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oh boy a thread about player safety, one of the more pertinent issues in the NFL today, on the huddle!

i'm sure it won't just be the usual collection of internet tough guys bemoaning the "pussification of the league" and calling a bunch of elite athletes who could kill them with their bare hands girls!

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On a serious note, I think having players go back to knee pads, thigh pads, etc is a good thing. But the NFL with its rule changes some years back is all about scoring and "exciting" the fans. They want QB's to pass for 3-400 yds a game, etc.

So, putting these protective "inhibitors to speed" back on the players might not get them the high scoring outputs they yearn for. Who knows if they will go back there.

I think a helmet that is about 1" increase in diameter would also help. Increased padding in the inside, similar to the walls Nascar adopted to soften the turns. Also, to put a "leather like" cover on the outside of the helmets. This would be very thin but stop the crack you hear. Not sure why they think the only way to help the game is to have guys change the way they play.

If they don't do something besides changing the game, they will ruin the game. Leave the blocking, tackling stuff alone, just change a lot of the equipment.

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I like this rule. Should've been done years ago. Block above the waist like a man.

So someone AE's size should have to block someone above the waist the size of Ron Edwards?

Don't think so.

There are some simple changes they can make to curb the risks, but they're going way over board to protect people who know what they signed up for. There wasn't anywhere near this much talk or concern about safety, immediate or long term, when I was a fireman. I knew what the risks were of falling through a floor or ceiling, getting burned, getting pneumonia, etc, etc.

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Football isn't nearly as brutal as it use to be.

The current NFL is a bunch of pussies, and it's what the younger generation wants.

Coincidence?

Nope.

Lol! I'm quite sure that when these players are 50-60 years old & are able to not only pick up their grand kids, but remember their names, they will wince in shame because some unknown people thought they were pussies.

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Well, first off we need to ban kickoffs entirely.

Then we replace the football with a balloon, make the players wear bras and tin foil hats.

The players won't be allowed to tackle each other, that's way too dangerous. They'll just hug each other during the game and give each other compliments.

Safety first.

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What can we do to expedite this process?

Please. You're not going anywhere.

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Football isn't nearly as brutal as it use to be.

The current NFL is a bunch of pussies, and it's what the younger generation wants.

Coincidence?

Nope.

yeah fug these 21st century pantywaists, REAL men would play like the ancient mayans and just behead the losing team after every match

but no we gotta be all "lets just let them ride the bus home feeling terrible"

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i mean seriously when did sports become all civilized and stuff? what? ow? OW?! you just got a life-altering concussion for the sake of my frothing fanhood? go grab a kotex, female.

kids these days

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So someone AE's size should have to block someone above the waist the size of Ron Edwards?

Don't think so.

There are some simple changes they can make to curb the risks, but they're going way over board to protect people who know what they signed up for. There wasn't anywhere near this much talk or concern about safety, immediate or long term, when I was a fireman. I knew what the risks were of falling through a floor or ceiling, getting burned, getting pneumonia, etc, etc.

Yeah, I don't agree with that either. Maybe they could devise a rule where blocking below or at the KNEE beyond the line of scrimmage is illegal. That would be more reasonable.

Jack it's all about reasonable risks whether it's NFL players or firemen. You provided essential services with understood dangers, but if your fire marshall had insisted you work amid unnecessary risk because that's the way we did it back in the day and it's taking away from fire fighting - and you were injured or died as a result, I guarantee there would be a lawsuit.

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I LOL at all the people in this forum who call NFL players pussies...

I mean really? It's easy to have crap fall out of your mouth behind a computer screen...

I'm sorry I'm not sorry but you have to be one tough mother F*cker to make it in any professional sport...small example but these guys build their bodies to where they squat 500+ lbs and throw up stupid numbers in the gym...takes toughness and dedication gentleman to do that...then go through battle every Sunday for 16 weeks...ain't easy

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yeah fug these 21st century pantywaists, REAL men would play like the ancient mayans and just behead the losing team after every match

but no we gotta be all "lets just let them ride the bus home feeling terrible"

Why should men play against one another?

We should have each nfl team go against a pride of lions every Sunday. If the players have a hard time accepting that well then they're just pussies

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Rugby is played by more men, world wide, than football.

It's also a much more brutal sport than football.

Both sporys, are a modern day version of gladiators.

These men know the risks that come with these sports.

I know ordinary men, that are tougher than the typical NFL player, and they aren't being paid millions to play a game, like the nfl.

Just cause it's not popular, and in the media, most people have no idea/concept.

The majority posting in this thread proves this.

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