down going back to the huddle. And then, and then with what happened yesterday. Oh my gosh, man. I mean, it was like watching a boxer.

It was almost like watching a fight, a 12 round fight with the guy, you know, getting knocked out a few times. So I just want your opinion. I want to share my opinion with that. That is my opinion, but I can't believe I just I just can't believe that Miami let that happen with Tua. I mean, they should have given a break from Sunday to Thursday. Give the guy, you know, two week break.

What do you think? Yeah, it was very difficult to watch and thank you Brandon for calling up from Houston. We all saw the game on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

We saw what took place last night in Cincinnati against the Bengals. And if we go back to Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, last night we had on Dr. David Chow. He was a former team physician for 15 plus years with the Chargers. And, you know, he said it's up to the doctors. There is the team doctor. There is an independent doctor on the field and everyone's job is to evaluate Tua Tonga Veloa and to see whether or not he is capable of going back out onto the field. And I said this last night.

You do not have to be a doctor. Let me back up. The Dolphins basically said that Tua's injury wasn't a head injury. It was an injury to his back.

Okay? Look, we saw the hit. We watched his head bounce off of the field. We saw him stumble. We saw his own offensive lineman kind of, whoa, what the hell is wrong with you, kind of slow him down. We saw the trainers run out onto the field to slow him down and stop him. Since then, we've also heard from multiple players that the NFL's concussion testing, especially on the field or in the tent, is answer a few questions, evaluate this, and okay, you're good. Go back. And this is supposed to be a new way to evaluate potential concussions, potential head trauma.

Well, maybe it needs to be updated again. I just can't imagine a world where Tua Tonka Veloa was allowed to go back out there to play football on Sunday, let alone last night. J.C. Trutter. This man is the NFL Players Association president. This is the message that he shared on Twitter this afternoon.

We are all outraged by what we have seen the last several days and scared for the safety of one of our brothers. What everyone saw on Sunday and last night were, quote unquote, no-go symptoms within our concussion protocols. The protocols exist to protect the player, and that is why we initiated an investigation. Now, the no-go that I just put in quotation marks means if a player is to go out and exhibit any type of symptoms that they are woozy, dazed, out of it, then it's a wrap. You don't go play. Forget the testing.

Forget the protocols. Forget the how many fingers am I holding up? What city are you in? You know, I don't know. What's your blood type? Whatever the hell questions that they're asking.

If you look a little bit out of it, you don't play. I wasn't on the field with Tua Tonka Veloa against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but it was very clear, it was very apparent that this man was a little bit of woozy. It's like that, what was it? The puma.

It's like the puma from Bugs Bunny. It's like, how many cubes do you want in your sugar? How many lumps do you want? Tua was out of it. I don't need to be a doctor. I didn't go to medical school. I've fallen on my head. I've been in a car accident. I've been knocked out. I've lost consciousness for a few seconds. I've played sports. I know what it feels like to be like, well damn, that's not right. That's not normal.

I know what it feels like to be woozy. Damn it, I'm not a professional athlete, but I know what it feels like to get out of bed, get up off the floor, get up off of my couch too fast and go, whoa, let me slow down. And in none of those instances am I being driven into the floor like I'm in a car accident by someone who is six foot four, three hundred and forty pounds. The bottom line is Tua got his bell rung.

Whether you want to call it having his bell rung this past Sunday, whether you want to say he got temporarily knocked the hell out, whether you want to call him woozy, it wasn't right. If you are okay, it ain't no back injury that makes you walk like that. It's not a back injury that sends the trainers running out to you when your ass is stumbling around. I can tell you for most back injuries, I ain't stumbling around and my back can suck from time to time when my back hurts. I ain't moving. I ain't stumbling.

I am not moving. And so, yeah, good for the Players Association. Look, neither the NFL or the Players Association is perfect.

They all got dirt on them. The NFL is trying to make money while pushing aside all of their controversies to make more money. The NFL Players Association. They're trying to say, yeah, we are an advocate for the players and most of the players don't even participate in the Players Association. So everybody's trying to huff and puff and put out their chest and say, we're putting our best foot forward. We're doing the best that we can for our athletes in the NFL.

