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    I wonder about NFL equipment.....we've got materials out there that can literrally stop a bullet, and yet we can't develop equipment that can protect against blowing out knees and concussions, etc.

    Maybe the best solution is a radically redesigned, mandatory equipment.
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    stopping a bullet is much easier than stopping a body from contorting in an undesirable way upon impact

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    The concussion issue will not be solved with "equipment." What causes concussions is the unnatural movement of the brain WITHIN the skull. I can't see any external piece of equipment that would, of itself, prevent that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    The concussion issue will not be solved with "equipment." What causes concussions is the unnatural movement of the brain WITHIN the skull. I can't see any external piece of equipment that would, of itself, prevent that.
    Make helmets out of that material they used in Time Cop, remember when his car went into the fountain, it filled with foam? lol

    So hitting your head on the ground, would basically be impactless lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    The concussion issue will not be solved with "equipment." What causes concussions is the unnatural movement of the brain WITHIN the skull. I can't see any external piece of equipment that would, of itself, prevent that.
    Exactly. The studies currently in place for concussions, are more for aftercare than preventative care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainierjef View Post
    Exactly. The studies currently in place for concussions, are more for aftercare than preventative care.
    I think the only realistic answer may be creating a threshold on the number of concussions a player can sustain is a given period of time and/or over the span of a career. Workplace safety IS driven by economics because juries award really bizarre sums of money for accidents. Employers have no option other than to establish safety rules with consequences for employees who don't adhere to the rules.

    The NFL has HUGE pockets and as these lawsuits start to come to settlement they may have to re-examine how the game is played.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    The concussion issue will not be solved with "equipment." What causes concussions is the unnatural movement of the brain WITHIN the skull. I can't see any external piece of equipment that would, of itself, prevent that.
    This.
    Injuries happen within the body, not on the outside of the body. New equipment may prevent a bruised knee, but not what gets torn on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
    I wonder about NFL equipment.....we've got materials out there that can literrally stop a bullet, and yet we can't develop equipment that can protect against blowing out knees and concussions, etc.

    Maybe the best solution is a radically redesigned, mandatory equipment.
    Its not the man made equipment that's the problem. Its the equipment God made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morehead State View Post
    Its not the man made equipment that's the problem. Its the equipment God made.
    It really is a problem made a lot more prominent by the flood of former players' lawsuits against the NFL
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    It really is a problem made a lot more prominent by the flood of former players' lawsuits against the NFL
    And that is what this is all about.

    All these new rules and huge fines for guys doing what used to be considered good football.
    They see a boatload of liability down the road. This is all an attempt to mitigate that.
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