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v2micca
07-07-2012, 09:32 PM
I was flipping through YouTube the other day looking up some Broncos highlights from years past. I came upon an Ed McAffrey tribute and was enjoying it greatly until I suddenly though, wow, he's taking a lot of hits to the head. That would have been flagged like crazy in today's NFL. Then, suddenly I started thinking of concussion symptoms and I just hope that Easy Ed gets the best medical attention that money can buy these days.

Mogulseeker
07-07-2012, 10:13 PM
Tough choices.

broncocalijohn
07-07-2012, 10:31 PM
Elway. He was hit the most by any QB in history. Just think if he was slower! Glad he is a ok now but I can see him having dementia or Alzheimers in his late 60s.

GreatBronco16
07-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Honestly, there isn't a day that goes by that I worry about any ex, or current NFL player and concussions.

BroncoMan4ever
07-07-2012, 11:06 PM
i can't recall too many Broncos receiving a lot of concussions. Eddie took some monster hits that may make moving around later in life difficult, but i don't remember head injuries with him. the only head injury for Atwater i remember, was that massive hit he dropped in Super Bowl 32 late in the 4th quarter. the most memorable head injury of a Bronco for me, was Rod Smith in a pro bowl.

HILife
07-08-2012, 04:32 AM
Nate Webster, he was to cool for a helmet.

Agamemnon
07-08-2012, 01:14 PM
I can't think of any Bronco players that had pronounced concussion issues.

Mogulseeker
07-08-2012, 01:55 PM
I can't think of any Bronco players that had pronounced concussion issues.

That's because you became a Broncos fan in April 2010.

Conklin
07-08-2012, 02:08 PM
Nate Webster, he was to cool for a helmet.

he's got good medical coverage during his time in lockup

barryr
07-08-2012, 02:43 PM
Dennis Smith and Atwater delivered so many big hits, but took many hits in the head I'm sure playing the way they did.

WolfpackGuy
07-08-2012, 02:46 PM
He wasn't around long, but I'd go with Chris Miller.

broncs2bowl
07-08-2012, 06:02 PM
Jeb Putzier

broncosteven
07-08-2012, 06:29 PM
Howard Griffith should be the run away favorite.

DenverBrit
07-08-2012, 07:04 PM
Tebow.

Pontius Pirate
07-08-2012, 07:12 PM
Easy: Bill Romanowski

His style of play caused him to have a number of concussions. He described feeling the effects of a deteriorating mind (from the concussions) while still playing. Just listening to him talk nowadays makes you think he's slowly losing cognitive abilities.

http://danonthestreet.com/news/2010/09/16/bill-romanowski-paints-a-dark-picture-for-the-nfl-and-concussions/

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=2070102

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Unfamiliar-territory-for-Romanowski-Concussions-2584321.php

That One Guy
07-09-2012, 11:20 AM
Honestly, there isn't a day that goes by that I worry about any ex, or current NFL player and concussions.

LOL This x 1000. Why the F would I care? I care about more important things like if I can put off getting gas for another day without getting stranded, if I can skip showering without smelling, or if there's enough raisin bran left to even bother.getting a bowl. The future of millionaires who willfully hurt each other for my money? The trainwreck they all become is half the value at this point.

Requiem
07-09-2012, 11:21 AM
I am concerned about Dan Neil's knees.

LittleFloyd
07-09-2012, 11:30 AM
Dennis Smith and Atwater delivered so many big hits, but took many hits in the head I'm sure playing the way they did.

I've heard stories about Dennis Smith coming back to the huddle after a big hit and not knowing where he was.

LittleFloyd
07-09-2012, 11:31 AM
Nate Webster, he was to cool for a helmet.

Webster is in prison now for having sex with a 15 year old.