Sigh... I wish the NFL would just allow teams to play football. Very clearly so you can understand it is; players get paid insane amounts of money to fill a spot and perform the function on the team. OL, charge in and take it. DL break them off so they fear coming near you. QB get the ball to the goal. S knock em out or steal the ball. If you get hurt in all of this, the MILLIONS of dollars you get will cover you. As a Soldier we do that daily and risk more and my helmet gets hit by far worse for far far far less money. But I don't cry when we lose nor demoralize the other guy. I win, I take my licks and I adjust to win better and faster with less injury. If you really truly enjoy the game and are a real fan you would express it to the NFL that you want to allow teams to play as hard as they can, Fairly now, but play the game like it was intended. The players want to play, the fans want them to play, the money will take care of them if they get hurt, and thats how it is. That way the next time the Steelers play the Ravens you can get a taste of what it is like to play a team that is unrestricted and see how it looks in full motion as opposed to the slow mo and stop call BS we have had to endure so far. We can take the dress off the QB and he too can become concerned about being hit. (imagine the fines if Brady would have been hit like Ben was hit) Some times you win, sometimes you lose. But when the NFL restricts the players from doing what they are paid to do, you win or lose over an overly sensative Commissioner who cares less what the Owners, Players or Fans want or enjoy and more about inking his name in history by making the largest entertainment venue a safer place for sissies by weakening the standards!!
Sadly you would all rather bicker at one another as opposed to airing your concerns to the right ear, the NFL. So lets get our heads in the right place, force them to do what the players, owners, and fans want then get back to the banter.
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