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Atlanta Dan
05-24-2011, 08:43 PM
Looks like we have the equivalent of "the Mel Blount rule"

The N.F.L. will begin fining teams if their players are repeatedly disciplined by the league for improper hits...

But one team will inevitably be linked to this new rule.

“We would have qualified,” Art Rooney II, the president of the Pittsburgh Steelers, said. Steelers linebacker James Harrison was fined repeatedly last season for hits that the N.F.L. deemed unacceptable. He was fined four times for a total of $100,000, including a $50,000 fine that was originally $75,000 before being reduced.

The Steelers — including Rooney — said repeatedly they felt Harrison was singled outfor enforcement. But Rooney said Tuesday that he thought players would have a better understanding in 2011 of how the hits were being officiated. Last season, the rules emphasis was made after games had already begun — after a mid-October Sunday in which multiple hits to the head were made around the league.

“We’ll have to wait and see how it works,” Rooney said. “I hope it’s used judiciously. I’m not sure it’s needed at this point, but I’m not going to jump up and down. I don’t think my view has changed much.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/sports/football/nfl-will-fine-teams-over-dangerous-hits.html?ref=sports

And there's more

Uh-oh, here comes another hit, Pittsburgh

Here we go, Steelers, here we go ... again.

The team that last year complained it was targeted by the NFL for illegal or unnecessary hits almost surely will complain again -- and this time about a proposed new policy that will have the NFL this year fine organizations guilty of multiple fouls deserving of fines

http://www.cbssports.com/#!/mcc/blogs/entry/6384866/29533276

F***k Goodell

jjpro11
05-24-2011, 09:36 PM
the James Harrison rule and Pittsburgh Steelers rule were both formed in one season. thanks Goodell, you ****.

tanda10506
05-25-2011, 03:50 PM
It's worse then that article even. Now a receiver "has to have a chance to gather himself" before he can be hit. So every pass will be just between the QB and the WR, defense won't play a part in it.
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-cole_nfl_fine_system_unlikely_to_deter_steelers_05 2411

stb_steeler
05-25-2011, 04:06 PM
Yeah how are they gonna determine whats a good hit or a bad hit......Flip a coin?
Lets put some flags around their waist an call it football.

55BaileyFan
05-25-2011, 04:27 PM
I f**king hate Roger Goodell. He comes in with this "I'm the Duke...blah blah blah" attitude and if screwing with the game. People get hit, its football you sissy. I hate that baby haired, douche bag.

Atlanta Dan
05-25-2011, 07:09 PM
Lamar Woodley tweets on the latest rule

Thoughts on "the steelers rule"??? lol im sorry that im not sorry we hit 2 hard

http://tinyurl.com/4yj62mx http://say.ly/AvClXm

And he had more to say on SiriusXM

“We didn’t get six Lombardis by playing soft football,” Woodley said. “We got them by playing aggressive football, hitting teams hard, and I don’t think that’ll ever change. I don’t care how many times we get fined, that’s just the way we play football. And that’s why we’re gonna keep racking up Lombardis, because that’s how we play football.”:thumbsup:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/25/woodley-upset-that-football-is-turning-soft/