Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: Moms scared to let sons play football

Sunday April 10th, 2016

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Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians again made it clear that he believes parents should allow their kids to play college football, telling a group of high school coaches that football is being attacked my moms.

Making an appearance as the keynote speaker at a coaching clinic Friday, Arians said that it is the job of people involved in football to let moms know that football can be played in a way that head injuries can be minimized.

“We feel like this is our sport. It's being attacked, and we got to stop it at the grass roots,” he said via NBC 12. “It's the best game that's ever been f------ invented, and we got to make sure that moms get the message, because that's who's afraid of our game right now. It's not dads, it's moms.

“Our job is to make sure the game is safe, at all levels. The head really has no business being in the game. There's a lot of different teachers, but when I was taught how to tackle, and how to block, it was on a two-man sled. You did it with your shoulder pads. That's still the best way to do it.”

He later took to Twitter to clarify his comments.

Arians previously told Peter King of Sports Illustrated that people who won’t allow their sons to play football in the future are “fools.”


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