Brett Favre worries about CTE after probably thousands of concussions
Brett Favre was diagnosed with three or four concussions during his career, but the Hall of Fame quarterback guesses he had probably thousands.
Favre, who has become an advocate for concussion research, worries about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after taking the number of hits he took in a 20-year, 302-game NFL career.
As we’re learning about concussions, there’s a term we use in football and maybe other sports, that I got ‘dinged,’ Favre told NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today, via The Associated Press. When you have ringing of the ears, seeing stars, that is a concussion.
My point in this is: 30 years ago, there wasn’t a problem in anyone’s mind from playing football. It was just a matter of being tough, and the ones who stuck it out and made the most of it. Now, what we know, is it has nothing to do with toughness, and that’s a lot scarier. So I look at my career as something wonderful. I didn’t know; had I known in Year 5, I would have looked at my future a bit closer as my career unfolded.
Actually it’s his receivers making great catches for him, laying out for the ball or going high. I’m not saying he’s never going to be a quarterback, but right now he’s a long way away.
Rodgers’ effort to dismiss the report in sly, subtle, and sarcastic fashion serves only to make me believe it even more. That said, I don’t fault Rodgers for being pissed about not getting a fair chance to speak his mind about the firings of Van Pelt and Nelson. Heck, I’d be pissed if it were me, and I’d expect Rodgers to be pissed if I were the Packers.