It would be interesting to see research done also with Rugby League and Rugby Union where helmets are not worn but some wear much lighter headgear, as I have noticed lately that veterans are dying of dementia more and more or could this just be the dementia increase for the population in general ? Even in soccer aka football I have read that a career of heading the ball since the age of seven or so also causes brain issues !on3m@n@rmy said:Good points both of you on Kubiak's offenses and the salary structuring for a Colin deal.
On Wentz, I also think the Browns will take him. Granted the Browns could trade out of the position if they did not want to take Wentz and use that to add to their team through the draft, but then they would really be rolling the dice with RGIII. Mike Mayock thinks the Browns would be crazy to not take Wentz, so I'll hang my hat on that opinion.
Finally saw the movie Concussion. Then did a little Google search to find a bit more on the history of the head trauma in the NFL. Remember the days when violent collisions were applauded and revered? Seems the NFL and helmet manufacturers have recognized the obvious dangers for a long time, like since the 70's. The movie makes a great point with the woodpecker analogy. The human head is just not designed to handle those kinds of forces. The solution? They started putting one of these stickers on all helmets:
True other things have been done to make the game safer, such as rule changes, there has been a lot of focus on proper tackling technique, and changing the tackling technique to one that is safer. But I do not think the way the game is played is done evolving. I think this is just the tip of the iceberg and more needs to be done. Flag football anyone? I say that kind of tongue in cheek, but that might not be far away from where the game should be.