Sean Payton Not Only Coach Who Got HurtOctober 17th, 2011
It was the strangest sight Joe had ever seen. An offensive coordinator, a head coach, sitting on a bench calling plays. When Saints coach Sean Payton got rolled up and blew out a knee and suffered a broken leg Sunday, Joe can only imagine that may have affected in some way the Saints offense.
But Payton wasn’t the only coach who blew a knee.
Bucs secondary coach Jimmy Lake blew out a knee as well as reported by
Victoria Horchak of PewterReport.com.
Lake injured his patella tendon during his celebration of an interception by Tanard Jackson in the second quarter. The injury will require surgery which he will undergo once the team returns from London. When asked about his injury he kind of brushed it off.
“I am feeling fine,” Lake said. “I am feeling fine. It is just stiffer than anything. I got the Cadillac Williams injury. It is the patella tendon. I will have surgery right when I get back from London.”
With Lake not being able to be on the sidelines for the remainder of the game, the team turned to veteran player Ronde Barber to assist in the relaying of information to the defense on the field. Barber was seen on the field wearing a headset after the injury to Lake. According to Barber, he was not play-calling, but rather just relaying the calls of what coach said in his ear to his teammates.
Joe too saw Ronde Barber wearing a headset at one point and thought not much more of it. Joe wonders if the NFL has some rule about players wearing a headset? The league sure gets bent over smartphones on the sideline.
Joe always sees players wearing earphones but never headsets.