Fred Davis: Cooley played with his concussion
On a scary day of NFL head injuries, the Redskins suffered one without anyone even noticing. Chris Cooley went out with a concussion late in the third quarter, and Mike Shanahan offered a troubling description, saying "I just looked at him on the sideline and could tell that there was something wrong."
On Comcast SportsNet's post-game show, Fred Davis offered an even more troubling description, saying Cooley played a few series after the hit despite having vision issues.
"He was running a route, and a guy just ran straight into him with a head shot," Davis said. "I think he continued to play for another few series, I think he even caught a couple balls by the goal line, but I think you could tell a little bit that he wasn't feeling well. When he came to the sideline you could just tell he was a little bit drowsy, couldn't see out of his left eye a little bit for a second. He's a warrior though. I think he'll be fine. Cooley's a great guy and a great player, so I think he'll definitely be fine. He looked fine after the game, but you never know with those concussions."
In completely unrelated news, Davis was also asked about the offense's seemingly lackadaisical approach on their final scoring drive, a long march that took 5:52. Surely I wasn't the only viewer parading around my living room and loudly asking why they were being so chill.
"When we got on the field, the coaches were telling us to [play] with a little more urgency," Davis said. "You could tell we were getting to the ball a little bit too slow, just giving up time on the clock. He said the same thing you said, just hurry up and get on the line faster. I guess we were lacking in doing that, but we'll definitely see the opportunities we had when we watch film."
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