2 Pros and a Cup of Joe

2 Pros and a Cup of Joe

All-American football stars & 1st Round NFL Draft picks LaVar Arrington and Brady Quinn along with Jonas Knox start the day with informed, outspoken, fearless and often funny commentary covering the biggest sports headlines.

 

Tua Tagovailoa is Trying to Protect the Dolphins by Selling a Back Injury

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Monday on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, Jonas Knox and Brady Quinn applaud the Dolphins for their win over the Bills, but they aren't buying Tua Tagovailoa's story that it was a back injury that sent him to the locker room before halftime, and not a concussion.

Jonas Knox: "Instead of just telling everybody it was a back injury, it looked like he'd actually taped an ice pack to his back when he was talking to the media afterwards. So give him credit, he's really trying to sell this whole thing. I don't buy it for a single second that it was a back injury. He slammed his head on the turf. He got up, he was wobbly.
You got back issues. Do you get the 'stank leg' when you're trying to walk away because of your back issues in a move like that? I think the Dolphins are gonna get a little bit of heat from this."
Brady Quinn: "It's called drop foot. It's a real symptom that you do have from back injuries. So if Tua was dealing with something like that, yeah, you can definitely have some issues with that. That's a real thing. I'm not going to discount what he said he was dealing with from that.
I'm just gonna say it looked like when he got up, when he got woozy like that, you don't get woozy and need a player to catch you. That doesn't come from the lack of stability in your leg. That looked like he was knocked out and trying to get up. Kind of like a boxer you see get knocked out but he's still walking around the ring, even though he's not fully there."

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