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(The Ringer)   Being NFL offensive lineman is like having a professional eating disorder   (theringer.com) divider line
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2020-05-05 5:05:32 PM  
no shiat?
 
2020-05-05 5:36:38 PM  

brizzle365: no shiat?


I would guess lots of shiat, like pushing out a small child 3 times a day.
 
2020-05-05 5:37:08 PM  
Article is 200 paragraphs long and they couldn't throw in a few before and after pics for fun.
 
2020-05-05 5:47:59 PM  

Hooker with a Penis: brizzle365: no shiat?

I would guess lots of shiat, like pushing out a small child 3 times a day.


so thats how most farkers are born?

/kidding
//mostly
/// three slashies for the slashie lord
 
2020-05-05 5:52:37 PM  
NFL needs to consider slowly changing the rules to make coaches want the guy on the right instead of the guy on the left. Might go a long way toward reducing injuries, especially ones that lead to CTE.
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2020-05-05 5:52:50 PM  
Old-school players used to wake up in the middle of the night and eat chicken breasts.
 
2020-05-05 6:28:00 PM  
Reminds me of Adam Timmerman.  I met him when I was doing some testing on a retaining wall he was having built at this house.  He was a big guy, but nothing like his playing days. You could tell he probably had to really work at keeping weight on during his playing days.
 
2020-05-05 6:28:44 PM  

foo monkey: Old-school players used to wake up in the middle of the night and eat chicken breasts.


Difficulty: While they were still on the live chicken.
 
2020-05-05 6:41:27 PM  

pheelix: NFL needs to consider slowly changing the rules to make coaches want the guy on the right instead of the guy on the left. Might go a long way toward reducing injuries, especially ones that lead to CTE.
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That's gotta be contributing to knee injuries as well.   Throw 75 pounds of extra mass on everyone and it's no surprise what happens to joints.
 
2020-05-05 7:27:58 PM  

pheelix: NFL needs to consider slowly changing the rules to make coaches want the guy on the right instead of the guy on the left. Might go a long way toward reducing injuries, especially ones that lead to CTE.
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Two things:
1. the only rule change they could really make that would make big offensive linemen unnecessary would be making it flag football.
2. Linemen aren't really much of a risk to get CTE since they are typically lining up a yard away from their opponent and not generating a lot of momentum before hitting someone.  The guys who are getting a running start before hitting people are the ones more at risk.  So looking like the guy on the left is likely protecting him from CTE
 
2020-05-05 7:42:04 PM  

pheelix: NFL needs to consider slowly changing the rules to make coaches want the guy on the right instead of the guy on the left. Might go a long way toward reducing injuries, especially ones that lead to CTE.
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Agreed.

Here is Nick Hardwick before and after:

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2020-05-05 7:44:49 PM  
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Alan Faneca B&A
 
2020-05-05 7:57:00 PM  

Craw Fu: pheelix: NFL needs to consider slowly changing the rules to make coaches want the guy on the right instead of the guy on the left. Might go a long way toward reducing injuries, especially ones that lead to CTE.
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Two things:
1. the only rule change they could really make that would make big offensive linemen unnecessary would be making it flag football.
2. Linemen aren't really much of a risk to get CTE since they are typically lining up a yard away from their opponent and not generating a lot of momentum before hitting someone.  The guys who are getting a running start before hitting people are the ones more at risk.  So looking like the guy on the left is likely protecting him from CTE


The study funded by the NFL and NFLPA disagrees with your assessment about lineman and CTE.
 
2020-05-05 8:26:03 PM  

Get Rich or Try Dyin': Craw Fu: pheelix: NFL needs to consider slowly changing the rules to make coaches want the guy on the right instead of the guy on the left. Might go a long way toward reducing injuries, especially ones that lead to CTE.
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Two things:
1. the only rule change they could really make that would make big offensive linemen unnecessary would be making it flag football.
2. Linemen aren't really much of a risk to get CTE since they are typically lining up a yard away from their opponent and not generating a lot of momentum before hitting someone.  The guys who are getting a running start before hitting people are the ones more at risk.  So looking like the guy on the left is likely protecting him from CTE

The study funded by the NFL and NFLPA disagrees with your assessment about lineman and CTE.


I have seen several studies like the below stating that players in the open field are more at risk for concussions and head trauma and assumed that was the case for CTE as well. I stand corrected, thanks for educating me

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/n​e​ws/nfl-concussion-research-what-is-the​-riskiest-position/aie5ylg42dv51v2ipo5​5gfzkt
 
2020-05-05 8:39:20 PM  

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Alan Faneca B&A


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2020-05-05 8:48:25 PM  

pheelix: NFL needs to consider slowly changing the rules to make coaches want the guy on the right instead of the guy on the left. Might go a long way toward reducing injuries, especially ones that lead to CTE.
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What rule change? Eliminate blocking?  Make the NFL a passing league? All else (strength, quickness, etc) being equal, the guy that weighs 70 pounds more is going to have an advantage on the line.

Yeah, linemen can certainly get CTE, but I'm not sure what making them strong, ripped and fast would do to eliminate it versus strong, fat and fast. They're still gonna be butting heads.
 
