LOL Wow! Groucho, one doesn’t have to play football to get entagled in drama.
The game IS getting safer. The equipment is evolving, propper technique is being instilled in players, and rules are getting stricter. The scary thing is that the NFL is coming down hard on the league’s worse helmet to helmet and ‘defensless player’ offenders, and the usual suspects just aren’t getting the hint. I think the exposure of Bounty Gate has done a lot to change the attitude on the field to an extent. There are things that CAN and HAVE been done to make the game safer, however, the game will never be 100% risk free. No sport is. I don’t know if much can be done for the fact that players are simply becoming, bigger, stronger, and faster. Time will tell if enough is being done at ALL levels to keep players safe. Coaches bare a great deal of responsibility for making important decisions about a player’s welfare and that his players are PHYSICALLY HEALTHY and tackling correctly and NOT LEADING WITH THEIR HEAD. Just like operating a vehicle, you run risks each time you hit the road, but safe practices, defensive driving, and a DEPENDABLE VEHICLE, minimizes your chance of having an accident.