Troy Vincent: NFL Considering’Modifying’ Kickoffs Ahead of 2018 Season

Posted by admin on May 9, 2018 in Oakland Raiders |

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As college football continues to make the game safer by tweaking kickoff rules, the NFL may follow suit.
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Game Womens Breno Giacomini Jersey Back at the NFL owners meeting in March,聽the league’s medical department, via聽ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, provided research that showed concussions are five times more likely to occur on kickoffs than on any other play in football. That has聽Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy looking for a change in order to protect the players.

If you don’t make changes to make it safer, we’re going to do away with it, Murphy said, per Seifert. It’s that serious. It’s by far the most dangerous play in the game.

Vincent doesn’t believe kickoffs will be eliminated by next season, but fans should be on the lookout for rule changes as the league emphasizes player safety.

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