The couple yrs before Peyton Mannings superbowl win he was eaten alive by the Patriot defense and thus started the rules that have brought us to todays NFL. Talking about its all about safety for the QB and players. But the NFL still allows offensive players to basically blind side unsuspecting defensive players in change of direction on turnovers. So clearly they arent all about safety. The NFL has become soft in recent yrs, too soft if you ask me. But now last yr Seattle was able to do what NE did to Peyton within the rules they applied yrs ago, so they took it a step further this yr and are no allowing hand checking and we've seen the flags come out in what seems like once every 3 plays in just preseason. Is the NFL again trying to get its Poster boy another title before he walks away?