NFL to start suspending players for v...

NFL to start suspending players for violent hits

There are 44 comments on the El Paso Times story from Oct 19, 2010, titled NFL to start suspending players for violent hits. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The NFL will immediately begin suspending players for dangerous and flagrant hits that violate rules, particularly those involving helmets.

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rav

United States

#1 Oct 19, 2010
Starting in the 2011 season , all NFl players will be fined for every touchdown made. If you make more than one violation in one game you will be suspended for the following game.
Traditional Muah

United States

#2 Oct 19, 2010
This sport will no longer be Foootball, All NFL players will now be playing Flag Football..
Obamaself

United States

#3 Oct 19, 2010
points will be evenly distributed to the underprivileged and the destitute. Start with the Cowboys.
Vote for Pedro

El Paso, TX

#4 Oct 19, 2010
OMG!!! It's football..This is getting ridiculous...

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#5 Oct 19, 2010
The wussification of America's favorite sport continues, all at the diretion of Führer Goodell.

Tagliabue, please come back!
So what else is new

United States

#6 Oct 19, 2010
The NFL is more and more becoming a big Joke. They say they are going to do something and then they don't do it. So I will beleive it when I see it. The game should be fun. They penalize the Cowboys for celebrating and they do nothing for a head to head hit. Do not tell me that the intent is not to hurt the other guy because it is and until the NFL, the fans and more importantly the teams, start to do something about, those type of hits will continue to get worse.
TSM

United States

#7 Oct 19, 2010
Any team trailing at half time has the option to forfeit. The team that forfeit the game will not be penalize under Rule 9 Section 69 stating “All injuries are serious ones” The Team that forfeited will not be penalize with a loss.
The outcome of the game will be determined later by a showdown between the team’s cheerleaders.
finally

San Antonio, TX

#8 Oct 19, 2010
they needed it because New Orleans last year really hurt Arizonas Kurt Warner and Minnesota Brett Favre, when the Coach of New Orleans directs his players that to treat each game as a street fight, well, that is when a coach is telling his players, to hurt people. This was long overdue, and on top of that, you can blame New Orleans for dirty shots and The Patriots.
rav

United States

#9 Oct 19, 2010
So what else is new wrote:
The NFL is more and more becoming a big Joke. They say they are going to do something and then they don't do it. So I will beleive it when I see it. The game should be fun. They penalize the Cowboys for celebrating and they do nothing for a head to head hit. Do not tell me that the intent is not to hurt the other guy because it is and until the NFL, the fans and more importantly the teams, start to do something about, those type of hits will continue to get worse.
I strongly disagree with you. The NFL has pretty much sucked all the fun out of the game. The Brady rule, the illegal conatct beyond 5 yards etc. etc. Everything that they have said they will do they have done.

Now I think its a stupid rule to do this. They have guy getting payed 7 figures for a game and they don't want to take a hit?? Football has changed so much threw the years and this is a bad idea. You will have a majority of 5'11" guys getting banned because they are the ones that dish these hits out. It is not a problem. Look at the whole wedge ban its stupid.

And really why should we give these greedy players any more they are already going to hold out for next year. Enough is enough, we go see men play a contact sport. If not we would be happy just with cheerleaders.
rav

United States

#10 Oct 19, 2010
finally wrote:
they needed it because New Orleans last year really hurt Arizonas Kurt Warner and Minnesota Brett Favre, when the Coach of New Orleans directs his players that to treat each game as a street fight, well, that is when a coach is telling his players, to hurt people. This was long overdue, and on top of that, you can blame New Orleans for dirty shots and The Patriots.
New orleans???? Really the dirtiest team in the nfl might be the Titans. Every coach tell there guys to hurt the other guy thats why its a contact sport.
freeby

Glasgow, KY

#11 Oct 19, 2010
finally wrote:
they needed it because New Orleans last year really hurt Arizonas Kurt Warner and Minnesota Brett Favre, when the Coach of New Orleans directs his players that to treat each game as a street fight, well, that is when a coach is telling his players, to hurt people. This was long overdue, and on top of that, you can blame New Orleans for dirty shots and The Patriots.
Exactly, what the he11 do people expect to happen with criminal coaches and thug players openly admitting their intentions on national tv? Thug harrison should be suspended for a couple months to think about how best to keep that mouth shut.
Traditional Muah

United States

#12 Oct 19, 2010
So what else is new wrote:
The NFL is more and more becoming a big Joke. They say they are going to do something and then they don't do it. So I will beleive it when I see it. The game should be fun. They penalize the Cowboys for celebrating and they do nothing for a head to head hit. Do not tell me that the intent is not to hurt the other guy because it is and until the NFL, the fans and more importantly the teams, start to do something about, those type of hits will continue to get worse.
Really Wuzz?????

