Look for the Cyclones to use a conservative game plan until they can find players that know how to put the ball in the end-zone. Also, the offensive line needs to do everything possible to protect the quarterback who figures to be the team 's only offensive threat heading into the 2015 season. Defense: Things were just as bad for the defense in 2014. They gave up 38.8 PPG to opposing offenses while allowing almost 530 YPG. Supporting the notion the defense was pushed around all year long is the fact the defense only forced a total of 49 punts, which works out to just over 4 a game.
NFL vs. Players: Analysis and Intervention The National Football League is currently in a long-standing conflict with a group of its players and former players who demand compensation for the brain damage incurred during their professional careers with the NFL as a result of multiple concussions. The players’ group has taken these grievances to court, accusing the NFL of wrongful death and negligence for allegedly concealing the long-term effects of multiple concussions sustained during play, despite voluntarily investigating these possible effects. (Kenney 2012) This player’s group claims that players were not actively warned of the dangers of cumulative mild traumatic brain injury or MTBI until 2010. (ESPN 2011) The representatives of the
Article #1 Over the past few years there has been much debate on concussions in sports. However, the main focus has been on the NFL. Several former players have attempted to sue due to head injuries suffered during their playing career. These players say the NFL never made them aware of the dangers that occurred during their playing careers. There were never seminars or information released to the players stating concussion could cause long-term damage and possible even death.
First, we chose to limit the subsample of head impact exposure to 8- to 15-year-olds to maximize our chances of capturing concussions. From previous research,9,14 we expected few if any concussions in the 5- to 7-year age group. Despite this, we captured few concussions on players wearing accelerometers and were underpowered to examine statistical differences between impacts resulting and not resulting in concussion. In addition, although all concussions occurred in NHUF leagues, differences in concussion rates between HUF and NHUF leagues were not found among the entire cohort.13 Future research should include a broader sample and perhaps include players at the youngest
In 2003, after Webster passed away, Dr. Bennet Omalu did an examination of his brain. In this examination, Dr. Omalu found a chronic disease that he believed to be caused by playing in the NFL (Kirk). As stated in the film by Steve Fainaru, “And that decision would change the NFL, because if Webster’s brain had not been examined, I don’t honestly think that we would be where we are at today” (Kirk). Without this examination the investigation would not have occurred, and therefore, the muckraking would not have occurred.
Helmets play an enormous role in sports; and they can save lives. The essays The NFL’s Head Cases and Do Sports Helmets help or hurt have different point of views of how helmets in sports help head injuries. In Nate Jackson’s essay he had so many questions about why the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was suspending players for hits with the head. He played in the NFL for six years; and was for reducing
This paper will go into detail about the mental and physical health effects of CTE and address what the NFL is doing to reduce concussions. CTE affects players not just mentally but also physically. One out of every three NFL players are affected by CTE and it is becoming a bigger issue everyday. CTE used to not be as common in football payers, but more in boxers, it was very common due to various amounts of headshots taken by the
Since scientist have begun studying the effects of concussions on the brain with professional football players it has become apparent that concussions can lead to permanent brain damage and memory loss. Also, studies show that because of the speed and hits they receive every day, retired football players have developed brain diseases and short term memory which has made their lives a blight. Since the link of concussions to brain damage has been made, the NFL has made changes in the league to prevent these traumatic diseases. The league has changed the way they practice on the field and even the equipment they use. Even though there is no definite answer to solving the serious amounts of concussive cases in football, the game of football still goes on and precautions are being taken to prevent dramatic
Unnecessary If it isn’t broken why fix it, which is a phrase the NFL needs to live by. The NFL has changed many long standing rules and traditions. The people that make the changes are turning the NFL into a ‘’soft league’’. The NFL needs to repeal the head slap, pass interference and offensive holding rules. The National Football League has created some pointless rules.
With a growing epidemic of concussions we should spend more time studying concussions and get better protection in the sports we play. There should be more safety requirements, concussion protocols, and better education on concussions. Many people overlook concussions when looking over someone because they don’t fully know about concussions. According to Dr. Steven Rothman, America has been exaggerating concussions and treating injuries with caution (Koppelman). But in reality concussions are a big issue and people need to know about them.
Wow. Did we actually have a week of football without a crazy injury? Around fantasy playoff time no less?! We’ll chalk up last week’s injury-free week in the fantasy world as a win, but there’s still a lot of big names that are shelved for the season. If you are someone like me who has struggled mentally, physically and emotionally with all these injuries in your season long leagues, daily fantasy is the place to look.
The NFL has stated that they believe the issues having to do with the knees, drugs, and steroids are greater problems in football, according to the number of incidents, than concussions. In several attempts to talk to the NFL about the effects of CTE found in football players, the discussion has been dismissed. In 2013, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle the lawsuit with retired players. As part of this settlement, the league did not admit any wrongdoing. There was no admission that anything was caused by football.
Whatever it is, we 'll cooperate with them the best we can,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Later in another interview, when asked, Tom Brady said that the accusations against him and his team were “ridiculous.” On January 20th, 2015, the Colts chimed in on their thought and accusations against the Patriots. After Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson intercepted one of Brady’s passes in the second quarter and gave the ball a member of the Colts equipment staff, they noticed that the ball was underinflated and they informed the Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. That same day Chris Mortensen, a reporter for ESPN, reported that 11 of the 12 footballs used in the first half of the game were greatly underinflated compared to what they are supposed to be. Starting that day and going on until May 6th, 2015, the NFL investigated the Patriots to see if the accusations were false or if there was actually something there.
One author argued that football was a manifestation of humanity’s primal bloodlust; another stressed that brutish play preserved the Machismo ideal. All the books, however, seemed to draw a common conclusion: football’s tolerance for ferocity was systemic. I had a hunch that this culture of violence was far-reaching, but I needed specific evidence to prove it. To explore society’s role, I returned to JumboSearch and tracked down sources beyond the Tisch Stacks. I read into the bounty scandal that rocked the NFL, and tracked down initial reports and policy statements issued in response by League officials.
However, these brand new policies are now being used to determine punishments for infractions that occurred while the old policies were still in place, which directly affects players such as Greg Hardy of the Dallas Cowboys, who are on trial for cases of domestic violence. Recently, Hardy’s punishment has been reduced from the original ten game suspension to a four game suspension, after the arbitrator, Harold Henderson stated that “ten games was simply too much” (McManus, 2015). This may not satisfy Hardy, however, because under the NFL’s old disciplinary policies, this misdemeanor would have constituted for no more than a two game suspension. This case makes evident just how skewed the NFL’s decision making process is when dealing with disciplinary actions. Fans of the Cowboys are thrilled about the reduction in Hardy’s suspension because Hardy is an invaluable asset to the Cowboys’ defense, so he is desperately needed if the Cowboys are to have a winning season.