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This could ruin the game forever

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Imagine this.

    The Cowboys are driving for a score, and Demarco Murray busts off the left side for a big gain at the Giants 45-yard-line. There's only 17 seconds left in the half with no time outs, and Romo hurries them up to the line.

    But.....the whistle blows, and action is stopped. Dez Bryant is told to leave the field.

    His helmet sensors have signaled to the doctors that he got an impact reading on his last block for Murray that registered too high to play the next play. He must leave the field for further evaluation, and he may be done for the game based on league rules for maximum impact.

    Yes, the NFL is working on helmet sensors for this very reason.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/04/nfl-moving-closer-to-using-helmet-sensors/

    This would probably be the last nail in the coffin for me and the NFL.
  2. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Wth...
  3. pugilist

    pugilist dwarecwby311

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    i'd rather watch flag football then, and that saddens me deeply
  4. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Well-Known Member

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    Will never happen.
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  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    This new helmet and players law suites because of injuries has and will change the game. What is the NFL to do? if they do not try and address these injuries especially head injuries they will just continue to have law suites thrown at them.

    Like others I like old fashion football, players should know and understand the risk they take when they sign these big contracts yet law suites continue
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  6. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    "What happens when the data from the accelerometers shows that the entire active roster has been concussed by the end of the first* quarter?"
    taken from comments(*with typo fixed)
  7. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    Whatever happened to taking responsibility for your actions? It seems that in this day and age, it's always someone else's fault...man up and accept the consequences of playing a hard-hitting and potentially dangerous sport. Geez
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  8. riverside4

    riverside4 Active Member

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    You better hope it doesn't because RGKnee will have to come out every other play to talk to Coach LOL
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  9. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    stupid, when are they trying to do that by
  10. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    defensive players will be out there all the time
  11. Gadfly22

    Gadfly22 Active Member

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    It's easy for the NFL Couch Division to claim that players are assuming the risk in exchange for their big contracts. But the fact is that most NFL players don't get huge contracts nor do their careers last very long. And often they come out of the NFL with no college degree, no useful work experience and overall poor prospects. That's fine if they get continuing medical care for football-related injuries -- except if you're talking about significant brain damage that impairs thinking, changes personalities, causes mood swings and generally makes post-NFL life a misery for the ex-player and his family.

    Because that's the world where lawyers will ask: What did the NFL do to minimize those kinds of cumulative injuries? Has the game simply become too dangerous to play under current rules? And those kinds of questions can end up costing owners lots and lots of money. So I think the game is inevitably headed -- and correctly -- in the direction of taking all medical and technological steps to minimize injuries. And the enormous lawsuits payouts that might ensue.

    I enjoy watching football, but if I'm inconvenienced for a couple minutes or -- worst case -- a game is lost in order to safeguard a person's brain from catastrophic injury, I think I can somehow struggle through and bear that burden.
  12. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    Blame the players, they just sued the league, now they are suing the NCAA. You want this crap to stop, tell them to stop suing everyone because "no one told them" that getting hit in the head is a hazard to your health.
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  13. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    There are games where the wireless communication between the QB and sidelines quits working. It's going to be difficult to keep all 53 sensors per team continually transmitting data to the sidelines without any technical glitches.
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  14. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Most dangerous job is commerical fisherman they make on avg 29 thousand a year. NFL minimum wage is 405 Thousand a year. You are right they get to go to college and if they fail to take care of their degree then that is on them, they are getting an oppertunity to go to college. In 2011 42 fisherman died how many players have died in the NFL. If you think NFL is rough Pro boxers are constantly taking hits to the head, they know what they are getting into when they take up the sport. Bottom line is you don't have to play ball that is a personal choice but if you make that choice know what you are getting into.
  15. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    This is very bad news IMO. The helmet is a huge problem when it comes to a mechanics stand point. The big problem is that there is only so much space, thickness of the helmet, to dissipate the energy from any given collision. It is a tough problem to solve, whoever does is going to be a very rich individual.
  16. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I agree, it isn't the NFL's responsibility to look after players who made less than ideal choices for their future.
  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I do think the NFL should be open with players regarding safety, their health and long term consequences but at the end of the day it is a choice that a man has to make is this what he wants to do as a career.
  18. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this premise as well. I should have clarified in my earlier post. If a player decides not to seize the opportunity that a college education can provide in a post football career the NFL should not cater to him post football. Now they should help with football related injuries post football.
  19. Gadfly22

    Gadfly22 Active Member

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    It will be the NFL's responsibility if a jury decides someday that the NFL didn't take feasible steps to minimize risk and levies a multi-billion (with a "b") judgment against it. Player "choice" will be a tough argument to make when some lawyer is painting the NFL owners as a bunch of rich pimps preying on mostly poor and inexperienced kids so they can use their bodies for a dangerous sport -- a sport that the owners could have made less dangerous with a little more care and money.
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  20. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I fully agree with that. Majority of players are getting a free education and anyone who is currently paying tuition knows how expensive college is. The oppertunity is there for the taking but college is not going to baby sit you so you can get your degree that is up to the individual. If a player comes out early and fails to get his degree well that too was their choice not the NFL and not the college.

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