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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 hate to say it because I like to let the players play, but I have to side with Goodell on this one. These helmet-to-helmet hits are too much. Concussions are becoming a big thing in the NFL now. This week in football(college and NFL) I counted at least 8 helmet-to-helmet hits where players where taken out of the game. One of them being LeGrand from Rutgers which he is now paralyzed and football career is over. A rule needs to be put down which causes less helmet-to-helmet hits.
I hate to say it because I like to let the players play, but I have to side with Goodell on this one. These helmet-to-helmet hits are too much. Concussions are becoming a big thing in the NFL now. This week in football(college and NFL) I counted at least 8 helmet-to-helmet hits where players where taken out of the game. One of them being LeGrand from Rutgers which he is now paralyzed and football career is over. A rule needs to be put down which causes less helmet-to-helmet hits.
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8th I sided with this as a fan of the sport and a concern for the health of the players(no ****) As a Rutgers fan and watching that LeGrand hit I was stunned. Dude is paralyzed now for the helmet-to-helmet collision over the weekend. I like for the players to just play out without any penalties and fines and stuff, but something has to be done for the health of the players. These types of hits could be life threatening, anything to scare a player and cause less helmet-to-helmet tackles is worth it imo.
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8th I sided with this as a fan of the sport and a concern for the health of the players(no ****) As a Rutgers fan and watching that LeGrand hit I was stunned. Dude is paralyzed now for the helmet-to-helmet collision over the weekend. I like for the players to just play out without any penalties and fines and stuff, but something has to be done for the health of the players. These types of hits could be life threatening, anything to scare a player and cause less helmet-to-helmet tackles is...
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alright well huge hits is retarted, just getting carried away, but for helmet-to-helmets I agree. Well a little less strict, like a fine is fine.
alright well huge hits is retarted, just getting carried away, but for helmet-to-helmets I agree. Well a little less strict, like a fine is fine.
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Fuck of Goodell!
8th Wonder said:
Imma just leave this here

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Fuck of Goodell!
8th Wonder said:
Imma just leave this here

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No celebrations= no fun league.
No celebrations= no fun league.
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