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  1. chasa

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    Has anyone else noticed that after the most recent changes to the rules against going high during the offseason a huge jump in knee and chest injuries?

    this preseason we have see no less then 3 guys leave the games in ambulances due to bruised lungs, and how many torn up knees so far? 8?9?

    seems like in trying to prevent head injuries there has been an abnormal amount of severe injuries as players are intentionally aiming lower then normal to prevent potential helmet to helmet as offensive players lower themselves just before the hit.
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    There are tradeoffs for anything, and improvements that can be made to the rules, but on the whole I'd prefer to see a guy's knee be destroyed than his brain. It's not even a close comparison.
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    True in one sense. But then you have to consider how many knees are destroyed (and careers ended) for each concussion that's prevented. That would make the comparison much closer on an individual level.
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    I'd rather see 1000 players crippled at the knee than another Corwin Brown or Junior Seau or the other tragedies that are increasingly tied to brain trauma/concussions.
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    I doubt that there are many knees destroyed for each concussion prevented.

    But even if several guys lose their careers for each one whose life is saved, that seems like a great trade-off to me.
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    apparently Mingo's bruised lung could have been a fatal Die on the field type of injury. I think players would rather a concussion over dead.
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    They should make soft helmets instead of hard ones.
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    Im going to need to some concrete numbers too know if the amount of knee/chest injuries are actually much higher. I know a good amount of the knee injuries that happened earlier in the camps were non contact.
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    They should make offensive players wear flags around their waists. Yeah, that's the ticket.
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    That would probably cause an escalation in groin injuries.:eek: I stand by the pillow on the head option.
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    They do need soft helmets. The hard ones transfer too much energy. Softer wouldn't. And maybe the players would use their heads and tackle correctly. Not a full head ram into a player.
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    I really don't know, but I get the feeling that they (whoever they is, media maybe?) are blaming everything on concussions. Or is it something else? Like money problems, the pressure of being a former celeb athlete, the psychological effects of getting older and dealing with the fact that you cannot be superman anymore? I think former athletes deal with a whole host of issues that are different or magnified after they retire from the game. Not that they aren't real, but I just can't help but wonder if "concussions" are the popular catch all buzz word of the day.
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    I'd rather get knocked out than have my knee destroyed. Maybe I'm wrong but I would rather have the ability to run around and play with my kids in the yard. Granted I don't really know the effects of multiple concussions.

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