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NFL, Manufacturers Agree There’s No Perfect Helmet

Representatives of the NFL, the NFLPA and the four equipment companies that make every helmet worn in the league all say there is no such thing as a football helmet that eliminates concussions.

WFAN–11/12/2010

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NFL Releases 11-Page Guide To Illegal Hits

The NFL wants everyone to know what it told players months ago about illegal hits and how the disciplinary process works.

WFAN–11/10/2010

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie, center, is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles safeties Quintin Mikell, left, and Kurt Coleman in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 in Philadelphia. Collie was injured on the play. (AP Photo/Miles Kennedy)

Collie’s Concussion Again Raises NFL Helmet Hit Issue

Seeing Austin Collie motionless on the turf made some people wonder if it will take a suspension or two before the NFL’s crackdown on illegal tackles hits home.

WFAN–11/08/2010

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College Coaches: Don’t Blame Us For Helmet Hits

College coaches have been watching closely as the NFL has cracked down on dangerous tackles and helmet hits. And they have a reply: Don’t blame us.

WFAN–10/29/2010

James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers encourages the fans to make noise while playing the Cleveland Browns on October 17, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 28-10. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

NFL: Players Responded Well, Played Cleanly

One week after drawing heavy fines for illegal hits, James Harrison and Brandon Meriweather were praised by the NFL for clean play in Sunday’s victories.

WFAN–10/25/2010

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Liguori: Helmets Off To The NFL

Hats off, or dare we say, helmets off to the NFL for cracking down on helmet-to-helmet hits. It is a policy that needed to be made, but a difficult one.

WFAN–10/22/2010

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NFL Spells Out Rule Changes In Video

The NFL delivered its message about heavier punishment for illegal hits, including suspensions, directly to the 32 teams Thursday with a video spelling out what to avoid.

WFAN–10/22/2010

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NFL Discipline: How Fines, Suspensions Are Decided

The trail from the field to NFL offices to announcements of fines and suspensions for illegal hits.

WFAN–10/21/2010

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NFL Takes Down Photos For Sale Of Illegal Hits

The league said Wednesday an outside vendor used an automated process to post pictures online for fans to buy, but the system would be changed to ensure photos of illegal hits were not available.

WFAN–10/20/2010

The NFL is looking to crack down on illegal hits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

NFL Fines But Doesn’t Suspend 3 Players For Hits

The NFL imposed huge fines Tuesday on three players for dangerous and flagrant hits last weekend and warned that, starting with this week’s games, violent conduct will be cause for suspension.

WFAN–10/20/2010

Atlanta Falcons corner back Dunta Robinson, right, and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, left, are helped after a hit during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Suspensions Not Enough Medicine For NFL Headaches

The NFL brass is downright delusional if they think the laws already on the books are tough enough to make the problem go away.

WFAN–10/20/2010

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Rolle On The FAN: NFL Crackdown “Ridiculous”

Giants safety Antrel Rolle and Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery joined Benigno & Roberts to recap another good week for New York football.

WFAN–10/19/2010

The NFL is looking to crack down on illegal hits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

On WFAN: NFL To Levy Suspensions For Dirty Hits

NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Tuesday that the NFL will start instituting suspensions for illegal hits – effective immediately.

WFAN–10/19/2010

DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles is helped off the field after being laid out by Dunta Robinson #23 of the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both players were injured on the play and had to be helped off the field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

About Time: NFL Gets Tough With Head Hunters

Football can be a hurt business, but there was so much hurting going on in Week 6 of the NFL season that alarms went off at league headquarters.

WFAN–10/19/2010

Zack Follett #49 of the Detroit Lions is taken off the field on a stretcher after being injured on a punt return against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Lions 28 - 20. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Helmet-to-Helmet Hits Knock Out Big Playmakers

Several helmet-to-helmet hits Sunday caused injuries to some of the NFL’s top playmakers.

WFAN–10/17/2010