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CASHMAN
09-17-2006, 12:14 PM
Green on hit, his health and NFL's inaction
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Jay Glazer / FOXSports.com
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The man on the other end of the phone laughed and seemed sharp, showing very little signs of having been the victim of the most vicious and controversial hit of this young NFL season.

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In his first interview since being knocked unconscious by the Bengals DE Robert Geathers, Chiefs quarterback Trent Green spent 30 minutes on the phone with FOX NFL Sunday and FOXSports.com to talk about his condition, the hit, the league's failure to fine Geathers and when he may be back.

"Today (Saturday) is the first day I've really been up and around," said Green, who was good enough to stop by the Chiefs complex for a short period that morning. "I feel OK. The only thing is if I get up too quickly or move too quickly I get a little dizzy."

Green has been taking it easy the last few days, staying in bed for the most part making sure to give his brain time to heal before putting any stress on himself.

His next big day in his recovery comes Tuesday when he'll visit a neurologist in order to better gauge a timetable for a return.

"They told me four to six weeks when it first happened," said Green. "They'll give me an update on that on Tuesday. I absolutely want to play again this year. There's no question. Now I just have to wait until I feel good and listen to the doctors."

Ironically, the problem for Green is the fact he's never had a concussion, so he has no measuring stick to work off of. Everything he's feeling right now is new.

"It's a bit scary but I have to tell you, the team has been great," said Green. "Carl (Peterson), Herm (Edwards) and everyone else has been really supportive and helpful to not only me but to my family."

As for the hit itself and the NFL's decision not to fine Geathers, Green wasn't thrilled with either.

"Am I surprised the NFL decided not to fine him? No. They didn't fine Rodney (Harrison, who went down low and tore Green's knee years ago) for his hit either so I wasn't surprised."

The NFL decided after reviewing the play that Geathers was blocked into Green by WR Eddie Kennison, the hit wasn't late and there was no illegal helmet-to-helmet contact. As a result, Geathers went un-fined by the league.

Does Green agree with the decision?

"Well, they fined three other guys this week for hits on quarterbacks. I know they say Eddie (Kennison) blocked him but do I believe he could have pulled up? I think he could have.

"The rule was imposed to protect the quarterback and when I went to slide I was giving myself up. That means I'm down. I think he could have pulled up. But if the rule is meant to protect the quarterback then it should work to protect him."

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CASHMAN
09-17-2006, 12:14 PM
Sorry if this is a re-post.




CASHMAN.

Count Zarth
09-17-2006, 12:17 PM
Man. First Harrison and now this. Green has just been screwed his whole career.

I am glad he wants to come back. That bye week is a real blessing. Hopefully we can beat the 49ers without him and he gets a solid 3 weeks off.

PastorMikH
09-17-2006, 12:18 PM
"Am I surprised the NFL decided not to fine him? No. They didn't fine Rodney (Harrison, who went down low and tore Green's knee years ago) for his hit either so I wasn't surprised."




Priceless!!!

Nice shot there, but now Green can pretty much guarantee that he won't get protected by the refs.


Green gets hit it's a no-call. Palmer gets hit in pretty much the same way and he gets a rule named after him.

cdcox
09-17-2006, 12:20 PM
Green is the kind of guy that gives everybody the benefit of a doubt and soft peddles any blame. His statement about Geathers not pulling up speaks volumes.

runnercyclist
09-17-2006, 12:26 PM
Priceless!!!

Nice shot there, but now Green can pretty much guarantee that he won't get protected by the refs.


...or his OL

Bwana
09-17-2006, 12:31 PM
Green is the kind of guy that gives everybody the benefit of a doubt and soft peddles any blame. His statement about Geathers not pulling up speaks volumes.

Exactly...........on the other hand, expect Mecca by any time now to tell us all how full of crap Green is and how it was a legal hit. :shake:

PastorMikH
09-17-2006, 12:33 PM
Exactly...........on the other hand, expect Mecca by any time now to tell us all how full of crap Green is and how it was a legal hit. :shake:

The more that guy posts, the dumber I think he is.


