Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by CloakNNNdagger, Feb 7, 2010.
The Associate Press release:
I understand why the league would be concerned about head injuries but a possible banning of the three-point stance is absurd. Before the NFL takes such a step it should consult players and coaches, both former and current, and weigh there opinions in before making a final decsion.
That is literally the worst thing. Gooddell is a talk-radio commissioner.
Why not just give them flags and quit tackling altogether?
An interesting point of view, as well as some interesting points of past history: As is, football is far too dangerous to play
I am afraid of the Juice being taken out of football so to speak simply because of the high injury risk and it's slowly starting to happen. I just hope it does not go too far and take the joy out of the game.
dana white should be the commish lol. this is getting ridiculous... football will disappear in 10 years if it keeps going the way it is now
Agreed! I played in the trenches for many years as a DE and never sustained a concussion along the line. The few concussions I had were always in the open field or during "suicide" type drills. However, I only played up until a couple years in College, so I reckon the speed and power in NFL trenches are massive comparatively speaking. But still??
Here I go. Helmets and pads should be improved and I think it will be. But to fully take away the risk of head injury in a sport like football is impossible. The facts are there to prove this you may make things better of course. Having a doctor on sight but contact is what makes football the sport we all love and enjoy today. Almost every sport involves a bit of contact it's just the truth that is why I love sports. The best make it and the worst do not. Not just in sports but through out life there is a chance of injury or even death it's just the way it goes but the risk is very high in football due to the amount of impact involved it's not a safe sport by any means. That is why I do not mind a player wanting the most money the owner of the team will pay them simply because on any given play that just might be the end of their playing career you never know. Nothing on this Earth is ever 100 percent for certain but better gear and ways off the field in order to help improve the care is what should be done not take out plays from the game IMO. The bottom line is there are steps to take to better the care without making the game softer by taking the water out of it so to speak. I am for helping former players and players now just not this way.
WELCOME TO THE NFL!
The NFL has already gone to far.
They should just play flg football and the QB's should wear dresses.
The Steel Curtian and old Raider/Cowboy defenses couldn't play in the NFL today.
I support Goodell's stand on safety. I don't like seeing this:
I've never seen a lineman get carted off the field with a head/neck injury because he got drilled from a three point stance.
This is one of those ideas where I like their intentions, but the idea is just flat out stupid.
I get the whole safety first thing but at some point football gets to be football, right?
Football = Violence
Violence = Ratings
Concussions are definitely a concern. But what about enforcing the rules already in place and making appropriate "adjustments" rather than wholesale additions of rules (some of which make no real sense whatsoever) which will morph the game of NFL football as we know it to an unrecognizeable level?
NFL considers rules changes to combat concussions
I'm still trying to figure out how taking the three point stance out is going to make these collisions any less intense. I think these men are just as capable of slamming into one another from an upright starting point as they are from being in a three point stance and since the name of the game is getting low and under the pads of your opponent I suspect we'd see even more injury issues as three hundred pound men try to go from an upright stance to a lower angle while charging forward into each other.
It just seems poorly thought out to me.
While the NFL has concentrated more and more on protective and sophisticated body gear in general, and head gear specifically, I am reminded of something.
In 2008, when the NFL brought up changes for decreasing violent hits with the helmet, Mike Ditka made some comments that at 1st may have seemed a little out there, but when one stops and thinks about it...............
Just a couple of months ago, Troy Aikman took it one step forward.
The NFL is stating that we will have some "definitive" results on the safety testing rankings of helmet manufacturers. This piece offers some interesting "safety" history on the NFL helmet. It gives significant reason, however, to view the upcoming results with a jaded eye. Is the fox enjoying the hen house?
NFL's helmet testing scrutinized
I agree with getting rid of helmets. I played hockey, and I used to hit people facemask to facemask. It was awesome. Guys were not going forward when I hit them.
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