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Might be knowing that the days of Politicing on ESPN have to end.I don't know this seems like one of those sour grapes things to me. With all of the layoffs we have seen at ESPN. He was one of the least favorite analysts. Maybe he knew he was not long for the booth and he is just using this as an excuse so he comes off looking like a hero rather than just another guy who got laid off.
Sorry I just do not believe people like this any more.
I've said for years that the #1 reason rugby has far fewer head issues than football is because rugby players don't wear helmets (sometimes soft padding, but never anything hard).I found the penultimate paragraph particularly interesting.
"Among his ideas: No contact before high school. Limit the number of plays per game in which a player may participate, something like a pitch count in baseball. Tougher rules, and even in-helmet sensors, for players who dip their heads to tackle. And changes to substantially soften the exterior of football helmets, into something more like memory foam, to reduce the weight and its utility as a weapon."
Looks like I agree with Cunningham on something. These were ideas I examined for a major project for my Master's program. People thought my soft helmet idea was crazy, but people DO use the helmet as a weapon. Take that weapon away and you'll see people play differently.