Sorry, it’s wrong to blame the turf for Aaron Rodgers’ injury
This injury happens on grass just the same…
Marc Bertrand: The injury itself that has happened here has been blamed on turf. Why is it that no one is willing to say that Aaron Rodgers trying to get himself out of the sack when he is clearly dead meat on this play contributed to that injury?
Scott Zolak: You try to set him up to get that spin out. We see it all the time. I’m going to get hit. Boom. But last second I’m going to spin out of it. Now you got caught.
Marc Bertrand: Do you remember how Brady had said on multiple occasions that he had learned how to take hits and how to go down?
Scott Zolak: Yeah, his shoulder.
Marc Bertrand: Yeah. And I believe him. When you are dead, like he was dead on that play with Leonard Floyd there wrapping him up, taking him down. He’s trying to pull himself out of that grasp with his two feet. What does that have to do with the turf?
Scott Zolak: We saw Mac go down a couple of times last year like that in his rookie year, like you fall. You’re dead, go down.
Marc Bertrand: Right. Go down. Well, he thought he was going to beat him. He thought he was going to get out of that sack. And that’s a big part of why he got hurt. It is. He’s 39 years old and he’s trying to escape the grasp of a 6’6 defensive end. Is that a great idea? I don’t know that it is. I don’t know that it is. But the NFLPA, meanwhile, is now calling for the removal of artificial turf across the league.
Scott Zolak: Zero chance that happens.
Marc Bertrand: I’m going to tell you right now, you guys are going to lose. Good try. Nice effort, but nothing is going to change.
Scott Zolak: Jesus. How many concerts were at Gillette this year? It was like a record breaking year. Massive.
Marc Bertrand: By the way, I agree with them. Football on turf sucks and yes, I believe it leads to a higher rate of non-contact injuries, especially ACLs and there are studies, independent studies, not league data. Not Jeff Miller in the NFL telling you what their data tells you. Get out of here. Don’t believe them on it. But it does in the non-contact ACL department. On this? Someone has to tell me this. How is it that the turf was responsible? Playing on turf was the reason that happened.