Fixing the hyper-concussion conscious NFL (Warning Graphic Content)

my take on low hits, concussions, and the NFL. Let me know what you think.

The ManCave06!

keller done

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.

nflosophy

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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