Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was placed on a backboard and carted off the field at Paul Brown Stadium early in the first quarter of Monday’s game against the Bengals.
Volatility was the name of Week 6 in the NFL, with upsets, surprise results and crushing injuries 锟斤拷 lowlighted by the Packers’ loss of quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone. What mayhem is in store this week? Here’s a look at the Week 7 NFL High Five:
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At first, it bothered me but now, no,” Falcons linebacker Deion Jones insisted of the trolling. It’s a whole new season. What happened, happened. You’ve just got to learn and rebuild from there.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn told Atlanta reporters this week of the Super Bowl loss: It’s not anything that you need to use for motivation. You’re going to be pissed off about it, but what you can use it for is we think we can get a lot better in ’17 than we were in ’16. You don’t get to go replay it. Yeah, there’s a part of that that’s motivation for sure, but it wasn’t a driving force for us.”
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The Steelers’ leading tackler lowered his head to stop Bengals receiver Josh Malone less than four minutes into the Jason Pominville Youth jersey game. Shazier, in his fourth year from Ohio State, had his hands over his head when carted off the field. Steelers linebacker Vince Williams was in tears kneeling next to Shazier as trainers tended to him.
[Retired defensive back] Troy Vincent recalls killing time in his unscheduled life by washing clothes every day until his wife told him that normal people don’t do laundry that often, the authors write. So he started cutting the lawn three times a week. He literally didn’t know what else to do.
While many eventually find a path 锟斤拷 Koonce got a Ph.D. in sports administration and is currently vice president of advancement at Marian University in Wisconsin, and Vincent is the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations 锟斤拷 some simply drift, never finding a way to replace the excitement and totality of football in their lives.
Some players are humiliated when they’re confronted with being normal 锟斤拷 taking ordinary jobs, the authors write.
None of this matters, however, if they’re physically incapable of working.