Health and safety is arguably the preeminent issue in all of sports, particularly professional football.
NFL Network and NFL.com are tackling this subject head on -- no pun intended -- by launching a new unit to explore the many topics associated with player health and safety. And believe me, we are not lacking ideas, in fact, it's a challenge to know where to begin.
To whet the appetite, this week starting Tuesday on "Health of the Game," we will present a four part series touching on some of the stories that are at the forefront of this issue: concussions, youth football and serious injuries.
It seems like a day doesn't go by when we don't hear about another player at some level of football suffering a concussion. Our goal is to take these stories and bring you fresh angles, new voices, compelling visuals and inside access. We're not just going to show you the hit. We'll literally take you inside the helmet to illustrate what happens to the brain at the moment of impact.
One of our ideas was to try and document the tedious and trying recovery of a star player who suffered a season-ending injury, like what Adrian Peterson overcame last year. So with Darrelle Revis, one of the best defensive players in the NFL, lost for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, we're documenting his comeback, starting before he underwent surgery.
As always, we want to enlighten, inform and entertain you. Even with the most serious of issues, it can be done.