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Amid talk of tackle football ban in New Jersey, coaches say game safety has improved

Ban football? You can’t do that. Cue the hot takes! I need grizzled (old football coaches always have to be ‘grizzled’) football coaches talking about the VALUE of the game, the LESSONS that it provides, how it’s an integral part of AMERICA.
The truth is the bill put forth by Assemblywoman Valerie Vaineri Huttle (D-Bergen) to ban tackle football in New Jersey for kids under the age of 12 has some support among the North Jersey high school football coaching fraternity. It is likely it will never go anywhere more than a sheet of paper, but it demonstrates that the gatekeepers of the game, the ones who have devoted much of their lives to it, know there are issues connected to the sport.

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