Meriweather: "You've got to end people's careers"

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    1. The guy isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer.
    2. The guy is a ***** and proves it every time he opens his mouth.
    3. Brandon Marshall was classy to take the high road here.
     
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    THIS is the new Brandon Marshall. Not the type to engage in fights with anyone (although, it would be absolutely forgivable if he decked Meriweather), and just wants to do the right thing. Seeing as Alshon has REALLY benefited from practicing in the offseason, and that he even tried to reach out to Titus Young, dude is an absolute team leader, and needs to be kept around for a good while.
     
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    Just goes to show you what the priority is in the NFL. This feigned concern about players safety is nothing but PR. Profits is what's really important. It took a law suit to get the NFL to ante up some money for the players that suffered permanent brain damage from playing in the NFL. They (the NFL) can't say they don't have the money. Contrary to the message that the movie Wall Street conveyed, greed doesn't work, never has worked, and never will work. Greed only works for the greedy at the expense of everyone else.
     
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    Yeah, whatever. We should long to have a league that doesn't make money. The players could play for free, out of the goodness of their hearts, the networks would air the games for free, and the owners would charge $3 a ticket - you know, just so they could pay the rent.

    I prefer my leagues to always be finacially circling the drain, like the Arena League, USFL, and the NHL. Makes for a better product. "Play every game as if it was your last - because it might literally be your last. We're two years behind on our taxes!"
     
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    I have to remind myself that this is a business not a charity. Owners want to make money. Players want to make money. TV outlets want to make money. Sports media outlets want to make money. Merchandisers want to make money. Fans just want to have fun watching their favorite team and players play football.

    It's a money driven sport and has been since the NFL was founded & Papa Bear bought the team for $100 from the Staley Starch Company in 1920.

    If Goodell doesn't do what he can to limit head injuries (as best you can in a violent sport like this) then the goose that lays the golden eggs will die. Everyone loses if that happens, including the fans. I have no problem with the rule changes, considering that it's a "work in progress" and will evolve (get better) as time goes on. This is what has to happen if we want to preserve the sport we love to watch.
     
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    Just saw a study that showed that none of the "safer" helmets are doing anything to curb concussions. It appears that Billatter might have the best point, which goes back to something Butkus said a few years ago and got laughed at, go back to leather helmets, take off the armor, and you'll see these guys stop using their body like it's protected.

    That or the NFL needs to drop a TON of money into R&D to completely redesign the helmet, starting from the ground up and see if they can create something that can actually absorb and redistribute the energy of the blows before the energy actually gets to the head itself.
     
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    That's not what I said. What about the player whose career is ended because of a dirty player like merriweather? What about his ability to make a living? And what does the NFL do? Two game suspension. Then merriweather appeals and it's reduced to one game. I'm all for making money. I like money. I just don't agree with the NFLs hypocritical policy. Merriweather has a history of this type of behavior and he should have been suspended for the rest of the year. As far as the USFL goes, do you know who is basically responsible for putting an end to that league? None other than Mr. Donald Trump. Every other owner in that league put the blame squarely on Trump's shoulders. It was his greed and impatience that ended that league. A lot of USFL players moved on to the NFL and had successful careers. I believe the Philedelphia franchise were champs 2 out of the 3 years of that leagues existence. They were the only franchise that stuck to the spending guidlines established in the beginning. There is a documentary about that league. Frontline also has a documentary called "League of Denial" which pretty much exposes how the NFL deliberately discredited one doctor who pretty much proved that repeated blows to the head caused brain damage. That is until a second doctor had the same findings. Finally, I don't think any NFL owners are having any problems paying the rent. Have a great day.
     
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    It wasn't the NFL that reduced his suspension to 1 game, it was an independant arbitrator that did that, and the NFL had no say in the matter. Actually many think they knew the penalty would be reduced and purposefully upped it to make sure Merriweather got at least 1 game.
     
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    I for one do not think that one game is enough. This guy has a history for being a cheapshot artist. Bellichick got rid of him for that and so did the Bears.
     
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    They don't need to drop a "ton" of money, since there already are things like this that exist:

     

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