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Old 03-24-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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I was lucky enough to watch a '79 Steelers footage reel today on the NFL channel and I have a question to ask.

Has football seriously gotten much less brutal today than it was in the past? It just seemed like there was alot more hard hitting tackles and the NFL didn't really frown upon it.

Why the change? Is the NFL under Goodell trying to take away alot of the violent aspects of football?

Or am I wrong?
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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Is the NFL under Goodell trying to take away alot of the violent aspects of football?
Ms. Goodell is like the college professor or career-politician, who thinks he is smart-enough to pick up a turd bare-handed by the clean-end, without getting dirty
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:55 AM   #3
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I was a young man of 20 in 1978, so I lived during those glory years of hard hitting Steeler football. As far as Goodell is concerned, I believe the idea of making the game safer is noble and just but I also believe that is not what fuels Goodell.

Its pretty much documented that the type of hits and play of the earlier years leads to a higher percentage of brain disorders. Illegal hits DO need to be monitored and outlawed, there is no place in the game for "cheap" shots. I love great defense, I love big hits, a part of the game and if done right usually no lasting affects. Head shots, spearing, blatant late hits, and horse collars have no place in the game.

My problem with Goodell and his way of controlling these type of hits is that they are not consistent, they seem to focus on a few notable players like James Harrison and he is targeted for calls even when the situation does not call for it, then other hits like Ray Ray's hit on Ward goes unnoticed during the game. Head shots are not taken into consideration for just how much the offensive player brings his head area into target position by lowering it at the last second. They look at slo mo and think players can alter their angle of attack at the last second, being blocked into other players is not a factor anymore if it is a QB below the waist (Brady rule).
Goodell comes across as a hypocrite when he plugs for a 18 game schedule and talks safety. He lies that this is what fans want when in reality his bosses want more revenue.

Besides levying fines with no real way to appeal (he basically resides over those with his little henchman) no way to appeal hits that label you a repeat offender. Besides holding Sean Payton to a higher standard than his buddy in New England. Suspending players for accusations while allowing others who have been arrested allowed to continue to play all this leads me to believe he is two faced and a puppet for the owners.

In short while entertaining as it was when real men tackled in the NFL, time has come to at least try to make it safer. I just think Goodell is doing it the wrong way.
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LOL 4xSB

Thanks for the post Ricco. Does Goodell have some personal ties with Belicheck or Kraft? Why is he more lenient on the Patriots?
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That made me laugh. You need to be a comedian. LOL! Good one on Goodell!
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I was lucky enough to watch a '79 Steelers footage reel today on the NFL channel and I have a question to ask.

Has football seriously gotten much less brutal today than it was in the past? It just seemed like there was alot more hard hitting tackles and the NFL didn't really frown upon it.

Why the change? Is the NFL under Goodell trying to take away alot of the violent aspects of football?

Or am I wrong?
To bad you werent around for the days of Steeler/Raider football of the 70's.
Do your self a favor an get the DVD set of Steelers, you'll see what you really missed.
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Do your self a favor an get the DVD set of Steelers, you'll see what you really missed.
... and you'll see how today's product is a watered-down version of what the game used-to be...
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Which DVD set is that?
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I started watching football in the early 60s. Guys like Sam Huff, John Henry Johnson, Mike Ditka, Btkus, Karas, Artie Donavan... Big Daddy Lipscome...Bednerik didn't wear a face mask. If iyou think the 70s were brutal.....

From the beginning do the 60s to now two things have drastically changed. Players today are so much bigger, in better overal condition, and way faster, especially the big guys. When you have that amount of inertial, the rules have to change.

NFL films have a lot of video on the market. I have the Steeler Superbowl set, Road to XL, and some personal recordings of a game here and there.
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I was.
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