for king and country
- Jan 20, 2007
Interesting. Thanks for that.I know a little about this issue, since my wife is one of the researchers on one of the two big NFL concussion grants. It seems that there is a protective mechanism when men tens up their necks and upper body in anticipation of a crash or hit. That helps protect the brain. The danger and risk are much higher when you dont see the impact coming, even if it a less hard hit. Absent that tensing up the brain gets bounced around pretty good.
Question: How does the quality versus quantity issue shake out? Like, the non-braced collisions may be worse, but the braces ones are more frequent. Any sense of how much/many braced collisions it takes to make one braced? Or something like that?
Like, when would a FB’s or OL’s consistent braced collisions outweigh the less frequent unprepared hits say a WR takes?