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  1. BradyFTW!

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    Sorry in advance if this has already been posted, but I didn't find it anywhere:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3103608

    There's more to the article, but that's the meat of it.
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    NFL pre-empts flagrant hits

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3103608

    This could end up with the avoidance of that "cheap shot" so many are advocating for brady.
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    Re: NFL pre-empts flagrant hits

    I wouldn't be concerned about helmet to helmet on Brady, he could recover from that. I would be more concerned about knees, or being driven into the ground and shoulder injury. I don't think this has anything to do with Brady.
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    Re: NFL advises officials to begin ejecting players for helmet-to-helmet hits

    Sanders should be ejected one of these games for trying to spear players and leading with his helmet.
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    Re: NFL advises officials to begin ejecting players for helmet-to-helmet hits

    This rule does not apply to the Colts or anyone under 5'10". But I think leg whipping is covered under that umbrella...
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    Re: NFL advises officials to begin ejecting players for helmet-to-helmet hits

    I posted the same article at the same time. I blame you for double posting.
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    Re: NFL pre-empts flagrant hits

    Well, Steve Young and Troy Aikman retired with probably some years left because of concussions. Don't need Tom getting blasted in the head, at all.
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    Re: NFL advises officials to eject players for flagrant hits (merged)


    Awesome!!!!!!! Now they have an excuse to throw out our defensive players! I just know this is gonna come back to us in a close game. I hope I am wrong but you can book me as saying it first.
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    Re: NFL advises officials to begin ejecting players for helmet-to-helmet hits

    Have you ever played organized football (not counting Pop Warner)? Matt Light "tripped" Freeney on the play you're referring to. I true "leg-whip" is seriously dangerous as it involves a lot of force generated from a player sweeping his leg (usually done when they are laying prone on the playing surface).

    Tripping a player is not that dangerous especially between offensive & defensive lineman since neither are running at a high rate of speed.

    When a player trips or "let-whips" a running back, QB or WR, it is an extremely dangerous infraction.

    Net/net, it wasn't a cheap shot buddy. Happens all the time in the interior of the line but most don't get caught.
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    Re: NFL advises officials to eject players for flagrant hits (merged)

    I fully expect this be used against the Patriots in a questionable way in an important situation sometime later this season.
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    Re: NFL advises officials to eject players for flagrant hits (merged)

    this is all good for offense but bad for defenses. Now they got something to think of before hammering the opposing player
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    Re: NFL advises officials to begin ejecting players for helmet-to-helmet hits

    Dude - why are you so defensive. I was just saying that leg-whipping was dangerous too. We all know that Matt did not leg-whip, he was agressively tripping.

    I did not even reference the play you are refering too. Why did you automatically come to that conclusion.
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    Re: NFL advises officials to begin ejecting players for helmet-to-helmet hits

    There's nothing that I would love more than to see Hines Ward get ejected for this.
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    Re: NFL advises officials to eject players for flagrant hits (merged)

    Watch out, Rodney. ;)
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    Re: NFL advises officials to eject players for flagrant hits (merged)

    Its a good thing our guys will be sitting out the first week of breaking in this new rule. Let some other team find out the hard way exactly where the new line is drawn.
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    Re: The NFL continues to examine ways to beat Pats

    Statiscally speaking, the Patriots are not any more likely to be engaged in this type of activity than anyone else. Every play has the opportunity for this to occur from all 32 teams and all players currently on the field at the time of said tackle. So I don't think this was directed specifically at the Patriots, more of a league wide mandate.
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    Re: The NFL continues to examine ways to beat Pats

    You're assuming that the refs will call this in an unbiased fashion. After last week, you'll have to forgive me and many others for not making that assumption.
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    Re: The NFL continues to examine ways to beat Pats

    I don't think this is in any way directed at us. There are enough things that are directed towards us without becomming totally paranoid.

    In fact maybe following this emphasis Sanders would have been at least flagged if not ejected the other day for a late hit that clearly involved spearing on a defenseless WR who was already down by contact. Luckily for us Moss just jumped up and shook it off while Sanders had to take himself out for a couple of snaps to clear the cobwebbs...
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    Re: The NFL continues to examine ways to beat Pats

    Sanders should have been flagged for that either way...

    but why is this coming into effect now? did something cahnge from last offseason? other then the Pats, considerably.....

    no, i cant believe that if the refs are told to do so, they wont try to screw NE by using this new rule....i wont be surprised at all....

    wut i will be, is closer to running Goodell out of the league
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