“The only thing I’m waiting for and, Lord, I hope it doesn’t happen is a guy dying on the field,” the Baltimore Ravens safety told CBS Sports recently. “We’ve had everything else happen there except for a death. We understand what we signed up for and it sucks.
“Like I said, I pray it never happens, but you’ve got guys who are 350 pounds running 4.5 and 4.4s [in the 40-yard dash], and these owners and coaches want scout-run blockers and linemen to move walls. At the same time, they tell you, ‘Don’t hit here, and don’t hit there, or we’ll take your money.’ Like I said, I hope I’m wrong, but I just believe one day there’s going to be a death that takes place on the field because of the direction we’re going.”