"Nfl Concussions" Essays and Research Papers

  • Nfl Concussions

    Concussions in The NFL Concussions in the NFL have become much more prevalent, and the effects of these concussions appear to have become more severe, as this is a direct result of the development of player training systems. Over the past decade there has been vast improvements made in the training equipment and techniques used to train NFL players. This has inevitably resulted in players getting much stronger, faster, and bigger. Over the same period of time concussions have also systematically...

    American football, American football positions, Concussion 1135  Words | 4  Pages

  • Concussions in the Nfl

    Communication Studies Nelson Andrew Vanstratum Concussions in the NFL Recently in the NFL, the issue of concussions has been thrusted into the spotlight, and for good reasons. From the 2009 season to the 2010 seasons, the amount of concussions increased by twenty-one percent denoting a serious problem in the NFL . The current NFL guideline regarding concussions is vague and needs to be changed. Currently the rule simply states that upon having a concussion, the player should not come back until he is...

    American football, Concussion, Cornerback 2689  Words | 7  Pages

  • NFL Concussions

    Faris Aqrabawi NFL Concussions Com101-111 5/5/14 NFL Concussions Should the NFL (National Football League) try to do more in protecting their athletes from concussions? The answer is yes. Football is a very dangerous sport and the number one injuries that players receive are concussions. This topic has been raised a lot over the years, not only by the fans but even by the players that just want to play in safe working conditions. The NFL needs to change rules and regulations in order to prevent...

    American football, Brain damage, Concussion 1820  Words | 11  Pages

  • concussions in NFL

    Concussions in Football Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, has been under a lot of scrutiny for the past couple years for his attempts to change the rules to decrease and pretty much get rid of violent hits to the head and neck to protect the players. These rules are under scrutiny because there are many people that are saying these rules are making the game of football a “soft game” and ruining it in a sense. Football has been a game that since its beginnings has always praised and celebrated...

    2000s American television series, American football, Concussion 1079  Words | 3  Pages

  • Concussions in the Nfl

    10-06-10 Concussions in the NFL Concussions, something that most players, from pee wee to pro football admit to having had sometime in their career. As sports evolve, players are bigger, faster , and stronger. NFL players are million dollar machines, they are owned, and are the product of a business empire. Many players are forced to retire due to injury, but many don’t begin to feel the long term effects until after retirement. At what price are NFL athletes pay...

    Brain, Concussion, Dementia pugilistica 715  Words | 5  Pages

  • Informative Speech NFL Concussions

    playing a video with some hard helmet-to-helmet hits in the NFL 2. Thesis Statement a. Football is a hard-hitting sport and can cause concussions, head injuries, and even permanent brain damage. 3. Preview of the main points a. Concussions can be defined as “by immediate and transient alteration in brain function, including alteration of mental status and level of consciousness, resulting from mechanical force or trauma.” b. Concussions have been a major problem in many physical sports and policies...

    American football, Brain, Brain damage 784  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nfl - Concussions and the Future

    it has been played, that if a player thinks they can play through injury, they will attempt to do so. However, new medical technology has discovered a silent killer to player health, one they might not even be aware of, concussions. Unlike any other physical injury the concussion is one that is much harder to test for damage, thus players can say they are fine, despite not actually being in good health to perform. To retain the “tough guy” attitude players will lie about their health saying it was...

    American football, Concussion, Head injury 1656  Words | 4  Pages

  • Concussions

    Should the NFL be Responsible for long term head injuries caused by concussions? ! Since the NFL began there have been plenty of concussions. From coached wanting to win the game to asking the players the same questions after they have a concussion are to of the big reasons why most of the ex NFL players have injuries like ALS. People want to blame the NFL for but it is not their fault and they should not have to pay for the care of these ex NFL players. The NFL did not produce the equipment...

    American football, Concussion, Head injury 573  Words | 3  Pages

  • Concussion

    Keland Carter College Writing II Mike Pitoniak 3-24-13 Concussions in the NFL When watching a football everyone looks out for the “Big Hit” but what people don’t look out for is the after math of these so called big hits, which a lot of the time leads to concussions. These concussions are becoming much more severe and there is a lot of concern about the safety of players who attain multiple concussions, not because of the immediate problems it might bring but the future toll that...

    Alzheimer's disease, Concussion, Head injury 1017  Words | 3  Pages

  • concussions

    Concussions Athletes are risking their lives for the sport they love. Unfortunately many do not realize the negative effects concussions and other head injuries have on their brains. Individual and team sports were invented out of a love for competition. These games however with the evolution of the players becoming bigger, stronger and faster makes the sport is less like a game and more like war. It is only now that we have begun to realize the severity of concussions and the effect they have...

    American football, Brain, Concussion 958  Words | 3  Pages

  • Concussions in Football

    football helmet, the quarterback suffers a severe concussion. Concussions happen weekly in the NFL to players of all positions due to the tremendous force these players are hit with weekly and need to be noted more carefully. The short and long term effects of multiple concussions can be devastating to the human mind. Not only does the brain suffer long term physical damage, players often suffer from long term mental problems. So what is the NFL doing about this? Surprisingly enough, very little...

    American football, Brain, Brain damage 860  Words | 3  Pages

  • Concussions in the Nfl

    against the NFL. “The cases say not enough was done to inform players about the dangers of concussions in the past, and not enough is done to take care of them today,” according to the Associated Press of Atlanta. With new studies appearing monthly about the dangers of concussions and the lasting impact brain trauma can have, players are starting to question whether the NFL has or had their best interest at heart. With such obvious risk to the players, the issue arises of whether the NFL has a responsibility...

    American football, Association football, Concussion 3161  Words | 9  Pages

  • Concussions in the NFL

     Concussions in the NFL By: Eric D. Submitted to: Northern Michigan University EN 211D March 25, 2013 Table of Contents Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………………ii List of Illustrations……………………………………………………………………………….………iv I. Introduction……...……………………………………………………………………….......…5 II. Concussions………………………………………………………………………….…………6 A. Effects………………………………………………………………………….………6 B. CTE……………………………………………………………………………….……7 1. Disease……………………………………………………………………...

    American football, Brain, Brain damage 3073  Words | 10  Pages

  • Nfl Concussions

    Clough, Jack NFL Concussions Statement Paper Safety in the National Football League has forever been the most talked about subject in terms of rule changing for the game. The biggest ongoing injury in the NFL besides torn MCL's is concussions. A concussion is a blow to the head that causes major trauma and confusion or temporary incapacity. In some recent cases it has triggered nerves in the players brain's to have suicidal thoughts. Since the NFL was founded in 1920 there has been multiple...

    American football, American Football League, Concussion 575  Words | 2  Pages

  • NFL and Concussions

     NFL and Concussions The quarterback drops back into the pocket. He looks down field as his receivers run their routes. He finds an open man and threads a needle into his receiver’s hands. As he catches the ball the defender hits the receiver with head to head contact. Despite dropping the ball, the receiver sustained a concussion. Concussions happen every week in the NFL and need to be noted very carefully. The short and long term effects of multiple concussions can be devastating to the human...

    1990s American television series, 2000s American television series, American football 423  Words | 2  Pages

  • Concussions in Sports

    P.E. 120 9:30-10:50 Research Paper Concussions in Sports Sports have always been a huge factor in our world today whether we sit at home and watch them on television or we participate in them in our everyday lives. Thus being in a first aid class we all are surrounded by some type of physical activity. While sports can be very enjoyable, stress revealing, competitive, and a great way to stay physically fit; they also pose the threat of injury. One of the more common injuries in sports...

    Brain, Concussion, Diffuse axonal injury 1479  Words | 4  Pages

  • Concussions in Football

    sport because of the risk of concussions. Concussions in football have been a major concern though the years especially in recent years and the seriousness of this particular injury must be bought to the attention of not only the players, but to the media and professional leagues . Advancements in technology and health protocols have brought attention to the actual severity of concussions in football. Many NFL players that have had a concussion, or multiple concussions, not only struggle when they...

    American football, American Football League, American football positions 1050  Words | 3  Pages

  • Concussions in football

    Concussions in Football Not many sports are as physically demanding on the human body as football. The physical toll that football players pay is almost impossible to comprehend unless one has actually played the sport for a significant amount of time. However, until recently any connection between the hits taken by football players and their health down the road was largely ignored. A common, yet difficult injury to detect in football is a concussion, the most common traumatic brain injury...

    American football, Brain, Concussion 1356  Words | 4  Pages

  • Concussions in Sports

    Concussions In Sports Concussions are very serious injuries in sports now a day. They seem to be occurring more and more as players start trying to become faster and stronger. NFL.com did an article in 2010 that showed in the 2010 season that the concussion rate had gone up 21% from 2009 (Press). A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull (Healthwise 1). The concussion can either...

    Concussion, Injury, National Football League 911  Words | 3  Pages

  • Concussions in Football

    Topics in Marketing March 23, 2013 Concussions in Football Injuries in sports are bound to happen no matter what sport you are playing and you never know when an injury will occur. They just come with the territory and they can range from a cut to an injury that could end an athlete’s career or even worse lead to a death. A big problem in sports nowadays is that there are too many concussions in pro sports all the way down to young kids who are just starting to play a sport. Football in...

    American football, Brain damage, Concussion 2783  Words | 7  Pages

  • Nfl Danger

    National Football League are reveled for their big hits just as much as their impressive touchdowns; yet, the defining quality that makes them so famous is also what is taking a toll on their health as well as their lifespan. With the number of concussions the average player experiences, it is inevitable that players will have long-term brain damage, which puts a restraint on their health and limits their lifespan. With new technological advancements and inventions, the colliding impact of current...

    American football, Concussion, National Football League 1466  Words | 4  Pages

  • Concussions in Football

    CONCUSSIONS IN FOOTBALL 1 Effects of Concussions in Football CONCUSSIONS IN FOOTBALL 2 Football has become the most popular sport in America. Boys start playing at the age of 6 and, if they turn pro, could play into their 30’s or even 40’s. Some people will say, “They know what they’re signing up for” or “The players choose to play the game”. Just because they may choose to play the game, does that mean that they don’t deserve the very best protection...

    American football, Brain, Brain damage 1394  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sociology- Concussions in Sports

    Concussions and Their Impact on Sports Concussions occur in every sport and lately have become a controversial topic within the field of sports. Concussion symptoms are usually noticeable but some symptoms are more subtle. If a player decides to continue playing with a concussion or has a concussion history the consequences can be detrimental to their health and overall well-being for the rest of their lives. Because of the increase of concussions due to sport activity many states including New...

    American football, Brain injury, Concussion 1254  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nfl Players

    Blake Harris June 5, 2012 Retired NFL Players Every fall a majority of Americans count down the days to the start of every NFL season. It is the time of the year when people look forward to traveling to their favorite team’s stadium, or powering up the big screen to watch the game. The NFL provides an outlet every Sunday for people to relax and enjoy exciting entertainment. Everyone looks forward. So many people have invested themselves into their favorite team by purchasing season tickets...

    American football, Concussion, Head injury 2146  Words | 6  Pages

  • Concussions in Sports

    Concussions occur all too often in hockey and football. Our knowledge of concussions and its long-term effects has increased tremendously over the past ten plus years. Statistics show that concussions occur most in football and hockey. Over the years the mentality about concussions has changed and it’s taken very seriously. The protective equipment has gotten a lot better over the years. The long-term effects are just starting to be known. The statistics of this condition makes you realize how...

    American football, Boston Bruins, Canadian football 1780  Words | 4  Pages

  • Concussions and Football

     Concussions and Football Every year, when summer begins to wind down and the children are getting ready to go back to school, football season is ready to ignite. The NFL professionals have been practicing for a little while now and the high schools and youth leagues are ready to suit up as well. Football in some families is considered a passage to life for many boys. Many players step onto the field with all of their protective gear, never even considering how dangerous the sport really is. What...

