menu
Posted by
Message
Iona Fan Man
Iona Fan
Member since Jan 2006
27462 posts

Lions waived RB Jahvid Best

LINK


quote:

“Jahvid is as fine a person and professional as I have ever worked with,” Lions Executive Vice-President of Football Operations and General Manager Martin Mayhew said. “He was the consummate teammate and always did everything asked of him. We wish Jahvid the very best in all his future endeavors and have no doubt that he will be successful in whatever path he chooses.”



craigbiggio
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
14788 posts
Online

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
Didn't he have a massive concussion?

Doubt he ever plays in the NFL again. No team wants to touch him.


List Eater
Texas A&M Fan
Htown
Member since Apr 2005
8901 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
quote:

Didn't he have a massive concussion?

i remember this one like it was yesterday. you knew immediately it was bad

LINK



longhorn22
USA Fan
Nicholls St. Fan
Member since Jan 2007
38151 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
heard bout ya


wildtigercat93
LSU Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Jul 2011
54444 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
quote:

No team wants to touch him.


I think they are more worried about other teams touching him
This post was edited on 7/17 at 3:25 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
St Augustine
New Orleans Saints Fan
The Pauper of the Surf
Member since Mar 2006
43612 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
If you're not getting the green light after 1+ YEARS after your last concussion you're likely not getting it. Dude needs to stay away from football.


Teddy Ruxpin
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2006
22312 posts
Online

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
quote:

If you're not getting the green light after 1+ YEARS after your last concussion you're likely not getting it. Dude needs to stay away from football.


It has made me wonder what they notice about him that's keeping him from clearance.

Like, is there slurred speech, motor skills, what is it? My curiosity wants to know how bad these guys' heads are getting scrambled.


Melvin
New Orleans Saints Fan
Covington
Member since Apr 2011
14634 posts
Online

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
Damn that was a violent fall


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
goldenbadger08
USA Fan
Sorting Out MSB BS Since 2011
Member since Oct 2011
31345 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
That's really too bad. One of my favorite players while at Cal, he was electric.


St Augustine
New Orleans Saints Fan
The Pauper of the Surf
Member since Mar 2006
43612 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
I'm sure it's probably nothing THAT recognizable in everyday life. They're probably just doing a full neuro work up.


Iona Fan Man
Iona Fan
Member since Jan 2006
27462 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
didn't Lasean McCoy have a pretty bad concussion last year?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
tigerpimpbot
LA-Monroe Fan
Florida board
Member since Nov 2011
36272 posts
Online

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
quote:

If you're not getting the green light after 1+ YEARS after your last concussion you're likely not getting it. Dude needs to stay away from football.


The lions are hurting jahvid's cause of action against the nfl for failing to protect him from concussions.


WB504
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
3547 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
With all these lawsuits, no doctor wants to be the one to clear him to play.


LSU 318 LSU
Notre Dame Fan
El Cerrito Place
Member since Jan 2011
4275 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
quote:

That's really too bad. One of my favorite players while at Cal, he was electric.
He was electric for the Lions


Sparky117
Arizona State Fan
The Desert
Member since Jul 2013
115 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
I remember that play. The 2009 season.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
TouchedTheAxeIn82
California Fan
Bay Area
Member since Nov 2012
565 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
quote:

Like, is there slurred speech, motor skills, what is it? My curiosity wants to know how bad these guys' heads are getting scrambled.


No, he says he feels completely normal, that's why he wants to come back. I believe he was never cleared because tests show he still has some memory issues. I think he never tested back to the level he was at before the last concussion. He needs to retire from contact sports.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
TouchedTheAxeIn82
California Fan
Bay Area
Member since Nov 2012
565 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
A little known fact is that the week before the Oregon State game, Jahvid was diagnosed with a "minor" concussion, but was cleared to play for the next game. Having two concussions so close together is supposed to be a really bad thing. He was presumably cleared to play because he passed all his tests, therefore was supposedly out of the danger zone, but some researchers are not convinced playing so soon after a concussion is OK, no matter what the tests show. Jahvid didn't play the last 4-5 games of the season, and went right to the draft. A lot of Cal fans who knew his history wanted him to retire and not go pro. Unfortunately this is something that we saw coming.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
OceanMan
UNO Fan
Member since Mar 2010
5217 posts

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
didn't they keep him on the roster this year so he would be eligible for pension? Thought he retired last year and that was the case


GreatLakesTiger24
SMU Fan
Zone 6
Member since May 2012
19579 posts
Online

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
It's a shame, he fits our offense perfectly


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Rickety Cricket
Navy Fan
Premium Member
Member since Aug 2007
39581 posts
Online

re: Lions waived RB Jahvid Best
quote:

With all these lawsuits, no doctor wants to be the one to clear him to play.

That's likely the issue. No team doctor wants to sign off on him.

Really shitty deal for him.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 2next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram