- Nov 16, 2017
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Trouble is they don't know what causes the most damage. Apparently they think repeated sub-concussive blows to the head is what causes CTE. Like offensive and defensive linesmen bumping heads every play.Contrary to popular belief, high tackles are not the leading cause of concussion or even close. Most players who are knocked out are when they are the ones who messed up their tackle and get a knee / pelvis into the head. The lower part of your body is a hell of a lot more powerful than the upper part and can give someone's head a much bigger whack that a high tackle can.
Ironically, in forcing players to consistently go lower, they might actually be putting players in more harm. Tackling around the chest is actually safer.