I know this is a controversial issue, because one side says "this is football. injuries are a part of life. deal with it." That is true, but does it need to be that way? The other viewpoint is that year after year we watch fantastic players get seriously hurt, which both harms the individual and damages the enjoyment for fans. I suspect I'm not the only one who feels that last season's Patriots weren't anywhere near as exciting and as interesting as if Brady had been there to continue the Brady-Moss show and take on Eli again. Injuries hurt the longevity of players... Ex, Montana was never quite the same after his injuries. Already this season we won't get to see playmakers like Mayo flying around the field for quite some time... no Urlacher... no McNabb. A whole mass of running backs league wide are already injured. We end up with a bunch of backups and gimpy players not making fantastic plays, but just trying to get through the game. For this coming week over 200 players are injured, and it's only week 2. The big question I guess is, what COULD be done to help prevent injuries without sissyfying the game? Would more pads (tastefully and sensibly thought out) help? New rules? Or are you fine with the way things are?