|02-22-2013, 12:48 AM||#1|
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Texans LB Brian Cushing Hopes Injury Brings More Protection For Defenders
The price Texans LB Brian Cushing paid for tearing his ACL on a Monday night in October in his native New Jersey was tangible: 11 regular-season games and two playoff games at age 25, when he's just entering the prime of his career.
And that's not even the worst part. To Cushing, what really stings is that what happened on that low block from New York Jets guard Matt Slauson was so completely avoidable.
This week in Indianapolis, the competition committee is staging its initial meetings for the 2013 season, and the idea of eliminating all low blocks is on the table.
Very clearly, Cushing has a horse in this race.
"I'm happy they're taking the initiative to look at this," Cushing said. "To me, it's an acknowledgement that defensive players have to be protected, too. I wasn't the first guy to go down like this; there have been similar injuries. What happened, that's a play that can be eliminated. You look at the play, it doesn't need to be done. So for them to go back and really acknowledge that guys need to be protected, that's moving in the right direction."
|02-22-2013, 12:52 PM||#2|
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They've focused on the offense now its time to protect the defense as well. They should probably have a team that reviews game film, because the refs have a tough enough time managing the game as it is
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