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Stephen A. sounds off following Tua Tagovailoa's injury | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Bart Scott discuss Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa's injury vs. the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4 of the NFL season.


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Ro G
Ro G ヶ月 前
I like the part where the Miami coach said, "I would never put a player in harm's way." Dude, it's football. Every game is like being in a car crash.
OnyoMeji
OnyoMeji ヶ月 前
Well said. NFL is trash!
RodSean
RodSean ヶ月 前
He didn’t mean it like that - and all of us know that. As coaches and players they’re numb to that fact - that’s the reason the coach said that.
Alefunzo Uzzle
Alefunzo Uzzle ヶ月 前
He should be fired.
Im here for it all
It's a game of pain. Football has gotten too soft. They know the risk when they sign up.
Ernest McCann
Ernest McCann ヶ月 前
Every play is like a car crash.
Rodney Z.
Rodney Z. ヶ月 前
Dude was stumbling and shaking his head walking of Sunday. NFL just based on those images should have not let him back in. Dolphins saying it was his back should be ashamed, everybody else with the limited knowledge we have on the concussions, could see that he was some sort of concussed. The pressure of them being 3-0, Tua being doubted, all combined in to what has happened now....
fly guy
fly guy ヶ月 前
@KG KG assumptions are assumptions You're assuming and I'm assuming like I said not all of this is black and white. They got rid of the doctor because they were taking the heat for Tua But again we don't know this man's body and we are not doctors. So everybody else is assuming He's not going to talk about it to the media. And I think from here on out the dolphins are not probably going to talk about it other than what they've already said until they investigation is over again all of this or assumptions because that's what this all is based upon assumptions
KG KG
KG KG ヶ月 前
@fly guy well, I'll say this. There are assumptions without merit, and then there are reasonable assumptions. If I walk by a dark alley and see someone laying dead and another person standing over them with a gun, it's a reasonable assumption to think he shot the person. I could be wrong, but it's a valid assumption. People who think Tua had a concussion are making a valid assumption based on several indicators. You're pretending everyone's opinion/assumption is completely unwarranted. If you're the kind of person that isn't able to make reasonable assumptions I'm wondering what kind of job you had and who hired you. If you need absolute indisputable proof for everything in life before making a decision. You keep saying "you all are assuming" as if you're saying something profound but it just sounds ridiculous given the amount of indicators that he was actually concussed.
fly guy
fly guy ヶ月 前
@Ricky Sosa according to who you like I said you don't know this man's body
Ricky Sosa
Ricky Sosa ヶ月 前
@fly guy just go head and delete ya account king. Tua shouldn’t have played. End of story.
doug ray
doug ray ヶ月 前
I hope the Dolphins compensate him for life.
AwakenTheWoke
AwakenTheWoke ヶ月 前
I am a Bengals fan and after seeing Tua lock up like that I was furious. Couldn't even enjoy the rest of the game. I just hope Tua is able to recover and live a normal life.
75pdubs
75pdubs 28 日 前
@Ian Waldrop i doubt it but i haven’t paid attention since the mid 80s
Ian Waldrop
Ian Waldrop ヶ月 前
@75pdubs isn't every team better than Da bears.
75pdubs
75pdubs ヶ月 前
@Ian Waldrop better than DA BEARS???
AwakenTheWoke
AwakenTheWoke ヶ月 前
@Ian Waldrop it's called context you idiot.
Reconegade
Reconegade ヶ月 前
@Jim Chain first firing just happened
Steven Ramon
Steven Ramon ヶ月 前
When I watched the game last night I said to my wife exactly what Bart Scott said. I don't think I want to let our son play football anymore ,and how happy I was that it seems like he likes basketball more now. My prayers go out to Tua.
Dylan Miller
Dylan Miller ヶ月 前
@fadethechannel Big hits yeah just not hits to the head
mshell59
mshell59 ヶ月 前
I'm with ya!
That_dude_tk
That_dude_tk ヶ月 前
@Daniel Vassar no a high schooler died from a tackle the sport is just dangerous.
That_dude_tk
That_dude_tk ヶ月 前
@themarkl0813 facts
P L
P L ヶ月 前
The players are faster and stronger BECAUSE OF STEROIDS, therefore the result from impact is often more violent. The NFL, college and prep level football programs do not take the use of steroids seriously. MOST EVERY NFL level player has taken or continues to use steroids because of the money involved to reach that level. More random testing and major suspensions are needed to address concussions and domestic violence at every level.
Genius_Idiot
Genius_Idiot ヶ月 前
I swear my heart stopped for a second when I saw Tua’s hands after that hit last night. There’s absolutely no reason why he was out there last night after what happened just 4 days prior. None.
Dray
Dray ヶ月 前
i know right, i can't believe he threw up gang sings after tacking such a blow to the head
K
K ヶ月 前
Dude fingers was throwing up gang signs. I that he was gonna be a veggie.
