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    Still absolutely stunned that not a word was said (from the NFL) about the helmet to helmet contact that took Bells' head off in the Thanksgiving game.

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    Sepulveda sure as well wasn't a defenseless player. He layed the wood on a number of guys and was absolutley a part of the punt coverage team. If punters can't be blocked then they need to punt and sprint directly off the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW Steeler View Post
    Still absolutely stunned that not a word was said (from the NFL) about the helmet to helmet contact that took Bells' head off in the Thanksgiving game.
    Running backs don't get the defenseless or the helmet to helmet penalties, they are not part of the protected class. It's kind of like life, the government protects some classes of people and punishes others, same in the NFL, running backs are part of the unprotected class, along with linemen both, offensive and defensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Sepulveda sure as well wasn't a defenseless player. He layed the wood on a number of guys and was absolutley a part of the punt coverage team. If punters can't be blocked then they need to punt and sprint directly off the field.
    100% agree with you and others that have stated this, punt it and take a knee and you can't make a tackle, don't take a knee, then get your clock cleaned, either play tackle football or don't. How do you all like what the NFL has become? Pretty sad, IMO.

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    2.46) Stephon Tuitt - DE
    3.97) Dri Archer - RB
    4.118 ) Martavis Bryant - WR
    5.157) Shaquille Richardson - CB
    6.173) Wesley Johnson - OT
    6.192) Jordan Zumwalt - ILB
    7.215) Daniel McCullers - DT
    7.230) Rob Blanchflower - TE

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    100% agree with you and others that have stated this, punt it and take a knee and you can't make a tackle, don't take a knee, then get your clock cleaned, either play tackle football or don't. How do you all like what the NFL has become? Pretty sad, IMO.

    Pappy
    I agree with this position as well. If you are on the field and attempting to make a tackle, you should be able to be blocked just like anybody else. If the punters and kickers choose protection, then they should have to immediately run to the sideline or otherwise surrender.

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    I agree that if punters are "protected" then after they kick they should be required to head to the sideline where they can be most protected. Like Pappy said if they choose to "forfeit" their protected status by trying to make a tackle then they take their chances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    I agree that if punters are "protected" then after they kick they should be required to head to the sideline where they can be most protected. Like Pappy said if they choose to "forfeit" their protected status by trying to make a tackle then they take their chances.
    Wow, this looks like something the Steeler Nation might actually agree on. It's good to see that while we have our internal squabbles (like any family) we coalesce when the Man is up to dirty work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelsnis View Post
    Golic was going CRAZY about this on Mike & Mike this morning.
    What side did he come down on?
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    They call it brutal, I call it football....

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    Good news. Apparently, the CBA protects players like Garvin from ridiculous fines. It's over on the site that shall not be named...

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