Saints News, 1/30/14: NFL Says Concussions Down 13% In 2013

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Key words: "NFL says." Let's allow an impartial group to analyze the data before we fully believe this. If it is true, we can expect the league office to continue levying heavy fines in an attempt to eliminate helmet-to-helmet contact as much as possible. That would be a good thing if not for the fact that defenders are aiming more for the knees now as a result of this new NFL "let's avoid future concussion litigation" strategy.

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NFL News

NFL says concussions down 13 percent in last year | ProFootballTalk
Miller said that in the information compiled from team doctors, there was a 23 percent decrease in concussions caused by helmet to helmet contact last season. That will only embolden the league to continue levying heavy fines, particularly to repeat offenders. Those numbers, on their face, would seem to indicate progress.

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