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    What do pego and 26mi think about their boy getting jobbed by the referees two weeks in a row?

    http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/0...ting-soft.html

    In light of recent revelations about the long-term effects of concussions, I understand the need for stiff penalties in order to discourage blows to the head, but this new rule seems aimed at preventing cracked ribs and dislocated shoulders, which every football player since the days of Red Grange and Knute Rockne has accepted as an occupational hazard.
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    Ha...an old post by Dickson aka Brutal, Texas etc...we hardly knew ye...
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    Some refs have cracked down on body shots to the point that the only safe non-penalty tackle would be flag football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    Some refs have cracked down on body shots to the point that the only safe non-penalty tackle would be flag football.
    Somebody on ESPN once said that 10 years ago, when they were cracking down on tackles.
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    This isn't about safety...it is about money. The NFL doesn't want their headlining $30mil QBs on the sidelines for the season so the viewing audience ends up watching whoever the Packers backup is vs whoever the Patriots backup is.

    Frankly, they should just move to 2 hand touch on the QBs now instead of waiting the 10years it is going to take to get there since it will eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    This isn't about safety...it is about money. The NFL doesn't want their headlining $30mil QBs on the sidelines for the season so the viewing audience ends up watching whoever the Packers backup is vs whoever the Patriots backup is.
    This is the unfortunate thing about market driven football, the rules have been changed over the years to make the passer a whole other kind of player on the field.

    Is there a way to keep the essentials of the passing game without the special treatment of the passer, I fear there is not.
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    In other words, the NFL is afraid that what happened to Joe Theismann, via sack by Lawrence Taylor, is painfully close to happening again, especially with so many potential Hall-of-Fame QBs close to retirement. They don't want another premature episode like that again.
    Last edited by CookyMonzta; 09-27-2018 at 09:35 PM.
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    What's interesting about this effort to protest quarterbacks is that a number of them have expressed opposition to it since they believe it really does make them look like wusses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    a number of them have expressed opposition to it since they believe it really does make them look like wusses.
    Better to look like a wuss now, than to have major physical problems later in life. Many hobble around on gimpy knees, not to mention the specter of CTE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Better to look like a wuss now, than to have major physical problems later in life. Many hobble around on gimpy knees, not to mention the specter of CTE.
    But I think everyone except kickers who has ever pursued a career in the NFL has accepted the fact that they might walk with a limp when they're 70 years old, as long as they have their mental faculties and remember their grandchildren's names when they see them.
    Last edited by jazzcyclist; 09-28-2018 at 12:14 AM.
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