Count giants safety Antrel Rolle as one NFL player who thinks the NFL is already doing more than enough to prevent concussions on the field.
Rolle said on WFAN that he thinks the league is doing too much to protect the offense and preventing defensive players from playing football the way the game is meant to be played.
“It’s fine for the offensive players but I’m on the defensive side of the ball,” Rolle said, per the New York Daily News. “So are you telling me that now I have to slow down? I think we’re already being cautious of what we’re doing and how we’re attacking the ball or how we’re trying to make a tackle. I think that’s absolutely ridiculous because under any circumstances you can’t just absolutely have control over your body when you’re pursuing a tackle.”
Rolle said he worries that the league is going to legislate everything that makes football a great sport out of the NFL.
“This is the game of football,” Rolle said. “This is a game of speed. This is a game of power. This is a game of physical guys going to battle. Once you start saying to guys ‘You’ll get suspended for a game,’ that’s when you’re going to get a very, very tentative football game.”