As we have seen in the video above - which requires a strong stomach to Watch - McCoy rolls left out of his pocket and dumps the ball to his running back portion of a second before being beheaded by nearly back James Harrison of Pittsburgh. McCoy lies flat on his back after a few minutes of playing, and sometimes beating his arms and legs in any pain or confusion. It was Harrison, who had been leading with his helmet, which is flagged for a personal foul.
What does not show the video is shocking development on an equal footing later in only three plays: McCoy return to the pool, in the hope that brown out of the deficit 7-3. Instead, the objection made soon, and seal the basis Steelers' 14-3 win.
The NFL is still trying to figure out how to deal with the problem of concussion session, as well as an unspecified number of players who have suffered from brain damage. Call the Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur to put McCoy back in the field raises an important question: Is it possible to be so shaken McCoy able to take clear decisions on the head in the interest of his health?
Father McCoy, dowry, and Brad, does not seem to think so. Said Brad McCoy in the Cleveland Plain Dealer that his son does not remember anything after brutally beaten Harrison - not even in the choice of the game ends.
"I talked to Colt this morning, and said:" Dad, I do not know what happened, "said Brad McCoy.
Criticized Sheikh McCoy brown staff "training to develop his son again on this area:
"He should never back in the game, it was mainly out of (cold) after the earthquake. You can tell by the rigidity of his body while he was put there. There was a lot of the symptoms is easy to have told them he had a concussion, and was sick and that he does not know who he is. From what we can see, they did not test him for concussion on the sidelines. looked at hand (left) to him.''
Shurmur said that McCoy has already been tested, with staff following the protocol, the normal brown. He told the Plain Dealer that McCoy did not show any signs of a concussion before being sent back in the game. According to Shurmur, after the exam and marginalization, and McCoy said: "I'm ready to go."
"I'm very confident if it is not able to play, we would have stopped him," he told reporters Shurmur.
But according to Brad McCoy, the son of the signs of a possible concussion after the game. He said that in addition to the lack of memory of past plays, can not bear the Colt lights during the press conference postgame.
"Lights TV and stadium lights and kill him," said Brad. "Why do you say he is okay? This makes it much worse."
McCoy return to the pitch after a hard blow not an isolated incident in the NFL. In late October, and directed the San Diego Chargers left guard Kris Dielman back into the game after a concussion. Dielman suffered a heart at a later time.