    American football, Brain, Concussion 1058  Words | 3  Pages

  • Concussions in Sports

    injury. Concussions have become one of the most popular topics in sports today. However, our knowledge and understanding of concussions has not always been this in depth. It took irreversible brain damage on numerous athletes for any preventive measures to be put in place. Concussions were nothing but folk lore up until about the last twenty years. All head injuries were viewed as nothing more than that. Nobody realized how serious the effects of these head injuries would be. Concussions are defined...

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Babe Ruth, Concussion 1628  Words | 5  Pages

  • The NFL and Head Injuries: Should the NFL be Held Liable?

     The NFL and Head Injuries: Should the NFL be Held Liable? Cameron B. Ford ENG 325 Intermediate Composition Prof. I. Muhammad May 12, 2014   The NFL and Head Injuries: Should the NFL be Held Liable? Head injuries caused by collisions during play in tackle football games can be linked to depression, violent behavior, and occasionally even death in former NFL professionals, one can argue the National Football League is not liable for injuries, behaviors, or death of current or past...

    American football, Brain damage, Concussion 2252  Words | 9  Pages

  • Concusions in the Nfl

    Abdirahman Abdi February 20, 2013 English 112, room B12 Professor Q. 1st Draft Traumatic Brain Injury in the NFL About 5.3 million people in the United States suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, (Center for Disease Control). The probability of succeeding TBI for people with previous brain injuries is quite high; a study shows a person with two TBI’s is eight times more likely to have another, than a person who never had head trauma. TBI has been most commonly associated with...

    American football, Brain damage, Cerebral contusion 988  Words | 3  Pages

  • Football Concussions Research Paper

    from pee-wee through the NFL is the concussion. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that changes the way your brain works. The effects of a concussion are usually temporary and can result in a full recovery if its minor and treated correctly. A concussion can lead to brain problems later in life, even after a player has finished playing football. This is why people are studying and trying to understand concussions fully in order to prevent and treat future ones. Concussions are very serious and...

    American football, Brain, Brain injury 1855  Words | 5  Pages

  • Concussions in Athletic Training

    Ringing Bells Playing in the NFL is not only about being an athlete. A large part of it is about being an entertainer and putting on a show. In order to put on a good show, players must destroy each other while their bodies wither away. They don’t realize it at the time, but they are completely draining their bodies. Especially after they stop working out all the time. They lose all their muscle mass and it all turns to cellulite. A 50 year old retired football player is equal to about a 90 year...

    American football, Brain, Concussion 894  Words | 3  Pages

  • Paper on Head Concussion

    skill. According to the journal of biomechanics, the rates of concussions are due to the liner acceleration to the head. While there are other sources that believe that the cause of the concussions are due to the consistency of repeated blows to the head. In the NFL there are some players that sole responsibilities are to take out the other team’s players. Look at the New Orleans Saints for example; in a investigation conducted by the NFL sources say that the defensive coordinator of the saints paid...

    A Great Way to Care, American football, Brain 2347  Words | 6  Pages

  • Head Injures in the Nfl

    Injuries in the NFL Over 60% of NFL players have suffered from at least one concussion in their professional career. The NFL should consider the impact of head injuries that plague many players past and present. Many football players suffer from concussions, and may experience CTE chronic traumatic encephalopathy, chronic headaches and loss of memory. Over 3,800 players or families of living and deceased players have now sued the NFL due to head injuries (King). Many concussions have been undiagnosed;...

    American football, Concussion, Injuries 989  Words | 3  Pages

  • Effects of Cte on Nfl Athletes

    Effects of CTE on NFL Athletes Kristine Deitrich Seminole State College After the suicide of NFL player Junior Seau last May and the murder-suicide of Kansas City Cheifs player Jovan Belcher, the issue of head trauma and the long term effects it has on players in the NFL has become a very hot topic in the sports and medical field. While the cause of Belcher’s depression has not been diagnosed as caused by any specific disease, the official diagnosis of what made Seau end his life has been...

