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Old 04-24-2017, 11:44 PM
 
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NFL considers more ejections for illegal hits | ProFootballTalk

I know the NFL is contemplating on ejecting more players for illegal hits for the safety of the players. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:41 AM
 
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I'm all for it. I want to watch a good, clean game. Not a bully on too many steroids.
If I liked that, I'd watch Hockey.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:10 AM
 
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I also support it: increasing awareness of serious life-long injury and impairment is an existential threat to the NFL and tackle football as a whole, so any new rules and protective technologies and techniques to prevent it are most welcome.
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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I like that support also. Again, the league is trying to protect players from illegal hits.
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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I would support it for blatant hits. But the majority of hits aren't 100% obvious so I'd be worried that players who didn't intentionally lead with the helmet may be tossed if the player getting hit changed position and it was an accidental hit. I think the hit should be reviewed before anyone gets tossed. I'd be afraid that we are crossing into dangerous territory with this rule which would undermine defense.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:21 PM
 
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I would support it for blatant hits. But the majority of hits aren't 100% obvious so I'd be worried that players who didn't intentionally lead with the helmet may be tossed if the player getting hit changed position and it was an accidental hit. I think the hit should be reviewed before anyone gets tossed. I'd be afraid that we are crossing into dangerous territory with this rule which would undermine defense.
The thing is, the NFL is doing it for safety of quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backs, kickoff/punt returners, etc and I'm not sure if the NFL does review illegal hits before any player gets thrown out because that's what college does; for targeting penalties, they will generally review the play to make sure it was an obvious illegal hit. Once the call is confirmed, that player who committed the penalty is disqualified.

And you are a Panther fan and do you remember when Donte Wesley ran into Clifton Smith? It was so deliberate that Wesley was ejected and was suspended for one game for that hit on Smith.
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Old 05-03-2017, 01:12 PM
 
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I would support it for blatant hits. But the majority of hits aren't 100% obvious so I'd be worried that players who didn't intentionally lead with the helmet may be tossed if the player getting hit changed position and it was an accidental hit. I think the hit should be reviewed before anyone gets tossed. I'd be afraid that we are crossing into dangerous territory with this rule which would undermine defense.
I agree.. But.. It'll wind up being like college where all that matters is what happens. Intent won't play a part.

Now that college allows the review and the penalty doesn't stand (That was the dumbest thing ever.. Overturn the ejection but not the penalty).. It's hard to argue that it's a bad system. Yes, a few players get tossed for what is obviously an inadvertent hit, but..
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