Marvin Lewis has been in the NFL for decades, or more than enough time to witness the concussion issue move to the front burner. So when the Cincinnati Bengals head football coach was asked in a press conference earlier this week about the well being of Bengals Linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who suffered a concussion in each of the first two weeks of the season, he didn’t mince words.
“Well, he had a concussion against Atlanta. That’s that biggest concern that way,” Lewis said. “You don’t want him to have, you know, but again I coached defenses and linebackers for a long time and concussions didn’t linger. Now we have found that because of the media and things they seem to linger longer. There’s a lot of attention paid to it. I don’t know why they linger longer. I don’t remember them lingering like they do now.”