Marshall: NFL needs to take action on Meriweather

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    I would think 1 PF flag 15 yard penalty, 2nd on the same player....thrown out AND 15 yards
     
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    I shudder to think this but are you guys talking about yellow card,red card like in soccer or however the cards work in that sport.
     
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    Yes, a bit, but I agree is not an easy conversion....I do think throwing out a player after a single penalty for a dangerous hit is a bit harsh; honest mistakes do happen...however, waiting a 2nd on the same player in the same game is even more unrealistic...it just doesn't happen that often to make it worth it imo...maybe the first player gets a penalty and the whole team gets a warning....any player after that gets a penalty and tossed...

    Personally, I don't even think these hits should be illegal, but the boat has sailed on that anyway at this point...the NFL is ruining the game of football imho....
     
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    don't think it's ruining it, but w/the threat of lawsuits, until they can collectively bargin a no suit clause this is what has to be done...and even after that to keep parents allowing their kids to play and to keep the elite athletes in the sport they need to show they are keeping them safe.

    Ya something has to be done. These are elite athletes, and they should be able to keep their head up during a tackle.
     
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    The cake is lie...football is not safe; it never was, it never will be...we either accept that or we poorly attempt regulate a false sense of safety which does nothing but ruin the game imho...if the NFL is only going be about great passes and amazing catches, then they might was well play pad-less, two hand touch...
     
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    No one is saying it has tob e safe, but it doesn't have to cripple the mind for life after football either. If most players are going to only last 4 years, and the really good ones maybe 10 years, then you are talking about 40+ years of life after football where it's now a waiting game on when, not if, the mind is going to deteriate.

    I think it's two fold, I do believe they can make a better/safer helmet. They just need to look into it, think about what NASCAR is using, no they don't take the amount of hits, but the ones they do are A LOT worse. Motocross has a new helmet that they could use to mirror and work on.
    The helmet is the # 1 key to making people feel better about what they are watching.

    If you think people want to watch people get destroyed, you are only partially right, Boxing was near dead before MMA, no one wants to see that kind of carnage. Hockey is getting a resurgcance, and the fighting/violence is being regulated out of the sport. People want to see big hits, but that doesn't mean they like to see headshots.
     
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    I can't speak for anyone but myself...but I don't mind head shots...a head in a helmet is both a target and a weapon....I don't think Meriweather did anything wrong...although under the current rules, what he did was illegal...what the NFL is trying to create on paper isn't realistic nor all that enjoyable to watch in real life, imho. It's like watching NASCAR with a 30 mph speed limit...sure, it's safer...
     
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    I have not stopped enjoying watching football, and the game continues to get greater ratings every year....so I'll call bs on the idea that it's now unwatchable, or less enjoyable to watch.
     
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    No, a headshot is never good thing. You ever see a guy with a brain injury? No need for that in any sport.
     
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    Like I say, I can't speak for anyone but myself; I know it's still the dominate sport in the US...but I personally find I enjoy it less and less...not just the over regulation of inherent violent and brutal nature of the game, but all the delays, breaks, reviews and constant bs filler bores me to death...slower and less violent is not headed in the right direction for me...
     
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