Cam you figure out Newton concussion situation? … Texans poach new GM from Bills … Seahawks go with Schottenheimer … Foster busted for marijuana possession
That whole did he or did he not suffer a concussion
Cam Newton thing with continues to take bizarre twists.
When Newton got knocked into the middle of 2018 during Carolina’s 31-26 wildcard loss to New Orleans, the Panthers originally said the former NFL MVP was simply poked in the eye. Nope, he wasn’t clobbered in the head. Just an eye poke.
Oh, and a knee injury too, which led to Newton falling to the ground,
Adam according to ESPN’s Schefter,
who said Saturday that the injury was disclosed when the league met with Panthers officials.
An MRI on the knee earlier this week was negative and as profootballtalk.com reported on Saturday, during and after the play, Newton never pointed to his knee or leg.
Newton fell to the ground after trying to walk off of the field, but the team said it told him to go down in order to allow backup quarterback
Derek Anderson more time to warm up.
The NFL’s concussion protocol states: “A player who exhibits gross motor instability or significant loss of balance must be taken to the locker room for evaluation if it is not diagnosed as an orthopedic injury.”
That didn’t happen and we’ll see what happens next as a result.
Gus Malzahn, Meanwhile,
Newton’s coach at Auburn, told CBS Radio Houston this week that Newton is treated differently by officials than other quarterbacks because of his size.
“He’s one of the biggest, strongest guys and he takes hits other quarterbacks don’t,” Malzahn said.
“I just want things to be equal.”
TEXANS GET THEIR MAN
The Houston Texans searched high and low, had some doors shut on them by rival teams, and eventually
Brian Gaine settled on as the team’s new general manager.
“Brian is an incredibly smart, hardworking individual that understands the importance of good communication,”
Bob owner McNair
said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited about naming him our new general manager.”
Rick Gaine replaces Smith,
who will stay on as the team’s executive vice president as he helps his wife as she battles breast cancer.
Gaine was hired by Smith in 2014 and left the club before this season for Buffalo.
Gaine, who was Buffalo’s vice president of player personnel,
Bill and head coach O’Brien
each signed fiveyear contracts on Saturday. O’Brien had only one year remaining on his prior deal and the team went 4-12 this season after winning consecutive divisional titles.
“Bill O’Brien has been a tremendous leader for us these last four years and we believe in his vision for the team moving forward,” McNair said.
“Bill is a terrific teacher that the players respect. We have a lot of trust in him to build a unified, championship culture and we’re thrilled to have him as our head coach into the future.”
Houston was beset by injuries in 2017, losing top players
J.J. Watt DeShaun and Watson for long periods,
Whitney as well as linebacker Mercilus
and running D’Onta Foreman. back Houston had reportedly Brian Gutekunst, been after who was elevated to general manager by the Green Bay Nick Packers, New England’s Caserio, and others, before returning a familiar face.
’HAWKS FIND REPLACEMENT
The Seattle Seahawks
Brian are expected to hire Schottenheimer
as their new offensive coordinator, according to ESPN.
Darrell The club fired Bevell and offensive
Tom Cable line coach after missing the playoffs.
Schottenheimer has previously served as offensive coordinator in New York with the Jets and with the St. Louis Rams. He spent the past two seasons as quarterbacks coach in Indianapolis.
Seattle’s general manager worked with Schottenheimer’s father, Marty, when both were with the Washington Redskins.
Seattle is expected to focus on improving its running game, taking more advantage of elite mobile quarterback
Profootballtalk.com reported Saturday that Seattle was considering putting in a college-style offence that would let Wilson scramble around more often in order to take off, or create more on the attack with his feet.
A report this week had posited Toronto Argonauts
Marc Trestman head coach
as a candidate for the offensive coordinator job, but there was nothing to it.
Meanwhile, Cable is reportedly returning to Oakland
Jon Gruden to work under
as his offensive line coach. Cable was Oakland’s head coach until 2010.
San Francisco’s second-leading tackler, was arrested for possession of marijuana in Alabama on Friday. The rookie slipped in the draft because of off-field concerns, including a diluted urine sample from a drug test ... Chicago
Kevin Gilbride hired Jr.
to be its tight ends coach after Gilbride spent eight seasons with the New York Giants. Earlier, new head
Matt Nagy coach had convinced well-regarded defensive
Vic Fangio coordinator
to stick around.