Thamar
Thamar ヶ月 前
Same, I've seen a lot of gruesome hits over the years but something about his reaction afterwards was so unsettling. I can't get it out of my mind.
black out
black out ヶ月 前
Lmao. Acting like half the players aren’t injured during games at all time. U ever play real football?
Chris 40V
Chris 40V ヶ月 前
Ok your reaction is excessive..
terry stokes
terry stokes ヶ月 前
Bart Scott hit this out the park! When Tua stumbled, shook his head repeatedly, grabbing his head/facemask. I immediately went back to my last concussion, I did the same things! It was as if I could actually feel that pressure in my head, the foggyness, the spinning (of the field). EVERY football pIayer knows this is what a concussion looks like. I also lectured on traumatic brain/spinal cord injuries. When i heard he was playing 4 days later, i was angry and very concerned all day yesterday because I knew if he took another hit his symptoms would come back WORSE than on Sunday, even if the hit was LIGHTER than the hit on Sunday (Just like Bart said). SIS (Second Impact Syndrome) can result in death... basically it's getting two concussions close together which leads to swelling of the brain. Thank God this did not happen. This made me sick to my stomach because it did not have to happen. The desire to win a football game was more important that his health because EVERYONE on that field knew he had a concussion. And for those people (some were former players) who said it might be a back injury or spasm! Back spasm? When someone gets a back spasm the pain is sudden and intense, there ain't no walking, no moving around (except for writhing in pain), there is no standing up from wherever you are, it's impossible because you can't move, the pain is so intense. You could have offered me a million dollars to get up and walk around from the chair I was in the last time i had a sudden back spasm and you would have had to give that money to someone else! Nonsense!
Kyle Kumar
Kyle Kumar ヶ月 前
@Poloma Gilbert chill bro
Joe-tato "The Potato" Biden
Imagine thinking you know more that DOCTORS!!! Yall are probably those people who were antivax. Get out of here you uneducated swines!
Poloma Gilbert
Poloma Gilbert ヶ月 前
Hey Mate how’s your day going have you heard of bitcoin and It’s current value…?
SexyHotSiren
SexyHotSiren ヶ月 前
I agree with Bart on this. Prayers to Tua and his family.
Thomas Hauer
Thomas Hauer ヶ月 前
@AL Sounds plausibel..
AL
AL ヶ月 前
@Thomas Hauer Tua’s reasoning for playing again and getting another concussion wasn’t about “I need to go out there and play because it’s about the money” NO, he played because the so called “doctor” cleared him out to play again, not the money. I feel like it was one of those situations where the staff felt like he got hit hard but was able to play the following week because it’s just the nature of the sport. That being said, how many times have players sat out for weeks or even a season and still secure big checks? Literally happening with Deshaun Watson. The guy on the show put up words but it’s not factual. Tua’s might have career ending injury.
Thomas Hauer
Thomas Hauer ヶ月 前
@AL you Sound unable to explain yourself
Im here for it all
Tua is going to age 10 years in 5 years.
AL
AL ヶ月 前
@Thomas Hauer you don’t get it 😶
Lauren Caulton
Lauren Caulton ヶ月 前
I agree. The flexing of the hands was scary. I've seen it before with head injuries. They allowed this to happen by the reaction they had last week. The concussion checks were supposed to prevent this! This is a young man, and this could be a life-altering injury!! No one wants to see this!! This is why Giselle wants Tom to quit! Because these injuries happen in seconds, and there's no getting your brain back.
Jason Austin
Jason Austin ヶ月 前
@CSJiGSaW I don't think playing every 2 weeks is feasible, that would make the season over 8 months long.
CSJiGSaW
CSJiGSaW ヶ月 前
exactly. Also, NFL games should be every 2 weeks. This eliminates most injuries and all players are close to 100% health. This situation with Tua is not good... NFL will start loosing future players too early because of this..
Nikki B
Nikki B ヶ月 前
Seeing that young man’s hands contort like that, horrifying truly horrifying. I pray that he can recover, and I pray that the Dolphins are held accountable for this negligence.
Chad Anding
Chad Anding ヶ月 前
A fatality in the NFL will end up looking exactly like what we saw live on Thursday night...prayers up for Tua 🙏
Anthony Baksys
Anthony Baksys ヶ月 前
You can’t blame Tua, the pressure of being a player and showing your toughness, the player will always say they’re ok. You can’t blame teammates for speaking up cause they won’t be on the team much longer, that’s called insubordination and out of favor. The blame is obvious, it’s the so called team doctors and upper team brass, the head coach and all coaches should be fired even though they:he answers to the brass, speak up and you’ll be protected. The doctors should loose their medical license, they take an oath. The organization and top brass should be fined up the wazzule. The nfl should let all teams know that this is the accountability.
tomNasty 12
tomNasty 12 ヶ月 前
Bart always comes with it. Stephen A. needs him on the show
YOYO
YOYO ヶ月 前
Its thursday night football! If amazon dont care about the condition of its employees on the warehouse they sure wouldnt care about tua who is for them a contractor. They probably put pressure on nfl, the team to ensure tua plays so they could have the ratings that they need. And because of the history of the owner I wouldnt rule out that he put an onus to it to the medical team and coaches and maybe the player himself to play. And because its a billion dollar business tua became a collateral damage.
