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    New Punishment in NFL



    Just read in the Setting Sun the new penalty for helmet-to-helmet contacts.

    This weekend, referees are now instructed to EJECT a player who leads with the crown of his helmet and makes helmet-to-helmet contact.

    I for one love this hard stance. Goddell is showing he cares not only about the leagues reputation, but that he wants to take a hard-line stance towards player safety as well. After watching Schaub take that wicked hit last week (and that Philly Eagle player lay cheap shot), I think this is long overdue.
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    Re: New Punishment in NFL

    Personally I think this is too much of a penalty for the team. While I agree that the player should be ejected, with rosters already limited to 45 players without anyone getting injured, evicting someone puts a lot of pressure on the remaining active players.

    I would love to see a change where an evicted player can be replaced an inactive. Otherwise I am afraid, referees aren't going to be quite hesitant to pull the trigger.




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    Re: New Punishment in NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Nurse View Post
    It is only for flagrant helmet to helmets....like the one to Schaub
    Thats what I said (???) Leading with the crown of your helmet shows intent to the refs.
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    Im glad the NFL is recognizing that these helmet to helmet hits have become way too commonplace and that they are extremely dangerous.

    I hope the referees will be able to differentiate between a purposeful vicious hit and one that might be helmet to helmet but not intentional.

    This rule could have a huge effect on the league. Losing a top notch defender in the first quarter changes a game completely.

    But if a guy leads with his helmet on purpose, Im fine with an ejection. These guys are too big and too fast to be doing stuff like that.

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    Re: New Punishment in NFL

    "I hope the referees will be able to differentiate between a purposeful vicious hit and one that might be helmet to helmet but not intentional."

    I foresee that as being a HUGE problem. They can't even tell if someone is out of bounds half the time. Still, I think it is a much needed rule.
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    Re: New Punishment in NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyraven127 View Post
    "I hope the referees will be able to differentiate between a purposeful vicious hit and one that might be helmet to helmet but not intentional."

    I foresee that as being a HUGE problem. They can't even tell if someone is out of bounds half the time. Still, I think it is a much needed rule.
    Valid point. I have been a high school referee for about 6 years now. The camera angles you see on TV do not give you a good idea what we can see and, sometimes more importantly, hear. Not only is it pretty visibly obvious, but the sound of helmets colliding is VERY distinctive. If a head snaps back, its either helmet to the head or a forarm, either way Im calling a penalty and then confer with the other refs to see if someone had a clear line of sight on the play.

    Granted, you cant penalize on sound. But it will give the refs on the field a good idea on whom to watch. NFL refs "game plan" who they need to watch anyway.
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    Re: New Punishment in NFL

    Does this mean Hines Ward will be out of every game.
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    Re: New Punishment in NFL

    Oh, my bad, I thought the punishment was watching the Ravens offense.

    Then again, if you are into the Keystone Cops thing, it might be pretty entertaining.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dade View Post
    Does this mean Hines Ward will be out of every game.
    One could only hope!!!!!




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