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Old 12-06-17, 02:14 PM
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The NFL is out of control, but the players arenít willing to do anything about it

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They took a knee and prayed when Ryan Shazier went down in a heap and lost feeling in his lower extremities. It was all very solemn and heart-felt. And then they Ė meaning the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals Ė went out and assaulted one another without respect for the game or one another.

Clearly, the NFL can do more and should do more to stop the dangerous anarchy that has taken over Americaís favorite game Ė heavier suspensions for the likes of Rob Gronkowski (more on him later) and the same targeting/instant expulsion rules we see in college football.

Ultimately, though, it comes down to the players, to mutual respect, to a mutual understanding that they are slowly killing their game and one another with the kinds of brutal headshots that made Monday nightís Steelers-Bengals game so difficult to stomach. The next time they talk about their brotherhood, Iím going to become violently ill.
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Old 12-06-17, 02:25 PM
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Personally, I think this is on the owners and those that create the rules for the league. They have made this game far more dangerous due to the speed of the game and the type of plays that a successful team must make to be competitive.

It's time to start bulking up the pads again to slow the players down. It won't affect the game as perceived by the audience but will make the game safer.
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Old 12-06-17, 02:31 PM
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Weight limits for positions like peewee?
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Old 12-06-17, 02:42 PM
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Weight limits for positions like peewee?
Definitely not. I just want to see the NFL go back to normal size equipment. Hershel Walker was a great back. It didn't hurt him to wear big shoulder pads but I'm sure if he played today, he would have to wear these tiny ones so he could be a little bit faster:


Not wearing knee and thigh pads definitely makes you faster. It obviously is less safe. Just make the players meet a higher standard of mandatory equipment that would make the game and the players safer:

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Old 12-06-17, 03:12 PM
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Take the helmets off.
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Old 12-06-17, 03:41 PM
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Take the helmets off.
Make them play in these. That'll slow them down and get them to stop using their heads in tackling.

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Old 12-06-17, 07:05 PM
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Personally, I think this is on the owners and those that create the rules for the league. They have made this game far more dangerous due to the speed of the game and the type of plays that a successful team must make to be competitive.

It's time to start bulking up the pads again to slow the players down. It won't affect the game as perceived by the audience but will make the game safer.
I would put some of it on the coaches also, who are of course employed by the owners. Coaches like Tomlin and Lewis do nothing to reign in their players when they get out of control.

It seems like the NFL has done a great job of protecting QBs at the expense of all the other positions.
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Old 12-06-17, 08:25 PM
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Make them play in these. That'll slow them down and get them to stop using their heads in tackling.

even the Sonny J single bar helmet could do the trick
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Old 12-06-17, 08:31 PM
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There's a reason the NFL tried to suppress football-related brain damage, and it wasn't just to avoid paying out for league veteran's health. They feared society's awareness would quickly harm the bottomline, and they were probably correct about that. People today do not appreciate the idea of choice and trade off. They see football as violent with long-term consequences for players and want it immediately sanitized. Many do not respect that people choose to play knowing the risks and the rewards.

The problem is a game like football is inherently violent. Going back to bigger pads or leatherhead helmets will not fix the brain damage issue. There is no way around it without crippling the game. This is the beginning of the end, it seems.
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Old 12-06-17, 09:19 PM
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What about making the Kelso helmet a requirement?

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Old 12-07-17, 05:48 AM
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What about making the Kelso helmet a requirement?

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Old 12-09-17, 07:59 PM
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Players definitely need to step up. The NFL can issue rules and they'll just continue to be broken. In other major sports the players definitely police themselves to a degree. You cheap shot a player in hockey and you will be laid out by the biggest oaf on the roster. Throw at a player in baseball and you're going to get pelted.
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Old 12-10-17, 12:03 AM
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Talk of bringing the targeting ejection to the NFL. What a disaster.

It needs to be written out of the college game not exported to the pros.

Give a 15 yard penalty and move on. Ejections fundamentally change the game and should be reserved for only the most egregious fouls... fighting, contact with an official.

Mandating an ejection because your head was a little too high during a high speed collision is ridiculous.
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