Originally Posted by DoctorCAD
Do any of you think that a hockey-like penalty box would work.
How about 15 yards and you sit out 4 or more plays. That would hurt your team enough to warrant a change in behavior, maybe?
I think that getting rid of the helmets would work. Most defenders will tell you that they view their helmet as one of their primary weapons. So, take that weapon away.
Short of that (and of course, it ain't gonna happen) the league could make any and all helmet-to-helmet hits illegal, with no exceptions
, fifteen yards and a first down every time. Fines and penalties should be restricted to players intentionally trying to hurt one another in any way, shape or form.