Concussions & CTE: Suggestions to Improve These Terrible Injuries (Part 1)


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One of the biggest topics of conversation in football these days is concussions and CTE. It saddens me to see former players suffering. But, at the same time, it frustrates me to see penalty after penalty being called for what’s nothing more than clean and aggressive defensive play.

I say that because I’ve always been a big fan of defense. When I was growing up, my favorite players were on defense, and when playing, I always wanted to be on the defensive side of the ball.

Back then, we didn’t get flagged unless it was a blatant ‘cheap shot.’ I understand that rule changes are needed to protect players, but I don’t think it should be to the point where a defender can no longer play aggressively without having to worry about getting penalized.

You can read the full blog post here.


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