'Three-hundred pounders,' Part IV
The impertinence of Kevin, Jon and Bert below prompted Hub Blog to quickly look up the average weight of NFL players.
No mention of an average safety's weight. But linemen, quarterbacks, running backs, all up. Ted Johnson
didn't get his concussions from the Rodney Harrisons of the league. ... That's not
to say weight is the only factor for head injuries. ... In the first link, note how some argue there's no strong correlation between big men and winning. A weight limit, IMHO, wouldn't change the quality of the game. It'd only make it a little safer, in more ways than one, on and off the field.Update I
-- Kevin, determined to make the world safe for Oreo Shakes
Hub Blog's weight limit proposal would make Mayor Bloomberg blush with its central planning, Soviet-style micromanagement and nanny-state tendencies.