Goodell said, “There are risks in the lives of teenagers everyday, football is not one of them” (Kindelan and Conway). Supporters of football also claim “football really instill a sense of pride in kids who play in the community” (Tyler 16). However, the tough, manly persona that is “football culture” can lead to more problems. For instance players return to the field to quickly after sustaining injuries to appear tough. This increases their chance to sustain another injury or worsen the one they have.
To play football, you have to be aware of the risks of the game. The game that they play is very physical. Football players in the National Football League, College, High School, and even the kids that play in peewee leagues do not care about the risks, they just want to play the game they love. Football Players know the risks to their health and thus should be allowed to play the sport without any additional rules or equipment modifications. Football players love the game they play, but the game they play has many of risks to their health.
It 's not a NFL player 's job to be role model 's for young children. If you think it 's that bad you should write them a letter or send them a email, but that won 't listen, there PRO football players. There not going to want to listen to you. Also what is so bad about showboating? Everyone does it.
America was founded on multiple principles, one of them being that America is supposed to be a country where people can say what they want and believe what they want without being punished. Over the past couple years however, more and more people who are standing up for their beliefs, are being punished, specifically 17 NFL players who have decided not to stand during the national anthem. Many news outlets have had opinions from NFL owners, players, and fans about the protest, but not a lot of media has had opinions from military veterans. I wanted to get a true military perspective from a veteran who wouldn’t hold anything back. Richard Carter has served in the military under the Air Force for 8 years and in the reserve for two years.
the most common injuries are lower leg injuries which many players come back and still play like jaylon smith for the dallas who tor his acl,mcl and a nerve off his foot which he was not able move for about a year he now playing football again. Injury Percentage Breakdown Head, face and neck 4.3% Concussions 7.4% Upper limb 16.9% Torso and pelvis 11.9% Lower limb 50.4% Other 9.1% In a recent survey 14 kids took 6 said yes they agree kids 5-7 years old should play tackle football 8 said they don 't agree kids should play My recommendations are kids should be able to play football. It teaches many things like respect for other kids and adults. Very good cardio and physical and mental strength. Accountability for your job at every play and working with ten other kids.
In 2010 alone, nearly 10.4 million visits to the doctor 's office were caused by knee injuries in football. Many players may think they’re just tired. “Pain and swelling are the two most common signs of a knee injury.”-American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Some kids don’t even know they have an injury. When kids are overscheduled and pushed to hard, this is known as the ‘silent epidemic’.
HEAD TRAUMA IN CONTACT SPORTS The popularity of contact sports in the United States exposes a large number of players (Ranging from kids to professionals) to potential brain injuries. 300,000 sports-related head injuries, most which are concussions, occur in the United States each year. Federal court documents show that one third of NFL retirees are expected to develop long-term cognitive problems, and conditions are more likely to emerge at younger ages that the general population. Recurring trauma to the brain can be serious or fatal and may not take to medical treatment. However, Brain injuries are preventable.
Should parents let children play football? I think students and children should not play football. I believe that football is too dangerous. Football can cause a lot of injuries, it also can cause concussions. A sharpening focus on the risk of head injuries in football is leading parents to wonder whether the game it worth it for children.
As stated by source 2, many high school athletes don't have a full developed body. Inexperience and lack of knowledge of techniques could leave the athlete's body prone to injuries. Football is a high contact sport, where athletes could get hurt at any moment. Improper techniques in tackling and tackling too high could lead to brain injuries. "Over 517,726 football related injuries occurred in 2005-2006 across high schools in the United States", claimed by source 2.
You run to him as he is surrounded by people trying to help. Over 147,000 youth football players suffered from concussions in the 2013-2014 school year. Although, the article “Should kids Play Football?” states that “Young athletes learn discipline, focus, teamwork—skills that will help them be successful later in life.” Football is too dangerous of a sport. Football players are at a high risk for concussions,
The NFL handed down the penalties to the Patriots and Tom Brady on May 11th, 2015. Brady received a four game suspension. The Patriots as a team also received punishments from the NFL. They got 1 million dollar fine as well as the loss of two draft picks the following years draft. Everyone was more than shocked.
As these trends rise and more data is examined it is no wonder the youth football turnout is decreasing in pockets on America. Many parents are beginning to prohibit their children from participating in this dangerous game. When speaking to David Remnich of the Washington Post, President Obama said if he had a son, “ I would not let my son play professional football.”, NBA superstar Lebron James told ESPN.com “ It’s a safety thing. As a parent, you protect your kids. I don’t think I am the only one not allowing his kids to play football.” It is not just outsiders to the sport refusing to allow their children to participate either, Hall of Fame Quarterback Terry Bradshaw told Jay Leno in 2012, “If I had a son today, I would not let him play football.” These sentiments are shared among many of the games past heroes including, Troy Aikman, Bart Scott, Antwaan Randle El, and Brett Favre to name a few.
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. The goal this year should be to find ways to put more pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Last season, the defense had a total of 15 sacks, which translates directly to opposing quarterbacks having time to sit back and pick the Cyclones ' secondary apart. The defense does figure to be a little better this season with the return of three key players. The best returning defensive player figures to be SO DB Kamari Cotton-Moya who led the team in tackles as a true freshman with 77 stops.
Within class, we have been discussing the topic of allowing your son to play the physical sport football. Would you allow your son to play football with having the insight of all the risks they would be taking? I would not allow my son to play football because of how physical it is. High school football has the highest rate of concussions at 47.1% over all the other sports played by high schoolers. Within the article, “Would you let your son play football” on ESPN.com states, “The issue of player safety and concussions would have a very real, very fresh face.” This is significant because once a football player dies they are examined, which the majority of football players have serious injuries in their brains.