Archive for September, 2013

NFL Health and Safety Update—September 25, 2013

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Transcript: Roger Goodell, Dr. John York, Rich McKay and Jeff Miller on NFL Player Health and Safety Initiatives

  • NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL
  • NFL OWNER’S COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY DR. JOHN YORK
  • NFL COMPETITION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN RICH MCKAY
  • NFL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY JEFF MILLER

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Opening Remarks

Roger Goodell: We are making significant progress on player health and safety matters and that is reflected in the work that is being done.

As you know, a couple of years ago I asked Dr. York to chair our committee on all of our medical efforts. We have close to 15 committees or subcommittees throughout the league that are focusing on various medical initiatives. That needs to be coordinated. It is a difficult and very broad and important job. Dr. York has a committee that is actually meeting shortly, in a few minutes, to continue that work. It has been incredibly effective for us as a league to make sure all of those dots are connected and we are working cohesively across those different committees. I am thankful for his time, effort and expertise because he is our only physician in the NFL on the ownership level. He has done a terrific job.

Jeff Miller is our senior vice president of health and safety policy. Health and safety is his sole focus. He reports to me. He is working on all of our various initiatives, whether it is NIH, or the GE initiative. He is focused on that work. He is also focused on working with our partners on youth football. All of that effort is very important to us and Jeff is doing a terrific job.

Rich [McKay] is the chair of our Competition Committee, dealing with rules and how we are conducting our games. Rich has been instrumental in that, not just through the Competition Committee but also as president of a club.

This is something that we are happy to take questions on to make sure you all understand everything that is in this annual NFL Health and Safety report. It is another effort for us to be transparent in our work to continually make this game safer. We do believe that this game is better and safer than it has ever been.


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AFC & NFC Notes — Week 4

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Week 4 NFL Capsules

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Week 4 NFL Preview

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MAN TO MAN PREMIERES WEDNESDAY AT 10:00 PM ET

Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, & Marshall Faulk Go “Man to Man” with Three of the NFL’s Brightest Stars:

Colts’ Andrew Luck, Eagles’ Michael Vick, & Seahawks’ Russell Wilson

On Wednesday at 10:00 PM ET, NFL Network goes Man to Man with three of NFL’s biggest stars in the premiere edition of a new NFL Network series.

The Colts’ Andrew Luck, Eagles’ Michael Vick, and Seahawks’ Russell Wilson are each paired with a NFL Hall of Famer in a one-on-one setting allowing each to tell their story in the most candid of conversations. Each player opens up about his current situation, personal battles, and career moving forward.


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Week That Was – Week 3

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NFL Network’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ — San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams — Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8:00 PM ET

NFL Network Analyst Marshall Faulk Film Session with Rams CB Cortland Finnegan 

Former Rams QB Kurt Warner Joins ‘Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff’ Pregame Show at 6:00 PM ET

The eighth season of NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football continues this week when quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers travel to face quarterback Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams in an NFC West divisional matchup Thursday, September 26 at 8:00 PM ET. Last season, the Rams were unbeaten against the NFC-champion 49ers, with a 24-24 tie in Week 10 and a 16-13 overtime victory in Week 13.


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MAN TO MAN PREMIERES THIS WEDNESDAY AT 10:00 PM ET ON NFL NETWORK

Sanders, Irvin, & Faulk Go “Man to Man” With Three of the NFL’s Brightest Stars

Additional NFL Network & NFL.com Programming Notes

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHT:  One-on-one interviews with Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick, and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson with Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, and Michael Irvin


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Week 3 What To Look For – A Look Back

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