There have been a few reports implying that Eric Heitmann's potentially career-ending injury has been due to the Singletary's Nutcracker Drill. I don't want this to turn into a "Bash Sing" thread. On the contrary, I wanted to discuss the implications of potentially dangerous drills in the NFL.
We know the NFL has had a huge stance on protecting its players. Just last season, there was a huge emphasis on preventing concussions. And we all know what lengths the league goes to in order to protect their QBs. Heavy fines are occurrences that happen nearly every other week.
But those are things that happen in games, where there are certain rules that come into play. Do you guys think the league could/would do anything about training camp activities like the Nutcracker Drill?
In a sense, the drill isn't anything compared to what you see in an NFL game. Guys running full speed, colliding into one another happens on every play, in virtually every point players come into contact with one another. Contact in the NFL is inevitable.
Do you see the league banning such drills during training camp? Or do you just see the league letting teams handle their own training camps, and just trusting that coaches have the conventional wisdom not to put their players at risk?