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downfall of the NFL and its physical nature
They are gonna run tests on his brain and the results will put more pressure on Goodell to change rules and suspended players for 2 years for a good solid tackle
Prepare your anus
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
Agree. 20 years playing MLB in the league imagine the damage he had.
nvm too soon to joke
This post was edited by Husker14675 2 years ago
I don't even wanna think about it, he was a head hunter too
Sad and certainly a big moment that will speed up the process of changing the game
The NFL is gonna be unrecognizable in 20 years, might not even be around
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that there isn't much of a brain left to run tests on. Do agree with you though.
The writing is on the wall, the NFL will certainly be different from now. It's different from when I first started watching it in the mid 90s.
I am one of the few that is actually okay with the coming change. I guess my not hating it as much as most will put me in the minority. Then again, I'm pretty used to being in the minority on most subjects...
In 20 years it may very well be some kind of animated, virtual league.
Is there no way the NFL can make players sign waivers or something of that nature to take off legal pressure?
Im not okay with the change, but I get it
I have been screaming for years that players of today are gonna be so much worse off than the players of the 60's and 70's era and those players are screwed up to the max healthy wise, mentally and physically and a lot of times both
The human body can no longer handle the stresses of this game, its too fierce with how big and fast everybody is
It might be more dangerous than boxing and MMA, Im not even sure at this point
If Goodell still goes through with more games he needs to be shot and killed imo
This post was edited by NoVaNoles 2 years ago
I think this is the 3rd NFL player to commit suicide in the past 2 or 3 years. Sad
Great point and you're absolutely right imo. I just said this over on our site. I think as this concussion research continues and more comes to light, we'll see the end of tackle football as we know it.. eventually. It may be ten years, maybe twenty, but it'll happen. They've already taken away from the game with the way they treat QB's and "defensless" players, etc.. Soon they'll have rules in place where a player can only be hit a certain way at a certain time in a certain area.
Not to mention as this becomes more talked about and more guys continue to commit suicide, have major injury, brain damage, shortened lives, mothers will stop letting their sons play football at a young age. Eventually that will take away from the product as well. For selfish reasons I can't stand the thought of it. More lawsuits are on the way and waivers will be required before playing. Unions won't ever agree to that.. This is just the start of something that isn't going away.
I agree with you. I don't think these guys should be dying in their 40's for my entertainment. It sucks because I love football but can't justify it anymore. This one really hit home.
I'm sorry but this has crossed my mind since learning that he shot himself in the chest. A lot of guys that put this off as mental illness have to explain this one to me. You guys were saying that he was mentally ill and not thinking straight or about his family when he decided to do this and at the same time said that he shot himself in the chest thinking that the NFL would analyze his brain.
How in the hell are you in right enough mind to think about NFL players and what head injuries do to them and not think about your wife and children before you pull the trigger. Makes no sense to me.
I wouldn't go that far, but it's saddening nonetheless
I actually don't think the game will suffer. It may not necessarily imporve, but with increased scoring and fewer injuries, most fans of football (not fans of just sheer collisions e.g. people who watch NASCAR for the crashes) will still appreciate the game. I could be completely wrong about this, but I don't think I am.
I personally wouldn't mind seeing starting QBs play all 16 regular season games. I'd rather see more Tom Brady Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers than Curtis Painter or Chase Daniel. I wouldn't mind seeing more interceptions and rules shift more favorably to the defense to compensate for the lack of the big hit (which the NFL still advertises ironically).
It seems to me that most are panicking and preparing themselves for the worst (i.e. flag football) when I don't think that will be the case. A lot of defenders no longer have any fundamentals in tackling, or the equipment issue discussed on FightOn plays significant roles on these devastating hits. I don't mind seeing more Deion Sanders type CBs and fewer Dunta Robinsons.
That's just me though...
Thats not how it works. You don't just get disorganized schizophrenia or something.
This describes it better than I can: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5333971
You have to remember he played a long time, long before people thought twice about concussions.. the changes that have already been made should help a ton in the future.
This post was edited by Nolein3D 2 years ago
Boxing and MMA are still worse imo. I never really cared for either, although I can watch MMA with buddies. I've never liked boxing.
The 18 game regular season schedule will never fly now. I never thought it would pass prior to the deaths of Duerson and Seau.
Well I will admit that I have no fvcking clue on disorganized schizophrenia.
I'm an engineer not a medical doctor. I don't want to sound like a complete prick because I don't know what the man was going through WHATSOEVER. I have given my condelensces more than once and am saddened by the news. I am just more sad for him family than I am for him.
My previous post was also a question to people that said he was mentally sick and wasn't thinking about what he was doing to his family. You know the exact thread I'm talking about because you posted in it. My point was directed to the people saying that but also assumed that he had enough sense to look out for the well-being of his NFL brethren and shot himself in the chest so that they could analyze his brain.
Who knows why he decided to shoot himself in the chest. I'm assuming nobody but himself knew why. I thought it was just dumb to say that he was "mentally ill" and couldn't think of his family be he was well enough to think about the future of the NFL. I didn't make the assessment and stated it made no fvcking sense to me.
I don't know what happen-that being said-he has a boat load of money- get any girl he would want- why off urself? Don't make any sense...
Edit- I no nothing bout concussions n the affect it has someone mental health.
This post was edited by Slugjuice 2 years ago
i think this whole situation is part of a conspiracy where goodell set this up to take some heat away from the backlash of banning the saints players
Look everyone knows that it sucks for his family, but his brain didn't allow him to think critically like that in his bad states.
Severe depression + severely impaired inhibition is a recipe for disaster. He had probably planned it out when he was in a better mind frame but decided not to go through with it (considering family etc). When a severe state hit he couldn't control himself but still had internal memory of his prior plans. Internal memory is why a schizophrenic can cross the street in a cross walk or wait for a bus at a bus stop but not know what's going on at the moment.
Not saying it went down like that but it could have.
Anyone thinking that they can beat their brain, even for their family is flat out wrong. It doesn't make him a coward, he got messed up like this providing for his family.
just like when sean payton was suspended....BOOM tebow to the jets
Most interesting point I have heard from the " other side " of the argument
Im still in disagreement, but you could be right
I just think cases like Junior are going to pile up and like boxing after Ali parents are gonna start keeping their kids from playing in record numbers and that is when the sport will really begin to die cause when the play starts to slide fans will really start jumping off the ship
That scenario is years and year away though if it were to happen
I still think this is the classic " rise before the fall " scenario and the NFL's best days are behind them
With the improvement of the helmets, I see less and less cases like this happening in the future. Also with the new info on concussions and rules, players won't be able to play through a concussion or two. We'll see, but I don't see anymore radical changes being made.
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