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Old 03-30-2006, 09:34 AM   #21
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Default Re: QB cannot be "forcibly" Hit Below Knees

Can't hit him in the head, because the fear of concussions. Can't hit him in the legs, because the fear of blowing out his knee.

On that note, if you hit him from the side and he lands on either his left or right arm there is a possibility of ending his season. If you hit him blind side from behind there is a possibility of ending his season. Are these going to be the new rules five years from now? Where does it end? How in the hell do you sack a QB these days minus a flag? It's pathetic.

I like Cowher's comments.........

"With all these new rules, soon we are going to be playing flag football.".
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:55 AM   #22
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I can understand this rule cause QBs are the most vulnerable and losing a QB will end your season......
I remember a certain MVP runner-up (2nd to Manning in 2004) having his season ended with a knee injury. The Vikings actually did better with their back-up QB.

Losing your starting QB is not a good thing at all, but a smart team will find other ways to win in spite of that.

Injuries are a part of football and always will be...no matter what kind of rules they come up with.

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Old 03-30-2006, 11:21 AM   #23
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Why doesn't every team hire a QB spotter like in Nascar and he can yell through the helmet radio "clear left" "clear right"
Now there's a plan...(lol)!
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:57 AM   #24
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I remember a certain MVP runner-up (2nd to Manning in 2004) having his season ended with a knee injury. The Vikings actually did better with their back-up QB.

Losing your starting QB is not a good thing at all, but a smart team will find other ways to win in spite of that.

Injuries are a part of football and always will be...no matter what kind of rules they come up with.


Theres a rare chance that your backup would actually do better then your starter.....RARE. Plus, after D.C. went down the defense started stepping up and thats the only thing that saved em. I understand this rule more then any of the other involving the QB. The QB is pretty much defensless when hes about too or while hes throwing the football......its just like the rule for the WRs.

I dont have a problem with this rule.....what I have a problem with is if you make accidental contact with the QB and he falls or you tap his helmet its 15 yards. I understand that they dont want the QB to be knocked out of the game but accidental contact that cant really cause any harm doesnt deserve 15 yards.....thats were I think they should loosen up on the roughing the passer crap.
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Old 03-30-2006, 12:06 PM   #25
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Here's a good way for all QB's to avoid injuries:

QUIT WATCHING THE F**KING BALL AND MOVE OUT OF THE WAY.

If you watch, just about every below hit could be avoided by the QB if he would actually look down after he throws.
If Ben wasn't watching the play, he wouldn't have made, "The Tackle".
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...losing a QB will end your season. .
Or give guys like Tom Brady, Kurt Warner, Ben Rothlesberger a chance.
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Or give guys like Tom Brady, Kurt Warner, Ben Rothlesberger a chance.
Exactly the point I was making on my last response.

Losing your QB is only a problem for teams that have no other way to win or don't take having a back-up serious enough.
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This is getting lamer and lamer, and lamer. Maybe the XFL needs to make a comeback
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Default Re: QB cannot be "forcibly" Hit Below Knees

QBs are generally the face of a team. NFL marketing tends to revolve around them. The loss of a QB represents the loss of an NFL investment in a lot of cases. I think these rules are influenced more by business than stewardship of the game.
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Exactly the point I was making on my last response.

Losing your QB is only a problem for teams that have no other way to win or don't take having a back-up serious enough.
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Or give guys like Tom Brady, Kurt Warner, Ben Rothlesberger a chance.
True, but how many teams do you think have a back up of those caliber? I can tell you right now its probably less than 4 if even....If the Cowboys lost Bledsoe season over, Dolphins lose Culpepper, Saints lose Brees, Vikings lose Johnson, Broncos lose Plummer, Bengals lose Palmer, Colts lose Manning its not lookin good.

Yes the team can step up and still do sumthin with the season but theyd be alot better with their starter playing. Take the Bengals in the playoffs....they had a pretty good back up but he couldnt make throws that Palmer could make and it messed with the offense.

Do you think the Steelers woulda made the playoffs if Ben got clipped in the knees in week 2 and was out for the season? Everyone was hating on Maddox cause he was playing like crap now imagine having him in for 14 games because your starter got hurt when it coulda been avoided.
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