Chris
Chris ヶ月 前
@ryan lebard everyone does that man. We all did that in high school lol….. especially in Bart’s days, they really didn’t know just how bad it was. Not to mention the toxic culture of pressuring you to play
tomNasty 12
tomNasty 12 ヶ月 前
@ryan lebard lol 😂
Isaiah Lasenby
Isaiah Lasenby ヶ月 前
I don’t agree with the part when he said it was tau fault because how is it his fault
ryan lebard
ryan lebard ヶ月 前
@tomNasty 12 honestly he’s just a chiefs hater and I can’t stand his takes on them 😂 the man definitely has had some concussions with the way he talks about them
TripDrip
TripDrip ヶ月 前
Risked it all just to ATTEMPT to keep a perfect record…😫😔😔🤦🏾‍♂️ I’m really keeping Tua in my prayers as he faces trying times ahead. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Leadcatcher
Leadcatcher ヶ月 前
@Geoffrey Sorkin The NFL isn't a Combat sport... STFU
Geoffrey Sorkin
Geoffrey Sorkin ヶ月 前
@Leadcatcher That injury he had is a two month medical suspension in COMBAT SPORTS. If he's playing before Week 8, the entire medical staff and coaching staff will be fired when he gets concussion number three and goes the way of Sterling Sharpe. I doubt the Dolphins want that smoke.
Voltrono
Voltrono ヶ月 前
there was no thought of going undefeated..
Leadcatcher
Leadcatcher ヶ月 前
He will be starting in 2 weeks. Get over it.
DeboMyGuy
DeboMyGuy ヶ月 前
I have been a legit Dolphins fan for 7 years now . I am completely heartbroken for my guy Tua . When everyone out there talk down on him I never did !!! They have a lot to say about people, comparing him to his draft mates and Tua has a better winning record than Justin and Joe . Joe did his thing taking his team to the Super Bowl I give him props for that but WINNING is what Tua all about ! Tua won over my heart to be the Miami Dolphins QB1 . I have a lot of faith for him never doubted him. What I saw last night maneeeee I shed some tears. Wow ! Things happens so fast when that happen I didn’t care about the game no more . hoping for an fast recovery for him and I hate that this maybe messed up his whole career I am heartbroken 💔
D Hawk
D Hawk ヶ月 前
Bart Scott Summed it up for everyone. That was explained perfectly and makes a ton of sense. Tia understands the potential dangers of playing but clearly the risk outweighs the reward. He’s still in his rookie contract and if he can stay healthy and produce numbers his and his Family’s lives will change forever when he gets that second deal. He’s probably been playing ball since he could walk and generational wealth is within his grasp. I pray he gets and stays healthy he’s seems to be a very likeable guy.
rotting corpse
rotting corpse ヶ月 前
This kind of back to back head trauma is going to have lifelong implications for Tua. The organization needs to be held accountable for letting him play.
John Baptiste
John Baptiste ヶ月 前
@Voltrono I agree but as a grown man you are not a doctor/specialist. That’s why we have them for their expertise. You may feel fine about something but ultimately the doctor is suppose to know what’s best to keep you out of arms way.
Jay Keyz
Jay Keyz ヶ月 前
@Voltrono Just because youve been "cleared" doesnt mean your healthy..
jordan newton
jordan newton ヶ月 前
You honestly believe that even though they "cleared" him that he should have been out there???
Voltrono
Voltrono ヶ月 前
He's a grown man.. he could have sat out. and he was cleared by the NFL.
jordan newton
jordan newton ヶ月 前
@Alisha Wise more than just somebody this was a group effort
justumuch4u
justumuch4u ヶ月 前
Bart Scott had outstanding commentary about the situation.
Krabz
Krabz ヶ月 前
nah, hw made it about money even though tua already has like 20 million. Tua failed himself.
Michael Loy
Michael Loy ヶ月 前
He really did
Kaylyn Alexander
Kaylyn Alexander ヶ月 前
@MT35 You honestly are foggy , depends on the severity you can forget entire days or weeks in your life . It’s almost a toss of severe Amnesia or Long or short term memory loss . You get migraines and headaches bad at times too it just depends i know i had it bad recovering
The Butthurt Report
I FULLY agree
Hmm Realist
Hmm Realist ヶ月 前
Not really. He just kept talking about Tua playing to get a bag. Like shut up fool.
SAV. HILL
SAV. HILL ヶ月 前
Everybody knew it was a concussion that Sunday that 3-0 start got them moving wreckless
SCOOTER S
SCOOTER S ヶ月 前
@TheU480 what?