    American football, Brain, Concussion 1055  Words | 3  Pages

  • Concussions

    Concussions in High School Sports When stepping between the lines during a sporting event, athletes of all ages risk injury for the sake of enjoyment. Annually, 6.9 million high school athletes are at risk of serious brain damage while competing in athletics (Comstock). Even though many athletes go through high school athletics without ever suffering a concussion, the statistics are staggering. Of the 4,431 injuries reported in 2005-2006 season, 396 or 8.9% of those injuries were concussions...

    Cognitive Abilities Test, Concussion, High school 2128  Words | 6  Pages

  • Football Helmets and Concussions

    Joe Able Football Helmets & Concussions POW!! CRACK!! I just attempted to deliver a key block on a 240lb linebacker in order for my quarterback to score a touchdown. Our helmets collided. I was dizzy, the lights got brighter, and my head was pounding; I could have sworn I had a concussion. On the sideline a teammate said I’d be fine and that I was going to have the game of a lifetime. I strapped my helmet back up and went back onto the field. I actually did have that game of lifetime, but at...

    Alzheimer's disease, American football, Brain 1252  Words | 3  Pages

  • The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth

    one large case of Multidistrict Litigation. All of the lawsuits that have been filed claim “tortious conduct” on the part of the NFL, resulting in neuro-degenerative disease and injury to professional football players.1 As of January 24, 2013, over 4,500 retired NFL players, more than one-third of players to ever sign an NFL contract, had brought a suit against the NFL concerning the head injuries that they sustained on the field during their playing careers. (Anderson, 1). Given the outstanding...

    American football, American Football League, Concussion 7572  Words | 22  Pages

  • Concussions in Football

    Michael Marquez Professor Winters ENG-120J 7 September 2013 Concussions: Creating Awareness for Sports-Related Brain Injuries The National Football League is one of the biggest organizations in the United States. The injury rate in football is overwhelming, so overwhelming there are already studies out saying football might lead to suicide. Injuries are quite the stat in today’s sports world but the scariest numbers of them all are head injuries. People don’t realize how big of a dilemma it...

    American football, Brain, Concussion 2180  Words | 6  Pages

  • Concussion and Player

    Safety First: Concussions For many Americans, childhood means a time of playing sports. Whether heading the ball on the soccer field, making a big tackle on the football field, or taking a charge on the basketball court, the youth of this country spend many hours on playing fields and in gymnasiums. While these experiences promote physical fitness and are part of a healthy lifestyle, there’s also a downside that comes in the form of head injuries. Concussions are a dangerous part in sports,...

    Concussion, Diffuse axonal injury, Head 1381  Words | 4  Pages

  • Injuries in the Nfl

    important but football seems to be vastly more important and more widely known as a specifically American sport. The overwhelming topic on any sports network such as ESPN and the NFL Network are the growing number of lawsuits against the National Football League concerning head injuries and lack of concern that the leaders of the NFL had about the risk players were being put in. Both sides of the lawsuits are passionate about their ideas and making sure that they are not only heard but that action will...

    American football, Concussion, National Football League 992  Words | 3  Pages

  • Concussions in Hockey

    Kyle Johnson Concussions In Hockey The sport of hockey is an intense test of power and will, and as a result of the injuries in sport are common realities that players and coaches are faced with. Among these injuries are concussions, arguably the worst injury of all. A significant blow to the head that causes the brain to shake in the skull and sometime even swell causes a concussion. These serious and sometimes life threatening injuries have always been a part of hockey, and up until a few...

    Canada, Concussion, Head injury 3217  Words | 7  Pages

  • Concussions Nhl

    The National Hockey league (NHL) has seen many concussions in its players in recent years. It is an injury that has ended the careers of many great players and its side effects plague many others afterwards. In this paper I aim to outline the effects that concussions can have on the player, such as headaches, nausea, amnesia and depression. Also, I will look at some of the causes of concussions in the NHL and some possible solutions to eliminate the problem. Some of the causes I will look include...

