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.
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.
One day after the league said it will begin suspending players for illegal hits, many players were asking if this still is pro football.
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.
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.
The NFL could soon start suspending players for dangerous helmet-to-helmet hits, vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press on Monday.
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