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Is Peyton Manning tanking his concussion test?

Posted on: April 27, 2011 11:01 am
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

We recently passed along a report from Alex Marvez of Fox Sports about how some NFL players are tanking their preseason baseline concussion test in order to make it easier to pass a real concussion test later in the season. One player who may have admitted to doing this is Peyton Manning.

In an ESPN.com chat with Eli and Archie, Peyton was asked,” How do you feel about all the new research about concussions that's coming out?” It’s hard to tell if his response is serious, humorous or both. You can judge for yourself:

“They have these new [brain] tests we have to take,” Peyton said.  “Before the season, you have to look at 20 pictures and turn the paper over and then try to draw those 20 pictures.  And they do it with words, too.  Twenty words, you flip it over, and try to write those 20 words.  Then, after a concussion, you take the same test and if you do worse than you did on the first test, you can’t play.  So I just try to do badly on the first test.”

[Archie slaps his forehead again.]

If this story gains some legs, expect Manning to issue a clarifying statement at some point. The NFL certainly doesn't want it's marquee star mocking or discrediting the new emphasis on player safety.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:42 pm
 

Is Peyton Manning tanking his concussion test?

Hello, That home-page is, you ought establish employ content management system ? Quizilla or some other?


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:59 am
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Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: April 28, 2011 11:00 am
 

Is Peyton Manning tanking his concussion test?

No sympathy and no feeling that the NFL is slighting guys with medical treatment if the guys are doing this BUT this points out a problem. Have to many regulations and people will work to find ways around them. The new concussion rules, while helping and keeping many players safe, will cause many people to simply hide the fact that they have concussions at all, refusing medical treatment and further complicating their issues. The NFL needs to find some kind of balance to keeping people safe while not killing a guys hopes at making it in the league. A week or two out of football for lower level guys means his roster spot in some cases and guys are going to throw caution to the wind for that chance...



Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: April 28, 2011 10:08 am
 

Is Peyton Manning tanking his concussion test?

that is the same philosphy i use for my golf league, shoot a couple of high rounds to start the year out and get a high handicap.




Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2011 9:36 am
 

Is Peyton Manning tanking his concussion test?

You know what? No sympathy for a player who screws around with this stuff and then ends up with a debilitating injury.

The league has done/is doing its share. They are mandating tests. They are mandating that concussed players don't play. They're moving towards independent doctors evaluating injuries.

If players want to cheat the system and risk their own health, that's on them.



Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: April 28, 2011 9:32 am
 

Is Peyton Manning tanking his concussion test?

The NFL owners should print out that quote and bring it to the bargaining table. When the NFLPA tries to get more out of the owners for retired players and concussion research the owners should toss out the quote and say why? We spend money on concussion research and tests to try to insure your long term safety and you blow it off. Though Peyton was smart, instead he's acting dumb like Eli.  UGH, we need a new QB.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2011 1:03 am
 

Is Peyton Manning tanking his concussion test?

That was my strategy in my bowling leagues.



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: April 27, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Is Peyton Manning tanking his concussion test?

You have to tank it a little. I've taken this test twice and depending on the day, you'll score differently. If you can draw 12 pictures one morning, i can guarantee you won't repeat that in 3 mornings whether it be better or worse. It's a stupid test and I don't blame Manning at all. If they're really serious about concussions, they'll adopt the NHL testing at the very least which is still lacking but much more in depth. 



Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: April 27, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Is Peyton Manning tanking his concussion test?

I think Peyton has had one too many concussions.



Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: April 27, 2011 6:52 pm
 

Is Peyton Manning tanking his concussion test?

I think Peyton has had one too many concussions.


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