NFL to do what no one is asking, eject and suspend players on illegal hits
There are no fans in the history of football asking for this rule. The NFL without even a vote from the owners is passing this into law. This new rule was a recommendation by the NFL’s competition committee. The committee has stressed that it will only affect a small number of plays. The most outrageous hits will be the only ones to produce ejections or suspensions. They are taking the stance that fines being handed out were not serving as a real deterrent for making hard hits.
Antonio Brown with a kick to the head of punter ‼️‼️ https://t.co/4SyAq0veVq
— GIO (@RaysFanGio) January 29, 2016
Taking hits away in the NFL
I don’t know about you but for me, I’m tired of hearing about all this. If you are a player I get it because making all of these against certain hits will prolong your career. Then you can make much more millions of dollars if you are a good player. When will enough be enough? I love the game of football. I played it most of my life. Obviously, I was never big enough or did I take it seriously to make it to the next level. I was too busy chasing girls and drinking booze when I was 18. We lived through the whole Varsity Blues movie. This is not the game I grew up loving. There isn’t a safety alive that played in the 70’s 80’s or 90’s that could make it in this NFL.
Following the college rules
If you pay attention to college football you already see these rules taking place. I will be curious to see if they adopt the same rules that the ejected player must sit out the next half of football also. We are now talking about things that could absolutely change the game. There are multiple instances where even with a review the refs get the targeting calls way wrong. Now you have what could be your best defensive player riding the pine because of a blown call. Let’s just hope the implications are a little overblown and they only hold this rule for ridiculous hits actually trying to hurt people. There still needs to be room for hard hits in the NFL or does the office want to continue to see these ratings slip.