phunkadelic wrote:He was cleared by multiple, multiple doctors. Who are we to second-guess their expertise without seeing one single CT scan or anything?
you're right...we shouldnt second guess the doctors opinions because im willing to venture that not many here at the cafe have been educated in the medical field...
BUT you can bet your *** i can second guess him, because you know why...its downright SELFISH of him to put himself at risk after going through this, and it sucks because i cant imagine what his family will go through each time he meets a fullback in the hole helmet-to-helmet....your stomach would have to just be in your throat until you saw that every player got up from the pile after every play.....he seems like he loves football more than his family, and that's sad
Is that where you have a helmet to helmet collision, arteries explode in your brain, and you die on national television while you family watches from home?
I guess in the eulogy, they could say that he "died doing what he loved to do".
Yeah, and maybe they'll add in the part about how he left his wife and kids behind to grieve his untimely passing. How about doing what you should really love doing, like taking care of your health and family?
Hey guys, breaking news for those of you who think he's being selfish and not thinking of his family. Just got this off of a reporter from ESPN who talked to Bruschi.
1) Him and his wife tried to find a doctor who would tell him he couldn't play.
2) They saw 10+ doctors who all cleared him, and afterwards Kraft made him see more doctors who all cleared him.
Bottomline: We're in no position to criticize this guy. He's a football player whose gone above and beyond to make sure all medical knowledge says he will not be putting himself at risk any more than every NFL player does.
Agreed. I'm not a fan of his or tha Pats but simply put, he tried to find anyone that would say he shouldn't play and couldn't. NFL players go through physicals all the time. If a doctor clears him, and in this case multiple doctors, then let the man do what he wants.
Yes we can all argue that he's being selfish and not looking out for his family, but this is football. I can sit here and say that about everyone in the league who has a ring and money. This sport is so physical that every single snap takes a huge toll on ones body. It just happens that Bruschi had a condition that caused the stroke, which from what I understand had nothing to do with football, and that condition has been corrected.
HskrPwr13 wrote:This has got to be one of the dumbest decisions by a player that I've seen. Has the money, has the rings, has a family. I'm all for love of the sport and such, but seems like he's got/accomplished enough that the risk would outweigh the reward.
I agree, but reaeding the last post, maybe its okay. However, he has had a great career with rings and money. Why come back when the team sucks? Why not go out on top after last year?