Found February 11, 2013 on Patriots Life:
PLAYERS: Bill Polian
"Hey, chill; It's just a discussion" According to a report by the “National Football Post” the NFL is considering widening their field to prevent head injuries. In many previous meetings last year, the NFL committee had considered widening the area of play from 160 feet to 195 feet, adding 35 more feet. 195 feet is the width of football fields in the Canadian Football League and the NFL is conceding that the CFL might have had it right all along. The logistics behind widening the field comes on the heap of this lawsuit undoubtedly and the NFL is doing its best to create safer ways for the game. The idea behind it is that widening the field will minimize congestion in the middle of the field where most head injuries take place. According to former committee member Bill Polian “there are less collisions of that sort in the CFL.” Some however argue that the more room a defensive player has the more time he has to gain speed and hit that much harder causing more injuri...

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