TheU480
TheU480 ヶ月 前
@SCOOTER S and you were saying?
Max
Max ヶ月 前
@TheU480 bruh the nflpa already announced they are making drastic changes. He ain’t suing jack because they already paid he to be the fall guy. If you think how they did tua was worthy of defense we can stop the conversation right now. Stevie wonder scrunched his face up and knew tua had a concussion. The entire dolphins organization is under review idiot. It’s something called a track record and miamis isn’t great ………… They doubted tua before he led them to and undefeated start . Now they begging for him back. Hope he sits the rest of the season .
TheU480
TheU480 ヶ月 前
@Max you mean the independent neurologist hired by the NFL and NFLPA that is most likely going to sue for wrongful termination? What fines? Have they announced fines? What procedure did they violate?
Max
Max ヶ月 前
@TheU480 whose now fired and the team and facing high 7 figure fines
Sasha Thomas
Sasha Thomas ヶ月 前
As someone who went through multiple sports related concussions over a few months 20 years ago, the most overlooked part of concussions, in terms of injury and consequences, symptoms etc. are soft tissue, ie muscle and nerve damage at the top and base of the neck, which looks to me like what might be a significant part of his injury
Estefana  **Check Me
When I watched the game last night I said to my wife exactly what Bart Scott said. I don't think I want to let our son play football anymore ,and how happy I was that it seems like he likes basketball more now. My prayers go out to Tua.
Kevin Ellis
Kevin Ellis ヶ月 前
Stephen A. this is one of the few times when I totally agree with you. I couldn't say it better myself; that was not a back injury that I witnessed on Sunday against Buffalo. That was a head injury. And then to allow this player to, not only get back in that game on Sunday, but to allow him to play again not 4 days later. Somebody definitely needs to be fired; and I sincerely hope that there's no permanent damage to Tagovailoa's brain. This was a terrible display of outright incompetence of the Dolphin's medical staff and coaching staff.
Miami 808
Miami 808 ヶ月 前
I think it was more of the whiplash that caused the concussion than the actual head hitting the ground. He got swung pretty fast. Like they're saying, it's a lot easier to get a second concussion within a few days of the previous one. It didn't look like he hit the ground that hard. But either way he shouldn't have been in the game in the first place. I hope he's going to be okay.
Thomas Hoad
Thomas Hoad ヶ月 前
This is exactly it. Bart explained it perfectly: the concussion happens when the head has a sudden stop, but the brain keeps moving and crashes into the side of the skull. So when Tua was brought down against the Bills, you see his head whip back and forth. When his head hit the ground and had a sudden stop, his brain would have smashed against the back of his skull. Bauer was working on a piece of experimental equipment a few years ago that went around a player's neck and applied mild pressure so that there would be a larger blood barrier between the brain and skull, thus theoretically limiting the potential for concussions. This was tested in hockey and football players and unfortunately was not as effective as they hoped and never really caught on.
Bentone
Bentone ヶ月 前
It is a really good point when he was talking about the parents' kids saying "why would we subject our children to this?"
slim dude
slim dude ヶ月 前
That man hit his head on the ground, got up woosy, and they said it was his back 😩 Miami didn't have Tua's best interest at heart.
bruce lau
bruce lau ヶ月 前
Truly tho I must say Bart Scott had incredible commentary with this whole Tua situation , truly my upmost prayers for him 🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻🙏🙏🙏
Stephen Johnson
Stephen Johnson ヶ月 前
As a diehard Dolphins fan, I was excited about this season! After what I witnessed regarding Tua and his injury, I don’t care if they make the playoffs or not! This incident just put a huge stain on the season!
Gregorois
Gregorois ヶ月 前
When an injury like this happens, I find it hard to stay positive or invested in the game. Last night reminded me of the Ryan Shazier injury where football immediately takes a back seat in my brain due to concern for the player involved. Shame on Miami and the NFL for letting him even have the choice to go in there.
Wenxiang79
Wenxiang79 ヶ月 前
Miami Dolphin only see Tua as a product and only care for getting 100% wins. The whole organisation is at fault here
mshell59
mshell59 ヶ月 前
Seen as expensive meat.
Angry Vet
Angry Vet ヶ月 前
@Modern Day Entertainment on what planet
Jared Libby
Jared Libby ヶ月 前
You can blame the nfl independent doctors.
Voltrono
Voltrono ヶ月 前
name a team that is different....
Jeff Imbert
Jeff Imbert ヶ月 前
@Modern Day Entertainment For real Tf that person is talking about
Andrew Jacks
Andrew Jacks ヶ月 前
I don't always see eye to eye with Stephen A., but he's right on the money here. This whole situation was egregiously mishandled, and Tua's life and future were put into unnecessary jeopardy for no good reason. We all saw what the result was. Absolutely unacceptable.
oof
oof ヶ月 前
The way he stumbled and fell walking off Sunday should've had him benched if not for a few weeks, but for the season, concussions are no joke. When his fingers spasmed the way it did last night he was out cold. Tell tale sign of head trauma. Bridgewater is a decent backup, he did pretty well when Brees was injured, was a tough loss last night. But my wishes for his speedy recovery.
