I'm not basing the entire thread subject off the video, I'm keeping in mind the body of articles and quotes within the whole NFL concussions subject.
How long will the NFL exist before it dissolves?
Will it dissolve within the next 10 years?
How much will the game change in the next 10 years?
What would/could change all these factors?
Offensive players and/or defensive players will no longer be able to contact the opponent, leading with his upper body (initially for "blind side" dbs on receivers focused on catch..later exending to potential "blind side" hitters on a running QB with the ball, then extending to all runners with the ball). The kickoff altogether will be eliminated. Offenses will extend the first down to 20 yards to account for consequent explosion in offense.
The NFL's American talent pools shrinks to size of American pool of talent of baseball; they incur lawsuit expenses in the 100s of millions. Football will be relegated to a talent pool of risk taking meat heads (I mean that in a positive way) similar to xtreme sport enthusiasts and UFC enthusiasts, ultimately becoming an "extreme sport" in the eyes of interested athletes (maybe not casual sport fans). The quality of talent..and ultimately play will diminish until football mirrors the deterioration of baseball in the last 20 years. Also, Peewee football disappears as minors will not have consent to participate in a violent sport.
Revert the game to pre-2004 pass-happy rule changes (amoung all other rules enforced beyond that year), make all HS, College, and NFL players sign a waver. I say pre-2002 because I believe that preceding era was when the offense/defense, pass/run balance was at it's peak, and team designs were dynamic before today's "get a QB phenom, then draft super-athletic receivers" approach. Some people for the sake of the "rush" of performing in dangerous environments or financially desperate young people will still gravitate towards the game..the talent pool however will no longer be the cream of the crop.
I think the NFL has strives to become "all things to everyone," maintaining the basic premise of the rules but at the same time, altering it to please the "helicopter moms" and fend off money grubby families of deceased players, those of whom knew they played a violent game (IMO most afflicted players knew they weren't exactly signing up for tennis)..who more so value the compensation by the league than the "justice" paid back for the NFL's "wrongdoing." For the record, I don't think every single suing family is money grubby, but I find it distasteful to sue a league over a lost family member in this case because the game was clearly designed around violence and came with apparent risks; also, it was a game that the deceased player lived and breathed for, did that player nessesarily wish for his close relatives to financially demolish the league in the belief that he was "screwed" by the game he loved?