    2006–07 NHL season, Concussion, Detroit Red Wings 1897  Words | 5  Pages

  • concussions in sport

    of the computer based concussion evaluation software known as ImPact. Utilizing the software for both baseline testing (prior to any known head trauma) and post injury at set times following injury, the software is evaluated for the reliability to test concussion symptoms and recovery. McCrory, P., Meeuwisse, W., Johnston, K., Dvorak, J., Aubry, M., Molloy, M., & Cantu, R. (2009). Consensus statement on Concussion in Sport–the 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich...

    Brain damage, Concussion, Diffuse axonal injury 2028  Words | 6  Pages

  • Concussions in Football

    Concussions in football A traumatic brain injury (TBI) also known as a concussion is a serious health problem to athletes, especially to football players. The brain controls the body and gives a person personality and defines every aspect of his or her life. A brain injury can disrupt a person’s life in an instance and like broken bones or bruises; TBI can limit or prevent normal body functions. A brain injury, unlike common injuries can damage mental abilities to include memory and speech...

    Brain, Cerebral cortex, Coma 1778  Words | 5  Pages

  • The brain and concussions

    The brain and concussions B Y: PA I G E M O R R I S O N & N I C O L E G O R M L E Y Intro Video (Stop @ 2:40) https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCCD52Pty4A What is a concussion? Concussions are damaged by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Evolutionary Advantage Why wood peckers don’t get concussions They have thick neck muscles  Inner eyelids to prevent their eyes from getting shaken out  Spongy bone plates(Make up their very thick skulls)...

    Brain, Cerebellum, Concussion 502  Words | 10  Pages

  • Concussions and Sports

    Concussions and College Football Head injuries in the world of sports and athletics are not typically unheard of but in actuality they are extremely common. Depending on the type of sport played, the rates of head injuries vary and are higher in some sports than in others. It is not unheard of to hear of a college football player to have been taken out in the middle of a college football game due to a concussion, which is in fact, the most common type of head trauma. “In the United States, over...

    American football, Brain damage, Concussion 1325  Words | 4  Pages

  • Concussions in Pro Sports

    Have you ever experienced a concussion? A concussion is a form of brain injury, also known as minor head trauma or mild head injury, resulting from punches, falls, blunt force trauma, or any other impact to the head. Headaches, emotional irritability, and unpredictability are all common symptoms of a concussion. Concussions in pro sports are becoming an international problem because they are becoming more and more common; they can end careers, and can have long term affects on the brain if not treated...

    Brain damage, Concussion, Dementia pugilistica 874  Words | 3  Pages

  • Concussion Assessment And Management

    December 4, 2014 KNES 315 Concussion-Assessment and Management 1) Concussion Basics: -A health care professional is permitted to allow an athlete to resume practice or play after proper tests and protocol are passed (It is a Medical Based Decision). -A concussion is a Traumatic Brain Injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. - Repeat concussions during the recovery phase can slow recovery, increase chance long-term problems...

    Concussion, Traumatic brain injury 1010  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cause and Effect of Hiding Concussions

    High College Comp II 8 February 2013 Cause and Effects of Hiding Concussions Symptoms                 You hear almost every day now about, the dangers of sustaining a concussion.  With all the recent attention this issue is receiving, new studies and research are being funded to further determine what damage a concussion does to the brain. However there is something more dangerous than just getting a concussion. Hiding a concussion and its symptoms is an extreme risk athletes have taken for decades...

    Alzheimer's disease, Brain, Concussion 1615  Words | 4  Pages

  • Concussions: Traumatic Brain Injury and Football Helmet Producers

    Nick O’Connor 2A Concussions Three Hundred Thousand. Annually, 300,000 athletes have their brain damaged by some traumatic blow to their head. To understand what these athletes go through, you must understand what a concussion is. The word “concussion” is derived from the Latin word, “concuss,” which means to violently shake. So, when this is all put together, a concussion is when the brain violently shakes. In the end, concussions lead to permanent brain damage. We as the sports community...

