Thread: TSN 1260: What's going on? Part 3
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05-16-2012, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
Anyone catch Strudwick's remark on getting rid of visors. He was saying if more guys hurt themselves while delivering hits that maybe guys would smarten up and not led with their heads and not leave them in compromising positions. He also talked about how kids are taught at a very young age to play with body armor and play with no fear.

Doubtful either ever happens, but the theory is if people got banged up a bit when they are younger that they'd maybe think twice about playing with their heads down.
I didn't catch that but I've been a big proponent of reducing the size/strength of players equipment for ages now. Not only would it cut down on injuries/concussions but if the size/strength of shin pads could be reduced somewhat it would probably also cut down on a players interest in blocking shots (which is getting to outrageous proportions in today's game).

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