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Whar's next, will every team be getting a trophy or are they moving towards intercollegiate flag football?.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by rob 19 months ago
"I think the world is run by C students"
I don't feel bad. Kenny Bell is the pussy who was CLEANLY blocked by Johnny Adams in Dennard's non-pick-six, and we got a flag for it too.
Don't want to get hit, don't play football.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
"We'll play anyone, anyplace, anytime!" - Tom Izzo
Absolutely. Duffy Daugherty used to say that football is not a contact sport...dancing is a contact sport...football is a collision sport. It always has been a game of "controlled" violence, but now they are trying to legislate the violence out of it. We are getting closer and closer to the game becoming like the NFL Pro Bowl in terms of how it eventually will be played, IMO.
"I love March!" - Tom Izzo
Feminization? No. Evolution? Yes.
Football is changing because, quite simply, it's incredibly dangerous. The risk is compounded by the fact that players today are faster, stronger, and heavier than their counterparts of ages past. They also have better equipment -- the same helmet that protects also encourages players to make bigger hits.
Safety matters. In industry, it used to be that employers could have you do just about anything. Safety regulations changed that. I don't hear any workers complaining today about the good old days when they had to do ridiculously unsafe shit.
Major change is underway, and it's going to take time because the change we're talking about is behavioral and cultural. There are going to be more calls like those against Johnny Adams and Kenny Bell. Fans will be upset. But in the long run the game and more importantly, its players, will be better off.
College and pro football will be flag football with an 8 Mississippi pass rush within 15 years.
A shoulder to the chest should never, ever be a penalty.
The flags on both Adams and Bell were BS, and the one against Adams completely changed the game.
I think some of the calls being made recently in an attempt to protect players go too far. It is changing the game and I see routine tackles being flagged for "helmet to helmet" when there was absolutely no intent to lead with the helmet, and any contact was mostly incidental to the play. Sometimes there are just big, bone crunching hits that are not illegal, and are not an attempt to hurt someone.
On the other hand, there are plenty of examples of guys out there just trying to "light up" someone else with a big hit when it is completely unnecessary. Those plays, while they get the crowd and team fired up, are the definition of unnecessary roughness. Legal hit or not, the players know that leveling a guy down field who is looking the other direction is more than likely going to result in a flag.
I agree with vim to an extent. However it becomes really gray when you flag someone for too hard of a hit. I understand helmet to helmet and that should be a flag. But in this case bell never left his feet and his helmet never touched the guy.
It is changing football. There were safeties like, say Ronnie Lott, who would blow a receiver up coming across the middle of the field. After a hard legal hit I bet the receiver would think twice about coming across the middle. Football is a game of intimidation and now this is no longer so. To me it seems as if all of the rules are changing towards the offensive side of the ball.
A tackler cannot lead with his helmet but the offensive player can lower his head and battery ram the defender if he wants to. Same thing, just one is a flag and the other is a great aggressive football play
That was a good block. Should not be a penalty imo.
The hit on Aaron Murray in the SEC Championship game was dirty. The play was ending and Murray was not going to make a play on the ball.
The line is blurry.
SEC Championship Game Alabama - Georgia. Dial takes dirty cheap shot at Aaron Murray.
Knibb High football rules
UM is leading the way and expect to aggressively handle the Cocks next month.
Question authority. Power to the people
Therein lies the inconsistency, offensive players are permitted to lead with the helmet but defensive players are not. We will be watching a form of flag football in the future.
This post was edited by rob 19 months ago
My guess is this is coming from the incredibly expensive lawsuits and medical expenses that are raining down on the NFL (and NCAA?) due to all the long-term brain injuries and health problems.
Not only are these guys bigger/stronger/faster - but football seasons have been extended. Consider the guy who plays in the NFL exhibition, regular season, then playoffs. That's a lot of hits...
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