It's all to save face. We know for a fact the NFL, yeah, do they care about the players on maybe the top level? Sure. Do the coaches care about the players?

Sure. But we know this from an organizational standpoint, from a structural standpoint in the NFL. The players are replaceable.

That's just what it is. And Coach Mike McDaniel, someone who has called a lot of heat over the past 24 hours for allowing. To a tongue of a lower to go back out there and play. Coach Mike McDaniel today, this afternoon, he pretty much said, listen. He was asked, do you see any fault?

Are you accepting of any fault based on this to a situation? This is what Mike McDaniel had to say, courtesy of CBS Sports. The whole process for what happened on on the Bills game was, you know, he was evaluated for a head injury immediately. That's that's what we brought him under the tent for and brought him inside for. He was evaluated and then cleared by several layers of medical professionals who I don't pretend to be one. But those people, the collection of them cleared him of any head injury whatsoever. And that's that's the cover for the coaches. That's the cover for every single coach. I'm not a doctor.

We got five, six, seven, eight, nine. And years ago, maybe 10 years ago, I was connected with the NFL's physician society. I was educated on how the NFL goes about maintaining the health of their players during, before and after games.

Things have changed over the last 10 years. But I can tell you this. There is a doctor for just about everything that you could think of on an NFL field. There's a doctor. What is that? An optologist?

Hey, what is it? An optometrist? That's for your eyeball, Shep? Correct. There's the eyeball doctor.

Yes. There's a doctor for your bones. There's the doctor for everything.

There's a doctor for everything on the field. And so if I'm the head coach, if I got a player, he's injured. The head coach's job is to coach the players are that are available. The head coach is not the determining factor as to whether or not X, Y, Z player is available.

It's up to the medical staff. And so the coaches who also operate in a union, they're covered. And so Mike McDaniel can take an ass whooping in the court of public opinion. People could say you shouldn't have played him and you shouldn't have done that.

And maybe shouldn't have. But if you're Mike McDaniel, you will take the approach of the doctor said he was fine, so I played him. Mike McDaniel, he said today when it comes down to Tua Tonga Veloa, he did not approach him as our starting quarterback, but he took the approach of or Tua. He's a person. This is what he had to say about to be completely forthright. I'm not even really thinking about timetables or anything regarding him as a player right now. It's all about really to the person.

That's the you know, what gets lost in all this is there's human relationships. OK, Coach McDaniel. How the hell is Tua doing today? Talking to him this morning, I think he's still feeling some of those headaches and he's 12. I think he's probably just finishing his MRI right now. And so we'll we'll find the results in that. That was that's just an extra kind of precaution.

No thanks. Tua Tonga Veloa, he put out his own statement about five hours ago on Twitter. By the way, yes, if you did not know, if you were not certain of it, Tua Tonga Veloa is currently in concussion protocol. He said on Twitter, I want to thank everyone for all their prayers and support since the game last night. It was difficult not to be able to finish the game and be there with my teammates. But I'm grateful for the support and care I've received from the Dolphins, my friends and family and all the people who have reached out.

I'm feeling much better and focused on recovering so I can get back out on the field with my teammates. Listen, man. Take your time.

There's a whole song about it. Take your time, young man. Don't rush.

Take your time. Nobody wants to see Tua Tonga Veloa back out onto the field. I'll put it to you this way. Tua is going to play again. I'll even hit the fast forward button. If Tua Tonga Veloa is able to play against the Jets.

That is October 9th, not this Sunday in two days, but nine days from now. If I see Tua Tonga Veloa on the field against the Jets and I see Tua Tonga Veloa get his damn head slammed into the damn turf, I'm done for the day. I'm done. I'm finished. I'm cooked. I'm not watching no more football. I can sit here and talk JR Sportbrief every day, every night for four hours if I have to watch this man get his ass handed to him again. I'm done.

I'm finished for the day at least. I'm not watching no more. It's hard enough after last night's game to watch this man lie on the ground, lie on the field for 10 minutes. And this is the crap world that we live in. We got people putting up memes and making jokes about this man's physical state when he has absolutely or had absolutely no control over his body.

