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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by saintfan If this was about player safety (and it's not), consider there are any number of things the league could do and should do and could have done and should have done - even over, say, the ...

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by saintfan View Post
If this was about player safety (and it's not), consider there are any number of things the league could do and should do and could have done and should have done - even over, say, the last 5 years, but has NOT done.

You want to put a stop to big hits? Stop fining players a token amount of their salaries. Fine the teams. Fine the teams BIG, and give them 'out' clauses in contracts with players so teams can effectively cut overly-aggressive players without suffering salary cap implications. In other words, make it difficult for repeat offenders to find work. Now THAT'S putting teeth into the 'problem'...if, of course, that's what you really want...

But that's not what the NFL really wants, and we all know that. It markets violence. It's part of the game. Simple simple. Like the boogaloo...simple.
On that sentiment, something I posted over at The Revolution:

* It took literally an hour after the game was over for someone to mention the overtime rules after the Saints won the NFCCG. The rule change was then quickly adopted in March that no team can win OT on the first possession with a FG (great for player safety, extending the game more, no?)

* During the Saints Whiners game last season, Pierre Thomas suffered a concussion and was literally unconscious before he hit the ground after being speared helmet to helmet by a whiner defender, a legal play. Where is the outrage to change the helmet to helmet contact rule on RBs?
Player safety concerns my butt.

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Old 05-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
On that sentiment, something I posted over at The Revolution:

* During the Saints Whiners game last season, Pierre Thomas suffered a concussion and was literally unconscious before he hit the ground after being speared helmet to helmet by a whiner defender, a legal play. Where is the outrage to change the helmet to helmet contact rule on RBs?
Player safety concerns my butt.
Exactly.

So Roger, a team ran a bounty program for three years in an obvious attempt to injure players, and you let it go until 2012. What about the OBVIOUS risk to every offensive player that this criminal team faced over that time? What, nothing?

Too busy 'gathering evidence' instead of preventing injuries. Or maybe, just maybe, there was nothing there.
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