Ray Lewis pathetic outburst on Sunday and Rodney's [joking] digs at Brady yesterday bring up an ongoing issue, which is that certain players feel the game is losing its physicality, and those players, are more often than not, on the defensive side of the ball. I emphasis that they are on the defensive side of the ball b/c they are essentially on the attack at all times - Rodney and Ray get to run around the field and throw their bodies at people. At no time do Rodney or Ray Ray face the same threat, particularly to their knees, that a QB in the pocket planting their feet and throwing a ball does. It's not even close to comparable. So, why, under any circumstances should these guys have their opinions respected on this issue? There are rules in place protecting their knees from blocks that could potentially do damage, why shouldn't the QB have comparable protection?? On top of that, the players are getting bigger & faster than was imaginable thirty years ago when the game was, in fact, more violent. And how much of that can be attributed to improvements in the science of strength & conditioning, and supplements, legal or otherwise (and I'm looking at you now, Rodney)? Honestly, I hate to take a shot at Harrison as he is one of my all-time favorite Patriots, but you got a guy who was busted for PEDs complaining that the game isn't physical enough - the reason QBs have to be protected now more than ever is b/c the players on the other side of the ball are an ungodly and unnatural combination of speed & strength and can inflict more damage and more injuries than otherwise possible. Franky, I'm just sick of hearing defensive players bytch and moan about the game losing its physicality. They dish out pain, but aside from taking on blocks (which Ray Lewis does his best to avoid anyway), they don't take it.