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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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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.
btw, i think they should make the season with 20 weeks. With two bye weeks.
Should be enough to rest the players.
august4th said:
8th you would lose your mind

if a jet defender got suspended for a game

because they hit wes welker or tom "to hard"
Dude, I would be pissed dude.  That would be the gayest crap ever.  idgaf tho, I hope they hit those bastards hard as hell
ok I heard what some NFL guy(forgot the name of his job,but he is big shit lol) and he said on Mike and mike

that there won't be any new rules when it comes to trying to tackle the player.....but that they will now force the rules they have now...so something that would of been fined for a hit....is now a suspension
Let's have them wear flags. Takes care of this issue

The league is promoting being a pussy from the QB rules to now this crap. Fuck you Goodell
Tbh, the rule isn't any different. Just the punishment
I haven't heard anything about suspensions for "hard hits". That's just unreasonable.
Cudi_the_Fiasco said:
Won't be as big a deal with an 18 game schedule :smug:
Cudi_the_Fiasco said:
Tbh, the rule isn't any different. Just the punishment
The NFL just fined Harrison, Robinson, and Meriweather
harrison should be suspended for what he said tbh
its not for "heavy" hits, its for helmet to helmet. they arent being the No Fun League, they are being the, we want our athletes to live past 40 league. Whoever frowns upon this rule is pretty much a dumbass at least in this instance. If you've ever played football you understand. But you can't call a league being no fun, for just not letting players ram each other head to head.

At least half of NFL players non murder deaths were due to brain damage. Even supposed suicides have involved brain damage. Chris Henry's choice to be on the back of the moving truck was now confirmed a result of brain damage. It was a decision he wouldnt have made if he hadn't had so much head contact. That was confirmed in an autopsy
No celebrations= no fun league.
Cudi_the_Fiasco said:
Being suspended
oh okay, I gotcha
★iGotToShine said:
No celebrations= no fun league.
Yeah let's let everybody celebrate to the fullest extent

I remember when TJ Duckett was celebrating a TD when they were down like 38-12
I was like WTF
★iGotToShine said:
No celebrations= no fun league.
x2. Ruins everything I love about football and possibly ruined the Cowboys season :D
Pretty sure professional football players are aware of the risks that come with playing professional football. If safety and health longevity are their number one priorities maybe they are in the wrong profession...

The NFL should fine themselves for promoting hard hitting for the last 50+ years. They have lists and top tens and this and that of hard hits (which include helmet to helmet). They've glorified it for a long time.

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