Found October 23, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
Year after year, the NFL is adopting new rules aimed primarily at decreasing the number of injuries players are suffering. Defensive players complain that they can no longer go high or low, and anything involving a helmet has pretty much been banned. The kickoff spot has been moved forward to create fewer returns and new special-teams rules have been tweaked with player safety in mind (no more wedges, no pushing teammates into the formation on kicks). Plus, it's become increasingly difficult to touch quarterbacks without drawing a flag.  Critics say they might as well be wearing flags, arguing that an inherently violent sport is being watered down.  Whether or not you agree with that, it has to be discouraging to see that no few players are getting hurt. This was one of the worst weeks for injuries I've ever seen covering the NFL. Jay Cutler's gone for a month. Sam Bradford is on injured reserve, as are Reggie Wayne, Brian Cushing and Doug Martin. Nick Foles, who w...
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