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NO FUN LEAGUE wants to suspend players for heavy hits

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The NFL could soon start suspending players for dangerous helmet-to-helment hits, vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press on Monday.

A day after several scary collisions in Sunday's games, Anderson acknowledged the league might need to do more than fining players to prevent such hits.

"There's strong testimonial for looking readily at evaluating discipline, especially in the areas of egregious and elevated dangerous hits," he said in a phone interview. "Going forward there are certain hits that occurred that will be more susceptible to suspension. There are some that could bring suspensions for what are flagrant and egregious situations."

Anderson said the NFL could make changes in its approach immediately, with Commissioner Roger Goodell having the final say. League officials will consult with the union, but he didn't expect any opposition.

The Eagles' DeSean Jackson and the Falcons' Dunta Robinson were knocked out of their game Sunday after a frightening helmet-to-helmet collision, while Steelers linebacker James Harrison sidelined two Browns players with head injuries after jarring hits.

Anderson wouldn't speculate on how any players would be punished for hits from Sunday's games.

"The fundamentally old way of wrapping up and tackling seems to have faded away," he said. "A lot of the increase is from hits to blow guys up. That has become a more popular way of doing it. Yes, we are concerned they are getting away from the fundamentals of tackling, and maybe it has been coached that way. We're going to have to look into talking to our coaches."

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The NFL could soon start suspending players for dangerous helmet-to-helment hits, vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press on Monday.

A day after several scary collisions in Sunday's games, Anderson acknowledged the league might need to do more than fining players to prevent such hits.

"There's strong testimonial for looking readily at evaluating discipline, especially in the areas of egregious and elevated dangerous hits," he said in a phone interview...
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i would say that every hit got the be analyzed. That meriweather hit for example was desnecessary and clearly intentional.
Contrary to the hit on DJ.
i would say that every hit got the be analyzed. That meriweather hit for example was desnecessary and clearly intentional.
Contrary to the hit on DJ.
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btw, i think they should make the season with 20 weeks. With two bye weeks.
Should be enough to rest the players.
btw, i think they should make the season with 20 weeks. With two bye weeks.
Should be enough to rest the players.
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Yeah, i used to love those jacked up compilations.
Big hits and crazy celebrations were the biggest reasons why i loved football when i first watched it. Remember Sean Taylor's hit on the punter? lolololol.
Next thing you know now, they will not allow you to throw the ball for more than 20 yards :sarc2:
wizdom28 said:
Yeah remember "He got Jacked up!"
What kinda twisted stuff was that lol
Come on man!
Yeah, i used to love those jacked up compilations.
Big hits and crazy celebrations were the biggest reasons why i loved football when i first watched it. Remember Sean Taylor's hit on the punter? lolololol.
Next thing you know now, they will not allow you to throw the ball for more than 20 yards :sarc2:
wizdom28 said:
Yeah remember "He got Jacked up!"
What kinda twisted stuff was that lol
Come on man!
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harrison should stfu. The only thing he was great was hard hitting.
Homeboy said:
harrison considering retirement now. loooooob. good.
harrison should stfu. The only thing he was great was hard hitting.
Homeboy said:
harrison considering retirement now. loooooob. good.
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you mad? :haw:
august4th said:
^^^^^^^^GTFO

only thing the pats where great at was cheating

have not won a superbowl...or any game of importance since being caught..........
you mad? :haw:
august4th said:
^^^^^^^^GTFO

only thing the pats where great at was cheating

have not won a superbowl...or any game of importance since being caught..........
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Ayo LEO, sorry for not beating you guys for more than 34 points on that 2007 16-0 season.
You know, we didn't have the tapes for that.
Ayo LEO, sorry for not beating you guys for more than 34 points on that 2007 16-0 season.
You know, we didn't have the tapes for that.
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in the history of the nfl. Not like your "oh let's lose to the raiders, chiefs and browns" season ended :work:
august4th said:
don't be...we got ours next year and the ring

how did your precious "16-0" season end ?
in the history of the nfl. Not like your "oh let's lose to the raiders, chiefs and browns" season ended :work:
august4th said:
don't be...we got ours next year and the ring

how did your precious "16-0" season end ?
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oh, this is why LEO is mad at me, lol. The harrison that considered retirement was James Harrison, not Rodney Harrison :facepalm:. I said the only great thing Rodney was capable of doing was big hits. Not James Harrison.
oh, this is why LEO is mad at me, lol. The harrison that considered retirement was James Harrison, not Rodney Harrison :facepalm:. I said the only great thing Rodney was capable of doing was big hits. Not James Harrison.
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who cares, we all know eli will fuck up in the playoffs :dno:
yeezyy said:
the falcons did the giants a favor by making DJ afraid of going over the middle again
who cares, we all know eli will fuck up in the playoffs :dno:
yeezyy said:
the falcons did the giants a favor by making DJ afraid of going over the middle again
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Man and to be honest. I prefer seeing Harrison eating Seneca alive than watching him run for a 30-yard touchdown :dno:.
This is fucking football, you play it and you get paid for it knowing all the risks of running into the middle to receive a ball.
This is like asking a Nascar driver to not be agressive and to not try to pass the car ahead of him simply because the two cars can crash.
Want football with no big hits? Go watch fucking Arena Football or flag football.
Man and to be honest. I prefer seeing Harrison eating Seneca alive than watching him run for a 30-yard touchdown :dno:.
This is fucking football, you play it and you get paid for it knowing all the risks of running into the middle to receive a ball.
This is like asking a Nascar driver to not be agressive and to not try to pass the car ahead of him simply because the two cars can crash.
Want football with no big hits? Go watch fucking Arena Football or flag football.
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The only thing i'm against is helmet contact on receivers. The D-Jack hit was legal. One of those two Harrison hits were legal. And now people want to put all of those hits under the same judgement? GTFO.
The only thing i'm against is helmet contact on receivers. The D-Jack hit was legal. One of those two Harrison hits were legal. And now people want to put all of those hits under the same judgement? GTFO.
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but it was clean :dno:. He didn't go to DJ's helmet.
louisvuittonsean said:
Umm, D Jack hit was freaking too hard.
but it was clean :dno:. He didn't go to DJ's helmet.
louisvuittonsean said:
Umm, D Jack hit was freaking too hard.
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i was talking about Rodney Harrison btw lol.
Sorry LEO, i would never talk shit about james harrison. I like him.
Tito. said:
That's not a bad thing
i was talking about Rodney Harrison btw lol.
Sorry LEO, i would never talk shit about james harrison. I like him.
Tito. said:
That's not a bad thing
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this shit is... fuckin' ridiculous >_>
this shit is... fuckin' ridiculous >_>
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and you know what's the worst? this is the year that the nfl needs to reach in an agreement with the players. This heavy hits thing will only increase the problem to reach that.
and you know what's the worst? this is the year that the nfl needs to reach in an agreement with the players. This heavy hits thing will only increase the problem to reach that.
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