The North Remembers
Dude my excitement & enthusiasm for this football season is way down after seeing Tua’s injury last nite! I hope he’s doing better.😞
Anopo Abednego
Anopo Abednego ヶ月 前
I had a neck injury that had me acting and moving EXACTLY like Tua did after the hit at Buffalo. Even so, if it were a neck injury, he should have been out. I lost my college wrestling career after that sophomore injury. I had what they THOUGHT were back to back concussions within 48 hours of each other. The kind where you hit so hard that you can't see for a good 5 or so seconds but aren't KOd. Turned out I was acting and moving funny over a slipped disk in the neck. College career ended with the fusion surgery of two vertebra.
Carl See
Carl See ヶ月 前
I very rarely watch Stephan A because he rants and yells about everything, he’s right about his team mates dropping the ball here. We all know these guys are tough and want to play no matter what but watching your QB stumbling around last Sunday should have raised awareness. A dangerous game that we love to watch can always be a risk for the players. The game won’t ever end but players need to take care of each other. Worrying about your team mate is not a sissy thing! Step up players!
Church Related
Church Related ヶ月 前
When the Dolphins knew a concussion would keep Tua from playing, they labeled it a back injury. Now they know a cervical/neck injury could end his career so they say it’s only a concussion! They don’t care about brain damage OR the risk of being paralyzed neither!!! It’s a disgrace!!
Joyce Johnson
Joyce Johnson ヶ月 前
After watching Tua on Sunday, fall down, get up and down again, there were definitely cobwebs going on in his head!! They never should have cleared him to come back on the field. Prayers for his health🙏🏾🙏🏾
Jesse Lobo
Jesse Lobo ヶ月 前
Bart Scott's input is invaluable, and I have come to respect his words immensely.
The Interested Observer
At some stage we have to face up to the fact that players get concussions... a lot. Players also get injured, a lot. Some players have short careers because of injury, Tua was injured before he even started in the league. Credit to the young man he fought back each time and kept getting injured. Some people are just not physically up to this violent sport. Sam Bradford anyone? IT does not mean the leaghue should do more to protect players dfrom themselves, absolutely they should but again if a player loses a £250k performance fee because someone decided they were not fit to play who compensates that? Anything that also depends on the players sanction to continue is going to be compromised with performance or appearance related compensation.
Church Related
Church Related ヶ月 前
When the Dolphins knew a concussion would keep Tua from playing, they labeled it a back injury. Now they know a cervical/neck injury could end his career so they say it’s only a concussion! They don’t care about the risk of being paralyzed neither!!! It’s a disgrace!!
Garrick Respress
Garrick Respress ヶ月 前
Bart is spot on. I was thinking to myself, why would I allow my child to play this game? That is a challenging thought in the 🍑State but it looks crazy watching what happened to Tua. I'd be foolish to believe he is an anomaly.
dayone dad
dayone dad ヶ月 前
Tua and Ryan Shazier plays were by far the scariest in game injuries I've witnessed. Tua shouldn't have been on the field.
Stretch1003
Stretch1003 ヶ月 前
Bart Scott is totally on point. Such a good discussion about the realities of the sport and what happened.
Ronald MAC Don
Ronald MAC Don ヶ月 前
Being left handed myself I was living vicariously (shoutout to the homie in the comments)through him since college. Very sad to see him get hurt. He’s tough, I hope he comes back when he’s legit ready.
tBeNz
tBeNz ヶ月 前
I also think the word you were looking for is "vicariously" not "precariously".
Lay Music Productions
He's actually right handed 🤷‍♂️😄
E Van
E Van ヶ月 前
Bart Scott is spot on-"soft pressure- no one is directly going to say something..."-- as well as stating they know what they are signing up for- like the military, etc. this is a dangerous code of quiet that has long term and devastating consequences- the game has stop gap measures that are to stop this mentality- and the coach and medical team as well as the NFL blew through these measures--at this point--more than once. There is no set pace for a head injury recovery- some are minutes, days, weeks, months, years--every brain heals as fast as it is able-- the NFL, coaches, medical team--let this man down. (Tua- sorry bro- your "I'm OK" does not count- as you have a legit head injury-get better at your own pace.)
Dave Guy
Dave Guy ヶ月 前
My ex-wife argued with me that our son should NEVER be allowed to play football in school when he gets older because of the danger and risks. I argued that there are risks and dangers in a lot of things you do; including and especially mental, and if he grows for that to become a dream of his to let him play. After seeing Tua last night, my viewpoint has become way harder to defend to even myself. I’m sure a lot of parents out there feel the same after seeing that.
