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.
I wouldn't be too surprised if that happened after the horsecollar rule was passed.
The only prob with that is that determining a 'big hit' isn't really possible. What you consider a 'big hit' and what I consider a 'big hit may be two different things. So how do you expect officials to be able to handle that type of a rule? It just ain't logical.
Which brings me to my next point, keep in mind I'm not bashing you here because your my dawg, but you said this isn't an overreaction ( something you do sometimes BTW
) , well it is IMO.
I think you could expect a lot of 'out there' rules that are going to be passed in the future that will decrease the enjoyment and entertainment of football. These could include, IMO, hitting a WR in the ribs when he comes across the middle of the field (which takes away the limitations of going across the middle of the field to offenses, and takes away the entertainment of being able to watch a WR get nailed right in the ribs), taking away 'cut blocks' (diving down into a player's knees or legs to make them trip) this rule would decrease the abilities of a blocker. Coming from a former undersized OL/FB cut blocks are VERY good things.
Who knows what kind of outrageous rules the NFL will pass in the future. All we can do is hope for the best.