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  • #32671

    GAME ON
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    Anybody concerned about the head injuries Lehigh players keep getting??? It’s sad and disturbing…Are the helmets inferior? It’s getting out of hand and I hope somebody is looking into the issue before one of these kids get permanently hurt. I do not see this issue with other teams. Do not like seeing kids getting carted off each game on stretchers. Are the helmets updated each year or are we wearing inferior products???

    #32674

    LehighForLifer
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    Agree that this is a serious issue. All good questions which must be addressed by the Athletic Department, starting at the top from the AD. Too many head injuries…

    Helmet technology has changed quite a bit over the past several years in order to protect the players.

    Also speaks to the lack of instruction from the coaches. When you don’t tackle in practice and provide no coaching whatsoever, the kids are simply not prepared. Just another reason why these coaches should be canned.

    #32675

    FTMom43
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    Here is a study that was done by VA Tech
    https://www.beam.vt.edu/helmet/helmets_football.php

    our boys wear Riddell Revolution Speed which is the lowest rated 5 star helmet.

    I don’t know if its the helmets but i do know that reducing the amount tackling in practice doesn’t help this situation improve.

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    #32679

    GAME ON
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    Reducing tackling in practice has been happening across all levels of football for awhile now. This is the NFL’s answer to not having an answer for all the concussions. This sport has risk, no doubt. These guys know what they are signing up for. I just see a head injury every week with Lehigh. I dont see the same in any other football game I watch. Something is wrong somewhere. Everybody is pointing fingers at each other and I am sure bad tackling isn’t being taught at practice…hell, we don’t tackle anybody!!!The middle of our defense could wear pasties and a g-string and it wouldn’t matter. When the rb’s aren’t touched until 15 yards up field I dont think reduced tackling in practice has anything to do with the issue. I just hope somebody looks into the head injury issue with Lehigh players…

    #32684
    jacbees4822
    jacbees4822
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    Ivy League banned full contact tackling during practice back in 2016. Still seem to be some good defenses in that league. At this level tackling during practice should be technique based, no need for collisions.

    http://www.stack.com/a/the-new-tackling-technique-thats-revolutionizing-football-safety

    Head behind vs head in front….big difference. No idea what Lehigh is teaching, or if technique has anything to do with the injuries, but I truly do not think it is a problem with the helmets.

    #32686

    just a fan
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    THANKS MOM I KNEW IT. LEHIGH IS C H E A P, AND ITS A SHAME THEY PUT THESE KIDS LIVES ON THE LINE FOR A FEW DOLLARS THAT EVERYONE ON THIS BOARD KNOWS THEY HAVE… SINFUL. ITS A DAM SHAME THIS ALLOWED TO GO ON, AD NEEDS TO GO ALSO. ITS HIS PROGRAM AND HE IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE ESPECIALLY HE PLAYED THIS GAME AND KNOWS HOW DANGEROUS IT IS, HIGH SCHOOL USE BETTER HELMETS THEN RIDDELL SPEED HELMETS

    #32687

    just a fan
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    STILL PUSHING BLAME TO THE KIDS, THATS COACHING, IF YOU TAKE THE SAME ROUTE TO WORK EVERYDAY AND STOP AT WAWA FOR COFFEE IN A BAD NEIGHBORHOOD, THAT LOCAL PERSON WHO HAS BAD INTENTIONS SURELY CAN WAIT FOR YOU AND HAVE YOU ROBBED, THATS US LINING UP IN A COVER 2 WITH DROPPING #9 DOWN EVERY 3RD PLAY OR SO, ITS SO DAM PREDICTABLE AND TEAMS MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND WATCH FILM WHAT ARE WE WATCHING CARTOONS…….

    #32698
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    Just made a comment in the Fordham comments string about helmets at our local high schools and efforts to pad the helmets in practice.

    #32711
    marco
    marco
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    Dear “Just a Fan”:

    Thanks for posting but could you please stop “shouting” in ALL CAPS?

    It’s annoying and detracts from what may otherwise be an intelligent comment.

    Thanks!

    #32769
    wilsonfootball2
    wilsonfootball2
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    I’ve read 11 players have had concussions this year. The NFL averages 9.5 (2013, 2014, 2015 seasons) concussion issues reported. This NFL number includes players who were evaluated but may have returned to the field of play the same day.

    #32771
    van
    van
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    wow, 11 seems like a lot. source?

    #32778
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    11 on the team all year or ??? Good question on sources. An NCAA report?

    What would be relevant is to compare to other PL teams.

    #32807
    wilsonfootball2
    wilsonfootball2
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    My source is facebook feeds. I have also read 8. However, either way it seems high.

    #32819
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    8 or 11 concussions on a team of 80-90 players, imo, is not ‘high’. Since early August the players have been through practices and games, well over 100 days. I think back to my time in football and I know I had concussions that were never treated other than the smelling salts and some ice on neck. Then back in the game once the ‘cobwebs’ cleared. Keep in mind. There are different levels of “concussions” in their score. Moreover, concussions can occur without trauma to the head. The ‘whipping’ of the head as a reaction to trauma in hitting the ground or being tackled can cause a concussion as well. A little information is dangerous as too many people do not understand its nature or context.

    #32823
    wilsonfootball2
    wilsonfootball2
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    So 10% of the team is not a bad number? Interesting. Sorry we are not as much of a man as you and your smelling salts. Ya, I remember those days. Smelling salts then take a lap. Maybe you missed the last few games were we had players removed from the field via the medics? Well maybe they should have just had some smelling salts because they don’t understand or are missing information of the issue.

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