As his hands and his arms start to seize up close to his face, there was a possibility that this man would never move again and we got complete jackasses making jokes about it online. It's disgusting. The type of human beings that we got out of here who want to monetize garbage just so they can get some attention. It shows you how terrible their own lives are. The NFL is in a tricky situation. We sit down and watch these men go out there and probably, and not probably, the most violent sport here in the United States of America, the most popular sport here in the United States of America, and the least that they could do for a sport that we all know is violent, spits players up and chews them out or chews them up and spits them out, whatever order you want to call it. They can do better. The Players Association has to demand better. The players have to demand better. Because it was sickening what we saw last night with Tua Tonga Veloa. And it's not just sickening. Anybody can go ahead and take a hit.

Anybody can have their head driven into the field. But when you see it on Sunday and they go, oh, it's okay, it's just his back. When you see it again on Thursday, you know what I don't want to see? I don't want to see it three times. I don't want to see anything. They say a lot of things about threes. Things come in threes. I don't need to see Tua bounce off of the field again.

I'm good on that. I hope he recovers. I hope he gets better.

I hope he gets well. The Dolphins failed. The Doctors failed. Because common sense went out of the window.

But this is what we know. Common sense ain't all that damn common. We got a lot of people who run around with degrees. We got a lot of people who run around with multiple degrees. How many degrees you got?

One, two, three, four, ah, ah, ah. We got a lot of people who run around thinking that they're smarter than other people because a piece of paper tells them so. That doesn't mean everybody got common sense. I ain't go to medical school. But I know when your head bounces off of any hard surface and you cannot walk immediately after, that ain't your back.

That's your brain. And I just hope Tua gets well. The NFL Players Association is going to investigate. And regardless of what they find in the investigation, they need to do a better job to ensure what took place with Tua this week on Sunday and last night. They need to ensure that it does not happen again. Injuries are part of the game.

But it doesn't matter how many degrees you have. Sometimes it takes just a little bit of common sense, which we know, unfortunately, is not all that common. It's the J.R. Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio. The phone lines are open. That's 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. Did the Tua situation turn you off? Did the Tua situation make you go, damn, I can't watch this?

Teddy Bridgewater had to say, I had to readjust myself to get back involved in the game. I'll tell you this much. The next time I see Tua, I'm going to be flinching on his behalf. And he's getting paid for it. I'm going to take your calls on the other side.

We're going to get into more of the games as well. It's the J.R. Sport Brief Show on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the J.R. Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.

It's the J.R. Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Right before the break, we shared with you comments made by Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel. On Tua Tonka Veloa earlier today, he gave an update on his status after last night. We know he was knocked out of the game. He was in a hospital, head and neck injury.

They ultimately say it wasn't his neck. He's currently in concussion protocol. He was put on the team plane and he's home. He's recovering. He's resting.

Mike McDaniel said that he would not have necessarily done anything different. He says that the medical professionals evaluated Tua both this past Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, as well as last night, obviously going to the hospital, that game against the Bengals and Mike McDaniel. Yeah, for all things, he's not the end all be all. He coaches the players who are available. He does not make the decision as to whether or not they are available. So if the doctors say, hey, he can go, he gonna let him go. That's his job. He's not the doctor.

That's not to say whether or not you are a doctor or a coach, that you can't use a little bit of common sense. And so ultimately, all things considered, the Dolphins, the doctors, the team, the organization, they fail Tua Tonka Veloa. And it will be absolutely sickening to me if on October 9th, with the Dolphins in New Jersey to take on the New York Jets, if I have to see Tua Tonka Veloa get slammed into the ground again, I'm done. Like I'm not for the day. I'm not watching football the rest of the day.

I'm cooked. And I'm going to watch. A lot of people are going to watch. Everybody is going to watch the next time Tua Tonka Veloa is on the field. And there's going to be a lot of people who feel uncomfortable, who feel uneasy, who aren't with the fact and the idea that this man is out there playing ball. And we all can hope that it doesn't happen again.

But let's put it this way. If Tua Tonka Veloa has a long career, he gonna get hit again, right? This is what he signed up for. He's a quarterback and he's not the biggest quarterback. He's going to be driven into the ground again. What are we supposed to do?

