The NFL and concussions have been in the spotlight all season. This week, both Roethlisberger and Warner sat out their games, resulting in losses for both teams. I’ve heard a lot of talk that the NFL strongly encouraged the Cardinals and the Steelers that neither QB should play.
OK, maybe the Cardinals decision made sense. The Cards are in a commanding lead in the NFC West with a fairly easy schedule the rest of the way EXCEPT for a prime time game next Sunday at home against the Vikings. Sit Warner for a week and see what you’ve got in Leinart.
However, the Steelers were playing a crucial divisional game. I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on tv. I do wonder if Ben made the decision not to play or if that decision was made by the NFL who is looking to avoid controversy. Goodell doesn’t want to be sitting in front of a congressional committee getting worked over by a politician trying to get reelected.