- 12/02/2010, 09:48AM ET
OlderthanDirt said 12/02, 09:48 AM
I heard a version of this on Mike and Mike this a.m. Let's try this as a TD and see how it goes.
Here we go.
T or F: The NFL "favors" Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as suggested by Terrell Suggs when it comes to protecting QBs?
I say true. The Brady rule is a prime example. They don't seem to get nearly as upset when other QBs get hammered.
T or F: James Harrison should change his style of physical play? I say False. He should keep playing physical. In fact, I think he should turn it up a notch.
T or F: Cam Newton did not know what he father was doing? I say false. I have to play the BS card on that one. I think he knew. I don't necessarily think that Auburn knew but I am pretty sure that Cam did.
T or F: The current Big 12 conference is in trouble? I say T. Given that this is the last year of a conference title game until they can take in more teams I say yes, the conference will not have the same revenue and the schools will be forced to look elsewhere.
T or F: It is rumored that the Heat is considering moving Bosh for Melo; this is a good move. I say False. I say, stick with what they have and let those guys work it out.
DJRoxalot said 12/02, 12:11 PM
I will just mention the ones I disagree with.
"T or F: The NFL "favors" Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as suggested by Terrell Suggs when it comes to protecting QBs?"
The NFL is trying to protect all QB's by the pussi-fication of the rules regarding QB's. Big Ben has had a history of concussions and the hits on QB's take their toll. Just ask Troy Aikman and Steve Young.
It is not just Brady and Manning.
"T or F: James Harrison should change his style of physical play? I say False. He should keep playing physical. In fact, I think he should turn it up a notch."
He has been fined numerous times. I do not necessarily think he is "dirty player" but there is a pattern developing here.
People have mentioned he needs to change his style. I agree. Unless he wants to keep paying the fines. And ultimately it will lead to a suspension. That will hurt his team.
"T or F: It is rumored that the Heat is considering moving Bosh for Melo; this is a good move. I say False. I say, stick with what they have and let those guys work it out."
I have not heard this at all and this makes no sense. So, I agree but he will be dealt eventually.
OlderthanDirt said 12/02, 02:14 PM
You say that the NFL is trying to protect all QB's by the new enforcement and I agree to a certain degree. However, I still content that they "favor" Manning and Brady more than they do the rest of the league's QBs. When Carson Palmer went down with leg a major leg injury the league did and said nothing. It was not until Brady suffered the same thing the league instilled the below the waist rush rule; now referred to as the "Brady" rule not the "Palmer and Brady" rule.
The NFL has chosen James Harrison out of the bunch to make an example of. Ray Lewis has three fines for hits just like Harrison going into last week but they still choose to fine James more than any other player. The 75K fine was an exorbant amount compared to the others around the league. Especially when there was no fine at all against Sanders for the hit on Hines Ward. It has gotten so bad that a Ravens defensive player has stepped forward to announce his support for a Steeler. THAT HAS TO BE A SIGN THE LEAGUE IS F'D UP!
You said you were only going to list those you disagree with but then you made mention to the Bosh/Melo trade. I am not sure on your stance on this subject. I am against it. MTC
DJRoxalot said 12/03, 10:37 AM
Harrison is not a "dirty player" but he needs to play within the rules of the game. Just like at work. In the "real world" we (you, myself and everyone that needs to earn a living to eat and keep a roof over our heads) need to abide by what our supervisor says or the company's rules OR we risk the wrath of our insubordination.
I work in the call center industry selling DirecTV to unhappy cable and Dish customers. Te job is constantly changing, we offer new promotions every 3-4months. My point? You have to be receptive to change and adjust accordingly.
Bosh will not be dealt for Melo. But I think he will eventually get dealt.
Haslem would be just fine as the starting PF. He already won a title as the PF.
Dealing Bosh would let James and Wade do what they do. Score.
And Miller would get his shots when he came into the game off the bench. Bosh could be dealt for a couple valuable pieces off the bench. Or maybe a center and a role player off the bench.
They have to do something because despite their best efforts? The bench sucks.
content is a feeling of accomplishment.
OlderthanDirt said 12/03, 11:53 AM
"content is a feeling of accomlishment" ??? "content is a disappointing road if it is not accompanied by success.
Don't disagree or agree that Bosh will be traded down the road. I was just saying that Melo is not the answer. Trading one scorer for another does not necessarily compliment James/Wade.
"Harrison needs to play within the rules of the game." Okay. Let's say I agree. The problem I have with that is that the NFL is so flaky and shaky on what the current rules are and WHO they apply to. I don't have a problem with the NFL singling out Harrison IF he were the only one not playing according to the rules.
But in his defense and those fans like myself that like the Defense to be intimidating someone has to be PHYSICAL and that is why I say turn it up a notch. Given the opportunity Sunday, he should hit Flacco in his chest, just below the sternum, with his shoulder at full speed and drive him back ten yards.
"Jacked Up" was a great segment. The NFL had it pulled. Next thing you know they will censor all clips before they are aired. Want that?
In 2008 JH was Defensive Player of the Year. He plays now just like he did then. He should not change.
DJRoxalot said 12/03, 01:23 PM
The problem I have with that is that the NFL is so flaky and shaky on what the current rules are and WHO they apply to."
Maybe, just maybe because he is the most frequent offender?
Others get fined all the time.
But Harrison does not alter his style. Thats what leads to the repeated fines.
"But in his defense and those fans like myself that like the Defense to be intimidating someone has to be PHYSICAL and that is why I say turn it up a notch."
Physical is fine but the highlight of the most recent? I saw helmet to helmet contact.
You did not?
That is what they are clamping down on. Because of the effects of injuries to the head....
"Jacked Up" was a great segment."
It was. And I played defense so I loved seeing the physical hits. However, they glorified the big hits and the NFL does not want players intentionally trying to emulate that.
"In 2008 JH was Defensive Player of the Year. He plays now just like he did then. He should not change."
If he does not he will continue to get fined and will get suspended by Goodell to make an example of.
That would hurt the Steelers as a team.
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