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Clardy: Only 3 Ways To Truly Make Football Safer

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – The rules make the game safer. The equipment makes the game safer. So why are we still seeing serious injuries around the NFL? Troy Clardy thinks the answer is simple, and he reveals it on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.

Football players, Troy says, are bigger, faster, and stronger than ever, and that simple fact has far-reaching consequences.

“As football players evolve, there’s no way that they’ll be able to truly make the game safer without making drastic fundamental changes to the game,” Clardy says. “If you want to make the game ‘safe,’ get rid of the kickoffs, outlaw zone defenses, and put weight limits on the players.”

Clardy notes that he would not be in favor of making any of those changes to the game.

But, he adds, “I’m just not sure if there’s anything out there at this point to make the game better and safer. You can make it safer. Or you can make it better. But with the players getting bigger, stronger, and faster all the time, I’m not sure you achieve both of those goals.”

Hear Troy’s complete thoughts below…and check out his show weekends on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan!

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