Disregarding a player’s apprehension, a focus that still lays a concern is principles amongst athletes rejecting to self-address on concussion. The author ... ... middle of paper ... ...was taught about concussions. According to Covassin, “As the number of laws and policies on this issue continues to grow, the existing need to educate coaches about this important issue” (par.5). A big step forward would help administer confident changes in the football world, and by putting regulatory safety structure in place will prevent such injuries. As we all know, there are disadvantages and advantages to football, making it an overall physical dangerous sport on the field.
Immense concerns follow, g... ... middle of paper ... ...e changed over the course of history to better in providing safety, but much is left to be imposed. The large amount of participants in football and concern over head injuries, concentration towards technological advances and regulation will make the sport safer. Concussions, being a difficultly understood head injury will be be better understood through growing technology and continued testing. More testing will have to be imposed in collision of all levels to offer more support over the types of helmets. Stronger regulation by NOCASE and the FTC could potentially lower risk to head injuries and government intervention may address the seriousness.
Even when concussion symptoms seem ... ... middle of paper ... ...ensive players to tackle them (Farmer). On top of the defenses enragement by these new standards, 86.6% of fans feel quarterbacks are protected. Even more fans thought this after some quarterbacks openly admitted to purposely positioning themselves for blows to the head, just to draw a flag from the ref. So as you can see, there are many points to both sides of this argument. There are both pros and cons to the new helmet to helmet rules, targeting rule, tuck rule, and the new roughing the passer standards.
I disagree with hurting players, but some of the calls made this year dealing with tackling have made my mouth drop several times. Concussions effects on big hits, big plays, and defensive game style have changed the NFL for the worse. I understand that refs have to make what they see right calls, but in many cases players perform perfect technique and still get penalized. Although the NFL game is played at a high level, I believe concussions have taken some of the intensity away from players.
Medical personnel are advised to look over players after hits to the head. This will give players proper evaluations before a decision is made on whether or not they should get back in the game. Future technology should help to reduce the number of concussions suffered by football players. Hopefully scientists can look at concussions from a physics standpoint and realize they must reduce the force applied to the head during a big tackle. This is the main reason for concussions.
Injuries like concussions can lead to long term brain damage and even death after a player’s career. Many feel that the NFL should be responsible for the long term illnesses associated with playing the sport. The NFL should not be responsible for long term injuries and mental conditions that professional football players suffer from, players should protect themselves at all cost on and off the football field which means alternative means for future care after their careers. The NFL has taken precautions to keep the players safe from injury. Head related injuries can have devastating long-term effects, causing serious brain damage, neurological disorders, and other cognitive health problems The NFL realized that there was an issue with players enduring head to head collisions causing concussions.
These testing measurements do not address the rotational forces and minor hits to the brain which are associated with concussions (Post et al. 654). Given the seriousness of concussions in contact sports, more attention is given to prevent and reduce concussions through testing methods and advancing technology, stronger regulation and changes to the sport. As stated in the article involving the National Football League (NFL), “The risk involved in playing sports are also very real. The NFL is struggling with serious mental and physical health problems because they sustained repeated mild traumatic brain injuries, is what concussions are called.
The apparent lack of focus on this issue has created many challenges for active and retired players, and the National Football Association (NFL) has typically bowed to pressure from coaches and owners to continue to allow players at the highest risk to remain active and to sustain even additional risk of brain damage. This argument will be addressed in the following paragraphs and an opposing argument will als... ... middle of paper ... ...to concussions, including immediate and proper medical attention in order to develop an accurate diagnostic and treatment plan (Bernstein). The NFL’s dilemma involving concussions continues to be a significant problem for the league and its players. These players experience the most challenges because they risk sustaining a concussion when they are on the field. However, the NFL has been irresponsible and inconsistent in its efforts to address concussions in players; therefore, their roles must shift towards greater oversight and scrutiny of concussions when they occur.
This tells the public eye that if we don’t find a way to reduce the amount of these concussions, then these sports will be looked at as way too dangerous for the children of parents. Concussions cause serious damage to the sensitive human brain and with each new concussion one suffers the likelihood that another concussion will occur increases. A concussion is blunt force trauma that causing jarring of the brain leading to temporary dysfunction of the brain. Short term effects include confusion, dizziness and nausea; long-term medical consequences include motor-neuron diseases, depression, and dementia (brain impairing disorders.) Helmet to helmet hits are banned by the NFL yet, these rules seemed to be ignored by officials.
The brain cannot handle this all at one time which can cause memory and hearing loss. Something this dramatic can also cause blurred vision, confusion, nausea, and in severe cases, unconsciousness. Drama arises in the NFL because of the intense physical contact involved in the sport. Despite many things that have been done so far, there is a lot more to be done before the concussion rate comes down. Doing simple things such as adjusting the way helmets are designed, altering the rules of the game, and placing concussion monitors along the sidelines of games can help a great deal.