Originally Posted by The1ApplePie
Outside of being scared of law suits, I still think its a crock to believe the NFL gives one **** about player safety.
Offense = Ratings
Defensive players still get ear-holed and cut blocked while the rules make it easier every year to score more points.
Spygate helped a major market team score more points. Therefore it was good for the NFL and Belicheat got a slap on the wrist.
Bounty Gate could have/did hurt players, but they were offensive guys. Plus, NO is a small market, so Goodell can put the whoop ass stick to them and not lose ratings.
Would the penalties be this bad if it was NE, Dallas, NYG, NYJ, etc?
Just my tin foil hat moment of the day. I'm starting to sound like Dex
If you had a Son playing I think you would feel different about Management sanctioning hurting opponents on purpose. There is a massive difference in some guys making a competitive pool about who can deliver a big blow, but once Management tells you to go out and intentionally hurt someone its no longer a game...its friggin' throwing Christians to the Lions.