Helmet to Helmet Hits
Representatives of the NFL, the NFLPA and the four equipment companies that make every helmet worn in the league all say there is no such thing as a football helmet that eliminates concussions.
The NFL wants everyone to know what it told players months ago about illegal hits and how the disciplinary process works.
Seeing Austin Collie motionless on the turf made some people wonder if it will take a suspension or two before the NFL’s crackdown on illegal tackles hits home.
College coaches have been watching closely as the NFL has cracked down on dangerous tackles and helmet hits. And they have a reply: Don’t blame us.
One week after drawing heavy fines for illegal hits, James Harrison and Brandon Meriweather were praised by the NFL for clean play in Sunday’s victories.
Hats off, or dare we say, helmets off to the NFL for cracking down on helmet-to-helmet hits. It is a policy that needed to be made, but a difficult one.
The NFL delivered its message about heavier punishment for illegal hits, including suspensions, directly to the 32 teams Thursday with a video spelling out what to avoid.
The trail from the field to NFL offices to announcements of fines and suspensions for illegal hits.
The league said Wednesday an outside vendor used an automated process to post pictures online for fans to buy, but the system would be changed to ensure photos of illegal hits were not available.
The NFL imposed huge fines Tuesday on three players for dangerous and flagrant hits last weekend and warned that, starting with this week’s games, violent conduct will be cause for suspension.
The NFL brass is downright delusional if they think the laws already on the books are tough enough to make the problem go away.
Giants safety Antrel Rolle and Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery joined Benigno & Roberts to recap another good week for New York football.
NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Tuesday that the NFL will start instituting suspensions for illegal hits – effective immediately.
Football can be a hurt business, but there was so much hurting going on in Week 6 of the NFL season that alarms went off at league headquarters.
Several helmet-to-helmet hits Sunday caused injuries to some of the NFL’s top playmakers.