Originally Posted by eriadoc
There needs to be a chance that the offense can fail, and when they do fail, there needs to be a consequence other than an incomplete pass. Left to its own devices, the game actually accounts for that. But the NFL goes in and makes it so QBs almost literally cannot be hit. And there will come a day when they are redshirted. Hell, redshirts in practice get hit with more impunity, to be honest.
I hear this refrain all the time and it doesn't match what I see. Sacks are not down a bit. QBs are still getting hit a lot. Check out how many QB's get hurt in a season. Just look at JJ and the most protected QB in the league in their last game. JJ planted Manning several times with no flag.