I think the Commish wants to get fired, he wants to eliminate kickoffs. - Printable Version
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RE: I think the Commish wants to get fired, he wants to eliminate kickoffs. - ggp - 12-09-2012 05:41 AM
I feel pretty strongly that the NFL has not done enough to protect its players. I believe the league is using players' machismo to undermine real efforts to make the game safer. Sooner or later, players are going to realized that they are gettting played.
We all want a physical brand of football, and I think that my suggestions might be the answer.
RE: I think the Commish wants to get fired, he wants to eliminate kickoffs. - ggp - 12-09-2012 05:43 AM
(12-07-2012 01:30 PM)Jesus Wrote: More needs to be done at the lower levels of football. Once a football player retires from football at say age 36 he might have been playing football for 30 years. At that level the contact, while not as hard as it appears in the NFL, is still very damaging. Some kids play harder than others. If you compound the hitting, especially over the years where kids practice in pads with nutjob coaches every day, we could be looking at years of damage that don't manifest themselves until decades later. As part of the new CBA NFL teams practice less and less in pads with fewer contact drills during practice. So why do kids who are less developed go through more contact drills?
You make a good point. I really think that this issue has to be resolved. Perhaps more needs to be done at an earlier age.