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The uproar over Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather obscures a more fundamental question. Can football be made safe? Is this simply a behavior problem — something that can be addressed through the right combination of rules, discipline and improved technique — or is the real issue the game?
That scenario is far from ideal with Peyton Manning and the pass-happy Denver Broncos on tap. But the Redskins will have to deal with it after the NFL on Monday handed Meriweather a two-game suspension for repeated violations of the league's ban on hits to the head of defenseless players.
Washington Redskins free safety Brandon Meriweather's dangerous habit of leading with his helmet will cost him two games, the latest sanction from a league determined to make the game safer by discouraging blows to the head.
A suspension seems like the only way to get the message across, though frankly one has to wonder if the message will ever get across at this point.
The season teetered on the precipice of all-out failure -- imagine facing the Broncos' offensive meat-grinder in Denver next week with a 1-5 record -- but the Redskins found a way to pull back from the brink.
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The numbers are not pretty anywhere on the defensive side of the field for the Washington Redskins. That has been a consistent theme through the first two weeks of the season.
Football will never be safe. Science proved that.
The Washington strong safety started his first regular season game in nearly 10 months Sunday and had to leave in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers with a concussion.