Goodell Says Low Blocks and Field Quality Are Also Safety Concerns

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Goodell Says Low Blocks and Field Quality Are Also Safety Concerns
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Most of the NFL’s emphasis on player safety in recent years has focused on reducing hits to the head. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at his State of the League press conference that he’s concerned about knees as well. Specifically, Goodell mentioned that he wants the league to focus on eliminating dangerous low blocks and improving field conditions as it continues to try to eliminate shots to the head.

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