NFL to start suspending players for violent hits

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-helmet-to-helmethits
     
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    Perhaps it's also time to stop referring to football games as "war". The simple fact is that in war you purposefully try to hurt people. But not so much in games, because that would be unsportsmanlike.

    I think the only way players take this rule seriously is if there is the potential of suspensions.
     
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    Spoke volumes that Rodney Harrison said exactly that.
     
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    Shoot, than we might as well plan on not having Pollard out there soon. That guy is a violent hitting machine every week.
     
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    They are only suspending people for making violent, helmet to helmet collisions. I have never seen Pollard lead with his helmet. He knows how to tackle the safe way
     
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    "Pay Me Rick" gave himself a concussion with his helmet to helmet hit.
     
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    I just heard about it per ESPN.
     
  8. Ryan

    Ryan THIS YEAR

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    the No Fun League strikes again.

    I was watching ESPN a few minutes ago, and apparently Stuart Scott spoke to this head coach(i drifted off for a sec and didnt catch the name) about saying how the NFL isn't something people are sentenced to do and big hits are a part of the game, and if you don't like it, you don't have to play. Goodell and Co. need to stop playing big brother and let the people play football.

    I fully can understand how shots to the head can be taken out, but now they are suspending people for "devastating hits". What is the defined rule of a "devastating hit"? This is gonna make even more hell on the refs and cause even more controversy.

    The more i think about it, the more i think a lockout in 2011 isn't a bad idea.
     


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    I'm a fan of adding the rule against head shots, but I don't know where a "devastating hit" begins.
     
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    I don't either.
     
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    So pretty much, should we just cut Pollard now? With the way the No Fun League is going, he'll have a lifetime suspension for playing the game with intensity.

    Maybe i should be on the "wait and see" boat, but i don't know how this will benefit the league except for bumping up tv time for referees.
     
  14. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    That's the point. Little by little the commish is making his role more important and powerful. Like the federal govt and homeland security, they just accrue power in little steps.
     
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    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    Some hits are more devastating than others. I mean if you hit Andre Johnson like Robinson hit Jackson he's going to pop up, pound his chest and say "thanks you sir. May I have another?"

    On the other hand if you sneeze in Tom Lady's direction he's going to suffer a concussion and be out for 3 weeks.

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    You know Jack Tatum is spinning in his grave.
     
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    Wow, Mike and Mike in the morning they just went OFF on this crap.

    Well Golic anyway.
     
  18. thunderkyss

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    I agree with the rule.

    I think they should extend more rules like it to all sports.

    No wrecks in Nascar...... you'll be suspended for the next race.
     
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    Wellll damn! I might as well watch bowling on Sunday aft!!
     
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  20. HTown2ATX

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    What a joke. With crap like this I'm not going to be too sad if there is in fact a work stoppage next year. Teach these friggin morons a lesson.

    Helmet to helmet yes I can see tightening up on that.

    "Devastating hits" wayy too vague and will lead to watering the game even more.
     

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