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WhoDat!656 04-01-2012 09:33 PM

It's time for Sean Payton to get tough with the NFL
 
Who dat say dey gonna suspend dem Saints?

I say sue him. Sue Roger Goodell.

Sue the NFL. Sue the guys who made all those "hardest hits" videos for the league. Sue the league whose drug-testing program is a paper tiger.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was only doing the right thing last week by appealing his Goodell-levied suspension in the Bountygate affair.

It's called due process, and you can look it up on Wikipedia. You may need it yourself one day.

Whether Payton thinks Goodell will mitigate his one-year suspension or whether he simply needs extra time to clean out his office, the commissioner's rush to judgment needed to be slowed.

Namely, what are the parameters of Payton's suspension? Can he watch game tapes? Can he talk to quarterback Drew Brees during the week? Can his wife have lunch with the assistant coaches' wives?

More importantly, can the Saints hire Bill Parcells?

Be careful how you answer that question. Your allegiances may be showing.

Like Claude Rains in Casablanca, much of the national media has been acting as if they're "shocked! ...shocked!" to find that big, strong NFL defensive players were actually trying to knock opposing quarterbacks out of the game.

Spare us the self-righteousness. And that includes Commissioner Goodell.

You can't have it both ways. The NFL can't profit from violence and then hand down inflated suspensions for suspicions of it.

Knocking the other team's quarterback out of the game has been a part of game plans and pregame speeches since Red Grange. If you don't believe that, ask your son, the high school football player.

But this is different, the smug moralists are saying. The Saints, they say, were actually trying to hurt people.

If I'm Payton's lawyer, I say prove it. Goodell's own office employs officials on Sundays and deputy commissioners who look at the tapes later and fine players for excessive hits.

If the NFL didn't fine a player after this standard weekly scrutiny, how can the league measure the player's intent months after the fact?


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|Mitch| 04-01-2012 09:38 PM

I like that guy, :bng:

saintfan 04-01-2012 09:55 PM

The NFL knows it can't prove anything. That's why Roger is saying the reason for the heavy-handed penalties is because people lied to him or he didn't appreciate the "cursory effort" of Sean and Loomie to end the program.

It's a sham.

Rugby Saint II 04-02-2012 12:15 PM

Let me think, Godell makes the punishment and then decides if it's fair...........what's wrong with this picture?

BIGEASY504 04-02-2012 01:01 PM

With this the snitch will be made known because the NFL will have to show their proof

ScottF 04-02-2012 06:25 PM

Goodell's own office employs officials on Sundays and deputy commissioners who look at the tapes later and fine players for excessive hits.

If the NFL didn't fine a player after this standard weekly scrutiny, how can the league measure the player's intent months after the fact?


says it all-
we've had 5-6 fines over last couple of years, and zero suspensions


AND LET ME THROW THIS OUT THERE---- GODDELL "KNEW" WE HAD A BOUNTY SYSTEM? THEN WASN'T IT HIS JOB TO STOP IT MID-YEAR AND "PROTECT" THOSE TARGETTED PLAYERS?
I guess not

SloMotion 04-03-2012 06:16 AM

... he's right, you know. Now that the smoke is clearing, it's time to get on the offensive.

"Know when to fight and when not to fight" ... Sun Tzu

Give 'em hell, Sean.

Supertek 04-03-2012 12:53 PM

Hope they do get agressive and show the other side just not sure Benson will allow that. Goodell is a hypocrite for letting this go on so long. Don't think he will be able to push the players around the same way he has management. Like everyone is saying EVIDENCE.


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