When a team’s focus on performance becomes a problem for its coaches
The NFL has been embroiled in controversy in recent years for what some have described as the league’s lack of attention to the health and safety of players.
A series of high-profile concussions and arrests in recent weeks have been attributed to the league, and the commissioner has been forced to take a more active role in the issue.
The league has said it is working on measures that would require coaches to wear helmets.
In the past, commissioner Roger Goodell has said he does not think that it is appropriate for players to be asked to take on extra responsibilities when they are working as hard as possible.
“It’s not my intention to take up that burden for everybody, and I don’t believe in taking up that task,” Goodell said on March 12.
“But there’s a lot of pressure and there’s no way around it.
So we need to do everything we can to get it right.”
Now, it’s being argued that the NFL’s focus needs to be more on performance, not on health and welfare.
According to an article published Thursday in the medical journal Frontiers in Psychology, some players say that the way they feel and perform on the field, particularly when working together, can become a major contributing factor to concussions.
The article by Dr. Michael R. Hirsch and Dr. Eric S. Fechter argues that there is a direct correlation between the way a player feels on the football field and their likelihood of suffering a concussion.
They say that this link exists even in the absence of any physical symptoms that can cause the brain to “disconnect” or “slip.”
The article says that the number of players in the league who suffer a concussion each year has grown to more than a million, and that this growth has coincided with a reduction in contact between players and the coaches.
The NFL is also facing increased scrutiny as the number and seriousness of concussions have risen.
It is a concern that Goodell has acknowledged as well.
“I know how much we want to make the game safer, but the truth is, the numbers tell a different story,” Goodell told reporters in May.
“If we were to put our best players in every game, we would see a reduction.”
Hirsch has been a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of several books, including “The Science of Sports: The Psychology of Performance.”
He also worked on the research of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and said that he has no doubt that concussions are the result of a player’s mindset.
“The reality is, if a player thinks the game is fun and the play is on, that’s going to lead to a lot more concussions,” Hirsch told ESPN.
“You’re putting pressure on the brain, you’re putting it at a high stress level, and you’re creating this stress that can lead to the brain getting detached.”
The research in Hirsch’s paper is based on a study by Drs.
Mark Schillings and John S. Levenson.
They interviewed former NFL players who played in the 1980s and 1990s, and they looked at how they felt when they played, how they reacted to physical challenges, and how they perceived their health status.
They also took into account how they viewed the game and how often they practiced and played.
The study concluded that the brain is more sensitive to mental stress than physical stress.
In addition to the study, the authors also looked at the behavior of players who participated in other types of physical contact and how it affected their brain function.
The findings showed that players who had been hit more than twice on the head during a game, or had been injured more than once, reported more symptoms of concussion than those who had only been hit once or twice.
This was not the case for those who only had a concussion, or who had a single injury during a season.
For example, a player who had played in four games with 10 or more hits was found to have more symptoms than a player with no hits or no injuries in the last two seasons of the study.
Hirs study also found that players with more than four concussions had an increased risk of developing symptoms and a higher likelihood of returning to play after the season.
This included an increased rate of post-concussion cognitive impairment, increased likelihood of sustaining a concussion and reduced recovery time.
This also included the number, severity and frequency of head trauma in each season.
“There’s a huge gap between the numbers and the science, and there is no excuse for the way that this is being portrayed,” Hirs said.
“And I think it’s unfortunate.”
Hirs co-authored a paper with his colleague on the issue published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry in July.
The authors say that although the science of concussion is still very limited, it is beginning to address this gap.
The two researchers concluded that