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[News] Eisenberg: Ed Reed Is No Headhunter


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#1 BR News

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

The league is singling out a poster child, but he's more chess player than punk.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

WOW that picture is an excellent example how offensive players lower their helmets. How are you supposed to hit them Mr. Goodell?
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

its a Good thing Goodell had all of the "Real" Refs in to watch team practises and OTAs to make sure everyone was on the same page...... oh wait,

this is a joke and Pure BS. 2010??? really?? a game check too?? did the Goodell send a letter to Reed after the last one to let him know he was on Double Secerte probation ?
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

you could watch almost any other game last sunday and i bet you will see a more vicious hit then ed's honestly there helmets taped and only because of the receiver putting his head forward this is Sad
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

Mr. Eisenberg, great article. Solidly good points. Perhaps you can offer counsel to the NFL as well.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

The question is, where is the NFL going to draw the line? I respect the fact that they are making a good effort (and a good PR campaign) to increase player safety, but they are running the risk of changing the game for the worse. If a safety conscience, future hall of famer like Ed Reed is consistantly (according to NFL officials at least) not able to abide by the rules, how can we expect the average football player to consistantly administer a "legal" tackle? No one wants to see a player get hurt (not even a Steeler's player) but when does the NFL start standing for the "National Flag Football League"?
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

WORD!!
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The man who tries and fails is far more superior than the man who does not try at all...

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

There needs to be a rule that receivers cannot duck their heads. They must remain upright before, during and after the reception....until they are tackled or run out of bounds. That is the only way you can guarantee no head-to-head contact.

Also...running backs must run upright, and no one with the bal is allowed to dive forward for additional yardage. To dangerous.

Complete crock........the game is inherently a dangerous game. Play it or leave it......but don't change it into a politically correct game of hand-holding.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

Maybe they should be required to ask permission to tackle the receiver first...or require the receiver to remain upright after catching a pass. No diving for additional yardage..too dangerous!!
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

@20ravens52: You're absolutely right! That picture shows exactly the problem that defenders have to deal with. How is Reed supposed to tackle this player? Where is Ed supposed to go here? Edelman is quite low here and is lowering his head all while running forward. So is Ed supposed to stop running and try to position himself so he won't get helmet to helmet? Tackling the proper way (shoulders to the chest, with head outside of the body) can still result in helmet to helmet if the offensive player lowers their head. Just plain ridiculous.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

Ed Reed plays VERY physical, and is aggressive. However, EVERYONE knows that he's not dirty. Maybe Goodell should be sent on a crossing route...?
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

"but he is going to have to explain why he elected to go in so high"...THAT right there shows us how ridiculous the league is getting. The WR should have to explain why he went low; making it impossible for Ed to adjust and go lower at that point. But the hell with logic, according to good ol' Roger. He may as well get it over with now...just say it, Roger...two hand touch by 2014...just say it!
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

absolutely uncalled for NFL you guys are ridiculous with your nonsense.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

I know there is the players association and such, but I think there should be more former football players involved in the rule making. I bet they could come up with more proactive rules that would keep players safe while preserving the integrity of the game. But guys in suits who havent played football since highschool aren't really cutting it in "today's" league.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

Can I fine the NFL for being a repeat offender at ruining the game of football we all know and love? I'll be happy to provide an address for them to send the check.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

If they're that bent on "protecting" the players...get rid of the game altogether. These "rules" are actually making it more dangerous; because now players are more inclined to over think, changing their minds within seconds...not good...both players are in more danger now then they were prior to these rules.

Tell me: Have we seen less injuries (head injuries) since the NFL in all its wisdom has began "protecting" the players? NO!
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

Hines ward is probably the dirtiest player to ever play the game. He never was suspended and is now running around with his big mouth bad mouthing our coach because of the fake field goal against the Raiders.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

Hines ward is probably the dirtiest player to ever play the game. He never was suspended and is now running around with his big mouth bad mouthing our coach because of the fake field goal against the Raiders.

Whines Hard should be fined for existing.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

Reed should sue the league for allowing the offensive player to lower his head and therefore putting Ed in dangers way. Why does the penalty and fine always go against the Defense when the offensive player lowers their head last. I know that this will not change, but it does show how hipocritical the NFL has become.
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