Argumentative Essay

Submitted By Keppy21
Words: 461
Pages: 2

English 1
2 February 2014
The NFL has no need to make any Changes to the Rules on Hit Placement
Football is a rough dangerous game which is why we all love it. It entertains us with its big hits, aggression, and fast tempo. The NFL made a new rule which states, “(a) A defensive player may not forcibly hit the passer’s head or neck area with the helmet or facemask, regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the passer by encircling or grasping him, or (b) lower the head and making forcible contact with the top/crown or forehead/”hairline” parts of the helmet against any part of the passer’s body.” (Article 13:3) This minimizes the amount of big hits and excitement in the game. NFL players know the risk they take when stepping on to the field. The NFL is destroying the game as we know it. The average NFL player gets a salary of about $1.9 million. (Joe Dorish) This is equivalent to about $36,000 a week. The average medical bill for a concussion is about $8,000-$10,000 which for an NFL player with that salary should not be an issue. However, a $100,000 or more fine might for the player who initiated the hit. Helmet to helmet contact is a good percentage of the NFL’s hard hits and entertainment. Why would the NFL want to take this away? Chicago Bear’s cornerback Charles Tillman doesn’t know either. Tillman said, "It's ruining the integrity. It's not even football anymore. We should just go out there and play two-hand touch Sunday if we can't make contact." Many other NFL players and fans reject the new rules as well. Many NFL veterans must change lots of their tackling