Originally posted by GreenReaperTT:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
I agree with the weight limit. But have minimums, not maximum.
If you are under 200 you can't play. This is a big mans game so keep the pipsqueeks like Brees out. Otherwise we are just making special rules for the few shrimps who can't take big hits.
well, the over 300 club that started in the 80's is just not healthy or safe for the players. they say they want more safety, but then a lot of guys keep weight on that they really shouldnt from a health standpoint, and heavier guys across the boards means more danger to everyone, since those MFers fall down and take knees with them.
Whether you weigh 320 lbs or 120 lbs, if you come down on top of someones leg, its a season ending type injury. Its about the angle of the force being applied, not the amount of weight.
Limiting weight isnt going to make the game any safer, considering the players who usually commit the most injury causing hits are S and LB, who both weight under 280 lbs.
There is no real way to make the game safer, outside just playing flag football. Its a violent game, and the players understand the health risks. This whole brain injury saga in the NFL is a big legal issue. They couldnt care less about player safety, they care about the safety of their wallets. The product was at its best when it was violent, and thats why the NFL tried to ignore the concussion issues for so long.
Players understood what would likely happen to them someday after being bashed in the head hundreds of times. It was just a money grab stemming from the loopholes in our legal system.
If the NFL just gave retired players a nice medical plan, every single player would agree to risking their personal health for the millions and the fame. Just bring back the game we all knew and loved. If you want to protect the QB, fine. They make the most money for the league. But make it uniform. Dont favor guys like Brady and Brees, and then ignore guys like Brandon Weeden.
And PLEASE make helmet to helmet calls reviewable. Its going to cost someone a HUGE game one of these days. It might have already cost us the 1 seed.