Aharrelson358So I currently play football at The University of Alabama, so I feel qualified to give some insight. We have a very strict concussion policy. Every player that comes in takes a baseline concussion balance test before their first practice. After a possible concussion, they use that baseline to retest and there is a certain threshold set by the NCAA that a player must pass before continuing to practice or play. As far as the helmets go, I think it would be a two way street. Players would definitely be less willing to spear someone with their head, but broken noses, sinuses, eye sockets, and jaws would go through the roof. While it might reduce the number of concussions, it wouldn't make the game statistically safer. I think the real improvement needs to come with the technology in football helmets. My helmet has been essentially the same since I started playing football in middle school and I'm now a collegiate senior. They have done nothing on that front, and I think that's where the big breakthrough on concussion prevention will come.
Regardless of the fact that you've already been disproven or probably have because i neglected to read the thread im still gonna respond. This is all bullshit, well, it's true, but you don't need to be a college player to know this information and you'd know that if you really were lol. Every high school player in the country for multiple sports takes a concussion test. The new speed flex by Riddell uses a compression plate to absorb impact, thats the most revolutionary helmet so far. Even then, ive seen the model shatter. And no, people wouldnt play football if they coudnt wear helmets because everyones head would explode. Ray Lewis exerted 1200lbs/sq ft when tackling, think about what guys like jj watt or greg hardy could do