2020-05-05 9:15:04 PM  

pheelix: NFL needs to consider slowly changing the rules to make coaches want the guy on the right instead of the guy on the left. Might go a long way toward reducing injuries, especially ones that lead to CTE.
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Until they change the rule to allow every player on the field to be an eligible receiver, they'll stick to bigger is better.

Now I kinda want that league to happen.
 
2020-05-05 9:28:39 PM  

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Alan Faneca B&A


34 PIKE.  he was the lead blocker for willie parker's super bowl run


34 Counter Pike
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2020-05-05 10:19:31 PM  

lizyrd: pheelix: NFL needs to consider slowly changing the rules to make coaches want the guy on the right instead of the guy on the left. Might go a long way toward reducing injuries, especially ones that lead to CTE.
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What rule change? Eliminate blocking?  Make the NFL a passing league? All else (strength, quickness, etc) being equal, the guy that weighs 70 pounds more is going to have an advantage on the line.

Yeah, linemen can certainly get CTE, but I'm not sure what making them strong, ripped and fast would do to eliminate it versus strong, fat and fast. They're still gonna be butting heads.


I was referring to the amount of damage 300+ lb linemen inflict when they hit the guy with the ball at full speed. Particularly when that guy happens to be the quarterback. The easiest rule change would be an upper limit on a player's body weight. Forrest Gregg weighed in at 249 when he played OT for the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I. Was football any less exciting then than it is now?
 
2020-05-05 10:32:48 PM  
One possible rule change I've heard proposed to reduce CTE in linemen is to eliminate the 3-point-stance. Without that low crouch, you wouldn't be able to generate as much quick force.
 
2020-05-05 11:15:52 PM  
I had an acquaintance that was an SEC OL in the nineties.  Even back then they would be 290ish during the season.  I saw him a year after he graduated, football was done for him and he was all of 210 or so.  The difference was striking to say the least for a guy that was probably 6'6 or 6'7.

/DNRTFA
 
2020-05-05 11:38:55 PM  

Skyrmion: One possible rule change I've heard proposed to reduce CTE in linemen is to eliminate the 3-point-stance. Without that low crouch, you wouldn't be able to generate as much quick force.


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There doesn't seem to be that much difference, height wise. It seems to me that a 2 point stance means the player can get off the ball quicker.
 
2020-05-06 1:28:30 AM  
The article is a good look at why Americans are so fat.  The "hack" was to blend everything into a beverage so he could consume more.

This is how people over consume on soda/sweet tea/coffee drinks, etc.  I am too lazy to find the article, but there was a study where they gave people either grapes or grape juice and told them to eat/drink until they were full.  The subjects drinking the juice took in something like twice as many calories because it is really easy to just pick up a glass and drink a pint of juice in a matter of seconds whereas it would take you a few minutes to eat a pint of grapes and you would probably feel full before you finished.
 
2020-05-06 4:55:58 AM  
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Former Colts center Jeff Saturday. It's crazy how big a lot of these guys were during their playing years.
 
2020-05-06 4:59:09 AM  

Craw Fu: 2. Linemen aren't really much of a risk to get CTE since they are typically lining up a yard away from their opponent and not generating a lot of momentum before hitting someone.  The guys who are getting a running start before hitting people are the ones more at risk.  So looking like the guy on the left is likely protecting him from CTE


That's just flat out wrong. Linemen get smacked in the head constantly by defenders (and defenders vice versa). They get blitzing linebackers that they have to pick up on the fly and take the impact of those hits.

I have no idea where you came up with that confidently stated garbage but I have a huge citation needed.
 
2020-05-06 10:45:54 AM  

holdmybones: Craw Fu: 2. Linemen aren't really much of a risk to get CTE since they are typically lining up a yard away from their opponent and not generating a lot of momentum before hitting someone.  The guys who are getting a running start before hitting people are the ones more at risk.  So looking like the guy on the left is likely protecting him from CTE

That's just flat out wrong. Linemen get smacked in the head constantly by defenders (and defenders vice versa). They get blitzing linebackers that they have to pick up on the fly and take the impact of those hits.

I have no idea where you came up with that confidently stated garbage but I have a huge citation needed.


The most damaging and high impact damage happenes at the line of scrimmage. Mostly between Oline and Dline. They are, for the most part, the only ones not taught how to deflect hits and control your body at the point of impact to control the outcome of the hit, as best as possible.

Thats why when you see that big hit on a WR or RB, by a LB or DB on slow motion replay, it looks a lo less worse than it does in real time. They are constantly trying to twist and turn to limit impact damage. That really isn't as easy for linemen. Which is why I fully support AI tackle dummies at all lvls of the sport, during practice. Its a great way to improve technique while also limiting the amount of impact damage given and received.

The hit at the LoS, is often refereed to and in many studies, as a head on impact involving 2 cars at 50 MPH. Its no joke and TV really does not do the violence any justice at all. At field lvl, that shiat is terrifying, and why so many are drawn to it and enjoy it as spectators.
 
2020-05-06 5:56:55 PM  
A majority of these guys have sleep apnea because they are so huge, Worrying about losing weight because you missed a meal. Is that called the reverse jockey syndrome?
 
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