There were so many interview requests, Theismann held a news conference. We call them diamonds in the rough. Meanwhile, Washington is going to bring in quarterbacks to back up Colt McCoy. He primarily partnered with , for the network's package and for one season of with and. He handed the ball off to running back John Riggins, who turned and pitched it back to Theismann, who wanted to throw downfield but was almost immediately trapped between Taylor and fellow linebacker Harry Carson. It wasn't until the reverse angle of the play was shown that it became clear why Theismann didn't get up after the sack and why Taylor frantically signaled to the sideline for help.
Watt and cornerback took him to the turf if you're squeamish, don't click the link, but you can see the play that ended Smith's day. For Theismann, then 36, it was the last game of his 12-year career. Then you realize why Theismann's eyes were closed and what he was hearing. Grimm had help on Taylor from tight end Don Warren on the play, but Warren was no match for the speed and power of Taylor's outside rush. Theismann's shin turned into a 45-degree hinge as Taylor's 240 pounds came down.
The injuries kept mounting as their defense did nothing to slow Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. After the game, coach Jay Gruden told reporters that Smith broke his tibia and fibula and will undergo surgery immediately. When you look at the similarities of the injury though it is scary. Fifteen minutes in, Theismann looked back, and almost every observer was gone. His replacement, veteran , led a two-play touchdown drive following a Texans interception to cut the lead to 17-14. Center Rick Donnalley played the last quarter with a broken hand, and Mark May went a half with ribs that are suspected of being broken.
Joe Theismann broke his right tibia and fibula on Nov. An old trick: The play on which Theismann was injured was a flea-flicker. No question that if they lose they're out of it. Theismann told him not to because he wanted to face him again. The incident has gone on to be more than just another ugly sports injury. Watt and Kareem Jackson with 7:43 left in the third quarter. That year, Theismann was an and an , and was in contention for the.
I feel so bad for Alex. Thanks to three Joe Morris touchdown runs, the Giants took a 21-14 lead into the fourth quarter. The play, captured live on Monday Night Football for the entire world to see, happened 30 years ago on Nov. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see. He landed in Orlando and will have more tests tomorrow. Theismann is the owner of Theismann's Restaurant and Bar in , founded 1975.
These companies may use aggregated information not including your name, address, email or phone number about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Not that it matters much. We need to see and feel the effect. The announced crowd of 53,371 sat in silence. He told the Washingtonian magazine that watching Theismann's life change so fast scared him into rehab.
In Week 13, , pressing Sanchez into duty for the rest of the season. The good life also had blinded him to what he'd become. Theismann handed off to John Riggins, who took a step and pitched it back to his quarterback. When Moseley missed the extra point, Washington's lead was left at 23-21, but it didn't matter. I was hurt at the age of 35.
Almost immediately, from the knee down, all the feeling was gone in my right leg. Missing piece of protection: Four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Jacoby, who would have been partially responsible for blocking Taylor, was not playing because of a knee injury. An eerie coincidence Washington lost another quarterback to a brutal broken leg on the same day 33 years ago. Theismann stepped up in the pocket, dodging Carson, but there was no avoiding the Hall of Famer Taylor, arguably the most feared player in football. The shortened leg caused back problems.
Coming out uneven: Both bones in Theismann's lower right leg -- the tibia and fibula -- were snapped by Taylor's tackle. Additionally, he works on the on a variety of programs, primarily as an analyst. Head trauma takes years to develop. When the same thing happened to another Redskins quarterback, the callback was even more instantaneous. Cox also had two on-side kickoffs in the second half that were recovered by Washington to start the other touchdown drives. The next year, the Irish had a 10—1 record, a number two ranking, and won against Texas in the , 24—11.