Author: Tony Softli

NFL and NFLPA Release 2018 Helmet Testing Results

By Tony Softli Today a joint press release from the NFL and NFL Players Association (NFLPA) was announced, detailing the results of their annual study assessing the performance of football helmets.  The statement made it clear that the study was for helmets worn by NFL players. Several former NFL players have been diagnosed with or have suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).  These diagnosis can only be made post-mortem, several retired players are now reporting to NFL, NFLPA and their personal doctors on symptoms of CTE.   Will the new era helmets help stop or slow the damaging effects of CTE? ...

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​By Tony Softli With only 15 days until the 83rd NFL Selection Meeting or better known as the NFL Draft, the excitement was stirred up today by the NFL announcing the 2018 Preseason schedules.  With Sherman now a 49er, Bennett flying like an Eagle and Beckham still a Giant, the NFL has finalized its 65-game 2018 preseason schedule, which includes eight nationally-televised games. The traditional preseason kick off will remain at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH on Thursday, August 2 (8:00 PM ET) with the Chicago Bears vs Baltimore Ravens.  NFL Network will also provide...

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NFL Green Room

By Tony Softli The NFL Draft is the biggest off season event and just three weeks away.  The notorious Green Room where selected draftees, their agents and close family members are invited and enjoy the draft from a much different viewpoint very few experience.  It can also be the chamber of hell for those left sitting, sweating and wondering when there names will be called. For that very reason players have declined the invite in the past and want to spend that special moment with their complete family, close friends and teammates. The 2018 Green Room attendees were confirmed...

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By Tony Softli With twenty days until the 83rd Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting  in Dallas, TX all 32 clubs are preparing for the voluntary offseason workout programs.  These programs are extremely important prepping NFL players in training and knocking off the off season rust with physical conditioning and weight training and the teaching and instruction of the upcoming season scheme changes.   Each club is allowed a nine-week offseason program that is conducted in three phases: Phase One –  First two weeks are limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only. Phase Two – Next three weeks...

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NFL Announced 2018 Rules & Bylaw Changes

NFL fans have six plus months until the NFL kicks off the 2018 season, that dose’nt stop the game from evolving during the off season. The catch was the most critical and most talked about change that was needed because of the major out cry by owners, players and fans.  Below are the NEW playing rules and bylaw proposals that were adopted by NFL clubs Tuesday morning. Approved 2018 Playing Rules Summary   1.   By Competition Committee; Makes permanent the playing rule that changes the spot of the next snap after a touchback resulting from a free kick to the 25-yard...

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