Tag: nfl

Concussion Monitoring 2.0: How LSU’s mouthguard tech is changing the game

Colleges like LSU are helping tech companies discover how to monitor and diagnose concussions more efficiently using mouthguards with computer chips. How concussions are treated has increasingly become a hot topic and there’s finally a football program being proactive about the issue. Earlier in the 2014 season, LSU partnered with Seattle-based company i1 Biometrics to outfit players with specialized mouthguards that measure head impacts during practice and games. From Geek Wire: A tiny chip inside the mouthguard — along with an accelerometer, gyroscope, battery, and antennas — helps show the severity and location of impact to a player’s head, with all the...

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Why the Raiders will overtake the Super Bowl Champs in the AFC West

The AFC West will not be the best division in football. And it certainly won’t be the most interesting division. But it may very well be the strangest division anyone’s seen in quite a while. Your defending Super Bowl champions in the Denver Broncos will start unknown Northwestern product Trevor Siemian yet will still feature a defense that was good enough to bring them a title last season. Yet the West will also feature an Oakland Raiders team with a high excitement quotient on offense and a high talent quotient on defense, and I think the Raiders have one...

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Is the NFC East the NFL’s worst division?

There’s really no doubt this year that the NFC East is football’s worst division.  Lacking any real contention power at the top, the division speaks mediocrity top to bottom.  In one sense it’s a “toss-up” in that no one team is good enough to seize control and front run. But there’s just enough ability spread around that no one at the bottom is likely to make a run at a top 3 pick. Sleep your way through this season in the East. There’s some sentiment that the Dallas Cowboys mulligan their way to a division title since the loss...

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