Insurances for Football going away

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OTL: Football facing growing insurance issue

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The NFL no longer has general liability insurance covering head trauma, according to multiple sources; just one carrier is willing to provide workers' compensation coverage for NFL teams. Before concussion litigation roiled the NFL beginning in 2011, at least a dozen carriers occupied the insurance market for pro football, according to industry experts.
down to one carrier, some places not able to afford, including a decent juco school. may start seeing this impact more and more places.
 
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We're prob going to see more and more kids leaving early and/or sitting out the back half of the season once teams are out of their conference championships. May even see kids fighting the 3 yrs removed from high school rule again soon.
 
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Programs may start taking the decisions out of the hands of players with blood clots or other gravely serious medical conditions such as multiple concussions. On the other hand, boxing is still around. Boxers, however, usually aren't employed by franchises or supported by athletic programs at insitutions of higher learning.
 
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This is an under-covered story. It took me a long time to get on this train, but kids really probably shouldn't start playing tackle football until they are 16, perhaps even later. If that took hold, either at the insistence of parents or because schools/governing bodies started mandating it, the quality of play at both the college and pro level would drastically decline.
 
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This is an under-covered story. It took me a long time to get on this train, but kids really probably shouldn't start playing tackle football until they are 16, perhaps even later. If that took hold, either at the insistence of parents or because schools/governing bodies started mandating it, the quality of play at both the college and pro level would drastically decline.
That would kill football and is completely unnecessary. Youth coaches need to be taught how to teach proper tackling techniques and heads up football, the "kill shot" needs to to be discouraged by youth coaches.
 
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OTL: Football facing growing insurance issue

figured this was worth bringing up.


down to one carrier, some places not able to afford, including a decent juco school. may start seeing this impact more and more places.

This is what will kill football as we know it, within the next generation. As long as players tackle each other, there will be legions of lawyers suing everyone in sight, and the sport will be uninsurable. Finis
 
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That would kill football and is completely unnecessary. Youth coaches need to be taught how to teach proper tackling techniques and heads up football, the "kill shot" needs to to be discouraged by youth coaches.
Even with proper tackling, kids are going to get concussions. Not all, but a lot of the "kill shot" stuff has been taken out of the game with the new rules. Most of the helmet-to-helmet hits now are caused by a defender going in with proper technique but a last second move by the offensive player lines their helmets up and causes them to hit. That is never going to be removed from the game unless you turn it into flag football because it is incidental.
 
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That would kill football and is completely unnecessary. Youth coaches need to be taught how to teach proper tackling techniques and heads up football, the "kill shot" needs to to be discouraged by youth coaches.
getting tackled at all is a risk for concussion. Player A running in X direction is intercepted by player B running in Y direction. brains are going to be sloshing around even if they are body tackles.
 
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getting tackled at all is a risk for concussion. Player A running in X direction is intercepted by player B running in Y direction. brains are going to be sloshing around even if they are body tackles.
Another suggestion, limit the size of all players.
 
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OTL: Football facing growing insurance issue

figured this was worth bringing up.


down to one carrier, some places not able to afford, including a decent juco school. may start seeing this impact more and more places.
In 20 years football will cease to exist. Insurance will make it financially unfeasible. In the meantime they will try to fix the problem by changing the game making it to where nobody wants to watch it anyway. It's a big complicated plot.
 
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Bring back the Gladiator sport.. It's entertaining and exciting. Loss of arms, legs or life, not brain function.

Problem solved......
 

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