Sunday, September 28, 2008

Anquan Boldin injured in sickening double helmet-to-helmet

by: Chris Sullivan

Again, of course, no flags thrown. This game wasn't shown in the Seattle market, so I'm not sure if anyone else has seen this, but it looks bad. I'm not posting this to be gratuitous, and knowing the NFL it won't last long anyway, but here is the YouTube video of the hit(s):

When is the NFL going to start taking itself and its players seriously? No flags for this (Eric Smith, apparently, was the culprit on the main hit) and none for a number of face masks I've seen today, but they fine players $7,500 for pointing to his jersey? Riiiight.

[UPDATE: Boldin was "alert" and moving his extremities after the game.]

Our thoughts and prayers are with Anquan Boldin; here's hoping this is not as serious as it looks. He was eventually removed on a stretcher. And I know that the Hawks may end up benefiting down the road from the Cards not having a healthy Boldin, but don't harp on that in the comments--keep it classy. I know 99% of Hawk fans would anyway, but there are always a few out there. END