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You could be thinking a column related to the NFL's new helmet-to-helmet hit policy is a few days late, but after the barrage of coverage it has received from just about every sports media outlet, from every analyst, player and coach, I've finally been able to digest it all and form an educated opinion on this hot topic.

Big hits are a part of the the game of football. They're what sets the NFL apart from the rest. I love them, you love them, we all love them. But no matter how passionate Mark Schlereth wants to be, or how many creative "National Flag Football League" jokes you hear, there's no room for all the injuries, especially those to the head.

Some would say that injuries are another facet of professional football, something you've got to deal with, and they'd be right. However, the amount of injuries and the long-lasting affects research has shown they have on players must be avoided.

The average shelf life of a running back these days is somewhere around six years, but remember, they do live on past their glory days in professional football.

This legislation must ...

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