MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins lays on the turf during the second quarter of the game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

 

Good morning, Sports fans, and the NFL has some ‘splainin’ to do!   Hey, it’s Davey Mac here and NFL Roger Goodell and the National Football League better fix this head trauma and concussion issue that they’re experiencing or they’re gonna have BIG problems!

This whole thing started on September 25th, when the Dolphins were playing the Bills.   Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa suffered what clearly looked like a head injury as he stumbled to the ground and looked like he had taken a knockout punch.   And yet…he was allowed to return to the game.

Buffalo Bills v Miami Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 25: Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins down on the field after being sacked during the second half of the game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

 

Then…despite concussion experts warning against Tua playing just FIVE days later against the Bengals on Thursday Night Football…the Dolphins sent him out there and he suffered ANOTHER awful head injury.   With this one, Tua could not get up and could not straighten out his fingers.   It was really disturbing.

Miami Dolphins v Cincinnati Bengals

CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 29: Medical staff tend to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins as he is carted off on a stretcherafter an injury during the 2nd quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on September 29, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

 

So, FINALLY the NFL will be looking into protecting their players.   The new rules include not letting any player return to a game if he shows any instability.   My only question is…is it too late?

It certainly may be for Tua.   There is no timetable for when he will return…or if he EVER will return.   Furthermore, countless current and retired players have suffered serious trauma in the past.   What does the NFL plan to do about that?

You’ll excuse me if I’m a bit dubious.   And that is because of Roger Goodell…the feebly NFL Commissioner who has made one poor decision after another in his tenure and has also exhibited a terrible ability to lead.

The NFL has a problem.   They need to fix it.   That’s just my two cents.

Coming up on today’s Davey Mac Sports Report:

  • Giants beat Bears
  • Jets defeat Steelers
  • Eagles take down Jags
  • New NFL concussion rules
  • Yanks lose to O’s—Judge still on 61
  • Mets swept by Braves
  • Phils crush Nats
  • Pujols hits 702 in regular season home finale
  •  LeBron says Lakers are back
  • Tampa Bay Lightning donate to Hurricane Ian relief

  • Giants Beat Bears

    The Giants took down the Bears yesterday…final score…Giants 20…Bears 12.   Another tremendous game for the Giants running back star Saquon Barkley.   Saquon rushed for 146 yards on the ground and also had 16 yards in receiving as well.   Daniel Jones didn’t throw threw for under 100 yards but Jones did rush for two touchdowns before he left the game with an ankle injury.   Jones would return.   The Giants have gotten out to their first 3 and 1 start since 2007.   Things looking good early.

    Chicago Bears v New York Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 02: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants carries the ball in the first half of the game against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium on October 02, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Jets Fly Past Steelers In Wilson Return

    Meanwhile, the Jets got quarterback Zach Wilson back and went out and beat the Steelers.   Jets 24…Steelers 20.   Wilson was 18 for 36 in the air…with one touchdown…and two interceptions.   Breece Hall rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown for the Jets…who are now 2 and 2.

    New York Jets v Pittsburgh Steelers

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 02: Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets throws a pass in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

  • Eagles Get Past Jags

    The Eagles defeated the Jaguars…29 to 21…to remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team.   Philly running back Miles Sanders ran for 134 yards and two TD’s.   The Eagles are now 4 and 0…Jacksonville drops to 2 and 2.

    Jacksonville Jaguars v Philadelphia Eagles

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 02: Miles Sanders #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs past Josh Thompson #23 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field on October 02, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

     

  • NFL Looks Into New Concussion Rules

    More football news.   Due to the controversy with Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the disturbing concussions he may have taken in two straight games, the NFL will likely make changes to its concussion protocol.  This includes not letting any player return to a game if he shows any instability.

    Miami Dolphins v Cincinnati Bengals

    CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 29: Medical staff tend to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins after an injury during the 2nd quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on September 29, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

     

  • Yanks Lose To O's As Judge Remains On 61

    Aaron Judge remains on 61 as the Yanks lost to the Orioles yesterday…3 to 1.   The Yanks have just four games left…all against the Texas Rangers…in Texas…until the end of the regular season.   We’ll see if Judge can get to 62!   Of course, the Yankees have the A.L. East wrapped up and are now waiting for the playoffs.

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 02: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees stands on deck in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on October 02, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Mets Swept By Braves

    Meanwhile, the Mets were SWEPT by the Braves over the weekend…as the Mets lost last night to Atlanta…5 to 3.   Met starter Chris Bassitt receives the loss for the Mets…who have now fallen out of first place in the N.L. East…as the Mets now trail the Braves by two games with three games to play.

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 2: Chris Bassitt #40 of the New York Mets walks back to the mound after a pitch against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at Truist Park on October 2, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Adam Hagy/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Swat Nats

    The Phillies beat the Nationals…8 to 1.   J.T. Realmuto slugged his 22nd home run of the year for the Phils…as the Phillies remain in the third and final, National League, Wild Card spot by one game.

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 02: J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 02, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

  • Pujols Hits 702 In Last Regular Season Home Game

    Albert Pujols slugged his 702nd home run of his amazing career in his final, regular season, home game with the Cardinals.   What a career!

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St. Louis Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 02: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals salutes fans after hitting a solo home run during the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium on October 2, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)

     

  • LeBron Says Lakers Are Back

    LeBron James is speaking positively of the Lakers this year.   He says that L.A. just needs to let Russell Westbrook be himself and, with a healthy Anthony Davis, LeBron feels the Lakers could win a title.   They missed the playoffs last year.   The NBA season starts on October 18th.

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 19: LeBron James #6, Anthony Davis #3 and Russell Westbrook #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers react during the second half against Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

     

  • Lightning Donating For Hurricane Relief

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they’ll be donating two million dollars to Hurricane Ian relief efforts.   Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast, south of the Tampa Bay region.

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning

    TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 12: The Tampa Bay Lightning watch as a banner celebrating their 2020-21 Stanley Cup Championship before the first period of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena on October 12, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

     

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