You must be a Cowboy Fan, since you are also whinning about the celebrating penalty..

MAN UP!!!!!!!!!
David

AOL

#13 Oct 19, 2010
That's why they make the Big Bucks!!!!!!!!!!

They need to suck it up.
cnruf

Williamsburg, VA

#14 Oct 19, 2010
rav wrote:
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I strongly disagree with you. The NFL has pretty much sucked all the fun out of the game. The Brady rule, the illegal conatct beyond 5 yards etc. etc. Everything that they have said they will do they have done.
Now I think its a stupid rule to do this. They have guy getting payed 7 figures for a game and they don't want to take a hit?? Football has changed so much threw the years and this is a bad idea. You will have a majority of 5'11" guys getting banned because they are the ones that dish these hits out. It is not a problem. Look at the whole wedge ban its stupid.
And really why should we give these greedy players any more they are already going to hold out for next year. Enough is enough, we go see men play a contact sport. If not we would be happy just with cheerleaders.
Son, as a retired military officer you do not want to see the conseqences of battle, let alone pulling childrens remains from plane crashes or seamen who have drowned. You gain respect for human life and dignity and how precious it is.... than to sacrifice someones health for nothing bit a game. Remember, the Roman Collesium was the downfall of that empire. Physical sports are fine.....ever seen English rugby or Irish hurling?...just as violent as american nfl. Difference is they play with respect and within the confines of the rules.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#15 Oct 19, 2010
The James Harrison hits were not helmet-to-helmet. Watch the video closely; Massoquiai (sp?) tucked his head last second as Harrison was coming in on a legal tackle, hadn't launched himself or anything closely resembling an intended spear. Cribbs was a runner, not a helpless receiver, so that's why the NFL is not reviewing that play.

The Merriweather hit on Heap WAS helmet-to-helmet. No doubt about it.

What ticks me off is this all kicked off Sunday Night, when Rodney Harrison (of all people) got on his soapbox about how suspensions would do more harm to hitters than simple fines. Rodney friggin' Harrison, the now-retired king of cheap shots, for goodness sakes.

During the last few years, the aforementioned Brady tuck rule, the 5 yard chuck rule, the Hines Ward rule (blocking a would-be tackler by the side when the would-be tackler should have his head on a swivel, in my opinion)... all these rules are geared to increase offensive production. I only hope this is a cyclical trend and that sooner or later, the paying customer (fans) will have had enough of 48 to 45 scores with 900 yards of combined offense. I'd rather see a hard hitting 17-10 game will plenty of good defense. But that's just me.

Otherwise, I'd be watching soccer.
rav

United States

#16 Oct 19, 2010
cnruf wrote:
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Son, as a retired military officer you do not want to see the conseqences of battle, let alone pulling childrens remains from plane crashes or seamen who have drowned. You gain respect for human life and dignity and how precious it is.... than to sacrifice someones health for nothing bit a game. Remember, the Roman Collesium was the downfall of that empire. Physical sports are fine.....ever seen English rugby or Irish hurling?...just as violent as american nfl. Difference is they play with respect and within the confines of the rules.
ONCE AGAIN THEY GET PAID 6 FIGURES OR MORE TO PLAY THIS "GAME". THAT IS MORE THAN ANY OF US MAKE BUSTING OUR ASSES MONDAY THRI FRIDAY. IS IT FARE TO me???? THEY GET PAID VERY VERY WELL FOR WHAT THEY DO SO BE MEN AND PLAY AND MAKE MONEY FROM A GAME.
Mr-D El Paso TX

Riverbank, CA

#17 Oct 19, 2010
Traditional Muah wrote:
This sport will no longer be Foootball, All NFL players will now be playing Flag Football..
Are you kidding me thats way to rough. Two hand touch above the waist would be alot better. But if you touch below the waist around the groin area a fine and supension would be in order.
Finepix

Pflugerville, TX

#18 Oct 19, 2010
Football sucks because they've taken the hits out of it. Just make tackling against the rules. Turn it into a stare down match. Wussies!
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#19 Oct 19, 2010
David wrote:
That's why they make the Big Bucks!!!!!!!!!!
They need to suck it up.
That's right and suspensions are the only thing that will get their attention....Suspensions without pay.....Football can certainly be played, without headhunting....
TLC

El Paso, TX

#20 Oct 19, 2010
cnruf wrote:
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Son, as a retired military officer you do not want to see the conseqences of battle, let alone pulling childrens remains from plane crashes or seamen who have drowned. You gain respect for human life and dignity and how precious it is.... than to sacrifice someones health for nothing bit a game. Remember, the Roman Collesium was the downfall of that empire. Physical sports are fine.....ever seen English rugby or Irish hurling?...just as violent as american nfl. Difference is they play with respect and within the confines of the rules.
STFU!!!!

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