Zero Magnum
Zero Magnum ヶ月 前
The fault in that was the dolphins letting him back in the Bills game and letting him play thursday. football has been going a long time and a small minority of players have had really bad long term injuries from it. Its not everyone. Sometimes it happens because in anything there is risk. Anytime anyone gets into a car there's a risk of some drunk fool running a light and killing someone. There's a risk in everything just about it. Living by what ifs isn't really the way to go either. But the situation in this case was he was obviously concussed. anyone that had watched football or pro wrestling long enough to see concussed people. that was a concussion and the Dolphins either lied about it to override protocol or were incompetent in diagnosing it. He wasn't recovered from the previous concussion so the second time the injury was worsened. But there are a large majority of guys that went 14 years or more with barely a scratch playing the game. What happened with Tua is more of one of the freak cases that happened because of that teams negligence.
The Faceless Story Maker
I saw the video of his injury against the Bills. Hearing he was playing against the Bengals I told my mom before the game "if he gets sacked this game it is going to be 100x worse. he should not be playing". And what happened? He was sacked and he was on the field in pain and frozen for 10 minutes before being carted away. Absolutely disgraceful he was playing that night not even a week after that concussion.
J T
J T ヶ月 前
I’m a patriots fan, my prayers for Tua. They didn’t follow up properly to protect Tua, on Sunday and yesterday. Very sad,
Rashad Smith
Rashad Smith ヶ月 前
Scott Bart is totally correct 💯. I seen Tua last night and said I won't let that happen to my son. He's playing golf ⛳⛳...
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I like the part where the Miami coach said, "I would never put a player in harm's way." Dude, it's football. Every game is like being in a car crash.
BryptoBurrency
BryptoBurrency ヶ月 前
Give Miami the death penalty. They're always involved with some sort of allegation it's sickening and they're getting players killed out there knowing they shouldn't even be playing!
Steven Flosi
Steven Flosi ヶ月 前
I think this is the one time I agree with Steven A. Smith. He spoke the truth about taking player health and safety into consideration. He's right that someone needs to be held accountable for this.
Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson ヶ月 前
Bart Scott spoke str8 facts..."Sometimes a player needs to be protected from himself" 💯
Andrew Coons
Andrew Coons ヶ月 前
The reason it was so severe was because of the previous concussion 4days prior that was said to not have been a concussion but a back injury! Whip lash can give you a concussion also
Quinton Jones
Quinton Jones ヶ月 前
Bart Scott’s take was 110 percent right glad they have him on the show.
QuaDGaminG7663
QuaDGaminG7663 ヶ月 前
Bart was right on point! Many to blame and many chances this could have been prevented. Really hope they protect him better
Phillip Young
Phillip Young ヶ月 前
Finally saw what happens and I did cringed. I do agree with Stephen A and the panel. Each coach and the NFL should step up and make these protocols more strict. My son is playing football and I'm glad he's on the sideline during the game and practice he gets to play on the field and get a couple of hits that's it. I pray that he doesn't make this a long committment, he does just want him to be careful😢😢
Time Bandit 12
Time Bandit 12 ヶ月 前
Bless Steven A for calling out those who should be absolutely ashamed of themselves for clearing Tua.
Dennis Robbins
Dennis Robbins ヶ月 前
Bart Scott contributed the only reasonable, objective comments regarding this unfortunate situation. In his short football career, Tua has had more than his fair share of bad breaks. Hoping he regains his health with a 100% recovery , that's really what matters most.
BigBlack81
BigBlack81 ヶ月 前
Well said, Bart Scott. And further, Bart is seeing this the way the fans of today and TOMORROW should see it. Could we see a new generation of athletes going to OTHER sports than football specifically because other sports have better health and safety protocols at all levels? Keep treating players like Tua and the NFL will have bigger things to worry about down the road. Facts.
Diehard Eagles fan since '94
It's the team's job to save players from themselves because you know the players are going to want to go back on the field but it's their responsibility to make sure they don't and they cared more about the win than his health
Randall Johnson
Randall Johnson ヶ月 前
Say that Stephen! You're right about this one! Profit, plays, and performance, Trump's principles on the NFL PLANTATION # TUA
VALHALLA
VALHALLA ヶ月 前
The power of sports and the pressure to Winning is insane. Plus...as a former athlete...at the time...a player is usually so juiced...and hyped...the true pain comes the day after. By then...it's too late.
