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Old 10-18-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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Listening to MNF and they said that league has just announced that if you hit someone too hard they will suspend you. Have they forgotten this is football?

This has gone too far. Really what defines too hard ? This is going to be a disaster.

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Old 10-18-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
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I think it's "helmet to helmet" hits that they are referring to.
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the hits were already illegal, leading with your helmet and hitting another player in the helmet. these hits are almost assuredly concussions every time. interesting post on PFT comment:

The top ten most dangerous professions in the United States (commercial fishing, logging, agriculture, construction, sanitation, flying, roofing, mining, merchant marine and milling) have a median income of $48,215. Notably absent from the list - professional football with a median income of $782,250 in 2009. It would take an average worker in these hazardous industries nearly 57 years to make what the average NFL player makes over a 3.5 year career
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Hitting a defenseless player with the crown of your helmet should get you tossed.
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The new rule apparently won't apply only to helmet-to-helmet hits, but it will also encompass "devastating hits" and "head shots."

That is bull****.

The NFL markets the hits and now they want to cover their asses and suspend players for doing what they are taught to do.

I'm not talking about helmet to helmet hits on a defenseless player (I'm fine with that), but they are including suspending for 'devastating hits'.
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The new rule apparently won't apply only to helmet-to-helmet hits, but it will also encompass "devastating hits" and "head shots."

That is bull****.

The NFL markets the hits and now they want to cover their asses and suspend players for doing what they are taught to do.

I'm not talking about helmet to helmet hits on a defenseless player (I'm fine with that), but they are including suspending for 'devastating hits'.
This, they teach these guys to hit. This is what football is all about. Next they will be asking them to wear skirts. They already make them wear pink for a month I guess that really is not to much of a stretch.
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I think it's "helmet to helmet" hits that they are referring to.
No they're not. I'm watching the Tivo'd after game show righit now. It's devistating hits & head shots.

The league will further define this Wed.
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Is ****ing stupid.

It's football. It's a violent sport.

Make the league 2 hand ****ing touch.
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This, they teach these guys to hit. This is what football is all about. Next they will be asking them to wear skirts. They already make them wear pink for a month I guess that really is not to much of a stretch.
the NFL has been courting the female demographic for years. what do they do when a TV show loses ratings? stage a wedding. what do they do when an NFL franchise sucks? put their star player in a wedding dress!



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Hitting a defenseless player with the crown of your helmet should get you tossed.
Define defenseless. Is a player who caught a pass and is trying to turn up field defenseless? Or does it only apply to receivers who did not catch the pass?

Can a "form" tackle be a suspendable offense. It sounds like it at this point.
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"Devastating hits"?

Seems too ambiguous to enforce, do the refs just go up to the guy and ask him "are you devastated?"
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Matt Millen just about went ballistic on SportsCenter. I'm all for player safety but using a term like "devastating hits" which is so subjective is going to be tough to legislate.
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Well if they are going into it more on Wednesday that means nothing is in stone. So I hope everyone keeps raising a stink about this so they take it off the boards. If they pass this it will just be one more nail in the coffin and that thing is already nailed down pretty tight right now.
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"Devastating hits"?

Seems too ambiguous to enforce, do the refs just go up to the guy and ask him "are you devastated?"
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I can't imagine what the LB'ers, Safety's their coaches are thinking right now. Talk about mid season gut punch.

What in the hell is going to constitute DEVASTATING HIT anyway

Steve Young is speculating that it's any hit that makes you cringe. I kid you not!



Mark my words. One of these days we'll be here on the mane talking about the good ol' days when they tackled players to the ground.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:41 PM   #16
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It is just a matter of time before someone literally dies from hits like the ones Desean Jackson and Josh Cribbs took yesterday. The forces generated by the size/speed of these players are too great. I won't pretend to have a solution... I like watching the game partly because of it's violent nature. It's just getting to the point of the NFL protecting itself from inevitable litigation.
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"Devastating hits"?

Seems too ambiguous to enforce, do the refs just go up to the guy and ask him "are you devastated?"
oh, this is going to be good... i can already see Sanchez crying and whining for a flag/suspension every time he gets touched.



when it comes to QBs whining, this guy is rapidly surpassing both Manning and Brady.
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oh, this is going to be good... i can already see Sanchez crying and whining for a flag/suspension every time he gets touched.



when it comes to QBs whining, this guy is rapidly surpassing both Manning and Brady.
He already does. That won't change.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:47 PM   #19
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Matt Millen just about went ballistic on SportsCenter. I'm all for player safety but using a term like "devastating hits" which is so subjective is going to be tough to legislate.
First his face went red then I swear to god I thought it was going to pop right off .
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oh, this is going to be good... i can already see Sanchez crying and whining for a flag/suspension every time he gets touched.



when it comes to QBs whining, this guy is rapidly surpassing both Manning and Brady.

This drove me crazy yesterday.
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What about this strategy?

Draft 3 Safeties MINIMUM per season.

and then say **** IT LIGHT EM UP! WE GOT 9 BACKUPS!
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Someone tweeted earlier, protecting players is one thing, but the Pro Bowl has become unwatchable due to the lack of competitive hits.
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OMG we are heading to NFL Flag Football
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I guess the Enver Broncos won't have to worry about this.
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Problem with this rule is Steelers Ravens Titans will get a longer leash then any other team because of rep of being physical.
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