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The logistics behind widening the field comes on the heap of this lawsuit undoubtedly and the NFL is doing its best to create safer ways for the game. The idea behind it is that widening the field will minimize congestion in the middle of the field where most head injuries take place. According to former committee member Bill Polian “there are less collisions of that sort in the CFL.” Some however argue that the more room a defensive player has the more time he has to gain speed and hit that much harder causing more injuries.
Nonetheless, I commend the NFL in its attempt to make the game safer; I just think harsher penalties on dangerous players might be more effective to keep the game real football fans love. I’ve been watching football since I was old enough to understand and I always loved the duel between offenses and defenses. That duel will be lost by defenses more often than not if the field widens and the integrity of the game could be compromised.