Hope that it's not nine days from now? The Dolphins failed him. The league failed him. The concussion protocol failed him.

You don't need to be a doctor with a degree or nine, ten, twelve years of medical school to go. That man's messed up. I've seen enough people get their ass whooped to know that he got his ass whooped and he can't go right now. The protocol needs to change. 855-212-4CBS says this situation turned you off. Mike is calling from Miami.

You're on CBS Sports Radio. Darryl, what's up, buddy? How you doing, man? I'm good. Go ahead. Yeah, bro. Scary situation with Tua.

Although, I would like your opinion on something. So, you know, they released him the same night. He flew back with his teammates. I was very, very surprised that they didn't at least keep him for a night for evaluation depending on the severity of his injury. I was very surprised they didn't say, listen, we'll fly back tomorrow.

Let's keep an eye on you. If you offer to have some kind of neurological damage or concussion, whatever the case may be, let's just monitor you for a night. I am very surprised they didn't do that. And, you know, as far as the protocol goes, something was lost in translation. Either between on the Dolphins side or the NFL side.

And just like your opinion, does the protocol need to change? You know, someone should look at it and say, okay, let's take this case and review it step by step. What went right?

What went wrong? Or, you know, I don't want to say this because I'm a Dolphin fan, but I feel like Miami, that the Dolphins training staff is at fault here. I'm going to, I'm going to explain that and give you an answer right now, Mike, and thank you for calling from Miami. Solomon Thomas is a defensive tackle for the New York Jets. He's also not a dummy. He's Stanford educated.

I would figure he knows a little bit about something. The way he described the concussion protocol is, I don't want to say antiquated, but the fact is, these are the type of things, and this is why it should not have been out there. What we cannot do, and what do I know? I'm not a doctor. I don't create technology. I don't know how to run an MRI machine.

I don't know how to evaluate somebody's brain outside of behavior. But there's not a wand. It's as simple as this. You go through the airport, you go through the machine, they go, oh my God, you got some metal on you. Take your ass back out there and empty out the knife, the nail clipper, whatever it is, take it out of your pockets. Simple as that. You get arrested, you go home, you throw whatever in the trash, the metal detector, or whatever it is, it detects what you have on your person.

It sees it, it sees it, it goes, oh my God, you can't take that onto the plane. No go. Simple. That does not exist for the NFL. We can't say, oh man, you got your bell rung and let's run you through the machine. Let's run a wand over your head to see the severity of your A concussion, to see the severity of your head trauma.

That's not readily available in five seconds. And so Solomon Thomas, in speaking with the New York media today, basically said, asking for questions, asking questions on an iPad, you know, in subsequent days, checking in on a player to see how they're doing is not enough when it comes down to the concussion protocol. And he said, there is no way to see whether or not a player is eligible or ready to go back out there. That's why JC Tretter, who's in charge of the NFL players association, pretty much said, listen, it's called a no go situation. If the player looks like he is not ready to go, then he needs to get pulled. That's the common sense approach. That's the approach that wasn't taken. Could Tua Tonga Veloa identify his name, his address, his blood type, his dog, his mom's name on Sunday?

Maybe he could. And they said, go back out there and play. The two say, oh, it's just my back. Oh, well, fine. Go out there and play. You answer the questions, then everybody throws their hands up and says, he's good. He's good. He's good. I don't mean he is. Because you could see him get up, walk, fall, get up again, stumble and say, he's done. He doesn't need to play.

That's not what took place. Not at all. Richie is calling from Houston. You're on CBS Sports Radio jailer. How you doing, buddy? I'm good.

Go ahead. I was thinking you just said the words that I'm not. I'm not going to go the doctor route because I'm not a doctor. But when we watch his last game, not this week, the week before, the man couldn't even get back to the huddle. He could even get up to even take himself back to the huddle. And for them not to recognize that there was something that was a back injury. It wasn't a back injury. His brain was rattled. Give the guy a week off, two weeks off, but they wanted to go 4-0 so bad they were going to do anything they could to do that.