    American football, Brain, Brain damage 756  Words | 3  Pages

  • Research Paper

    Andrew Okita Dr. Feuerstein ENG 100 4 April 2014 NFL Concussions and Their Long-Term Effects On May 2, 2012, the National Football League lost one of its elite players to suicide: Junior Seau. Seau played for the Chargers, Dolphins, and the Patriots during his professional football career and was a 12-time Pro Bowler before retiring in 2009. Three years after his retirement however, Seau committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a gun. This greatly shocked the football world...

    American football, Brain, Concussion 1815  Words | 6  Pages

  • Torture

     Money Dictates NFL’s Actions Michael White, a former NFL player for the New Orleans Saints, was a sixth round draft pick. During training camp White attempted to take on a blitzing linebacker. The linebacker ran full speed, smashing into the side of White’s head. This sent White flying into the ground, knocking him out for a few minutes. Afterwards White stood up and continued to play, struggling to even hold his head up. Today, White struggles to maintain a normal life. At times he loses his...

    American football, Concussion, National Football League 1217  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nflpa Player Safety

    become a risk. Recently the NFL has been subjected to a large amount of controversy and criticism dealing with how they have handled player safety. This issue has come to the forefront because concussions have become a weekly occurrence. In the last few years it has been studied then proven by doctors that former players have suffered traumatic brain injuries from hits to the head during their NFL careers. As a fan of the NFL, I believe it’s best for the game that the NFL makes some change so players...

    American football, Brain, Concussion 1492  Words | 4  Pages

  • Football is Dangerous?

    until the person is at least twenty years old. When children begin to beat each other at a young age, they are starting the decaying process of their own brains. Concussions are always trying to be avoided during games, but the pre-concussive hits are just as concerning and alarming as concussions. Football players who have never had concussions are now being diagnosed of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a degenerative brain disease that is caused from repeated constant head trauma. If children...

    American football, Brain, Concussion 1211  Words | 5  Pages

  • Nfl Generations

    English 1A August 9 2012 The Expansion of the NFL Generations The National Football League (NFL) has changed over time during its existence from 1920. The National Football League's experience is even more exciting today then in past generations. The players today are bigger, faster, and stronger then professional players. Although the same general rules still apply in today’s game, but new ones are brought up every year to protect players from injuries. Ever since the league started in...

    2009 NFL season, American football, American Football League 1293  Words | 4  Pages

  • Anno

    helmets protect the skull in football, the helmets do not protect the brain from concussions and others injuries such as spinal injuries because the hard shell of the helmet creates a harder impact and allows people to feel comfortable leading with their head to make contact with another player, a softer shelled helmet, a helmet with extra padding or no helmet at all would lower such impacts and chances of concussions as well as lowering chances of players leading with their head on a tackle. ...

    American football, Concussion, Football 2217  Words | 4  Pages

  • Current Event

    before the 2012 NFL season kicks off, a new study suggests that professional football players are three times more likely to have neurodegenerative diseases than the general population. When researchers specifically looked at Alzheimer's disease and ALS -- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- that risk increased to four times greater than the rest of us. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology, surveyed nearly 3,500 retired NFL players who were...

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Concussion, Lou Gehrig 1099  Words | 4  Pages

  • Concussions in Sports

    300,000 sports-related concussions occur each year. A concussion occurs when the brain is suddenly moved, causing it to temporarily lose function. Furthermore, the likelihood of suffering a concussion, or a mild Traumatic Brain Injury, while playing a contact sport is almost one in five. Also, twenty deaths have been caused by Second Impact Syndrome in just the past ten years which come as a result of returning to play too soon, making the potential danger of concussions very serious (“www..pitt...

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  • Why is Football becoming so Dangerous?

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