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Critics slam Amazon Prime’s for ‘dropping the ball’ on Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion

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The Miami Dolphins and NFL should not the one organizations going through criticism over the concussion quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered throughout Thursday’s loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati.

Amazon Prime viewers and media critics took goal on the streaming service following a halftime present that failed to supply the context for Tagovailoa’s damage, whereas as a substitute lingering on the disturbing footage of its aftermath. The Dolphins quarterback nearly gave the impression to be going by a seizure as his arms twisted unnaturally whereas he laid on the turf, a lot to the dismay of Amazon’s viewers. 

Tagovailoa has since been launched from a Cincinnati hospital, returned to Miami and is in ‘good spirits,’ in response to an ESPN report. No structural harm was discovered, however crew medical doctors are awaiting outcomes of an MRI for Tagovailoa.

Thursday’s scary damage got here simply 4 days after an analogous scene in Miami, the place Tagovailoa left Sunday’s sport in opposition to the visiting Buffalo Payments with an obvious head damage, solely to return to steer the Dolphins to an upset win – not that you’d know any of this by watching Amazon’s halftime report.

The Amazon halftime sales space – which options former NFL stars Richard Sherman, Tony Gonzalez, Andrew Whitworth, and Ryan Fitzpatrick – didn’t remind its viewers about Sunday’s incident, which is now being blamed on an aggravated again damage and never a concussion.

Whereas the crew medical doctors, impartial medical workers, and Tagovailoa all insist he was cleared of a concussion on Sunday, the NFLPA has introduced an investigation into the matter.

To be honest, Amazon coloration commentator Kirk Herbstreit did make point out of Tagovailoa’s first damage throughout Thursday’s sport. And Fitzpatrick was close to tears on the halftime present whereas discussing Tagovailoa, his former Dolphins teammate.

However Amazon’s halftime present nonetheless failed to say that Tagovailoa might have suffered a major head damage earlier within the week. Likewise, the halftime present additionally uncared for to tell viewers in regards to the risks of struggling two concussions inside one week. (Once more, the Dolphins insist that he was cleared of a concussion on Sunday)

The Miami Dolphins and NFL should not the one organizations going through criticism over the concussion quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered throughout Thursday’s loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati 

Amazon Prime viewers and media critics took aim at the streaming service following a halftime show that failed to provide the context for Tagovailoa's injury, while instead lingering on the disturbing footage of its aftermath. The Dolphins quarterback almost appeared to be going through a seizure as his arms twisted unnaturally while he laid on the turf. The Amazon halftime booth ¿ which features former NFL stars Richard Sherman (far right), Tony Gonzalez (far left), Andrew Whitworth (near right), and Ryan Fitzpatrick (center) ¿ did not tell its audience about Sunday's incident, which is now being blamed on an aggravated back injury and not a concussion

Amazon Prime viewers and media critics took goal on the streaming service following a halftime present that failed to supply the context for Tagovailoa’s damage, whereas as a substitute lingering on the disturbing footage of its aftermath. The Dolphins quarterback nearly gave the impression to be going by a seizure as his arms twisted unnaturally whereas he laid on the turf. The Amazon halftime sales space – which options former NFL stars Richard Sherman (far proper), Tony Gonzalez (far left), Andrew Whitworth (close to proper), and Ryan Fitzpatrick (middle) – didn’t inform its viewers about Sunday’s incident, which is now being blamed on an aggravated again damage and never a concussion

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) runs off the field after defeating the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium

Tagovailoa was cleared to return Sunday, despite stumbling to the ground and continuing to struggle even after getting back on his feet. Teammates needed to help keep the 24-year-old Hawaiian upright before he was removed from the game moments before halftime

Tagovailoa was cleared to return Sunday, regardless of stumbling to the bottom and persevering with to wrestle even after getting again on his ft. Teammates wanted to assist preserve the 24-year-old Hawaiian upright earlier than he was faraway from the sport moments earlier than halftime

Syracuse.com's Mike Waters criticized the halftime show for neglecting to give more context

Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters criticized the halftime present for neglecting to present extra context

As an alternative, the Prime halftime sales space targeted on the alarming footage of Tagovailoa’s head slamming into the turf and his arms doing a troubling ‘fencing’ movement.

‘The Amazon Prime halftime crew simply drops the ball concerning Tua’s damage,’ learn a tweet from Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters. ‘No point out of Tua’s damage v Buffalo on Sunday or the questions of how the Dolphins’ dealt with it or the NFLPA’s investigation.’

‘Amazon simply did a whole halftime section on Tua with out mentioning that Tua was examined for a concussion 4 days in the past or that the NFLPA requested an investigation,’ tweeted NFL reporter Gregg Rosenthal.

‘To have any credibility in anyway, Amazon should have somebody who will elevate the plain query of whether or not Tua ought to have been enjoying in any respect tonight, after what occurred on Sunday,’ learn a tweet from the Professional Soccer Speak account.

Former Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman previously argued that Thursday Night Football was dangerous because players were forced to compete on short rest, but neglected to include any of that criticism when discussing Tagovailoa's injury on Thursday

Former Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman beforehand argued that Thursday Evening Soccer was harmful as a result of gamers had been compelled to compete on quick relaxation, however uncared for to incorporate any of that criticism when discussing Tagovailoa’s damage on Thursday  

Amazon is within the first yr of a cope with the NFL to broadcast Thursday Evening Soccer for $1 billion per season. However regardless of being the most recent NFL media accomplice, the streaming service will not be being graded on a curve.

‘Thank God it wasn’t us,’ one govt from an NFL media accomplice instructed Entrance Workplace Sports activities.

The Washington Put up’s Dan Diamond claimed that the NFL’s media companions truly discourage announcers from dwelling on concussions.

‘And for these asking why Amazon’s halftime present did not acknowledge the controversy over Tua’s obvious head damage on Sunday — media companions which have tried to speak about concussions have confronted brushback from the league,’ Diamond tweeted. ‘Simply ask Bob Costas.’

Former NFL defensive lineman-turned-ESPN analyst Chris Canty accused the NFL of prioritizing earnings of participant well being on Friday.

‘So all of that is being pushed by cash,’ Canty mentioned. ‘The NFL is all about defending its personal curiosity.’

The Washington Post's Dan Diamond claimed that the NFL's media partners actually discourage announcers from dwelling on concussions

The Washington Put up’s Dan Diamond claimed that the NFL’s media companions truly discourage announcers from dwelling on concussions

Entrance Workplace Sports activities requested plenty of broadcasters for his or her reactions on Friday.

‘They mentioned each NFL TV accomplice from ESPN and Fox Sport to CBS Sports activities and NBC Sports activities is probably going calling a manufacturing assembly as we speak to ask themselves:

‘How would we’ve got coated Tagovailoa’s damage?

‘What would we present viewers — and what number of instances would we present it?

‘Did Amazon do one thing unsuitable that we are able to do proper?’

One govt instructed FOS that it is a ‘no-win scenario.’

ESPN’s Mike Greenburg, nonetheless, might have struck the proper tone with viewers on Friday by telling his viewers he would present the replay as soon as, and solely as soon as.



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