First let me start by saying this is my first blog so any comments you have would be appreciated.
Roger Goodell is on a mission to ruin football forever, and with the NCAA following almost everything this tool does the game stands to get alot worst if he is not removed from office are at least stripped of most of his power. Every time I see a flag for leading with your helmet, or even worse the Brady rule of launching yourself at the legs of the qb I wonder how long it will be before quarterbacks have flags hanging off there sides. Also isn't blowing a receiver up while he's in the air what made playing safety fun for all of us as kids. The very idea that Roger Goodell has player safety in mind is laughable since I have never heard of a fine for chop blocking a engaged D lineman which can end careers or for crack back blocks by receivers on defenseless defenders. Before I start sounding like a barbarian who just wants to watch people get killed I understand some of the rules helmet to helmet, and the horsecollar tackle for instance where needed changes. I'm just starting to wonder if someone didn't notice a increase in profits when overall scoring went up, and Goodell started making rules to stimulate scoring.
Like Polamalu I feel each team should have a vote on fines and suspensions, and also a vote on rule changes. Call me old fashion, but this is still America not communist Russia though you wouldn't know it looking at how the NFL is run. Goodell rules over the NFL handing out fines and suspensions as he sees fit like his opinion is uncorruptable, and never clouded. I see it like this if I was a all powerful commissioner the Falcons, and there players might get off a little easier i'd like to say I would suspend Matt Ryan the day before the Falcons played the Saints, but I kind of doubt it. I'm sure Mr. Goody had a favorite team growing up, and has favorite players now we all do. Goodell loves football i'm sure I just think he may have been changed by the power of his position. Who wouldn't give there teams players a break if you wouldn't I might have to question your fandom cause it's either that or your just a better man than me, and I don't think ole Roger Ramjet is.
James Harrison has been fined somewhere around 120,000 thousand this year mainly for being to big strong and fast. It may just be me, but it seems all a Qb has to do is roll around a little bit, and out comes the flag now how is this fair to the defense it just isn't. If you have ever played football you know it can be hard not to hit with your helmet since your head is attached to your body nor do I believe anyone really trys to hit with there helmet since it hurts your head if you do it to much in a game. When I say try to hit with there helmet I mean using it as a weapon it's not a weapon it's a helmet, and if you can't take a hit you might want to get out of football. Since football is a contact sport if you play football you will be hit get over it or don't play it's as simple as that.
So what i'm saying is that Roger Goodell is trying to turn football into a sissy sport where contact any stronger than a firm hug cost you big money. His obsession with protecting the quaterbacks is putting defense at a huge disadvantage, and changing the game, but not for the good. What we need to ask ourselves is do we really want to watch teams take turns scoring because the defense is so hamstrung already you don't need a d to make it to the superbowl are a running game since you can't faceguard receivers or seperate them from the ball while there in the air unless you can do it with love taps.
So that's why I hate Goody Goodell for every good things he's done he makes up for with these baby rules. I think a man like Ditka or Madden maybe even Cowher should be making these calls not a Ronald McDonald look alike who hasn't played football since high school and seems to have a crush on qbs. If he is not stopped we may not reconize the game we love by the time he is done so for the good of the sport, retire quit leave the country just stop slowly desroying football Mr. Toolbag Goodell