Originally Posted by McGinley
I'm all for player safety, but what needs to change in the NFL isn't just a rule or gear change. What needs to change in the NFL is the way some of these guys play. Head hunting and leading with the helmet starts with the player. Fix the player and you'll end up making the game safer.
In rugby, since they don't have pads, you have to tackle (ie: can't just run into a guy with your shoulder). I don't think that should be applied, but changing the way kids are taught how to play: helmet in the chest, wrap the arms..and things will change.
I think players are changing as well. look at McElroy. You think a 3rd stringer with a chance to showcase his talent would have told the trainers he had headaches while lifting weights 5 years ago?
Things are going in the right direction. Unfortunately for retired players, they paved the way..