Peter Ivers
Peter Ivers ヶ月 前
I’m not really an avid NFL follower but do watch every now and then. With limited knowledge and knowing he had a hip injury in college, will Tua miss many weeks? If he was able to fly back that night and had all movements in extremities will he just be placed in concussion protocol?
tali guevara
tali guevara ヶ月 前
We love the game in great part because of the big hits, as a matter of fact the number one reason why football is a multibillion dollar industry and the most watched sport in the United States is because of the violent element in it. I for one am a huge football fan and have been since as far back as I have had the ability to reason but seeing Tua get injured the way he did i must admit was pretty disturbing, it gave me chills. The libertarian argument to the violent element within sports like football, boxing, mma, rugby etc is that human beings should be allowed to do whatever they want as long as they are not hurting others in the process unless those others are consenting adults. But if consenting adults want to participate in Gladiator games were they fight till death like in the days of Ancient Rome should they be allowed to do so? I personally would say “no” and I think most people would agree with me but when it comes to football or boxing which you can argue is a form of long term death those same people would tell you it’s okay. So I guess its a matter of degree. How much danger is too much danger? And who should decide how much danger is too much danger? Should it be the players, the coaches, the referees, the GMs, the fans, the owners, the politicians, the voters, the family members of the players ? Or a little bit of everyone? Well whatever the answer the truth of the matter is that this problem is not going anywhere. The only way you completely eradicate concussions and CTE from football is to completely prohibit any type of tackling and go with flag football or touch football or something along those lines and thats not going to happen, at least not in my lifetime. So we might as well get used to these type of injuries because the sad truth is that we’re going to be seeing them for the rest of our lives. GET WELL SOON TUA!
LeftyyyYKTV
LeftyyyYKTV ヶ月 前
Stephen A and the media deserve a medal for this level of audacity. One day it's Tua's head is fine the NFL and Phins came to the conclusion he passed the protocol. It was a "mobility" injury. (Which even Stevie Wonder and my unborn son could see was a head injury) now it's this and everyone pointing at the Dolphins lol. I don't agree with how the Dolphins handled it but it's wild how these "expert analysts" couldn't see the potential of this happening in a game just 4 days after they played the BILLS, where he's now up against one of the best defensive ends in the league and their d line is allowing less than 90 rushing yards a game so you know the pressure is coming.. All they did was justify the Dolphins decision at the time now they're backtracking. Get mad at the protocols not the team
craig Mills
craig Mills ヶ月 前
Somebody will be in big trouble for this. I hope tua makes a full recovery.
Bully Maguire
Bully Maguire ヶ月 前
Wouldn’t be surprised if they played him Sunday
Granny Doreen Bullard
The whole Dolphins organization
Moskoe83
Moskoe83 ヶ月 前
I wouldn't be so sure about that.
E Money
E Money ヶ月 前
I knew he shouldn’t have played that’s y I didn’t play him in fantasy…prayers up for Tua 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
E Money
E Money ヶ月 前
Dude shut up u trying to twist my words learn how to read I said prayers up for tua clown a$$ punk
Koena Nkhereanye
Koena Nkhereanye ヶ月 前
No one cares about your fantasy team when a player has neurological issues
J 4 Y
J 4 Y ヶ月 前
Prayers goes out to Tua
Dom Jervis
Dom Jervis ヶ月 前
I often disagree with Stephen A., but I'm with him here. That said, I believe he omitted, from the should-be-held-accountable list, every player who should have been blocking that lineman on that play, and obviously failed.
Lar Ry
Lar Ry ヶ月 前
The Dolphins admin, coaches and medical staff only care about winning and Tua’s health and well being is their means to the end (winning). If they cared for him, they would not have let him play yesterday. It’s outrageous that the couch fans knew he had a concussion and the trained med staff said it was his back. Come On Man!
Gustavo Perez
Gustavo Perez ヶ月 前
Stephen a deserves standing ovation for putting spotlight on this issue
Saint of Last Resorts
I have wobbled like that after a back injury. That being said I would not have played him with back and ankle issues.He was able to push through because of adrenaline but your back is involved in everything but with an ankle injury your playing without a base and back.
Axe2Grind
Axe2Grind ヶ月 前
And you immediately grabbed your back, not your head.
mark cowan
mark cowan ヶ月 前
I wonder if his mom was watching and what her reaction was, brings tears to my eyes.
Veezy Treez
Veezy Treez ヶ月 前
There's been more injuries during this era of football and analysts say it's "Safer than the game of the past." BS!!🤣🤣
AJ Ellis
AJ Ellis ヶ月 前
WELL SAID BART! 🙏🏾
Vincent Greene
Vincent Greene ヶ月 前
It seems being 3-0 and the possibility of winning a 4th was more important than health issues. The medical staff as well as the coach should be held accountable.
William Sweeney
William Sweeney ヶ月 前
He went down then got up shook his head like his bell was rung then collapsed. He was concussed period!
Todd McAllister
Todd McAllister ヶ月 前
I completely agree with Stephen A.'s first line; "Someone needs to be fired!" Yep, totally agree, probably the smartest thing he's ever said. Although that "someone" that should be fired we probably disagree on. He'd probably say one of the white coaches or doctors. I say the person needing to be fired is Stephan A.!
