NFL will start suspending players for rule-breaking hits

There are 10 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 19, 2010, titled NFL will start suspending players for rule-breaking hits. In it, TwinCities.com 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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bill

Escanaba, MI

#22 Oct 19, 2010
favre should text the packers masseuses a picture of the moss moon over lambeau!
rockies2

Boerne, TX

#23 Oct 20, 2010
everyone needs to tackle like Winfeld,one of the best tacklers in the N.F.L.
memyselfandI

Aurora, MN

#24 Oct 20, 2010
The league office has been cweepin' up on tackling for years. Before they're done, players will kiss and smile for the cameras instead of colliding. The sport will go the way of boxing under Don King. All competition will be scripted, and oversized louts will climb in a ring and fall over each other. No running fast or far, only simulated hits. Toughness, guts and skill are SO outdated.
idea

Duluth, MN

#25 Oct 20, 2010
goodell is shoring up his offshore accounts for the lockout next season
Trojan

Glendale, CA

#26 Oct 20, 2010
Meriweather is a thug and a punk.

I'll never forget him trying to stomp on that FIU player's head in that infamous brawl. It takes a true lowlife to do something like that.
Will

Columbus, OH

#27 Oct 20, 2010
Robbie wrote:
<quoted text>Just reported Harrison has been fined $75,000 for illegal hits in Sundays game---too bad no suspension....
It's a good start, though. Let's hope they follow through on their promises about future suspensions.
Will

Columbus, OH

#28 Oct 20, 2010
memyselfandI wrote:
The league office has been cweepin' up on tackling for years. Before they're done, players will kiss and smile for the cameras instead of colliding. The sport will go the way of boxing under Don King. All competition will be scripted, and oversized louts will climb in a ring and fall over each other. No running fast or far, only simulated hits. Toughness, guts and skill are SO outdated.
None of this will happen. Players in the old days were far tougher, and to them "hitting" meant either tough blocking, hard rushing, or tough tackling. Modern players rarely tackle, especially prima donna defensive backs; they prefer to act as human missiles and hope that a massive collision or forearm will knock down and disable their opponent. Of course, if they miss or bounce off or fail to knock their guy down, he goes for a big gain or a touchdown. Tackling by wrapping up an opponent and dragging him down is a thing of the past.

You'd know that if you had any experience in playing or watching football.
Will

Columbus, OH

#29 Oct 20, 2010
Robbie wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah and why can players put a knee on the ground when they're giving thanks to the "god of thugs" but Jared Allen can't put his knee down when he gets a sack?? So now the NFL picks and chooses what is excessive celebration?? Thugs giving gang signs and imitating praise to god is OK but don't imitate roping a calf. Pathetic........
I hate celebrations almost as much as celebration penalties. For god's sake, guys, act like you've been there before and made a play. All this cheesy acting makes you look like pro wrestlers.

IF they delay the game, or taunt too much, then flag them for delay of game or unsportsmanlike. Special celebration penalties are stupid. Most of it could just be ignored.
Trojan

Glendale, CA

#30 Oct 20, 2010
Will wrote:
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I hate celebrations almost as much as celebration penalties. For god's sake, guys, act like you've been there before and made a play. All this cheesy acting makes you look like pro wrestlers.
The simple truth is, most pro athletes have no class.
Will

Columbus, OH

#31 Oct 20, 2010
Now Harrison's whining about "retiring," since the league won't let him play football the way he was taught. Waa-aaahh!

You were taught WRONG, punk. Learn to tackle and stop trying to break peoples' necks. Duh!

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