Why Are There So Many Concussions in the NFL?
In the past decade we've seen defensive ends, linebackers, and safeties evolve tremendously, but have offensive linemen evolved? Not well enough apparently! If you take a look at the offensive lines guarding Jay Cutler, Alex Smith, and Michael Vick there's one thing in common, they're not the strong point of their respective teams. In fact, they are pretty much the main weakness. If you can't protect the quarterback he's going to have his bell rung and he's going to suffer a concussion. There's nothing the NFL can do about that without compromising the rules and thereby ruining the excitement of an NFL game. The one thing you CAN do is get better offensive linemen and work on better blocking schemes with fullbacks and tight ends. When you look at Peyton and Eli Manning you'll notice that that they're rarely out with concussions. It seems like Peyton Manning hasn't been hit at all this season. Why? Because his offensive line is OFF DA HOOK. It's pretty simple. So before you start changing the rule book or making players wear ridiculously large helmets, why not focus on the most obvious problem first?