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“The thing that keeps me around is my versatility. I can run block and I can catch passes out of the backfield. Most of the guys who play the position can only do one or the other. But anybody who knows football knows how important the fullback is to the game. We set a tone for the offense. And the position will still be important going forward, even if fewer teams use it. For one, some running backs just can't run without a fullback in front of them. There's also always going to be a need for a physical presence in your backfield. As wide open as this game is getting, that doesn't change the fact that you're still going to have goal-line and short-yardage situations. And when those situations come up, teams are going to need players who can help them convert.”An excerpt from a new book by ESPN investigative reporter Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru reveals the NFL’s consistent denials, until recently, that concussions were a serious player issue in the league. This is definitely worth taking a look at.