I was 100% sure that Brown was faking his injury and I said it on 3 different sites. I was wrong and EVERYONE was taking sides against me. Someone on YouTube asked me "If you are wrong and Brown doesn't play, are you prepared to apologize?"
I answered "yes". I may be wrong on predictions and my opinions may seem freaky (even though I'm correct much more than I am wrong), but in this case, I called the man "a faker". I really thought Brown was faking because I saw no helmet to helmet contact and it seemed that Burfict's hit (which was late) was minor. I still see the hit as minor. I took much worse hits in high school as a WR. I really thought he was faking and I based my opinion on him being on the ground for less than 2 minutes and then WALKING off of the field. In my opinion, a player that lays on the field for 2 minutes with a possible concussion should be carted off of the field. Obviously, I was wrong, and I know that football players, especially WR's running over the middle, are going to take some hard hits. I still think the hit was minor. BUT....Brown wasn't faking and I said he was. I called the man a liar and he deserved an apology from me and the huge hole under my nose.
I still think that Burfict's reputation played a big role in the play and I also think that Brown should have been carried off of the field. The NFL and what they call their "concussion protocol" along with my opinion that Burfict caught just Brown's lower facemask with his shoulder pad made me KNOW he was faking.... but he wasn't, and I feel like an ass now. +1 for reading my apology. I thought no one would read it.