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Old 11-04-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Including these rules telling the players how the tackle.

Now for rules like Helmet-to-Helmet those rules makes since but rules like the "Brady Rule"?
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Goodell needs to learn that this isn't flag football being played on Sundays! He needs to find a job as commissioner for some European Soccer team!!
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:14 AM
 
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I am sick of Roger and I want him fired! Worst commissioner ever!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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The Eagles/Colts game penalty for the player touching Eli Manning's helmet was a low point for the season. Didn't a Colts kicker also pretend to be contacted and force a penalty? The refs are soon going to be reduced to being laughingstocks and the players will make them look like stooges.
It's a high risk, contact sport. It's supposed to be dangerous. Yeah, Goodell needs to be commissioner of lady's tennis or maybe Little League baseball.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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We're learning more and more about brain trauma - and its irreversible condition. The sport needs to evolve. There's no reason why 40-yr old ex-players need to have dementia or memory loss equivalent to an 90-yr nursing home patient. The NFL, as a business, is responsible to an extent for the safety of its players. Players need to learn the rules and not go helmet-to-helmet. Did anyone see Ray Lewis's interview on NFL Network last night. He doesn't get those penalties because he doesn't tackle by leading with his head.



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Old 11-12-2010, 06:32 AM
 
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He will be the death of NFL football.

Now I dont mind the league protecting its players BUT they are NFL players. They knew what they were signing up for and they get paid well because of it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The Eagles/Colts game penalty for the player touching Eli Manning's helmet was a low point for the season. Didn't a Colts kicker also pretend to be contacted and force a penalty? The refs are soon going to be reduced to being laughingstocks and the players will make them look like stooges.
It's a high risk, contact sport. It's supposed to be dangerous. Yeah, Goodell needs to be commissioner of lady's tennis or maybe Little League baseball.
The guy's name is Peyton, not Eli.

You can not touch a QB's head. PERIOD.

Kickers and punters have been faking contact and drawing penalties for decades. Get over it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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The Eagles/Colts game penalty for the player touching Eli Manning's helmet was a low point for the season. Didn't a Colts kicker also pretend to be contacted and force a penalty?
Eli Manning plays for the New York Giants.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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Besides Eli wears a helmet on and off the field.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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He will be the death of NFL football.

Now I dont mind the league protecting its players BUT they are NFL players. They knew what they were signing up for and they get paid well because of it.
We're not a savage nation. This isn't the days of gladiators. Regardless of whether players (who sign up and know what they're getting into) are able to risk their lives for a possible big payoff, there's nothing wrong for evolving the game to get rid of wreckless, vicious, paralyzing or brain jarring hits. A players life isn't worth it, no matter what bloodthirsty fans want to see. Maybe WWE is more your sport. The game has changed over the years - and this won't dramatically change the sports, imo.
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