Monday, January 27, 2014
NFLN survey/player safety: Rams
By Nick Wagoner
ST. LOUIS -- There hasn't been much in the way of a consensus for any of the NFL Nation player survey questions so far. Until today.
Today's reveal released the answers of 320 NFL players to two questions:
1. True or false: I'd play in the Super Bowl with a concussion.
2. True or false: The NFL is committed to player safety.
Both questions came with pretty overwhelming results. Eighty five percent of players answered true to the first question and another 60 percent said they do believe the NFL is committed to player safety.
In my experience asking around the Rams locker room, I was intrigued by the speed with which each player answered. The Rams just about fell in line with the league-wide average as eight of 10 players said they'd play through a concussion. But to a man, each player showed no hesitation to answer the question. While most took their time to come up with the appropriate (to them) response to the other questions, this one seemed pretty cut and dry.
The answer to the player safety question was pretty similar in how fast it came as the split lined up exactly with how the rest of the league voted. It's worth noting that a handful of the defensive players interviewed all made it a point to say they believe the league is more committed to keeping offensive players, namely quarterbacks, safe than anyone else.