NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field.
No matter the league’s motivation, any move to save the players from themselves is a good move.
The NFL and other organizations are heading up research program they hope will help improve safety and prevent concussions.
Player safety in the NFL has been a frequent topic of conversation recently and Goodell discussed it again Wednesday during a lecture and question-and-answer session at the department of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello doesn’t give much credence to a magazine feature on Roger Goodell that claims the commissioner is petrified a player will die on the field.
“He’s terrified of it,” a Hall of Fame player told ESPN The Magazine. “It wouldn’t just be a tragedy. It would be awfully bad for business.”
The Jets have given Garrard a workout. If they see any kind of talent, they should sign him and give him the chance to beat out the stiffs that are still on the roster.
“The league is considering various options that include the possibility of delaying the contest several days in the event of a weather emergency on game day,” the report said. “The league even could decide to play the game on Saturday…”
The drugs are evolving. The conversation must follow suit. It’s time to stop the anger and disappointment that spews everywhere from airwaves to columns to happy hours.
Entergy said the device performed without problem during January’s Sugar Bowl and other earlier events. They said the device has been removed and replacement equipment will be installed.
The NFL has reinstated Gregg Williams after suspending him for his role in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal, and the Titans have added him to their coaching staff.
Boomer has his story, and he’s sticking to it: “There was no embellishment … there was no agenda from where I got the story from, nobody was looking to embarrass anybody.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was sitting with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the game Sunday, and they talked about avoiding a repeat of the blackout at next year’s game at the Meadowlands.
It was a controversial year for the NFL, but nothing is stopping the popularity of America’s most watched game.
There’s plenty going on in New Orleans around Super Bowl XLVII.