Kids get concussions that lead to CTE and some also get serious neck injuries and are sometimes paralyzed for the rest of their lives. People say it is the coaches’ fault and they should do more about the issue. Others also say it’s the kids for getting into the sport knowing the risks as they pertain to the sport of football. Parents also say that the sport is too physical and should reduce physical contact. Life ending injuries in sports could be reduced
These injuries would scare any parents and would deter them from allowing their sons to play football. Over the years, more parents have become stricter on the decision to allow their children to play football. Based on a survey in 2016, only 75% of parents would allow their children to participate in the sport. This number in 2013 was 87%. The number of parents that would allow their children to play decreased because of the of the recent news of the negative health issues associated with playing football.
For example when the Steelers first made the playoffs Rooney wanted to do something special for it, he changed the gold helmets to solid black the helmets we see today (steelers history.com) Very sadly the Steelers got rid of the bumblebee uniforms the Steelers are considering using the 1966-67 uniforms has the throwbacks (steelers.com). Honestly the jerseys were ugly but they helped us win a lot of games.Also with the the black and gold uniforms has backstory behind it. The Steelers and Eagles merged to make the Steagles and has a result with the black and gold uniforms we have today (steelers history). This was intresting fact because not a lot of Steelers fans that grew up in the 21st centrey do not know this. A lot of great ideas for TEam names and logos even uniforms were in the 1960s and still kept to this day, like with helmets, name ,logo and
When your playing football and getting into the game, the thought of life threatening injuries never truly cross the mind, but maybe they should. When you play the game of football there are many possibilities of things happening from making and interception to a scoring game winner. Many people don’t know that another possibility is a concussion or a broken bone, or even a life threatening injuries all because of the game of football! Many teen and kids life can be cut short of even ended because of the thrusting injuries in football! High school like Mckeel Academy of Technology should not have a football team because football is factor of hurting teens and kids badly!
Brain damage is a very big issue in football lately. But rugby has enforced rules that stop people from tackling high or around the shoulders. When a player tackles they can't lead with their head either. Rugby is much safer than its thought to be. So anyone who is worried about the safety of the players you can put that argument to rest.
Football causes about ten times the amount of significant brain injuries compared to other popular sports (What). A sport with as much violence as football needs to be taken seriously. Children who are not aware of the consequences and the magnitude of the injuries they can sustain need to be protected. Youth football should be put to an end. If a young adult knows the potential consequences of the game and still chooses to play, then they at least made the decision on their own terms as opposed to an eight or nine year old child whose father signed them up for youth
Football is a very popular sport not only in American high schools and colleges, but also in the entire country of the United States. Is playing high school football worth the risk and harm inflicted to high school football players? This is the main question raised by the author, Raymond Schroth, in the article “Abolish High School Football.” In this article, Schroth talked about the disadvantages and harms of playing high school football to the players. Schroth argued that high school football should be abolished because it had contributed more harmful effects than benefits to football players. Most of the high school football players are getting injured, some suffer from concussion, and the worst, some players die.
Every football player aging from pee-wee all the way to the National Football League are putting their health at risk. In recent studies, researchers have found that football players are more susceptible to severe injuries in the head and neck area. A major injury that is quite common amongst football players is a concussion. According to the Mayo Clinic
I believe that concussions are being continuously being prevented in sports like football and that the argument of concussions not being prevented well is not completely true. First thing I would like to talk about is equipment. At USA Today Sports I read that there are groups like NOCSAE that test football helmets with drop tests and ram the helmets with a dummy that can show them results of the impacts to test if the helmets are safe. Another thing I’ve found is that the NFL has advanced its helmets and pads a lot throughout the years and are now from leather helmets to reinforced plastic and metal helmets with impact
Topic: Why schools should spend more money on equipment to protect athletes from concussions and other injuries. In today’s society sports rule the lives of kids of all ages. Football, being one of the most popular, is on the decline because of the recent studies of NFL players having CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) causing early death and brain/memory problems. WIth these studies parents are starting to pull their children from playing football at a young age to try and reduce the risk of head injuries in general. The incorporation of more expensive protective equipment can reduce the risk of head trauma or any other head injuries.
Some minor rules have been changed by the NFL to make the game more safe, however concussions are still happening. The heads are these professional players need to be protected more so the brain does not get damaged. The brain does not only get injured during concussions. Minnesota says that any given professional player can receive up to 1500 blows to the head each season. Multiple seasons of football can lead to serious damage, and diseases like alzheimer 's.
It back fired and gave the Steelers field goal range to kick the winning kick and later costed the linebacker the first 4 games of the next season. The NFL has also made it so that you cannot hit quarterbacks to hard. The NFL has tried to cut down on the injuries given to quarterbacks by giving the unnecessary roughness call to the players. It’s given out when the refs think a hit is “too hard” and gives the offense 15 yards. Later in 2016, the NFL announced a new rule that made it if you got two unsportsmanlike conduct that you will get ejected out of the game after one game involving Carolina Panther’s cornerback Josh
Many different investigations were started in order to connect CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) to football. These investigations succeeded, even though some took longer to be recognized due to the fact of how important American football is to the U.S.A., but nonetheless it was known that NFL players were at a high risk for CTE and the only way to fix it is to stop playing football. During studies like the NFL case in 2002, there was a big riot about NFL and how it impacts the football fans, but they never focused on how the injuries start to stack up into CTE. The scientists that focus towards the beginning of a football athletes rate of concussions start to see the a distortion in the brain. Scientists like Dr. Christopher Whitlow, who did an experiment on 25 boys around mid teens and used helmets to record brain activity while playing football.
Though the results did find a small link, the NFL tried to cover themselves and downplay the findings. The New York Times were the first to find the skew in the findings by an average of ten percent. Also when interviewed by the Times, the NFL continued to blame the link of brain damage in their players to the use of tobacco and not trauma from the game ( Swhwarz, Bogdanich, and Williams). After the death of a former Hall of Famer, Mike Webster in 2002, Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian neurosurgeon who lived and worked in Pittsburgh removed his brain and studied it for almost a year. He found a new brain disease that is generated from multiple instances of brain trauma especially in NFL players and named it Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE for short.
Blitzing is very effective when it comes to disrupting the pass, and can pay off during the run game as well, but it I a gamble. If the offense is running a half back slip screen, and the defense sends all of their linebackers on a blitz, then things aren’t going to turn out well for the defense. The offense is going to gain 20-30 yards, and may even break it away for the touchdown. “When teams did blitz — and a blitz back then was always defined as sending five or more rushers — they played man coverage, working without a deep safety in the middle of the field most of the time. The rewards could be great, but so were the