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Slapstick
01-22-2013, 10:00 AM
...he would make an example of Bernard Pollard by suspending him for the Super Bowl...

Not that I think this will happen, or even should happen...

I have zero faith in Goodell's sincerity...

Mister Pittsburgh
01-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Why is that?

I know he should fine Tom Brady if he is going to fine Suh...

SidSmythe
01-22-2013, 11:31 AM
Pollard didn't do anything illegal. All is fair game on a RB

Slapstick
01-22-2013, 12:15 PM
Pollard didn't do anything illegal. All is fair game on a RB

That's not the hit that drew the flag...

Mister Pittsburgh
01-22-2013, 01:20 PM
That's not the hit that drew the flag...

I must of missed the hit you were talking about. I thought the only other H2H hit was Ray Lewis on Hernandez and on that it seemed Hernandez lowered his own head right into Lewis....not that it matters as we saw Colt McCoy do the same exact thing...lower his head by 2 feet so Harrison, aiming at his chest, ends up going H2H on him.

Djfan
01-22-2013, 01:47 PM
He is not concerned with player safety. He is concerned that people think he is concerned about player safety.

costanza2k1
01-22-2013, 01:54 PM
Goodell is concerned with whatever will prevent a lawsuit #1 and what the owners want #2

feltdizz
01-22-2013, 02:30 PM
I must of missed the hit you were talking about. I thought the only other H2H hit was Ray Lewis on Hernandez and on that it seemed Hernandez lowered his own head right into Lewis....not that it matters as we saw Colt McCoy do the same exact thing...lower his head by 2 feet so Harrison, aiming at his chest, ends up going H2H on him.

I'm wondering what illegal hit Pollard had that should get him suspended.

The worst one was Brady's shady slide kick. WTF was that about? Blatant too...

Slapstick
01-22-2013, 04:02 PM
Pollard was flagged for an illegal hit on Welker in the 3rd quarter...then, he knocked Ridley out in the 4th...not that much different from what Harrison did against the Browns a few seasons ago..

On top of that, he was flagged (not fined!!) for an illegal hit on Reggie Wayne the previous week...

Goodell is not sincere about player safety...

BradshawsHairdresser
01-22-2013, 04:40 PM
Pollard was flagged for an illegal hit on Welker in the 3rd quarter...then, he knocked Ridley out in the 4th...not that much different from what Harrison did against the Browns a few seasons ago..

On top of that, he was flagged (not fined!!) for an illegal hit on Reggie Wayne the previous week...

Goodell is not sincere about player safety...

$$$$$
This fraud is the worst thing that's happened to football...and I mean that sincerely.

skyhawk
01-22-2013, 04:51 PM
I was thinking the same thing. Harrison would have been flagged AND fined for some of those hits. Double standard for Goodell's beloved Rats.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-22-2013, 10:57 PM
H2H hits on RB's are fully legal. By the leagues rules, that knockout blow to Ridley was a masterful, punishing tackle that will be on highlight reels for years to come.

I must of missed the hit on Welker.

fordfixer
01-22-2013, 11:31 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/new-england-patriots-tom-brady-slide-review-baltimore-ravens-012213?ocid=ansfox11
Why is that?

I know he should fine Tom Brady if he is going to fine Suh...



Brady's slide vs. Ravens under review
Tom Brady could be fined if the NFL believes this slide violated player safety rules.




UPDATED JAN 22, 2013 6:07 PM ET

NEW YORK (AP)
The NFL is looking into Tom Brady's leg-up slide that hit Ravens safety Ed Reed in the AFC championship game.


Brady could be subject to a fine if the league believes he violated any player safety rules.


During the final minute of the first half, Brady slid at the end of an impromptu run. The quarterback's upraised leg hit the onrushing Reed, who temporarily limped away. Reed was not injured.


Reed says Brady attempted to apologize this week for the slide.


''He actually reached out to me, texted me,'' Reed told WJZ-FM in Baltimore. ''I tried to text him back, but the message exploded after 12 seconds, so I had to call him. ... He's just apologized and what not. But I told him, `You know, it's good, man.'''


Reed did not believe Brady was trying to hurt him.


''I know he's a great player,'' Reed said. ''I respect Brady and his game for all it stands for, and I know he's not a dirty player. And emotions get going in the game.''


Ravens safety Bernard Pollard said Monday that Brady should be disciplined by the NFL, which levies fines on defensive players for helmet-to-helmet hits.


''If you want to keep this going in the right direction, everyone should be penalized for their actions,'' Pollard said, adding Brady ''knew what he was doing.


''It has to go both ways. Hopefully the NFL will do something about it. If they don't, that's fine. If they do, then that's fine.''


Baltimore beat New England 28-13 for the AFC championship Sunday.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-23-2013, 12:56 AM
Gotta be consistent Roger.

jj28west
01-23-2013, 06:13 AM
sad but very true. I think he was a lawyer in his past life.


Goodell is concerned with whatever will prevent a lawsuit #1 and what the owners want #2

jj28west
01-23-2013, 06:30 AM
With the intensity in that game I am surprised Reed did not get back up and point a finger @ Brady as a warning. He basically let the whole thing go.



http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/new-england-patriots-tom-brady-slide-review-baltimore-ravens-012213?ocid=ansfox11



Brady's slide vs. Ravens under review
Tom Brady could be fined if the NFL believes this slide violated player safety rules.




UPDATED JAN 22, 2013 6:07 PM ET

NEW YORK (AP)
The NFL is looking into Tom Brady's leg-up slide that hit Ravens safety Ed Reed in the AFC championship game.


Brady could be subject to a fine if the league believes he violated any player safety rules.


During the final minute of the first half, Brady slid at the end of an impromptu run. The quarterback's upraised leg hit the onrushing Reed, who temporarily limped away. Reed was not injured.


Reed says Brady attempted to apologize this week for the slide.


''He actually reached out to me, texted me,'' Reed told WJZ-FM in Baltimore. ''I tried to text him back, but the message exploded after 12 seconds, so I had to call him. ... He's just apologized and what not. But I told him, `You know, it's good, man.'''


Reed did not believe Brady was trying to hurt him.


''I know he's a great player,'' Reed said. ''I respect Brady and his game for all it stands for, and I know he's not a dirty player. And emotions get going in the game.''


Ravens safety Bernard Pollard said Monday that Brady should be disciplined by the NFL, which levies fines on defensive players for helmet-to-helmet hits.


''If you want to keep this going in the right direction, everyone should be penalized for their actions,'' Pollard said, adding Brady ''knew what he was doing.


''It has to go both ways. Hopefully the NFL will do something about it. If they don't, that's fine. If they do, then that's fine.''


Baltimore beat New England 28-13 for the AFC championship Sunday.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
01-23-2013, 03:08 PM
H2H hits on RB's are fully legal. By the leagues rules, that knockout blow to Ridley was a masterful, punishing tackle that will be on highlight reels for years to come.

I must of missed the hit on Welker.

True.

Even with the Harrison fine that started it all against Clev, he was fined for the hit on Massaquoi, but not the H2H on Cribbs - who was a wildcat QB on that play.

Slapstick
01-23-2013, 03:58 PM
True.

Even with the Harrison fine that started it all against Clev, he was fined for the hit on Massaquoi, but not the H2H on Cribbs - who was a wildcat QB on that play.

What Pollard did is just as bad as what Harrison did, only no fine and no suspension...

That is what makes Goodell laughable...