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    Continued Sissification of the NFL

    Spinning a ball in front of the defender is a penalty?!?

    Coaches whining that their 'read option' QBs are being hit too much.

    Incidental helmet contact is a personal foul?!?!

    Is this really professional football we are watching?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Spinning a ball in front of the defender is a penalty?!?

    Coaches whining that their 'read option' QBs are being hit too much.

    Incidental helmet contact is a personal foul?!?!

    Is this really professional football we are watching?!?
    Not any more

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    I actually thought you were going to mention the "thunderstorm" delays in this thread. the fans are tougher than the players.
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    Well it's rare to see men in an NFL commercial. Now it's women in every one. what'd you expect? Course female fans want tougher than what Rog is giving them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Spinning a ball in front of the defender is a penalty?!?

    Coaches whining that their 'read option' QBs are being hit too much.

    Incidental helmet contact is a personal foul?!?!

    Is this really professional football we are watching?!?
    It hasn't been professional football for a few years now and it is going to get worse and IMHO, within a few generations the game will be a thing of the past. You have current players saying they won't allow their kids to play football, so even in its current softer version the players are realizing the dangers of the game.

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    I bet they once had the same conversations about the pussification of the gladiators in the roman colosseum. On a positive, it took over 200 years for these contests to fade away. So we should be ok with some version of the NFL for the rest of our lifetime.

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    The pussification of the NFL? The game is becoming a direct reflection of its commissioner.

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    I honestly blame the advent of Fantasy Football for a lot of this. The NFL has read into the HUGE participation numbers for FF. Rightly or wrongly they think that fans want more scoring. So they come up with all these rules making it impossible for defenses to dominate.

    Bah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussBII View Post
    I honestly blame the advent of Fantasy Football for a lot of this. The NFL has read into the HUGE participation numbers for FF. Rightly or wrongly they think that fans want more scoring. So they come up with all these rules making it impossible for defenses to dominate.

    Bah!
    I dunno. I watched the Seattle/SF game last night and Seattle's D dominated and pretty potent O. I think there's still a place for great D and the teams with the best D's will continue to win championships, even while everyone else focuses on bettering their O.

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    Defense hasn't been fazed out, it's job is different. It's no longer about yards allowed, it's about forcing turnovers and putting up points or setting up the offense with a short field.

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