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NFL wants big names for Player Safety Committee

Posted on: November 14, 2010 12:41 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2010 3:08 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Player safety has dominated the headlines in 2010, and more changes are coming -- CBS Sports' own Charley Casserly reported Sunday on Inside the NFL that Commissioner Roger Goodell is going to form a Player Safety Committee which will make recommendations to Goodell and the Competition Committee in order to improve the game.

Casserly reports that Goodell is considering John Madden, Willie Lanier, Ronnie Lott, Derrick Brooks, Anthony Munoz and perhaps a game official to comprise this committee.



What will the committee discuss? Items that Casserly listed include: better consistency with the game officials calling the rules, how to educate players on applying rules as they play, making pads -- hip pads, thigh pads, knee pads -- mandatory.

And, maybe the most interesting thing Casserly mentioned was "widening the field -- widening the hash marks, opening up the middle of the field." Casserly noted that there's some belief that widening the field would make the game safer.

There will also be a meeting of helmet manufacturers in the future, where those manufacturers will discuss innovations to keep improving the quality of their product, including adding padding on the outside of the helmet and making the helmets lighter.

In other words, player safety is the type of storyline that won't be fading from the spotlight any time soon, and with good reason.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 9:42 am
 

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Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2010 9:37 pm
 

NFL wants big names for Player Safety Committee

Player Safety?

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Of course will anyone listen?



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2010 2:57 pm
 

NFL wants big names for Player Safety Committee

Great move by the commish. Involving prominent ex players and coaches in the process.  Way to go Roge.



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2010 2:45 pm
 

NFL wants big names for Player Safety Committee

Brett Favre will be available soon.  He just threw another pick inside in his own twenty yard line against the Bears.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2010 2:40 pm
 

NFL wants big names for Player Safety Committee

Is this a revenue move to keep our favorite players playing longer and increasing jersey sales?  While I don't necessarily like to see players get hurt, I love watching those hard hits!  Shouldn't they get some current people who might have to play with these rules?  Ray Lewis maybe?  Julius Peppers?



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2010 1:56 pm
 

NFL wants big names for Player Safety Committee

Frown


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