More Rules on Big Hits
Less Rules on Big Hits
As much as a lot of people hate Goodell, he's doing his players good in the long run. They may not like it now, but 20-30+ years from now I'd guess they'd be much happier having a less likelihood of having long-term brain injuries because of the way he's handling the type of hits. Football is still very physical. Does it really hurt that there aren't as many "JACKED UP" hits anymore? Personally, I'd rather see a player have a better chance of having a longer, healthier life than see these big hits every week. They'll still be there, but just not to what we've been used to seeing.
Last edited by SFrush90; 01-21-2013 at 05:22 PM.
"When I played high school football it never hurt when I got hit in the helmet."
I want football to be a contact sport, not a combat sport.
Adopt a Jet
Bilal Powell - 2013 season
155 carries, 621 yards, 1TD
35 receptions, 276 yards, 0 TDs
LOVE THIS HIT....HE GOT FLAGGED BUT NOT FINED!!! ********! THANKS GOODELL!
We obviously know that hitting your head at full speed for a decade can cause some damage. There is no disputing that.
My concern is, if you are up to making a million dollars a year and are aware of the repercussions of banging your head for a decade, then why don't we let these guys bang away?
Nascar drivers have much more of a risk, IMO. Should they implement speed limits?
Last edited by blakersburris; 01-21-2013 at 06:41 PM.
Goodell is doing a fantastic job in my opinion. As the league progresses players are getting stronger, faster, and bigger. Sure right now we dont see every player with head trauma, but the number will steadily rise as the years go by if there isnt a change.
The players are entertainers not barbarians. The league has to do whatever is possible to protect the product. IF they just let these guys knock their heads off each other the NFL would drown in lawsuits from players families for not taking the proper steps to protect their employees.
The name is Amendola....
"We have been watching and waiting, but I wouldn't say we intend to continue to do that. I think you watch and wait to try and assess a situation and act accordingly. It might involve more waiting. It might involve moving in one direction or another. We've done plenty of watching and waiting. If we can move in a particular direction, we might do that."
Sandy Alderson: 2011.
Last edited by torrance; 01-21-2013 at 10:12 PM.
IMO, leading with the head should be a penalty, however, helmets touching should NOT. In the current game we're seeing defenders leave their natural movements to make sure they don't accidentally bump helmets, which is ridiculous. Now, when someone slams face-mask first into the side of someone else's helmet, that absolutely should be illegal, but just because they hit doesn't mean it should have a game-effecting 15 yard penalty + a first down.