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Packers Murphy Takes 5: Player safety of paramount concern this offseason

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. News Bot

    News Bot News Bot

    Apr 18, 2009
    Source: Packers.com
  2. texaspackerbacker

    texaspackerbacker Cheesehead

    Dec 7, 2004
    Somebody should set up a POLL in here about who does and doesn't think this whole player safety/concussion thing is overrated as an issue.

    Wasn't Murphy as a player a hard hitting safety, kinda known as a head hunter? That didn't stop him from getting his advance college degrees and moving on as a leader.

    I wish somebody would cross-check the cases of concussions ruining post-career lives with other causes - specifically, PEDs and recreational drug use. I point to Jim McMahon as the most obvious red flag in that area. There is a really tiny percentage of McMahon/Seau/etc. situations anyway, and I suspect most of those could just as well be attributed to other things.

    Two of the most concussion-plagued careers I recall were Steve Young and Troy Aikman - both reputedly clean livers - and they seem to have turned out OK.

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