Helmet-to-Helmet Hits Have Devastating Effect on Everyone and Need To Go

October 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After this weekend’s NFL games and a slew of hard hits, the NFL and the media are ablaze.
Thanks to Brandon Meriweather, Dunta Robinson and James Harrison the NFL is changing its policy again. Effective starting this week, offenders of "devastating hits" and "head shots" will be suspended.
Many people have thrown their opinion into the ring, and it seemed liked everyone working at ESPN was brought on television today to talk about it. Many were upset. Matt Millen went on to say, "It's the game. It's the way the game is played."
I'm sorry Mr. Millen, but the way Brandon Meriweather played and how Eric Smith played in 2008 is not how football is meant to be played.
Football is a violent sport, and I love hard hits as much as anyone. And some of the montages of hits ESPN showed on air today, especially during their "Outside the Lines" episode today, were perfectly legal. Just hard-knocks football.
But there were definitely hits that were uncalled for.

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