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Steeler Mafia
10-22-2010, 09:59 AM
I haven't posted much this season, but I have kept up with reading posts and the latest news on our beloved Steelers. (Family responsabilities and a new job have kept me out of pocket) I do though, have to put in my .02 cents on this over reaction to some of the hits that took place last Sunday. I myself, believe that the $75,000 fine for Harrison's hit more than rediculous. The hit on Todd Heap was a flagrant violation of the rule, yet that player only got fined $50,000. Harrison has every right to be upset at this decision and I don't blame him, no matter how "borderline" his hit on Massaquoi "appeared" to the league. However, what I am seeing in these games played from last season to today, is that the new young WRs are just as responsible for player safety as the opposing Defenses. In both instances, Massaquoi and Jackson were trying to run completely accross a zone, something that they are told never to do. When you do, Defenders are waiting on the back side and will more than likely deliver a bone crushing tackle. Sterling Sharpe has a video on NFL.com talking about this very thing. What recievers are supposed to do against a zone D is settle down in the middle of the field, into an area know as the box, make the catch, and turn directly up field. The only questions they should only be asking themselves is are the defenders backpeddling into a zone or stepping up into man coverage.

I am afraid that because of the NFL's reaction to these hits, not only is the league over protecting these whinning QBs, but they are also going to protect and defend these WRs that are doing something that they should not be doing in the first place. They are handcuffing Defenses and changing the game from what we have all come to love.

Mr. Commissioner....you and the other NFL brass are ruining this sport.

grotonsteel
10-22-2010, 10:10 AM
Here is a picture from Vikings Locker Room..It was posted by their Punter Chris Kluwe

Very funny but it is the reality in NFL

http://twitpic.com/2zis58

Not sure how to upload a photo to this site..hence the URL

fordfixer
10-22-2010, 02:22 PM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/180595196.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1287772732&Signature=1ij2FDiLXkk3NJGwxEppvWvQXRs%3D

DukieBoy
10-22-2010, 04:45 PM
Here is a picture from Vikings Locker Room..It was posted by their Punter Chris Kluwe

Very funny but it is the reality in NFL

http://twitpic.com/2zis58

Not sure how to upload a photo to this site..hence the URL
Now THAT'S priceless.

ikestops85
10-22-2010, 07:14 PM
Here is a picture from Vikings Locker Room..It was posted by their Punter Chris Kluwe

Very funny but it is the reality in NFL

http://twitpic.com/2zis58

Not sure how to upload a photo to this site..hence the URL

:Agree LMFAO at that pic.

Did anyone read the comments below the picture? It makes me wonder where others are saying that except for Raven, Packer and Steeler fans the other fans are for what the NFL is doing. There wasn't one comment in favor ... they all realize the hypocrisy of Goodell's regime on this issue. :Boobs

fordfixer
10-22-2010, 08:13 PM
The Vikings accurately summarize the new NFL focus on dirty hits

By Chris Chase
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdo ... nfl-279169 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/The-Vikings-accurately-summarize-the-new-NFL-foc;_ylt=AqZDltDZB3SsC1sr8kF66LtDubYF?urn=nfl-279169)

An unnamed player on the Minnesota Vikings helpfully wrote a Cliff's Notes version of the NFL's video explaining the new emphasis on illegal hits:

That's perfectly executed white-board snark, right down to the punter with the single-bar facemask.

Vikes punter Chris Kluwe(notes) Tweeted the picture on Thursday night, but didn't claim authorship. The message is likely in response to a clip in the video of Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan(notes) getting flattened on a punt return. The hit was praised as clean.

I'm beginning to think it wasn't the best idea for the NFL to pick a new fight with the player's association right before negotiations for a new labor agreement are set to begin.