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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:15 AM

So, what do you all think about the Ed Reed suspension?

After watching the replay, it looked to me like the Pittsburgh player spun into Reed and caused the head to head contact himself. Reed looked like he was on a steady course, with a slight adjustment before contact. If this is the new standard, we should expect a lot more 300+ yard passing days for QBs, as the defensive backs say, "Stop! Or I'll say 'Stop!' again".

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Reply So, what do you all think about the Ed Reed suspension? (Original post)
bluedigger Nov 2012 OP
Upton Nov 2012 #1
ProfessorGAC Nov 2012 #2
joeybee12 Nov 2012 #3

Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:34 AM

1. Don't like it..

but the suspension was for 3 in 3 years..I guess it's the NFL's version of 3 strikes and you're out.

The NFL is walking a fine line here. They have to look like they're concerned about possibly damaging hits, while at the same time keeping in mind those big hits are what made and keeps the league popular. I don't now about anyone else, but I'm not interested in watching touch football...

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:19 AM

2. I Think They Need To Start Inferring Intent

This was no Jack Tatum hit. He led with his shoulder, didn't launch himself, didn't bring his forearm up high; none of the things that would suggest he was trying to do damage helmet to helmet.

OK, he got flagged. The ref can't be expected to determine intent in the split second it takes for that hit to happen. But, certainly the experts watching the tape at NFL HQ could have reached the same conclusion as i did, along with dozens of commentators.

When two guys are running 18 MPH in different directions and they collide, sometimes their heads will hit. I hope nobody suffers an injury from it, acute or chronic. But, with guys this big and this fast running around, some injuries are effectively unavoidable. You can't legislate all the physical risk out of the game.

And, in this case, the guy got right back up and played the rest of the game.
GAC

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:34 AM

3. Semmed pretty clear to me he was aiming for the head...

And it's not the first time...I'd like to see a harsher penalty for this major d-bag

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