The second thing I want to talk about, if I could, was the steroid thing. When you brought up Lance and Bond and Judge going through all that, the difference with Lance is that when Lance won his last tour de France, the 31 people that were behind him all failed drug tests, too. The guy that took 32nd won. He got the gold medal. But the difference with Lance is that he destroyed lives while he did it. He bullied his teammates. Yes, he did. Yeah, he killed everybody.

So you can judge, Bond, whatever else. I don't think Judge is doing anything wrong. And I think Bond is the greatest driver I've ever seen in my entire life. And he was never found guilty of ever taking anything. Of course, you have the documentaries, the cream, whatever else, but Lance hurt people. And Tua should have been protected. Bottom line.

Yeah, no, I absolutely agree with you. Thank you, Richie, so much for calling from Houston, Texas. 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. I'm going to leave these phone lines open. Obviously, we're going to talk about some of the other games that are going to take place this upcoming Sunday. The Bills are going to take on the Ravens. We have what I would consider a man.

This is just a battle of who sucks more between the Broncos and Raiders. We got you covered. It's the J.R. sport re-show here on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the J.R.

Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. First off, I just want to say mad respect for your show. You always got a lot of good points. I agree with a lot of things you say. I just want to say I love your show.

Me and my grandpa listen to it every night. I needed a J.R. fix tonight and I'm glad that you're on. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. There are a lot of things that you can get a fix of on a Friday night. I'm not going to be upset with you if you're getting your fix with me. I'm fine with that. Obviously, we have tons and tons and tons of callers when it comes down to Tua Tonga Veloa.

I want to try to get on as many people as possible. I want you to be respectful of the other callers. I want you to be cognizant of the time and the limited time that we all have and just please just go ahead and hit your point. Just like you're coming up to the plate.

Imagine that it's two years from now in Major League Baseball. You're on the clock. Share your point and let's keep it rolling. Shep, do you think you think some of our callers will be able to do that? I want to remove the I think part, J.R. I have a lot of faith in your callers. I know. Oh, you do? I do. I love our callers. I love them, too.

Otherwise, I wouldn't talk to them. But I know there's going to be somebody who goes, Hey, J.R., so I want to talk about Tua Tonga. I know you want to talk about Tua Tonga. Like, I know. I know.

I just want you to share your thoughts on it. Let's see how long this takes, okay? Let's start off here with Rich in Chicago.

He's going to be the first person. Hey, Rich, you're on CBS Sports Radio. What is on your mind? I'm fine.

I'm great, Rich. Go ahead. Hey, I'm going to be brief, as I try to be. But here's a couple things I dug out that I think supports your point of view and, frankly, mine, too, about Tua. He's had 11 injuries since that, including Alabama. So he's got a long history of getting beat up because of the way he plays.

I think he should be held out, too. And here's why. You've got some guys that have short-term careers because they like to run around from college. And the guys who have long careers are guys like Manning, Brady, Rogers. And then you have a couple of guys I'm worried about that I think are heading down the wrong path, as well as Tua. And I'll give you two examples of guys who have learned. Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen have grown as pocket passes. And they're not as reckless and run around like they used to be. But you've got a guy like Kyler Murray and Fields here in Chicago. I think they're heading down the same path.

They've got to learn to be pocket passes and not recklessly run around just because they could do that in college. And I think that's a big play. Yeah. No, absolutely.

And thank you, Rich, for calling from Chicago. I agree with you. I think when it comes down to Tua Tonga-Voloa, I wouldn't put him in that category. If we want to look at the two injuries or head issues that took place this week, they happened in the backfield. He wasn't scrambling to pick up yardage. He wasn't past the line of scrimmage.

The defenders were in his space and they were whooping his ass. And so, yeah, when you run with the ball and you go, you're going to increase your chances of getting knocked the hell out. And Lamar Jackson, all things considered, yes, you run, you have a higher chance of sustaining injury. He avoids injury more often than people would give him credit for. And in the case of Josh Allen, he's so big and strong, it's notable when he is, you know, stiff arming a guy or running. But he's gotten better over the years as well.

Tua, he's a smaller quarterback. He came into the league with a hip issue. I mean, he's he's just been busted up.

