NFL rule changes do little to protect defenders

There are 8 comments on the National Post story from Oct 22, 2010, titled NFL rule changes do little to protect defenders. In it, National Post reports that:

Some NFL defenders are wondering when the league is going to crack down on infractions they see as equally deserving of suspensions as helmet hits, particularly illegal blocks that go on in the trenches.

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LOL

Tampa, FL

#1 Oct 23, 2010
BOO HOOOO HOOOOOO, you're just picking on me.....they did it too......

WAAAA WAAA WAAAAAAA.......mama, he hit me first.....

sheese.....grow the fluck up!!!!!!!!
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#2 Oct 23, 2010
The defense has a point. Is the NFL really interested in protecting players? Defensive players get injured also! Nearly every rule change in the last 30 years seems more designed to increase scoring than to "protect" players. The league only seems interested in the risk of injuries when it's viewed as a threat to offensive players.

Great. More scoring has only created more blow outs and more boring games. The good thing is that if the NFL gets what it wants, I'll rarely need to waste my time watching more than the first half of a game.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#3 Oct 23, 2010
How many running backs and recievers, do we have to see commiting face mask penaltys on defensive players, before they throw a f*cking flag??????????
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Oct 23, 2010
The NFL is becoming the NBA. Offensive players can initiate contact, push, elbow, travel, palm the ball or anything else as long they score! Penalties are reserved almost exclusively for the defense. Yippie! The NFL is headed quickly toward 3 digit scores! If the NFL wants to eliminate the contact, let's complete the conversion to flag football right now. The problem is that people can collide and get injured playing flag football also. Hmmmmmmmm. The league can water down the game even more I'm sure. Perhaps flag football played in huge bubbles.

The NFL needs to be careful what it asks for, it may get it.
Bullfarts

United States

#5 Oct 26, 2010
Getfarts
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#6 Oct 26, 2010
Good weekend, good games, and nary a head shot....see, it can be done....
david

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Nov 8, 2010
Go Blue wrote:
Good weekend, good games, and nary a head shot....see, it can be done....
the denver broncos are doing very good this season
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#8 Nov 8, 2010
Go Blue wrote:
Good weekend, good games, and nary a head shot....see, it can be done....
That no head shot thing didn't last long, did it? Of course it can be done. Not most weeks, but it can be done.

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