Originally Posted by AbeBeta
The NFL has clear scientific evidence that associate blows to the head with a host of neurological problems later in life (or even immediately as we've seen with guys like Chris Henry). If you can change aspects of the game to reduce these blows to the head, you do so. Kickoffs are where a large number of blows to the head occur. That makes the kickoff a reasonable target for change.
Do you honestly think that if we keep seeing guys with crippling neurological disorders and more and more suicides that the NFL is going to be allowed to simply keep doing what it has been doing?
Smart organizations get ahead of the curve on these issues and make changes before they get forced to.
The game is a product. Yeah, you can change the product but what might happen is that you might change it so much that you end up with Tabb instead of Coke and your market goes away.
It's a valid point.