I'm sorry I don't have time to answer this question but another forum I post on needs my advice on Neurosurgery and lives depend on it.
Or they could just not kick the ball off like nobody did the first 45 years the game was played. The kickoff never occurred until the "scrum" for the ball with all 11 men sprinting for the ball at midfield was deemed "too dangerous". But now they are pussies when it is the same concept.
Last edited by soonerintn; July 20th, 2013 at 02:30 AM.
Next, they will do away with tackling because of the risk of lifelong injury from broken bones. The final step will be to make all players walk. The reason for this will be less risk of tearing a hamstring, tendon, ligament, etc... Before long pads won't even be needed. We will officially be cheering for flag football.
Anyone yelling about "changing the way the game has been played for a century" obviously has no knowledge of the history of the sport. They've made major changes in the way the game was played for safety reasons in the past, and the game seems just fine. Check out the history of the flying wedge.
I always loved kickoff return team. You get your blocks and you are gone. Plus I got to tee off on people running at full speed when they were watching the return man.
The game will keep evolving but unfortunately I don't know what rules can be implemented that somehow will mean no more crippling injuries. It seems like there are a lot more college kids crippled in games than the pros. I can think of 3 off hand, the Syracuse lineman, the Tulane DB and Nick B(former Dolphin) son.