It's unfortunate. Anthony Scola from South Carolina, you're on the JR Sport Brief Show. Hey, how are you tonight? I'm OK. Good. I just had a quick story. I grew up in East Texas and played football there from seventh grade all the way to high school. And I remember one day at practice, kind of the Tua situation, I was playing both ways, offense and defense. And I got hit helmet to helmet, which back then, you know, it was no big deal. But we were at practice and I hit the ground and I couldn't even move. Coach come walking over to me. I said, Coach, I can't feel it from my neck down.

And gave me a few seconds, I finally started to get a little bit of feeling back, brought me up. They didn't care back then. I mean, we you know, everything went back then spearing.

You know, you name it, force callers, anything you can do, blindside hits and stuff like that. It's like the coaches just didn't care back then. And today, I'm glad they're trying to protect people.

But poor Tua, man, he should have never been in that game last night. Yeah, it's unfortunate what we saw took place. Anthony, I wish you nothing but the best, man. Okay. All right. Thank you. Have a good night. You as well. Ron, it's calling from Miami. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, how you doing? Just a couple things.

First of all, it's a lot of noise and I think the optics look really bad. But that hit that he took that valid hit that he took, he was going to get concussed. And the other thing I want to say is a couple years ago, Patrick Mahomes was in the divisional playoff game. Got a concussion in the fourth quarter. They took him out. He didn't come back. But for the next week, nobody said anything.

Nobody said nothing. He was in the protocol. It was six days and he played. And the only reason why nobody talked about it because he didn't get hit. That hit that Tua took was a violent hit. And whether he was concussed a year ago or 10 days before with that hit, he was going to get concussed. I mean, I don't think people realize that fourth of hit that he got body slammed. You need a commentators on the radio set on the radio and the broadcast announcer said he got body slammed into the turf. That's that's not a regular football hit.

That was a body slam. And that's all I had to say. There's a lot of noise, but it's being brought up now. But when Patrick Mahomes was a game away from going to the Super Bowl and he had six days in between, nobody said anything.

That's that's irrelevant. People get hit and busted up all the time. The issue here with Tua Tagovailoa is that people can say, oh, this week or last week, Tua's hits occurred in about four days apart.

Two violent hits. I mean, we can go through the NFL history and start pulling up. We can stay in the same game.

This guy was woozy and went back into the game. But the fact is, the NFL is trying to get away from that. And so hearing about Patrick Mahomes or anybody is irrelevant for what we have seen this week.

And what we saw this week was just absolutely terrible. Jeremy from Oregon, your CBS sports radio. Yeah. What's that? I just recently found your radio station and then listen to you for about three months now. And I just really appreciate the way you guys go about it with with everything you guys do.

Thanks. What I want to talk about is with the Tua Tagovailoa situation, I feel like there's got to be somebody that's going to be a stopgap to provide the players with not having to make the decision themselves. I know that Tua said that he was OK to go. And somebody's got to be in there to decide not for the player, not for the team, but for themselves that he's not going to be able to go. Out here in Oregon, high school sports, if we have a player that has a concussion or is under concussion protocol, it's six weeks. And I think that we need to step up and do more for those players that have brain injuries. Hamstrings. They last a long time. Ankles last a long time. I think that head injuries need to last just as long.

OK. Well, thank you, Jeremy, for calling from Oregon is there's no there's no disputing that. And there are multiple, multiple doctors who are on hand, who are supposed to evaluate the condition of the player. Has that has that been accurate? Is there a full representation of, you know, is he good? Can he go? I don't think so.

I think that's why it needs to be reevaluated. And unfortunately, Tua is the guy who might pretty much push the button for change. It's the JR sport we show you on CBS Sports Radio. We're going to talk about those bills and ravens on the other side here on CBS Sports Radio. Anywhere fans go to cheer on their team, there are behind the scenes MVPs ensuring everything is game day ready. We see you, Joe, fixing seats so every fan can enjoy every game. And Ali, who keeps her stadium running smoothly from the moment the first game starts to the last play of the season. At Grainger, you're our MVPs and we're always here for you with supplies and solutions for every industry and 24 seven customer support call click Grainger dot com or just stop by Grainger for the ones who get it done.
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