“Michael’s Point is Completely Ignorant, Mindless Finger Pointing”: Following Tua Tagovailoa’s Scary Injury, Fans Debate if Richard Sherman Should’ve Spoken More on Player Protection During Halftime Show

Published 09/30/2022, 10:43 AM EDT

This Week’s Thursday Night Football turned out to be a nightmare for the Miami Dolphins and Tua Tagovailoa, who were trying to maintain their winning streak against Cincinnati. The quarterback faced a head concussion. Once again, the TNF criticisms surfaced, and veterans like Richard Sherman were dragged into it.


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The 27-15 loss was not the only setback the Dolphins faced in Week 4. Their prime weapon, Tua Tagovailoa, was carted off following a head concussion after being slammed by the defensive lineman Josh Tupou.


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The nose tackle grabbed him by the waist, lifting him and finally slamming him across the turf. Instantly, his entire body became rigid and motionless, with his index and middle fingers appearing numb in an awkward way.

He was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with the team announcing that he sustained head and neck injuries; however, adding that he had movement and consciousness to the extent he could respond.

Well, this injury was Tagovailoa’s second incident after he stumbled on the field, experiencing a similar hit playing against the Bills on Sunday. Within just four days, the veteran slammed his head twice.

All these developments raised concerns over players’ safety and conducting back-to-back games with little time to recover. Pro Football Talk’s managing director, Michael David Smith, recently went viral on Twitter. He poked former cornerback Richard Sherman to comment on the matter, who has been vocal about Thursday Night football for a long-time.

“Thursday Night Football” is just another example of the NFL’s hypocrisy: The league will continue a practice that diminishes the on-field product and endangers its players, but as long as the dollars keep rolling in, it couldn’t care less …” Sherman said six years ago, per media outlets. However, these comments were never meant to diminish the credibility of the game or the league. The veteran was keeping the facts straight and transparent.

The NFL world reacts to the unnecessary involvement of Richard Sherman in the matter

The former Buccaneers cornerback is now serving as a panelist on Prime’s studio crew for the broadcasting of TNF. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tony Gonzalez, and Andrew Whitworth are the other members of the show. Smith, who pointed out that Sherman was saving his paycheck by not speaking up, triggered fans to call out the media personality for unnecessarily dragging Sherman’s comments on the issue.

Another user fumed at Smith for making absurd comments.

Meanwhile, Sherman has pointed out the issue in the best way possible said another fan.

However, this user went way far ahead calling out Smith

Sherman had been vocal more than enough said this user.

Indeed, who knows better than the player himself?


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This user joined the conversation claiming Sherman has played his part quite well.


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Currently, the matter of concern is Tagovailoa’s health and recovery, especially after a lot of uncertainties surrounding his injury. Fans would be curious to know what’s ahead for the quarterback in the upcoming games.

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Deepesh Nair

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Deepesh Nair is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having started his career in journalism as a trending news writer, he has published around 500 articles for various media portals. Although Deepesh comes from a Computer Science background, his fondness for writing has persuaded him to create his career in it.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri