Originally Posted by Wolverine
Before I go into my question I would like to say thanks to Jerry Jones for a no vote. I made a mistake and thought he voted yes. My apologies on that. I also want to say a big thanks to the Lions the Saints Pats and 49ers for no votes to. I will always be a Cowboy fan 1st by a huge amount. But the other 4 teams that gave no votes got my respect for that and I now hope the best for them. Reason is at least these other teams tried to keep the NFL a good game.
So now for my question. I really believe that if the NFL owners passed a rule so dumb as the horsecollar rule I had ask what is next. Here is what I believe is next. I know some of you might think this is a big overreaction but seriously think about it first before you think that.
[View Full Quote]I really believe in the next 3 to 5 years the NFL will ban defenders from layin out big hits. There reason will be that to many players get injured each year from defenders tryin to make highlight reals with big hits. They will say that these players could have tackled the ball carrier in a much less aggressive way and still got the job done. They will put big hits under Unneccessary Roughness and make any big hit a 15 yard penalty. There will also be big fines for any player who gives a big hit.
Now I really believe that all it takes for this rule to pass after the 2005 season is over is for Roy Williams to injure 4 or more players with big hits. They will call it the Roy Williams big hit rule. Other players that could get this new rule named after them could be Ray Lewis.
More players are injured by big hits then horsecollar tackles. So if you think about that maybe now you realize that what I am postin here has a real good chance at bein a rule one day.
I expect most of you to disagree with me and say this is a big overreaction. But when it finally does pass those of you who think this is a big overreaction will say...how did that Wolverine know.
We have a superior pass rush now. So off-balance passes, etc will be more frequent, and recievers will rarely be in a position where they are deeper than the safety. Roy can still slam running backs and wide recievers as they wait for a poorly thrown ball. Roy Williams game isn't a one-dimensional horse collar tackle. He'll be fine. And he can always take a fifteen yard penalty if he really has to.
I think this rule, which MAY have been had some bad intentions toward the Cowboys will hurt other teams more than it hurts the new Dallas D.