No need to play dirty and trying to injure people. The game is physical enough and rewarding players for cheap shots and crossing the line is uncalled for.
Just win Phin baby!
All the herbs coming out to rip someone for speaking their mind......... Lame. Its sad because some of you actually understand football and even played it. You may have even played football enough to have been familiar with that mentality. But now its a social advancement issue, where we the sports fan deny that games like hockey, football and even soccer, basketball and baseball involve such physical tactics. In no way do i condone foul/dirty play, or an intent to injure players, but anyone who really knows football realizes that pain and intimidation are parts of the game. You want your opponent to say "oww, that hurt, i'm going to stay away from this guy". Thats what being a big hitter is all about, catching a player off guard and lighting him up ! If Ronnie Lott played today you guys would apparently be an angry mob, ready to tar and feather him.
What do you think of your average NFL defender ?
" He's disgusting, sir...., there should not be tackling going on in the nfl these days..... i want my fantasy player to last a full season for once. Just spread your arms out and hope the ball carrier bowls you over, loosing his footing in the process. And also this pressure on the quarterback thing is nothing but a distraction, just make the qb off limits already."
We move Marshall for all the right reasons, miss out on ole' manning.. then when they dont overpay a backup qb : it's the last straw and jokers are protesting outside the stadium ! All brainwashed by the media. There's no pressure from within the walls of the office, it's all from the uneducated fanbase, and that's why a movement was made to inform the fans of what's going on, because all they had to go off of was the media.
I was one of the few that was happy Fisher wasn't hired and was even happier when I heard who he wanted for his coordinators. I was slammed on here when I said Gregg Williams was overrated and not that good...turns out he's even a worse person. If he would have been here it would have been yet another thing ESPN would have piled on with negativity towards Miami.
Well, if Fisher, with his mediocre record and control issues actually accepted and then came in to essentially hire the GM (it was so transparently a token job that several up-and-comers turned the Rams down), we'd probably be as upset as last season. Then imagine he hired one of the worst OCs in the league in Schotty.. everyone's head would explode but we'd be holding on to the rationalization that at least Gregg Williams was the real deal so it's not all bad.
Now check out Florio and PFT.. every other article is about BountyGate and they've been targeting in on Williams specifically not just as the Saints ringleader but also in Washington, with players coming forward to corroborate; and the groundswell is just beginning! Imagine how this site would be going totally ballistic having both the only saving grace hire's feet to the fire, the probability that he was gonna be suspended, disgraced and replaced and all the continued "Ross screwed up with Harbaugh" type negative publicity directed at the Fins, otherwise known as "the gang that couldn't shoot straight."
Thank heavens Fisher in collusion with his agent and Demoff's son played Ross to hose Kroenke for more benjamins and power. Long way of saying "there but for the grace of god go us." And thank you for being available Joe Philbin.
Wisdom from a "QB Whisperer::
"No we have our FRANCHISE QB and I want to keep him rather than get 2 guys who may or may not be productive NFL players.
Palmer's situation is different and if I had my choice between Palmer and buttfumble, I'd take buttfumble"
Jeez, I recall that game Favre against the Saints- Favre never got his ass kicked so bad in his career and even I thought it was a bit odd how they were pretty much punishing him. He even had pictures of his bruises which were pretty disgusting.