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Can the NFL Do More To Prevent Concussions?

In the face of increasing evidence of both the psychological and physical damage caused by head trauma, should the NFL be doing more to protect players, and if so what?

Posted by Emil Steiner on June 10, 2009 6:46 AM
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LegallyMurphy: Football players are gladiators. They know damn well what they are getting into. Should they be protected? Sure. But let's not pusify the ga...

delOH: Put a dress on the QB, and make the game two hand touch. Is that what you want? Football is a tough game. Concussions and football, hockey, ...

brianc10: NFL and College football players should be required to wrap on every tackle to reduce concussions. They need to learn how to tackle with th...

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LegallyMurphy Author Profile Page :

Football players are gladiators. They know damn well what they are getting into. Should they be protected? Sure. But let's not pusify the game so because a couple of droolers make a sappy PSA.
Concussions will happen they even happen in curling I suppose. But the NFL pays these fellows millions of bucks and they understand the risks involved. There knees get crunked there heads get bashed we get entertained and they get treated like Gods. That's the way it works. Don't give me that crap that they need more protection because that is bull. They already get too much.

delOH Author Profile Page :

Put a dress on the QB, and make the game two hand touch. Is that what you want? Football is a tough game. Concussions and football, hockey, any contact sport go hand in hand. I have grown tired, too, of the whining of retired players that played after 1959. The 'Pre-59ers' got the shaft from the NFL and NFLPA.

brianc10 Author Profile Page :

NFL and College football players should be required to wrap on every tackle to reduce concussions. They need to learn how to tackle with their shoulders and wrap and not use their head and helmets as weapons and their would be a lot less concussions. Players are taught by the coaches to hurt opposing players, to knock them out of the game and it ruins the sport.

 
 
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