Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Helmet's, No Helmet's, or Helmet's with no facemask.

The NFL is cracking down on the Head to Head hits made by Defensemen and the action of leading with your head as a running back / wide receiver. What are some ways the NFL could prevent some of these completely unnecessary acts of violence. One way is that they could remove the Helmet completely. This would make it so defense men will want to lead more with there shoulder so they do not hurt there head, and it will also prevent running backs and wide receivers from leading with there head when they are running with the ball. Another way the NFL could possibly prevent these hits are what Mike Ditka Former NFL coach said “I said a long time ago if you want to change the game take the mask off the helmet ,It will change the game a lot. If you want to change the game and get it back to where people aren’t striking with the head and using the head as a weapon, take the mask off the helmet”( this is a valid point a main reason that this would help is what Ditka went on to say. He said that there are a lot of “pretty Boys” that are not going to want to lead with there head, because they don’t want to disorient there faces. With taking the Mask off of the helmet you protect the players head and make them less likely to want to use it as a weapon.

1 comment:

  1. I think that you have a good point there, but companies are developing helmets that can be used as weapons and protect the wearer and only injure the opposing player. Also I think that Taking off the face mask would not do a lot because you still have the hard plastic shell, players would be more careful but it would not eliminate the head to head contact.