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Bradshaw thinks NFL doesn’t truly care about former players

The ongoing debate regarding whether current or former NFL players would let their sons play football continues. This time, the comments come from a high-profile Hall of Famer with one small caveat:  He doesn’t have a son. “If I had a son today . . . I would not let him play football,” Terry Bradshaw…

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Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw: NFL is ‘Forced to Care Because It’s Politically Correct To Care’

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When Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw talks, people listen.

When Terry Bradshaw says the contact in football will "slowly fade away" over the next decade, Steeler Nation likely nods its head in agreement.

The fact Bradshaw also says he'd absolutely do it all again, we have more admiration for the legendary hero.

If it's possible for those not blessed with the super-human abilities of a professional football player to comprehend what they do for a living, and the risks with their health they happily assume, we can see it with Bradshaw.

A man who took a savage beating throughout his career, both on and off the field, rebounded to become one of the most winning quarterbacks of all time. He went on to a successful broadcasting career, and became a lightning rod for the claims of former players, and the advancing research of concussions and their effects on the former players.

Only an ignorant person will listen to Bradshaw. While we gnash our teeth and curse the direction the league is going in, Bradshaw's generation saw at least - LEAST - the same amount of regulation facing the players today. When he says he sees the game we know today fading away, it's because he watches the results of a game that faded away from the late 70s to today.

Maybe in 10 years, this game will equate to basketball on grass, where contact happens but is mostly disallowed and the strategy is largely diluted due to the dimensions of options becoming basically "run as fast as you can, catch the ball, and win the game 72-65."

Regardless, though, if this quote doesn't encapsulate the issue at hand - as well as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's legacy - I don't know what does.

"I have to be careful here because I work for Fox and NFL Network," Bradshaw said, "but I don't think they care. They're forced to care now because it's politically correct to care. Lawsuits make you care. I think the P.R. makes you care. But personally, when I got out in 1983, do I think they cared about me? No. And you know what? I don't expect them to. I don't need them to worry about me. I take care of myself. But, do they care? They're forced to care right now because, P.R.-wise, it's not very favorable to them."



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Greg Lloyd: If QBs get hurt, so be it–but care for them in retirement


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Former Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd says he’s sick of seeing the way the NFL is changing to a league that makes protecting the quarterback paramount. “I don’t want to see a game where the damn score is 75-1 or 75-2, all this passing and passing,” Lloyd said on WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, via NFL.com. “I want…

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Steelers will take care of 2012, 2013 like they always do

Every offseason we hear about teams who have $ 20 million, even $ 30 million or more in cap space before they do any type of moves to free up additional money. The Bengals this year have about $ 60 million in cap room.  Everybody always wonders why the Steelers aren’t in a similar position and why they have to do so many restructures each year to get cap compliant.  Why aren’t the Steelers big players in free agency, if they had more cap space they could be;  is an argument often heard around the water cooler.
Even if the Steelers would somehow manage to have $ 30 million in cap space to start out a business year, that doesn’t mean they would go out and drop an exorbitant amount of money on an outside player just because they’re available.  Pittsburgh builds their team through the draft, and they always will. They get by in free agency with middle tier players to fill in as depth but rely on the starters to be guys they groom out of college for the most part. It’s hard to argue wi...

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Taking care of business the key

Before Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers even kicks off the Steelers could have clinched a playoff berth if one of four teams lose this weekend.But don’t look for the Steelers to ...

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