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Old 10-10-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default Do you agree with what Clay Mathews said?

He said that Goodell needs to start protecting defenders.

IMO I agree with every bit of Mathews plea. Eric Berry suffered an ACL tear from a low blindside block to his knee that wasn't really around the ball.

The same thing happened to Brian Cushing last night and his season is over. Seems like more and more injuries are happening this way.

If I was Goodell, I would banish the low hits. Blind side hits make the game fun, but I think it would be wise to make a rule that you have to hit a player above the knee and below the head.

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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The NFL is pussified enough. I'm just glad I was a fan back when football was football.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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I think we would see less injuries if we took away all protective equipment except helmets.
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what about lifting weights ?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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The NFL is pussified enough. I'm just glad I was a fan back when football was football.
I think what is happening is athletes are getting bigger stronger and faster so the collisions are more violent.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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I agree the NFL needs to look at hits that have an excess risk of injury. They protect QBs knees, they should also protect defenders knees from blindside hits.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:58 PM   #7
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What is the degree of injuries in rugby?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #8
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Nope, I don't think the play was dirty. You cannot legislate all injuries out of the game.

Freak plays are freak plays.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #9
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The NFL is pussified enough. I'm just glad I was a fan back when football was football.
I agree. But I think blindside hits shouldn't be a players knees or head. Hit a player right in the numbers like a real football player.

I think it's classless to go after a players knee's on a blindside hit.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:05 PM   #10
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Another thing is nutrition. Our bones are not as strong as years past because there is not the level of minerals in the food as there once was due to depleted soil. The USA has lost 70% of it's top soil and it will take millions of years to replace naturally what has been lost. Beyond the obvious loss of top soil is the issue of the remaining soil has been demineralized by mono crop planting. Modern agriculture is a ticking time bomb. Our farming practice are unsustainable. Todays youth will be the first generation that will have a lower life expectancy than their parents.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:09 PM   #11
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Nope, I don't think the play was dirty. You cannot legislate all injuries out of the game.

Freak plays are freak plays.
I think in Cushing's case the defender was clearly beaten to the play, but dived at his knee as a last ditch effort.

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I think we would see less injuries if we took away all protective equipment except helmets.
Actually, you'd see fewer injuries is the helmet was the only current protective wear that was taken away.

Players wouldn't be sticking their helmet-less heads into a lot of places that they currently do.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:11 PM   #13
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Actually, you'd see fewer injuries is the helmet was the only current protective wear that was taken away.

Players wouldn't be sticking their helmet-less heads into a lot of places that they currently do.
I agree but you will never see that because of concussions.
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Nope, I don't think the play was dirty. You cannot legislate all injuries out of the game.

Freak plays are freak plays.
How is hitting somebody in the knees from behind a "freak play", when it's completely avoidable?
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I agree but you will never see that because of concussions.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:21 PM   #16
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Unfortunately, Cushing plays on the wrong team to pull this card. Re-watch the Broncos-Texans game and see how man "low blocks" they laid on our defense.

Pot, meet mr. Kettle.

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Old 10-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #17
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #18
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The same defensive players that complain about a cut block will also go low on a receiver or running back. I remember last year in the playoffs when Harrison went low on Decker and had a completely open look to blow him up cleanly. The defense can go low too and they take advantage of it
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #19
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Why doesn't the NFLPA head this issue up? This is a matter of players doing to players. This shouldn't involve the NFL.
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cut blocks have always been legal
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