The NFL, Helmets and Concussions
In recent news football related concussions has taken the spot light and some sources claim that football related concussions have gone up 21% this season! This is not a good sign.
The NFL has been taking note of this and hasn't been sitting idly by, it has been desperately searching for a solution for problem and has called for some surprising and not so surprising friends.
The NFL has consulted equipment makers, sports researchers, the military and even NASCAR about how to improve helmet safety and cut down on concussions. Even the idea of "Soft-Shelled Football Helmets" have been taken in to consideration to improve player safety and reduce brain damage.
With all the innovation and brainstorming the bottom line is something has to change for the sport to continue to thrive and prosper.