Ed White was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time Saints Cheap Jerseys , second-team All-Pro in 17 seasons as a guard with the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers. He was a member of the 40th Anniversary teams for both franchises as well as being named one of the 50 Greatest Minnesota Vikings in 2010.
Now he’s dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.
According to Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union-Tribune, White found out about his condition just two months ago.
“After all the head-knocking, I guess I shouldn鈥檛 be surprised,” White said. “… 鈥淚 was driving home after (the MRI) and the doctor called. He already knew what I had.”
Officially Packers Game Jerseys , White was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-related dimensia.
“My hippocampus memory center is about half of what it should be,” he said.
White was a second-round pick of the Vikings in 1969 out of University of California. The Vikings won the NFL Championship game in his rookie season to advance to Super Bowl IV against the Kansas City Chiefs, who beat the Vikings 23-7. He played a total of nine seasons for Minnesota and was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his final three seasons with the team.
He was traded to the Chargers 1978 and played the final eight years of his career in San Diego. He made another Pro Bowl in 1979 and retired after the 1985 season with 241 career games under his belt.
There’s plenty of uncertainty regarding the new helmet rules. For Washington safety D.J. Swearinger, one thing definitely is certain: Head injuries will be traded for leg injuries.
“They want us to Youth Troy Apke Jersey , I guess, hit with our shoulder,” Swearinger said, via ESPN.com. “I guess not hit a guy when he ducks. So I guess we just gotta aim for the knees. That’s the only way I know how. If you don’t want me to hit you Will Dissly Color Rush Jersey , then I guess it’s the only way, the only way.”
But the new helmet rules have nothing to do with hitting a guy in the head; they prohibit hitting a guy with the helmet, specifically when lowering the helmet and initiating contact. So while Swearinger is right when he says the league wants players to hit with the shoulder, the hit with the shoulder doesn’t have to go low Sam Darnold Jersey Elite , except when a receiver is still defenseless.
The broader problem is that the officials still don’t seem to know what is and isn’t a violation of either of the two new helmet rules. Which makes it even harder for the players to know what they can and can’t do.