Wow, the officials are lauding a player?

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    Meriweather lauded by NFL official for clean play vs. Chargers - Extra Points - Boston.com

    ``Last week, we were appropriately calling him out and chastising him,'' Anderson said of Meriweather. ``[Sunday] in the Patriots' game at San Diego, Meriweather made two very tenacious, effective and legal hits in similar situations. But you could see it, he lowered the target area, blasted the opponent with his shoulder. He adapted, showing it can be done. It is appropriate to praise him for the tough play.''

    When apprised of Anderson's remarks, Bill Belichick seemed a bit taken aback.

    Asked if he ever remembered a league official coming out and praising one of his players, Belichick said, somewhat facetiously, ``Nah, it's got to be a first for me.

    ``The officials now are evaluating the players and their performance, I mean, that's great,'' Belichick deadpanned. ``I can't say how much that means to me, really.''
     
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    Meh, one uncontrollable factor like the receiver making a sudden move or another defender altering the receiver's position and it's a helmet collision that he's chastised for again.
     
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    Classic BB. :)
     
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    Thank You BB because that was the funniest thing I have heard all day. :D
     
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    Yup and that is what is frustrating about the rule.
     
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    Ha ha on BB. He's touched by the officials words.

    Seriously, though i noticed those good, clean hits and thought to myself, "he watched the video."

    Also, as awkward as this seems, I'm fine with it. Good hard hits without the head hunting, I'm all for it. No need for paralyzed players to prove somebody's "tough."
     
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    OK, that was funny.
     
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    The Globe article makes it sound like Anderson mentioned Meriweather and only Meriweather. That's not true; he had similar words for James Harrison.

    Hits arbiter Anderson: Players responded well, played clean - NFL - CBSSports.com Football


    If anything it sounds like Anderson is giving himself and the NFL a pat on the back ('see, I told you so; it can be done') as much or more than he is complimenting Meriweather and Harrison.
     
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    yep. 10chars.
     
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    The NFL is working hard trying to communicate clearly about the new rules.

    I salute them for the intent and didn't see anything too annoying in the execution.

    Still, BB's comeback WAS funny.:D
     
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    Meanwhile, Bianca Wilfork is now a volunteer assistant coach?? :D
     
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    Nah, but she is an expert in defending players that have been fined by the NFL.
     
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