Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Jul 2010, 12:06pm by Will Carroll

NFHS Steps Backward on Concussions

The National Federation of High School Associations handles officiating in a very similar fashion to the NFL: Each year, certain rules are reexamined and modified, and points of emphasis are issued. These changes and emphases are sent out to high school officials, coaches and directors in various publications. Considering last year's firestorm over concussions, no one was surprised when the NFHS decided to put "concussion recognition and management" on the top of the points of emphasis. Beyond that, however, a rule change was in order. (Click to read more.)

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10 comments, Last at 29 Jul 2010, 2:18pm by Just me

14 Jan 2010, 03:18pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: January 14, 2010

Will Carroll triumphantly returns with a look at the remaining playoff teams, and how their injuries affect the road to the Super Bowl.

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20 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2010, 1:39pm by Scott C

17 Dec 2009, 01:56am by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: December 17, 2009

Will Carroll (the younger) retakes the reigns of Black and Blue, chastising the league's faux-stance on concussions and marveling at the adaptability of Indianapolis' defense.

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35 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2009, 10:11am by peterplaysbass (verified?)

09 Dec 2009, 10:13am by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: December 9, 2009

Dr. William Carroll (the elder) guest-stars in this week's Black and Blue Report, where sprains and muscle ailments take center stage.

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24 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2009, 6:03pm by PatsFan

03 Dec 2009, 12:37pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: December 3, 2009

It's all concussions, all the time in this week's Report. Will Carroll looks at the stars suffering from concussion symptoms, how their teams are handling them, and the small effect of the league's new concussion guidelines.

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37 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2009, 10:16pm by PatsFan

24 Nov 2009, 04:14pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: November 24, 2009

As the season wears on, the list of injured quarterbacks and running backs expands at an alarming rate. Will Carroll is here to explain some of the most serious of these injuries.

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38 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2009, 3:58am by DeltaWhiskey

19 Nov 2009, 01:35pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: November 19, 2009

Will Carroll runs through some serious concussions, wobbly knees, and ponders how the league could upgrade the players' protection.

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31 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2009, 7:11am by DeltaWhiskey

12 Nov 2009, 01:24pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: November 12, 2009

Will Carroll previews the end of civilization Colts-Patriots, and treats everyone to a sample of The Carroll Guide to Sports Injuries.

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31 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2009, 2:59pm by Eddo

05 Nov 2009, 11:00am by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: November 5, 2009

Will Carroll explains Ryan Clark's sickle-cell problems, says "I told you so" to the Cardinals, and cringes at last week's hit on Jake Delhomme in this week's Black & Blue Report.

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27 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2009, 10:37am by DeltaWhiskey

27 Oct 2009, 12:07pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: October 27, 2009

Will Carroll waxes philosophical on our new computer brains, memories of announcing past, and the talented Dr. James Andrews.

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20 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2009, 5:58pm by Jerry