SoCalTitan867, welcome to the forum. Glad to make your acquittance. Thanks to CheeseheadTitan for clarifying my position and to Alex for saving me explanation. Yes, make no mistake, I'm not "bashing" VY. I'm highly critical of him but I feel he's given me just cause. SoCalTitan867, you ask me if I've ever played a sport? Really man? Did you just ask me that? Is that "grown man" reasoning? Really? In the course of playing a variety of sports growing up, I never tore my flexor tendon, but as I understand it as it has been discussed here on this forum by an actual MD whom I've met personally, it is a very serious and painful injury that completely impairs one's ability to grip which is imperative to throwing. Now think about it. How are you going to tape a thumb on a qb's throwing hand with that injury? You don't. Even if you did the guy just came back from a fumble induced injury and just sustained another in the course of fumbling. Sometimes it's just smarter to go down, but that's another discussion altogether. Point is, no coach is going to tape that hand up and tell him to go hand the ball off all day.