Also he has to have the presence of mind to not only kick the football high enough so that the coverage can get downfield to make the tackle but to also kick the football far enough downfield so the opponent has to go the length of the field but to hopefully pinned them on the 1 or anywhere inside the 10 yard line as to oppose of getting a touchback and the opponent starting on the 20 yard line or returning the punt into good field position or all the way for a touchdown. Add to the fact that he has to drop the ball into a small window to ensure the best results. Also in case the teams kicking gets injured during the game, which is rare, then the punter job has now become to pin the opponent and to get 3 points for the team. Now in league these days many teams have had the punter throw the ball in punting formation to get a first because the offense is struggling or they are down and in need of some points. Not just all this that they can do they can even make trickshots with just punting the football.
Concussions usually take place on helmet to helmet contact or when a players head hits the ground hard. It is hard to prevent concussions from happening in the game because the players are not trying to hurt each other usually. The majority of the concussions that take place in football are accidental, but there are a few cases where players are trying to hurt opposing players. The National Football League pays players based on games played in a season, and players
Targeting is called when a defensive play makes a hit on the ball carrier and solely aimed for their head while tackling. If called, the offense gets fifteen yards, an automatic first down, and the player that made the dirty hit gets ejected out of the game. Another one of the rules that they’ve created is known as Unnecessary Roughness. In the the football rulebook, Unnecessary Roughness is defined as “an illegal action in football where a player uses methods beyond what is necessary to block or tackle another player” (Sporting Charts 1). This prohibits players from intentionally harming the other players on the opposing team.
Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the NFL due to no actions being taken in regards to the repetitive cases of head trauma. A total of 4,300 players of the league’s alumni is suing the NFL, claiming it concealed the connections between repetitive head trauma and CTE cases, while profiting billions of dollars on violence (Jenkins NP). Because of this, the NFL strived to develop safety advancements such as helmet testing and clinical for advanced imaging to better identify concussions. However, the association proclaimed that it aims to alter rules of the game instead of undergoing reinforcements (Beck NP). The NFL has had several attempts on refining safety issues but has failed to do so in several
This was the biggest change that happened and Roger Goodell stated to ESPN the day that it was first put into place “... too help the players from suffering life threatening injuries, because they as human beings, deserve to have the right to live a healthy life after football,”(Seifert, Kevin) Now people can say well if the NFL cared about the players and their right to be safe then why put the NFL GameDay Concussion Protocol into effect in 2009 when it started to be a big time problem in 2004. Well people do not know that the organization was trying to help but they were trying to fix it with small changes rather then big time changes due to the risk of viewer
Although there are sports that have similar risk factors to high school football, according to Shotz’s article, “There are more concussions in football than in any other sport. That’s why kids are deciding not to play.” (Shotz 1). Shotz mentions that even NFL players won’t let their own children play because they feel as if the game is just too risky. If the football stars we watch on television don’t want to have their children play football, why should we find every excuse to allow children to play if we know the precautions of
Adrenaline courses through your body as your trusted QB, John Smith, passes the ball over to you and you break free of the tight defense they have fortified around you and John. Time is ticking down, and this touchdown is the thin line between victory and defeat. You accelerate, feeling the wind breeze against your cheeks as the distance between the end zone and you grow shorter and shorter. 15 yards …. 10 yards ….
One way that football tries to prevent it is by adding rules and regulations to the sport that make it harder for a player to get a concussion. One rule they added is if a player loses their helmet in the middle of a play. The play is immediately whistled dead. Another rule that they added is no head to head contact. Head to head contact is one of the easiest ways to get a concussion.
Joe Starkey, the narrator, begins his tribute to the Cal-Stanford, 1982 game by acknowledging the practically unwinnable stance of the Bears, "And now, the bears in a seemingly impossible situation. " (191). He builds and illusion around the facts of the game as he analyzes the field and the play of the ball. Implying that the unlikelihood that the Bears will win, "It 's unlikely that Ford can get the ball and get out of bounds far enough upfield," (191) Starkey postpones his conclusion until after the drop of the ball. His intention, after all, is to inform about the current state of the game.
In Ancient Rome crowds used to be in large amphitheatres like the Colosseum, and now people go to large stadiums to watch the football players. The second common point, for both sports, is celebrity. The winning gladiator became very famous, and the same for football players, they become famous and everybody knows them. The third similarity is related to the risk of injury. During gladiators fights, not all gladiators were killed, but most of them would be injured, or severely hurt.