Some big hitters in the NFL are viewed as dirty players because of their bone crushing tackles. A lot of coaches like to blame big hits for the fact of... ... middle of paper ... ...grams such as bigger, faster and stronger, there is no way that we can stop concussions from happening. I still watch and love football today but some part of me doesn’t think the defensive game is the same merely because of concussions. Although I think football should still be played in today society, a lot of people are viewing the game differently because of concussions. I disagree with hurting players, but some of the calls made this year dealing with tackling have made my mouth drop several times.
When the brain does not function properly, a person is exposed to a mental degradation that can result in a loss of self-being and independence. Concussions are becoming the main suspect for mental challenges in football players as the result of an overlooked modern game. First, the primary causes of concussions in football are players competing with a history of brain injury, the size of players, and the speed of delivered hits. Many participants continue to hit the field despite a common trait of previous head trauma which can pose a higher risk for receiving a severe concussion. In fact, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association conducted a study in 2010 and discovered that only 42% of high schools have a certified trainer on call with the proper knowledge to identify if a player is safe to participate (Hruby 141).
Lebanon Missouri is a football town, they strive off of football. I always remember when I was little going to the high school football games and being so amazed at how many people were there to watch high school football. Football in Lebanon was way more than a sport, it was like a second religion. So growing up it was always a big thing to play football. My football “Career” started out in mighty might football.
Dr. Margret Brooks says ““because the brain is floating freely inside the skull, I think most experts doubt whether it is possible to ever develop a helmet design that can prevent concussion.” (Healy, 2014) 6. No matter what helmet players are wearing they are all susceptible to concussions, especially if the rules to not protect player well enough. Conclusion I. Signpost: In conclusion, more needs to be done to prevent concussions without taking away from the intensity of the game. II. Summary: Players’ safety should be focused on more by making rules stricter in the NFL, teaching younger players how to tackle, and increasing the rules because helmets do not always prevent concussions.
The new helmet to helmet rule is the first topic of debate. One thing scientists and neurologists have tested many players, and retired players, and have found that damage to the brain caused by a concussion, can last for decades if not given the right amount of time to heal (Nordquist). They also found abnormal brain wave activity years after several violent concussions in a row. They also found partial wasting away of the motor pathway, which can cause slight ADD. Thirty years after retiring, some NFL players who had had concussions, were experiencing symptoms similar to those of early Parkinson's disease.
Such as depression, dementia, Mental Illness, and possibly death or paralysis. there really isn’t ways eliminate head injuries unless their is a no contact rule in the NFL or the NFL gets abolished. even with the advances in technology and equipment getting better it still will happen. But some players don't only suffer the injuries from the NFL but from playing pop-warner, high school, college, the progressing to the NFL. Not only are the athletes involved but the families.
Seeing how concussions have effected former players ties in directly with helment to helmet hits. If the NFL would have let players know more about how head blows could affect them later down the road, would they agree with an ejection? Having players who committed intentional head blows would have lessened concussions. Some former players say they wouldn’t even let their own sons play football. The equipment, and t...
I noticed that during what I thought was a concussion though after the initial hits my ears would ring and give me very painful headaches. On average most football players experience a concussion 3.4 times a season according to a survey in Pennsylvania conducted by Dr. Wayne Langburt. His studies concluded forty-seven percent of the players that participated in the survey claimed they had experienced a concussion. Most of these are unreported by players to coaches, which is very dangerous and risky. I myself have endured concussions both unreported.
Throughout the course of the years football has been a widely known sport that has captivated the attention of several viewers. Yet, audiences are oblivious to the actual dangers of American football. National football league players are susceptible to brain trauma as a result of the menacing plays that occur during the game. Despite the fact that the National Football League has attempted to donate millions in hopes of making the negative side comments and lawsuits disappear, it cannot dismiss the fact that it is utterly responsible for the catastrophic injuries that football players have had to endure. Although football fans are fascinated by the aggressiveness of the sport and the dangerous tackles that occur they fair to notice what actually
If you are someone who doesn’t know much about concussions this can show you how painful, scary, and dangerous they must be. In a game such as football players are hitting another player head to head well over 40 times a game. How do kids as young as 7 years old all the way up to grown men in their 30’s deal with this? It is one of the biggest problems occurring with this sport and it needs a solution. When a concussion occurs it goes through a specific process for everything.