RealClearSports
Advertisement

Did Giants Strategically Concuss Williams?

Getty Images

The Giants' win over the 49ers in a magnificent throwback conference championship game at Candlestick Park yesterday turned on two fumbles by 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams, an obscure second-year player. That made Kyle Williams personally responsible for ten points in a game that ended 20-17. And the Giants, interviewed in the happy haze of the winning locker room, casually noted a provocative element of their game plan: They'd targeted Williams for extra violence because they knew he had suffered several concussions in the past, and they think it worked.

After the game, reporters crowded around the locker of Jacquian Williams, who'd forced the second fumble, hoping for an...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Giants' Replacements Get Thumbs-Up

Tim Smith, New York Daily News - September 21, 2012

Maybe all it took was the threat of looking like they were going from champs to chumps for the Giants to kick it into gear. For the first time in this young season, they charged out of the gate and looked like the defending... more »

49ers Come Up Short in Minnesota

Cam Inman, Contra Costa Times - September 24, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — The 49ers built themselves into Super Bowl contenders early last season by winning on the road and doing so in comeback fashion. They lost that knack Sunday. Needing to overcome a 17-3 halftime deficit,... more »

Here Comes Another NFC East Slugfest

Gary Myers, New York Daily News - September 30, 2012

The Giants really do hate the Cowboys, even if it's nearly two decades since America's Team has been to the Super Bowl. They have no use for the Jets, but their four Super Bowl trophies to just one for the Jets gives them major... more »

Eagles' Winning Plan Is Real McCoy

Phil Sheridan, Philadelphia Inquirer - October 1, 2012

Maybe LeSean McCoy just wanted to stay loose. Maybe he was sending a little message to the Eagles coaching staff, something like: Getting bored over here, guys! Another offensive drive had just fizzled. McCoy watched it from an... more »

49ers Beat Jets at Their Own Game

Monte Poole, Oakland Tribune - October 1, 2012

Another day, another fine football coach gazing at skid marks left by the machine that is Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh is the abrasive coach outsiders love to hate, and on Sunday his act and his 49ers drew rave reviews on... more »