Following Tua Tagovailoa's scary concussion on Thursday Night Football, 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe wonder how the NFL will change their policies regarding head injuries going forward. Jonas Knox predicts they will overreact like they usually do. Brady Quinn believes that will lead to players hiding injuries more than ever before and LaVar Arrington explains what happens to players who get labeled "injury prone."
Jonas Knox: "Every time there's an incident that's a bad look on the NFL that plays out publicly, all of a sudden there's an overcorrection pretty quickly... The reality of the situation is it's still a violent sport and people are gonna get cracked that that's just what it is. So what is going to be the overcorrection here? Is it every time somebody takes a blow to the head, they have to come out for a play?"
Brady Quinn: "It's not that, it's worse. They're probably gonna make them sit out the following week regardless. And here's the truth of the matter: You're gonna have more players who hide it then in that case because they're not going to want to sit out the following week and you're gonna see more teams who don't want to have players who have concussion history on their roster for that reason."
LaVar Arrington: "Once you get labeled that guy, the clock is ticking on them to replace you. That's just the reality of it. If you get to the point of where you're damaged goods, then that's exactly what you are. You're goods that are damaged. And what do you do when you have damaged goods? You replace them. So, of course you you find a way. They always tell you the best ability is availability...
We're all under the stress and the strain and the pressure to be on that field. And don't think for two seconds Tua wasn't feeling that stress and that pressure of making sure that he was getting on that field. We all do."