Jump to content

NFL concussions down

Recommended Posts

There may be some teams hiding symptoms, but overall, I think the game is safer. Many fans like to say that they are changing the game and making it "soft" and that the players are becoming "soft". I disagree. Their safety, long-term health, and well-being are more important than testosterone-driven ego and bravado in the name of a game. With some of these older and retired players developing disorders related to their NFL careers, I am glad this is all occurring. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Overall, this is good news and shows that progress can be made, so I guess the game is "safer" from that standpoint.  But football is football.  It was never just the splashy, big, Sportscenter-type hits that were the problem.  Those repeated subconcussive hits along the front 7 that take place 130 times a game are where the most damage is done and I'm not sure there's really anything to be done there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...