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Old 10-14-2008, 10:16 PM   #21
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this is getting very stupid.. i mean honeslty 2 games in a row.. and not even telling ward the reason for the 2nd one...

and on rogers.. it looked like last night he had a late hit on eli.. on which eli got hurt on the play.. and he didn't get penalitzed for it even tho it shows him taking an extra step to hit him after the ball was gone

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:18 PM   #22
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:57 PM   #23
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This has got to be the stupidest stuff I've seen from Goodell yet - and that's saying something. He's a complete moron.

Any fan with a half-decent brain in their head could run the league better than Goodell.

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I didn't see the game w/ the Jags (opening weekend of hunting season), did they show any replays of Ward with a hard hit? I heard talk about crackback block on the radio, but it wasn't described as cheap.

Sure looks like Goodell is making up his own set of rules. Has Ward ever been fined before? Seems odd 10 years and no fines and now 2 weeks in a row.
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It's surprising, the whole game I didn't hear one thing being said about Hines hits. All of a sudden he's getting fined. This is total BS!!

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Goodell really sucks this is bs.
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the league is trying to take the steelers dominance away. some of these penelties or non- penalties are rediculous. now they want the steelers to not play so rough? "oh thats right" we play the pats this year. we play the cowboys this year. we play the giants this year. "wouldn't want anyone gettin hurt" who made the hit on romo that broke his pinkie? i wonder how much that will cost?
with half the team out with injury, they need to make sure the other half doesn't step up. the only way they can stop it is by threatning and fineing steelers players because we are one of the few teams that don't pay our players enough to afford these imposed fines. we are one of the few teams with enough heart to overcome the hand thats been dealt this year. as far as i'm concerned, we should be americas team. most cowboy fans r frontrunners and most pats fans are from the boston area. why can't they just let the best team win? this really pisses me off!!!!!
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....we are one of the few teams that don't pay our players enough to afford these imposed fines.
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One of the most soft-spoken and quiet players in the Steelers' locker room had plenty to say Wednesday about the NFL's emphasis on player safety.

Strong safety Troy Polamalu said football "just loses so much of its essence when it becomes like a pansy game." He added that the NFL is trying to protect players from injuries because it is in the league's best interests to do so.

"It has more to do with money and not really with our safety," Polamalu said.

Polamalu's pointed comments came a few days after wide receiver Hines Ward learned he had received a second fine from the NFL for unnecessary roughness.

Neither play for which he was fined drew a penalty, and Steelers chairman Dan Rooney said he voiced his concerns about Ward's punishment to Roger Goodell in a letter he sent to the NFL commissioner.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he plans to call the NFL to find out why Ward was fined but not penalized for separate plays in the Steelers' past two games.

Ward is one of the most physical wide receivers in the NFL and has long been one of the game's best downfield blockers.

Polamalu said Ward's style is how the game is supposed to be played. He wondered if there would be a place in today's NFL for some of the icons who helped make the league as popular as it is.

"When you see guys like Dick Butkus, the Ronnie Lotts, the Jack Tatums, these guys really went after people," Polamalu said. "Now, they couldn't survive in this type of game. They wouldn't have enough money. They'd be paying fines all the time and they'd be suspended for a year after they do it two games in a row. It's kind of ridiculous."

Rooney said the league is justified in trying to eliminate senseless violence.

During NFL owners meetings, which concluded yesterday, the league showed a tape it had put together of cheap shots that were delivered during the course of games.

Rooney said that kind of play has no place in the NFL.

"They showed some hits -- the Steelers were not involved -- that were really gruesome hits," Rooney said. "Guys going out of their way to hit a quarterback on an interception, hitting the kicker coming down the field. I think those guys should be bounced right out of a game."

Rooney, however, conceded that he was as puzzled as Ward over the fines for unnecessary roughness the latter received from the Steelers' games against the Ravens and Jaguars.

Said Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson when asked about Ward's situation, "That doesn't make any sense at all. Hines has always been one of the better blockers in the NFL. I don't understand where you get unnecessary roughness from. That's not even a rule."

Ward said yesterday he does not expect the NFL to rescind or reduce the fines that total $15,000. He said he will be satisfied if his appeal of the fines simply yields answers for why the NFL docked him $5,000, and then $10,000.

"I'm going to continue giving all I got and play hard," Ward said, "and once I find out the justification of the fines, then I have to adjust my game accordingly."
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I can see it already, troy will get fined for his words too....

Good for him, telling it like it is. The league is really becoming too soft. they should feel honored to still have players playing like hines.

Freakin Goodell. let them play football!!
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