Originally Posted by ChiefRocka
The rule changes that emphasize the passing game have also created more problems with head traumas, etc..., IMO.
In the running game you have guys in relatively confined spaces running into each other. You run greater risks for broken limbs and such in the mass of bodies underneath, but the speeds are incredibly slow.
In the short passing game, however, the rules are designed to allow free movement and create speed. These guys are just launching themselves into each other over the middle of the field.
I wonder if we won't start to see rules shaded back towards encouraging the more deliberate, power football that we used to see. I really do think it would help improve the head trauma issues.