Having stricter penalties is a key part in eliminating the amount of concussions that occur during the NFL season. Referees will be particularly alert to fouls in which defenders purposely use the helmet and/or facemask to hit the passer, or use hands, arms, or other parts of the body to hit the passer forcibly in the head or neck area (“Rule 12 Player”). A defensive player must not use his helmet against a passer who is in a defenseless posture. For example, someone may forcibly hit the passer’s head or neck area with the helmet or facemask. Lowering the head and making forcible contact with the top/crown or forehead parts of the helmet against any part of the passer’s body is illegal
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
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.
If they do not want to change, then why should people be trying to make the changes? It is all up to the players to hop aboard onto the safer track. I asked an NFL player that plays tight end for the 49ers if he was aware of the risks he was taking while playing, and his response was, “I am very aware of the risk I am taking when I am playing football” (George Kittle). Every person playing sports knows what they are doing can be dangerous, and that goes for about every sport. This shows you from a pro football players view that he’s aware of the risk, but he is willing to take the risk.
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
Professional football presents dangers of concussions, needs to convey awareness regarding these dangers, and to bring the long term effects to light. In the early 21st century, concussions in professional football had become a noticeable health problem and was labeled "The Concussion Crisis." Professional football concussions contributed too much of the epidemic problem and brings much of the awareness to the public. The concussion crisis exactly began over a century ago. The concussions were identified among football players during the first decades of the game.
Knock,knock do you think that football should be a sport well some people say it should not and other people say it should so today you are going to learn three reason why they should be a sport and why they should not first reason people say it should not is because you can get injured,you could get a concussion, and the good reason is Let them play, those are my three reason To begin with, people think it should not be a sport is you could get injured you can get injured in many ways you can get tackled head to head you can get a broken foot you could get a broken hand you could get sacked, there are many ways you could get injured playing football for example a in sorce one it states brain injury can result when a player uses his helmet to hit another player in the helmet this is called a head to head hit and the NFL's rules impose a penalty on a player who uses this tactic.that is one example that what could happen. Furthermore, people say that it can cause a concussion a concussion can happen if you do a head to head tackle but alot harder and football players suffer of concussion a concussion is a when you get tackled so hard that you lose your memory when you lose your memory you cant remember anything, alot of players suffer from a concussion football
Concussions Are Serious Lots of people do not understand how critical a concussion can be today. Concussions are very common. They mostly come from contact sports like football, boxing, and hockey. These sports deal with a lot of contact and players take a lot of beatings. More effective protocols should be implemented to prevent concussions around the professional sports league.
The era of Football in America is slowly coming to a close. Football has been known as America’s sport next to baseball for many years now. The general physicality of every play isn’t(B3) matched by any other sport on the planet, and that is why football causes more injuries than any other sport on the professional, and youth levels. Parents are pulling their kids from their teams, even in the middle of the season because of the information that has been released over the past decade illuminating a big problem for the game. This problem is called concussions.
Youth football is a sport that is played in many places, many people think that it is not dangerous and kids should be able to play, while others think that this sport is too dangerous and should not be played. Based off of all the evidence that I have found through research, it has let me to agreeing with the fact that youth football is too dangerous for young children to be playing. This sport has pros to it, some of which are very good, but the con side outways it, these are the things showing that this sport is too dangerous at this age and overall. There are a few things and facts that show proof of why it is dangerous and why this can’t be stopped. Some of the reasons are very serious, such as CTE which is a brain disease caused by rapid hits to the brain, this has lifetime affects and changes you in many ways, in worst cases this can even cause death.
Sports fans still believes that NFL is still hiding many facts about concussion amongst players. With fans’ urges to find the truth, many media sources interview ex-football players, doctors, and concussion victims to spread the truth about the NFL and actual effects. With testimonies from the concussion victims, awareness of concussion through the media helps facilitate the change in the NFL with regards to concussion protocols. According to John Shockey from DePaul University, he writes, “The increase in media framing of the NFL concussion crisis has made the issue important to the public and made them sympathize with the athletes and their families” (“Media Framing of the NFL Concussion Crisis Is Changing the Culture of the NFL”). Shockey
Concussions are also not limited to contact sports, they can occur in any sports. The actual injury of a concussion is not the issue of this crisis that is ongoing; the real issue at hand is the failure to manage them correctly. That is something that is very important to note because thousands of concussions go unaddressed every year, which can cause severe brain damage, especially on the professional level. The focus of this issue is in the NFL because of recent studies that have come out about the true dangers of concussions. The NFL is currently on the hot seat dealing with this issue due to the amount of retired players who
The NFL should research more on CTE and discover ways to prevent it. One way could be providing safety gear that could protect the players from concussions, which is a major cause of CTE. The NFL should also accept that there is a connection between playing football and getting CTE. Our brains are not genetically engineered to sustain an impact on our cranium, so players who suffer a concussion in a game should not be let back into the game until proper treatment is provided. Until this happens we cannot trust the NFL on anything they
Mike Webster was a center for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Webster had many injuries as a result of playing football. He had broken bones, torn tendons, heart malfunctions, and his teeth were falling out. However, his worst one of all was the injury to his head. In 2003, after Webster passed away, Dr. Bennet Omalu did an examination of his brain.
During his journey to the NFL Jason Pierre Paul used many habits of mind to help him get through his problems. He used persisting because he could have easily given up and retired, but he didn’t. He also used the habit of mind striving for accuracy because he had to try a lot harder as a result of his hand impediments. He also faced the problem that while he played his hand was in a very large glove to protect it so he couldn’t grab or grip anything with it. He uses the habits of mind thinking flexibly and creating, imagining, and innovating to find new ways to tackle with only one normal hand.