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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

DREW TATE STATEMENT

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate would like to issue the following statement regarding the hit he took during Sunday's West Division semifinal and the subsequent comments he made about the hit and the game.
 
Statement from Drew Tate:
 
"I got dinged in the second quarter and there was some fuzziness on that drive, but I obviously knew what I was doing and had no problems. By the time I got to the sideline and talked to everyone, I felt fine.
 
"The reason I said I didn't remember anything from the first half was because we didn't play great and I just wanted to move on. Looking back, I answered that question way too casually but it was because I just wanted to go start warming up for the second half. For me, I meant it like forgetting about a play and moving on to the next play during a game.
 
"After the game, I told media guys that I was having a hard time concentrating when they were asking questions. There was just so much adrenaline from winning the game, from everything that happened during the week with my family, with being named the starter. Again, I answered questions about the hit too casually because it wasn't a big deal to me. I just said whatever because the moment was very overwhelming.
 
"As far as talk about a concussion, I didn't get what the fuss was because I felt fine and just wanted to play. I told the doctors that when they were testing me on the sideline and in the locker-room at halftime. They said they were being precautionary and that was good, but I knew I was fine and just wanted to go."
 
Stampeders medical staff followed procedures closely and administered the full range of concussion tests to Tate including a sideline SCAT (Sports Concussion Assessment Tool) test and a neurological examination and SCAT test at halftime. Tate was cleared to return to action under close supervision. Following the game, he was given a SCAT2 test and a full neurological examination. On Monday, he was given another SCAT2 test and an impact test. Tate passed all of these tests.

15 comments:

@mrt_man said...

I was surprised to see Arash going on and on about this on Twitter... Of course I knew I could find some more info here.

To me, it just sounded like he was trying to joke around with the media

Is this Re: the headbutt from George? Can't seem to remember anything else that was too significant... uh oh... now I can't remember the first half... Wish I could forget the last 40 seconds

Anonymous said...

WHO CARES ....

Anonymous said...

Just a normal stampeder intalect

Anonymous said...

What's George going to receive for a punishment from the league?

If DD would have been hit like that, Rider Nation would be calling for a lifetime ban.

Anonymous said...

When I heard Tate say on TV he could not remember anything from the first half, I felt he was joking as well but I recognized he said something that might get him in trouble. If he didn't remember anything from the first half he had no business playing anymore that day because he would clearly be in the concussion territory. I am sure the Dr's letting anyone play in this day and age with that much memory loss would get the Dr's in trouble. Also if he had that serious of concussion problems he might be restricted from playing the next game unless he made a miraculous recovery.

Anonymous said...

TSN replay of Roughriders dressing room prior to game time, Cory Chamblin yelling" Hit I'm In the mouth, Hit I'm In the mouth" DD was hit so hard In the Toronto game hé spat blood, dangerous game étiquette.

Anonymous said...

Just so you know "hit em in the mouth" is a figurative statement often used in contact sports. Not to be taken literally.
You guys are trying to dredge up something out of nothing.

Anonymous said...

Tate is so flakey how could anyone tell whether he was consussed or not? When I saw him speaking, I knew right away that he was just giving a smart-assed comment. He is one weird individual!

RR said...

It was Chamblin's fault with his stupid chant of " Hit em in the mouth". If Durant was hit like that and Huff had been saying hit em in the mouth all hell would break loose with the fans and media here.

Anonymous said...

Oh give me air. Hit em in the mouth is a cliche used all the time in contact sports. In this sport you hit to hurt every single play. You don't hit to injure. But, you hit to hurt. That's what that cliche is about. You hit em so hard you're on their mind the next time they line up. Then you do it again. Hitting to hurt and hitting to injure are two very different things.

And yes, T. George's hit was an intentional hit to injure. I won't deny that, it was obvious. But, to accuse our coach of telling his players to do that is an insult. Go be PC somewhere else, it has no place in sports.

Anonymous said...

The last speech I heard like that was in the Longest Yard. I thought to hit em in the mouth was illegal? Hitting hard is not illegal.

Anonymous said...

Chamblin is not to blame. If you saw what went on in our highschool locker room before a game what chamblin was saying was not even half of what we did to get fired up. It comes with the game. Football is a violent game. You go out to kill the quarterback and hurt the other players. And as far as taking stupid penalties, I was taught to get that player on the next play. Some of these people who criticize chamblin have never played football or been in a locker room and does not understand what goes on.I would of hit Calgary in the mouth.

Mike said...

Who cares? This is football Its a mans game not tiddly winks. Tate is complainer like the rest of the stamps. The riders dont pull the kind of stunts Cornish pulls. Nik lewis is a whiner. Like he is the poster child of hte CFL.

Anonymous said...

Which team were some of you guys on anyway,the guards or the prisoners?

Mike said...

The riders were the guards and the stamps the prisoners. They act like jail birds most of the time.