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Old 11-20-2012, 08:06 AM   #21
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The national media's reaction to this is really pissing me off. No, I don't agree it should have been a suspension, but everyone on ESPN is absolutely crying over him and talking about how much of a saint Reed is and how BS the suspension is. Guarantee if this were a Steeler you wouldn't hear a peep of disapproval for the punishment.

This. Overall, I'm not in favor of the suspension either, but I'm also not in favor of the selective nut hugging from the media and fans.

Steelers fans, probably more than most other teams fans, get it...he shouldn't have been suspended. A lot of guys shouldn't have been suspended. We just don't feel sorry for him or the fans, at all. When these suspensions started being handed out more and more, so much of the media and other teams fans jumped on the "Steelerz r diiirrrttyy" bandwagon. So yeah, a lot of us are going to have a bit of trouble feeling sorry for him.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:11 AM   #22
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This. Overall, I'm not in favor of the suspension either, but I'm also not in favor of the selective nut hugging from the media and fans.

Steelers fans, probably more than most other teams fans, get it...he shouldn't have been suspended. A lot of guys shouldn't have been suspended. We just don't feel sorry for him or the fans, at all. When these suspensions started being handed out more and more, so much of the media and other teams fans jumped on the "Steelerz r diiirrrttyy" bandwagon. So yeah, a lot of us are going to have a bit of trouble feeling sorry for him.
I don't feel sorry for him or Ravens fans. I definitely understand how Steelers fans feel. I've heard the "dirty" team stuff for 4 decades, being a Raiders fan.

I just hate what the league is doing under the guise of "safety".
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #23
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The issue with the media is the fact that Harrison was the victim on the Steelers team and Reed on the Ravens. Regardless of their hits, and the reason for suspension, Harrison did absolutely nothing before, during, or after to help his cause. Releasing sound bites saying he hits to hurt, is ready to quit if he can't hit like he wants, shows disrespect to Goodell, etc. It put him in the villian category before he even got suspended. Plus the hits he put on guys were much more visually vicious than the hits Reed has dealt. Not saying one is worse than the other, but the McCoy hit and the hit on Sunday night are not even in the same zip code. McCoy's was a snot bubbling shot while last night was a "oh yeah, he got him in the head. That's gonna be 15".

Ed Reed is a pretty quiet player and doesn't try to play up his "I'm gonna hit you so hard you're gonna forget your name image". That is why he is a more sympathetic figure in this story. Regardless, I think it is BS to be able to suspend a guy for 3 hits in 3 years. Seems like the long arm of the law is reaching pretty far, and if we start keeping that kind of score, there are going to be a lot of defensive players in jeans and a sweatshirt instead of pads on Sundays.
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The issue with the media is the fact that Harrison was the victim on the Steelers team and Reed on the Ravens. Regardless of their hits, and the reason for suspension, Harrison did absolutely nothing before, during, or after to help his cause. Releasing sound bites saying he hits to hurt, is ready to quit if he can't hit like he wants, shows disrespect to Goodell, etc. It put him in the villian category before he even got suspended. Plus the hits he put on guys were much more visually vicious than the hits Reed has dealt. Not saying one is worse than the other, but the McCoy hit and the hit on Sunday night are not even in the same zip code. McCoy's was a snot bubbling shot while last night was a "oh yeah, he got him in the head. That's gonna be 15".

Ed Reed is a pretty quiet player and doesn't try to play up his "I'm gonna hit you so hard you're gonna forget your name image". That is why he is a more sympathetic figure in this story. Regardless, I think it is BS to be able to suspend a guy for 3 hits in 3 years. Seems like the long arm of the law is reaching pretty far, and if we start keeping that kind of score, there are going to be a lot of defensive players in jeans and a sweatshirt instead of pads on Sundays.
Have to disagree here, Ed has been pretty vocal about his opinion of Goodell and his hypocritical policies, saying that reaching into players pockets is not the right way to achieve player safety.

Also, Ed in general has a hard time keeping his mouth shut, especially when asked a direct question.
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LOL they took his suspension away, now all the ESPN guys are praising the NFL and defending Reed with the same excuses they condemn Harrison and Clark for using whenever they have a questionable hit.
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