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Rice in the NFL (2017 edition)
Actually isn't it pretty much the same group of guys that we saw in 2016?

Chris Boswell - Steelers (starter)
Bryce Callahan - Bears (was starter last year but might be in preseason battle this year?)
Christian Covington - Texans (now a starter on DL I believe)
Philip Gaines - Chiefs (#2 DB)
Vance McDonald - 49ers (starter?)
Andrew Sendejo - Vikings (starter at safety)
Jordan Taylor - Broncos (probably will make team as #4 or 5 receiver?)
Luke Willson - Seahawks (#2 TE I guess?)

That should be everyone. Any updates on how the guys are doing in the preseason would be appreciated.
08-07-2017 08:22 PM
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(08-07-2017 08:22 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Christian Covington - Texans (now a starter on DL I believe)

Covington is listed as JJ's back-up at RDE on Texans' depth chart.

And now I find another version of the depth chart that shows Christian as starter at RDE with JJ at LDE and Clowney at OLB.

I guess we'll see Wednesday night.
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Vance was quoted in an SF Chronicle article about the recent CTE study announcement.

Quote:Given the ever-intensifying spotlight on brain trauma and football, several 49ers have been asked during training camp about the potential long-term effects of their job: Do they think about what could await them in retirement?

“Yeah, I think about it,” tight end Vance McDonald said. “And the day I don’t think about it, I get reminded from my wife about it. It’s really serious. I think honestly that the day that something is released that can connect football to (CTE) it’s going to change the game dramatically.”

Such candor might have been unusual from an NFL player just a few years ago. But the landscape has changed, partly because of the stunning retirement of 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, who cited brain-trauma concerns when he left the NFL in 2015 after a standout rookie season.
source: http://www.sfgate.com/49ers/article/49er...733068.php
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somebody needs to saw a ram head in half and figure out why they don't concuss when battling it out over the hot ewes.
08-08-2017 11:10 AM
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(08-08-2017 11:10 AM)davidw Wrote:  somebody needs to saw a ram head in half and figure out why they don't concuss when battling it out over the hot ewes.

It's being done.

Here are some article excerpts:

Jan. 2, 2014 (New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/03/opini...sions.html):

Quote:Bighorn sheep ritually ram their heads into each other and woodpeckers slam their heads against trees thousands of times a day with neither species’ sustaining concussions or even much of a headache, as far as we know. Meanwhile, much lesser forces result in a concussion, or worse, in humans. Our analysis suggests that both woodpeckers’ and bighorns’ brains are naturally protected with mechanisms that slow the return of blood from the head to the body — increasing blood volume that fills their brains’ vascular tree, creating the Bubble Wrap effect.

We have observed that the woodpecker uses muscles to do this, while the sheep has hollow pneumatic horn cores attached to its respiratory system that allow it to re-breathe its air and thus increase carbon dioxide in its bloodstream, expanding its intracranial vascular tree and enhancing the Bubble Wrap effect.

May 25, 2016 (Mother Nature Network, https://www.mnn.com/family/protection-sa...oncussions):

Quote:Researchers realized woodpeckers can repeatedly and rapidly bang their heads against a tree without sustaining so much as a headache, while rams are able to frequently bash their heads together at speeds of 20 to 40 miles an hour without injury. How do they do it?

Researchers found that in addition to their thick neck muscles and strong beaks, which help absorb blows, woodpeckers have unusually long tongues. The theory is that during pecking, these tongues compress the veins in the neck that carry blood away from the brain. This increases the volume of blood surrounding the brain, providing an extra layer of cushion between the brain and the inside of the skull.

Rams, in addition to their strong, flexible horns that absorb the shock of the collision, also have a mechanism that slows the flow of blood from the head to the body. This preventative effect was noted in humans when researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health found high school football players who played at higher altitudes had 30 percent fewer concussions. Their hypothesis is the higher altitude increases the volume of fluid in the cerebral venous system, providing a layer of protection similar to that seen in woodpeckers and rams. While it may not be possible for kids to play every game at higher elevations, researchers are working on protective equipment — like a band that could be worn around the neck — that could help increase the volume of blood around the brain to cushion it from blows during sports.
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(08-08-2017 05:41 PM)Almadenmike Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 11:10 AM)davidw Wrote:  somebody needs to saw a ram head in half and figure out why they don't concuss when battling it out over the hot ewes.

It's being done.

Here are some article excerpts:

Jan. 2, 2014 (New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/03/opini...sions.html):

Quote:Bighorn sheep ritually ram their heads into each other and woodpeckers slam their heads against trees thousands of times a day with neither species’ sustaining concussions or even much of a headache, as far as we know. Meanwhile, much lesser forces result in a concussion, or worse, in humans. Our analysis suggests that both woodpeckers’ and bighorns’ brains are naturally protected with mechanisms that slow the return of blood from the head to the body — increasing blood volume that fills their brains’ vascular tree, creating the Bubble Wrap effect.

We have observed that the woodpecker uses muscles to do this, while the sheep has hollow pneumatic horn cores attached to its respiratory system that allow it to re-breathe its air and thus increase carbon dioxide in its bloodstream, expanding its intracranial vascular tree and enhancing the Bubble Wrap effect.

May 25, 2016 (Mother Nature Network, https://www.mnn.com/family/protection-sa...oncussions):

Quote:Researchers realized woodpeckers can repeatedly and rapidly bang their heads against a tree without sustaining so much as a headache, while rams are able to frequently bash their heads together at speeds of 20 to 40 miles an hour without injury. How do they do it?

Researchers found that in addition to their thick neck muscles and strong beaks, which help absorb blows, woodpeckers have unusually long tongues. The theory is that during pecking, these tongues compress the veins in the neck that carry blood away from the brain. This increases the volume of blood surrounding the brain, providing an extra layer of cushion between the brain and the inside of the skull.

Rams, in addition to their strong, flexible horns that absorb the shock of the collision, also have a mechanism that slows the flow of blood from the head to the body. This preventative effect was noted in humans when researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health found high school football players who played at higher altitudes had 30 percent fewer concussions. Their hypothesis is the higher altitude increases the volume of fluid in the cerebral venous system, providing a layer of protection similar to that seen in woodpeckers and rams. While it may not be possible for kids to play every game at higher elevations, researchers are working on protective equipment — like a band that could be worn around the neck — that could help increase the volume of blood around the brain to cushion it from blows during sports.

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Very interesting; maybe our bio-engineering dept can come up with a device......the owlmamater would make a bloody fortune with a new helmet design.
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Nice article on Sendejo

http://bit.ly/2vVQd6D
08-11-2017 09:38 AM
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Luke Willson - Pete Carroll comments.
The writer needs to be educated, though....

http://seahawkswire.usatoday.com/2017/08...-here/amp/
08-11-2017 11:18 AM
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(08-11-2017 11:18 AM)TJS_NYC Wrote:  Luke Willson - Pete Carroll comments.
The writer needs to be educated, though....

http://seahawkswire.usatoday.com/2017/08...-here/amp/

Willson was targeted only 21 times, with 15 "interceptions" (sic). Maybe he meant receptions? Though it would be funny if most throws toward him resulted in interceptions.

Sigh, does anyone proofread anymore before hitting submit?
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