What’s the big deal?
Why CAN’T there be a weight limit?
Push limits back to what the average player weighed in the seventies, or early eighties, or whenever everybody thinks the ‘golden age’ was, before everybody started getting concussions.
How does this “destroy” the game?
Weight limits would be a good start in football. And going to leather helmets would work as well. Get back to proper tackling techniques.
I remember playing in HS (75-78) when they first introduced the no spearing rules. They brought in the referees during summer camp and before each game and went over this. The thought was to introduce these rule changes to HS players and then study the effects, then to colleges, and eventually in to the pros. That is how they presented it to us.
So now 35 years later and the one thing they didn’t factor was the evolution of the human body with advanced strength & conditioning training. There where only two of us on my team that were over 200lbs, me at right guard (205) and my right tackle (215) and we were devastating on end sweeps going after the little guys. Remember thinking how big guys were going to college at 230-250! My first college summer training I was introduced to full on strength training and I lost 30 lbs and started camp at 185 at RG but my new found speed was incredible! We had guys that could dunk basketballs after one summer in the gym but we still didn’t have anyone over 260 until they brought in kid from Louisiana who was a fat 300 at DT. We would line up and he couldnt move me and I couldn’t move him but basically it was stalemate and he never got past me to make a play. He was used as some large immovable object in the middle. Next thing you know that was the new norm and every team was trying to find these guys.
Once they started hitting the weight room the size and speed of the game changed to what it is today.