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Old 10-21-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default The NFL's safety crisis

With science showing the horrible long-term effects of repeated hits to the head, the NFL is cracking down on them. The dilemma is the league has promoted and glorified big hits for decades, and now it is trying to change its tune overnight. With the recent fines and news, players across the league are very upset.

James Harrison contemplated retiring: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/s...=ESPNHeadlines

Brian Urlacher says it's becoming flag football: http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/10/20/b...-a-bunch-of-b/

Here's the fundamental problem: the mindset of defensive players is they want to crush people, but the NFL is essentially saying to take it easy. Do these scary health effects and concussions mean the sport is in danger?!

Joe Paterno says we could go back to one bar on the helmet to discourage unnecessarily gruesome hits: http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/joe-pa...o-insane-29141 He has some points...
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