When it comes to the safety of NFL players, it's not just the league that bares the responsibilty.

I was listening to former NFL offensive lineman Mark Schlereth on 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio today. He was asked a question by Colin Cowherd during Thursday’s edition of “The Herd” about player safety in the NFL. Mark Schlereth responded by saying that the NFL doesn’t care about the safety of its players.

The thought that the NFL doesn’t care about the safety of its players is shared by many people. It’s interesting to me that in the sound bite below, Schlereth talks about the league’s responsibility when it comes to player safety, but overlooks the role that players have when it comes to safety. There is a thought that “it’s football” or “it’s a physical sport” when players talk about their own role when injuries occur, yet they are very judgmental when it comes to the league’s responsibility.

Players point the finger at the league as if they are solely at fault when players get injured severely. Where is the thought of “it’s football” or “it’s a physical game” when assessing the league’s role in player safety? It’s nowhere to be found.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.

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