Just goes to show there's truth in the saying, "Better to let people think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

mac58
09-17-2006, 12:34 PM
thnx . . .sux. . .sounds serious. . .getting dizzy and shit. . .hope he gets better . .

Bwana
09-17-2006, 12:35 PM
The more that guy posts, the dumber I think he is.


Just goes to show there's truth in the saying, "Better to let people think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

What Mike said..........

Raiderhader
09-17-2006, 12:35 PM
Green is the kind of guy that gives everybody the benefit of a doubt and soft peddles any blame. His statement about Geathers not pulling up speaks volumes.



My thoughts exactly.

morphius
09-17-2006, 12:47 PM
Yup, again what some of us have been saying. Could he have let up on the hit, yes, did he... No. Of course Carson is lost in a playoff game, rule changes, Green lost in preseason, nothing.

PastorMikH
09-17-2006, 12:50 PM
Yup, again what some of us have been saying. Could he have let up on the hit, yes, did he... No. Of course Carson is lost in a playoff game, rule changes, Green lost in preseason, nothing.


If they had done something to stop the low hits on QBs when Green got hit, Palmer may not have been hurt.

Raiderhader
09-17-2006, 12:53 PM
Yup, again what some of us have been saying. Could he have let up on the hit, yes, did he... No. Of course Carson is lost in a playoff game, rule changes, Green lost in preseason, nothing.



Regular season.

Or were you talking about the Harrison hit?

morphius
09-17-2006, 12:58 PM
Regular season.

Or were you talking about the Harrison hit?
Harrison, since he made a comment about it.

ChiefsfaninPA
09-17-2006, 12:59 PM
The more that guy posts, the dumber I think he is.


Just goes to show there's truth in the saying, "Better to let people think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."


Now if you say something about his college football team, he will be around to defend himself. He is a f*cking poser. I really think he is a Donkey or Eggo fan.

Raiderhader
09-17-2006, 01:01 PM
Harrison, since he made a comment about it.



Gotcha.

el borracho
09-17-2006, 01:04 PM
Week 1: loss
Week 2: at Denver
Week 3: open
Week 4: San Francisco
Week 5: at Arizona
Week 6: at Pittsburgh
Week 7: San Diego
Week 8: Seattle

At 4-6 weeks out Green comes back in week 5 at the earliest. We will likely be 1-2 at that point which isn't terrible but it could get ugly if Green is out much longer than that. We could be all but out of the playoffs before Halloween.

Mr. Laz
09-17-2006, 01:49 PM
4-6 weeks ....... that's why the activated Printers. :(

Mecca
09-17-2006, 01:53 PM
That's great I get insulted when I'm not even around........Not surprised though, I'm dumb for having a different opinion than most of the posters I guess.

Bwana
09-17-2006, 01:53 PM
4-6 weeks ....... that's why the activated Printers. :(

Printers will do a top notch job of holding the pencil for the clip board.

Mr. Laz
09-17-2006, 02:05 PM
Printers will do a top notch job of holding the pencil for the clip board.
true ..... i don't expect printers to play.


just saying that the chiefs expect Green to be out for an extending amount of time.

Mr. Laz
09-17-2006, 02:06 PM
I'm dumb for having a different opinion than most of the posters I guess.
no ... you're just dumb for being wrong.





:p

Mecca
09-17-2006, 02:07 PM
no ... you're just dumb for being wrong.





:p

Ok htismaqe

mikey23545
09-17-2006, 02:07 PM
Not surprised though, I'm dumb for having a different opinion than most of the posters I guess.

If it helps any, I don't think that's the reason you're dumb....

BWillie
09-17-2006, 02:11 PM
Let's imagine that happened to Peyton Manning..he would of got fined up the ass. The NFL is bigots, because they know they can get away with it in Kansas City. If this would of happened in New York...all hell would of broke loose.

stevieray
09-17-2006, 02:11 PM
Green is the kind of guy that gives everybody the benefit of a doubt and soft peddles any blame. His statement about Geathers not pulling up speaks volumes.

Geathers celebrating afterwards does too.