Joey s
Joey s ヶ月 前
Absolutely absurd that he was let back in, everyone on that team should be ashamed of themselves for not interfering
shani yan
shani yan ヶ月 前
Truly tho I must say Bart Scott had incredible commentary with this whole Tua situation , truly my upmost prayers for him 🫶🫶🫶
Shemzinho
Shemzinho ヶ月 前
Bart spitting facts
Jon Klinkel
Jon Klinkel ヶ月 前
The way he stumbled is just how it would have been, had it been (specifically) a back injury. I've had that happen. Back injuries can be very debilitating. Has it been determined he WAS concussed - for sure? These guys are being paid MILLIONS of dollars. They are taking the risk(s) for the money. They want the big paycheck. Nobody wants to watch flag football. They're being paid to take that beating and they FULL WELL know it.
RamboSlice
RamboSlice ヶ月 前
NEVER thought I’d say this but Stephen A is 110% correct.
Warren Steel
Warren Steel ヶ月 前
Well said Bart Scott..honestly at its 👌 👍
jo ko
jo ko ヶ月 前
Bart’s right. The NFL is risking the future of football as a sport. If parent’s can’t trust the sport to protect the player when its this obvious, people will not continue to play.
Ed C
Ed C ヶ月 前
There is no doubt Tua had a concussion with Buffalo, I'm surprised no one (NFL or NFLPA) pointed for a follow up evaluation of Tua after the Bills game, this kind of disrespect for player safety needs to be penalized at the highest level. There is something wrong with the Dolphins organization and there is something wrong with the NFL and the commissioner.
Pete P
Pete P ヶ月 前
"He's paralyyyyyzed.....He can't even wiggle his toes...take his socks" ----Patrice O'Neal...the man, the myth...the legend
Chris R
Chris R ヶ月 前
I got a concussion in high school that put me out for 1 min on the practice field and I passed all the test right after. But I took myself out of practice and the game the rest of the week just to make sure I was ok. And to be honest for 5 years after that concussion I would have blackout moments randomly. Concussion need to be taken seriously by everyone even the players need to do a better job
Nerko Bajric
Nerko Bajric ヶ月 前
When I seen his fingers curl like that I prayed for him right away. That was so scary to see we hear it but seeing it hit way diff.
Billy Eddie
Billy Eddie ヶ月 前
As a fins fan, going from glory to tragedy is just another day at the office
Krystal Lucas
Krystal Lucas ヶ月 前
That was an excellent take 👏🏾 👏🏾 👏🏾
Drewski100
Drewski100 ヶ月 前
My question is and what I think it comes down to if people are going to be held accountable. Was he concussed or not during the Bills game? Based on my understanding the only way he could’ve been put back in is if he passed the concussion protocols. Him passing those protocols would mean he didn’t have a concussion right?? Are these protocol tests subjective or leave room for error? I mean this is a sports franchise. I’d imagine them and the NFL would pay top dollar for tests that definitively determine whether or not a player has a concussion.
Kevin Steele
Kevin Steele ヶ月 前
Man really said "We know we play a violent sport. We know that injury and head trauma is apart of it." That should not be a normal thing.
Paul Little
Paul Little ヶ月 前
I seem to remember Bart Scott making some reckless comments last year about Joe Burrow after the Bengals beat the Ravens handily in a game. He talked about the Ravens players placing a "red dot" on Burrow and doing things like bouncing his head off of the turf when they sacked/hit him the next time they played. Scott is an ex-Raven and seemed to think the Bengals had violated some unwritten code by showing the Ravens up. Am I the only one who remembers hearing those comments?
4thAmendment 5.11
We all should APPLAUD 👏🏾 what Bart said
Hebrew Florida Boy 777
Mann this is crazy. That Mann could’ve died out there. This is really serious.
Joe Calhoun
Joe Calhoun ヶ月 前
Yep
MSDNC
MSDNC ヶ月 前
I have had multiple concussions, each one takes longer to recover from than the one before it, the last one has resulted in 3 years of post concussion symptoms, the Dolphins will find a fall guy...just above the janitor to hang this on and call it resolved
Alex
Alex ヶ月 前
When a person hurts any part of there body you will automatically reach for the injured area. He reached for his head that's all you need to see. I've been concussion a grade3 and to me that's what it looked like. Not his back
Montrell Raymond
Montrell Raymond ヶ月 前
My people that watch combat sports knew what it was…I knew it was concussion…and clearly he shouldn’t have been out there…and yeah he got the knock of being injury prone but being real anybody…can get a concussion frfr…but like Bart said everyone knew the risk in that building…including the Tua…respect and I’ve seen plenty of concussion shid one of my friends in high school…was out of it and we never knew…until he hit head tryna make tackle and got up ran to the sideline and sat down and was looking off in tho space…
aaron brenker
aaron brenker ヶ月 前
I would love to see what Stephen A Smith would have done if he was coach. He speaks so loud from that high horse he is on.
Neogenmatrix
Neogenmatrix ヶ月 前
Look here's the facts being a fighter myself, there is a difference between getting knocked silly/dazed (Bill's game) and being literally knocked out which is almost guaranteed going to be a concussion (Bengals game). The odds of being knocked out like that are slim. Tua can rest for weeks and still get knocked out the same way. It's the reality of a physical contact sport.
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