Jamie-Mike does pose a valid question that may need clarification. I’ve always assumed that the Our View articles are not necessarilly one reporter’s opinion, but a summary opinion of the editing board??? How does that work?
Mike-You’re reading way too much into my comparison, but I’ll humor you. A GMC Yukon would be your linebackers while your smart car may be your 5’8″ kicker. Just the same, you never want to jump into a Yukon with a false sense of security. You still want to keep it in good working order, obey the traffic laws, and practice defensive driving. Interesting to note, that my observation is that its the BIGGER players that are sustaining more of the head injuries. The league has done quite a bit to protect kickers, QB’s, and even receivers. Maybe the league has allowed a culture where bigger players develope a false sense of security. It seems to me that the majority of stories I hear are of the guys who spent their careers DOING the hitting, not the ones who spent their career BEING hit. I would predict that there are more head injuries among DB’s, LB’s, and linemen, then there is among QB’s, WR’s, and even RB’s.