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I care about player safety and I am ok with the game being less interesting in the name of player safety. 16 14.16%
I care about player safety, but I don't want any changes that would make the game less interesting. 62 54.87%
I don't care about player safety, I just want the game to be as exciting as possible. 30 26.55%
Something something adjective noun something something Gaz. 5 4.42%
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:34 PM  
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:51 AM   #16
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:57 AM   #17
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That is ****ed up.


****ed up or not, hits like this are what make the game fun to watch. You'd be lying to say you don't enjoy seeing them. And if you do enjoy them, and want to see them, then you don't care about player safety either. You may tell yourself you do, but you don't. Not talking specifically about you but just people in general.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:05 AM   #18
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****ed up or not, hits like this are what make the game fun to watch. You'd be lying to say you don't enjoy seeing them. And if you do enjoy them, and want to see them, then you don't care about player safety either. You may tell yourself you do, but you don't. Not talking specifically about you but just people in general.
That's silly.

I care about player safety. Do I want them to harm their bodies through excessive PED use, no.

I'd also encourage a longer time period away from football for those that suffer concussions but that isn't going to happen in the NFL.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:46 AM   #19
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I could care less about player safety. They know the risks. I don't care if they violently injure each other for my entertainment. Use all the PED's available. PED's are to sports what plastic surgery is to actors, they make the product I pay for more entertaining to watch.
That's a bit rough, man.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:49 AM   #20
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****ed up or not, hits like this are what make the game fun to watch. You'd be lying to say you don't enjoy seeing them. And if you do enjoy them, and want to see them, then you don't care about player safety either. You may tell yourself you do, but you don't. Not talking specifically about you but just people in general.
I'm with ya. It's a pussified league today. Not as enjoyable as it was in the past. Everyone lives for the big hits. People who say they don't are lying to themselves.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:58 AM   #21
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:19 AM   #22
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i have a idea to make players helmet have pad that inflate and when you get hit hard the pad deflated and soften the blow.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:26 AM   #23
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i have a idea to make players helmet have pad that inflate and when you get hit hard the pad deflated and soften the blow.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:51 AM   #24
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I heard there are different brands of helmets that are better (safer) than the ones that are contracted w/ the NFL (Riddell). I think PennSt did some concussion tests and experiments and it came to conclusion that Riddell is one of the worst brands you can buy. I think each person should be able to choose their own helmet and that team has to provide it for them. It's primary purpose is safety...not advertising/making money like a jersey. There are all kinds of different pads etc but those aren't shown outside of the jersey so the NFL doesn't care.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:12 AM   #25
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:44 AM   #27
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Risk/Reward ratio. The further that gets from 1 in either direction the league will fail.

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:07 AM   #28
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I care but when I go back and watch highlights from games in the 70s and 80s it really depresses me to see how much less interesting the game has become.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:19 AM   #29
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Although some of the suggested changes go too far (rumors of Goodell wanting to eliminate kickoffs, for instance), I can't help but be a little concerned for the future of the game if nothing is done at all.

Either detection is improving or the speed of the game is causing more concussions; either way, the long-term effects of head injuries are becoming more known by the general public. I can't help but wonder how much of an effect on the next generation of players. Sure, the kids won't care, but their parents probably will. "Gee, I think I'll sign little Johnny up for soccer instead. It's so much safer, and the boys on the team are just so nice!" Not how I want the future of US sports to be.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:22 AM   #30
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I care but when I go back and watch highlights from games in the 70s and 80s it really depresses me to see how much less interesting the game has become.
You mean back when they actually knew how to tackle?
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