Doug Robinson: Rules are not the real solution for addressing NFL injuries

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 10, 2017 8:47 p.m.

    I just think football in general has a BIG problem. The NFL has turned their fans against them with their hate America stuff -- combine that with all the head injuries -- combine that with many high schools now dropping football due to the injuries. This sport I think is sinking fast.

  • Casey See Camarillo, CA
    Oct. 10, 2017 5:21 p.m.

    I agree that players are bigger and faster and that drugs helps. But until you can find away to uncover the use / abuse, new rules and penalties aren't going to out way the rewards if not caught. However, there is one option that could help reduce one class of injuries. That is those injuries caused by illegal hits. For example, targeting. If a player targets another player and that player is injured, the targeting player should not be able to play until the other player is able to play again. The same for an illegal hit that results in an injury. For example a high/low hit that causes a play to blow out a knee and he can't play for an year. The player who caused the injury shouldn't play for a year either.

    I know this is a draconian concept, but the consequences of these illegal hits can be devastating to the player that received such a hit is also large. I'm not talking about fouls, I'm talking the 15 yard variety of fouls, fouls that have the potential of ending another's career. Most of the time, these fouls are caused by defensive players. Many players chose to play defense because they like to hit and do not like to be hit. This type of penalty would make them think.