my take on low hits, concussions, and the NFL. Let me know what you think.
If you haven’t seen it, watch Dustin Keller get his knee destroyed (to the tune of 3 torn ligaments and a dislocated knee cap). This catastrophic injury has been compared to Marcus Lattimore’s leg swinging around like a nunchuck against Tennessee. Swearinger’s comments after the game were just as unsettling as watching Keller’s injury:
In this league, you’ve got to go low. If you go high, you’re going to get a fine. I’m sorry that happened. I would think you’d rather have more concussions than leg injuries. Leg injury, you can’t come back from that. A concussion, you be back in a couple of weeks.
How do we change this mindset? Well, another tweak of the rules may work, as @NFLosophy suggested.
Sounds simple enough, especially since the NFL puts its money where its mouth is and heavily fines players for hits like this. These are hits
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