Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/15/12
8 a.m. ET: The NFL has experience some serious issues in regards to player safety throughout the history of the league. But only in the past few years have they really become a hot-button issue. Roger Goodell and the NFL Players Association have worked together, making strides to make the game a much safer one. But how much safer is it really? After a weekend which saw at least seven concussions, and at least two players — Jay Cutler and Alex Smith — continue playing with them, how can we truly believe the game is any safer than it was 10, 20 or even 50 years ago. Well, Goodell will be on hand at 3 p.m. at the Harvard School of Public Health in Cambridge, Mass. to discuss the progress the league has made in player safety and what steps lay ahead. The talk, entitled “Leadership on the Road to a Safer Game,” should offer some interesting insight into Goodell’s thoughts and policies going forward with the direction of player safety in the NFL. But at the same time, how much will he realistically let go of in a crowded room? That, I suppose, is what we’ll learn come 3 p.m. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you up to date on everything Goodell has in store. Have a question for Luke Hughes? Send it to him via Twitter at @LukeFHughes or send it here.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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