Let’s face it, the NFL is becoming more and more like a flag football league. With all the new rules in place to protect players from getting hit too hard, offenses are having a field day week in and week out.
I’m not sure about you, but I’m sick of defenses getting penalized for hard hits. Has the NFL forgot what game it’s associated with? Well if they have let me remind them, Its FOOTBALL!!
Football is a contact sport right? The NFL has crippled Defenses from doing what they are suppose to do, Tackle! Think of some of the all time great defensive players this league has seen; Ronnie Lott, Howie Long, LT, Deacon Jones, Reggie White. These guys wouldn’t be able to play in the league today, and if they did, they would have been penalized and fined for so called “illegal” hits ever week. Please, “illegal” hits. That’s a joke.
Don’t get me wrong I am all for player safety. I think players who target should be penalized and fined, but in the moment of a game when a receiver catches a ball and ducks his head down in a split second that is too quick for the defender to change his motion, uhh uhh. This needs to change Commissioner Goodell. I am not happy with where things are headed.
Let’s not feel too bad for these players people. They make up over seven figures per year, I have a million reasons not to feel sorry for them. The truth is that when you play football you understand the risks involved. If you don’t want to get injured or have the risk of getting inured, play golf. Trust me if you get hurt playing golf you shouldn’t be playing sports in the first place.
The NFL is implementing these rules to avoid further lawsuits and to make mothers feel safe about letting their sons play football. They also want to protect their investment. If Tom Brady or Peyton Manning get a career ending injury, thats money the NFL is losing. It’s a smart business move, but the game I love is being watered down to a shadow of its former self.
I’m sick of it! Get your act together NFL and “let the boys play!”