For some reason, there were only a few reads on the Tampa and Redskins article I wrote; yet, surely, the NFL-ESP perspectives covered are proving to be accurate.
Speaking of accurate:
I wrote some of these thoughts almost a decade ago as it relates to the rules changes and safety concerns in the NFL.
1. The NFL needs to consult with NASCAR to make the helmet more like a racecar helmet to improve head injury safety.
2. If the NFL wants a safer game; they need to slow it down. All players should be required to wear knee braces. It will slow the game down and protect the knee.
3. To better protect the knee, since hits like those on Rob Gronkowski in Week 14, will occur more, again, to slow down the game; the NFL needs to minimize the length of the shoe cleat or spike.
In relation, did you see what the unsure footing produced regarding games this week?
Week 14 had the most TD's in NFL history. This is a byproduct of the footing. Not coincidentally, Gronk's injury came on a relatively sure-footed field. The NFL wants scoring and safety; it's all about the head, knees and feet. FYI: In war, the Romans developed the spikes for shoes because they knew the injurious advantage to such equipment.
4. Since the NFL wants an offense-oriented passing game; they have changed the rules to make the game more like flag football or 7-on-7.
One day, like MMA or UFC evolved from traditional boxing; a new football league which encourages more violent, "old-time" football will develop and succeed; just as the Romans worshiped the murderous gladiator games.