It's to prevent concussions. The more rules they enforce to protect the player's health, the less money it will cost them for insurance and retirement benefits. And you protect your star athletes, too.
Goodell is a business man first. Protect your assets, limit your liability.
So lame. This rule is going to ruin this league in my opinion. The QB coddling almost did, but this will put it over the top.
The frustrating thing is that we all know this is driven by money. The owners/Goodell don't give a s*** about the player's health. They just don't want their moneymakers to miss games. If it came from an altruistic place, it would make me feel better.
[ Edited by YouGotGored on Oct 18, 2010 at 23:35:19 ]
This site is dedicated to the 49ers and their fans. It is in no way affiliated with the NFL or any of its teams. All teams and players mentioned on this site are registered trademarks of the NFL. The use of any team names, words, trademarks, logos or photos have been used for descriptive purposes only. The content and information from other sites is the property of their respective owners. Player and team photos used with permission from USA TODAY Sports Images.