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(Sportige)   So Adrian Peterson missed the yards-in-a-season rushing record. He still had the best month a running back has ever had in the NFL   (sportige.com) divider line 94
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2012-12-31 11:06:06 AM
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2012-12-31 11:12:31 AM
That man is not human. I don't care how good modern medical science is, a human being should not be able to do what he did after tearing his ACL a year ago.
 
2012-12-31 11:50:49 AM
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2012-12-31 11:54:26 AM
I love that he appeared to genuinely have no idea that he had missed the record by 9 yards when Pam Oliver asked him about it after the game.  That showed he didn't give a shiat about the record and was focused on helping the Vikings make the playoffs.
 
2012-12-31 01:10:39 PM
MVP.

/and if you think he legitimately didn't know he fell 9 yards short, take a seat and let me tell you about Santa Claus
 
2012-12-31 02:27:09 PM
More importantly, he's rushed for over 400 yards against the packers.
 
2012-12-31 02:29:20 PM
I was disappointed that he came up just short like that. FSM knows he deserved it this year.
 
2012-12-31 02:29:45 PM

VvonderJesus: More importantly, he's rushed for over 400 yards against the packers.


Perhaps he can get himself a playoff record this weekend.
 
2012-12-31 02:30:15 PM

VvonderJesus: More importantly, he's rushed for over 400 yards against the packers.


About to be 600. I bet that would become an untouchable record.
 
2012-12-31 02:31:15 PM

robsul82: MVP.

/and if you think he legitimately didn't know he fell 9 yards short, take a seat and let me tell you about Santa Claus


Agreed on the MVP, but not agreed on the record part. Sure he knew what he needed coming into the game, but do you really think he kept count of the stats during the game and on that final drive when they had to win to get into the playoffs? I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.
 
2012-12-31 02:31:30 PM
Meh
He's no Eric Dickerson

/ Why yes I am a Packers fan how did you guess :)
 
2012-12-31 02:34:16 PM

coolio mack: I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.


Yeah, he had to know he didn't break it simply because I'm pretty sure they'd have made a pretty big deal of it with the game being in Minnesota and all.
 
2012-12-31 02:39:05 PM

IAmRight: coolio mack: I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.

Yeah, he had to know he didn't break it simply because I'm pretty sure they'd have made a pretty big deal of it with the game being in Minnesota and all.


Yeah, they had a presentation ready for him passing 2k. He acted better on The League than he did when they interviewed him about it.
 
2012-12-31 02:43:19 PM

thecpt: IAmRight: coolio mack: I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.

Yeah, he had to know he didn't break it simply because I'm pretty sure they'd have made a pretty big deal of it with the game being in Minnesota and all.

Yeah, they had a presentation ready for him passing 2k. He acted better on The League than he did when they interviewed him about it.


Well, yeah, even if he didn't know the exact number (and I doubt they didn't have some kind of countdown on one of the jumbotrons going on, 9 TO GO or something like that), he had to know he didn't make it, which means he had to know what "9 yards" referred to, making the "9 yards what?" comment, as I said in the ODT, very charming and a great sentiment to leave his candidacy with in the voters' minds, but c'mon.
 
2012-12-31 02:46:44 PM

robsul82: very charming and a great sentiment to leave his candidacy with in the voters' minds, but c'mon.


That's what it came down to. Unless he was utterly brain dead from his herculean effort, he clearly knew what she was referring to.
 
2012-12-31 02:53:11 PM

coolio mack: robsul82: MVP.

/and if you think he legitimately didn't know he fell 9 yards short, take a seat and let me tell you about Santa Claus

Agreed on the MVP, but not agreed on the record part. Sure he knew what he needed coming into the game, but do you really think he kept count of the stats during the game and on that final drive when they had to win to get into the playoffs? I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.


If CJ didn't get a single vote for MVP in his 2000 yard season, I don't see it being any different for Peterson.
 
2012-12-31 02:54:54 PM

thecpt: robsul82: very charming and a great sentiment to leave his candidacy with in the voters' minds, but c'mon.

That's what it came down to. Unless he was utterly brain dead from his herculean effort, he clearly knew what she was referring to.


That said, having seen the replay 8 billion times already today, it just sucks he didn't get into the endzone on that last run, lol...fark, that would've been epic.
 
2012-12-31 02:55:36 PM

thecpt: robsul82: very charming and a great sentiment to leave his candidacy with in the voters' minds, but c'mon.

That's what it came down to. Unless he was utterly brain dead from his herculean effort, he clearly knew what she was referring to.


After he says his team played their hearts out to get to the playoffs, she says: "You played your heart out, nine yards, boy it's gotta hurt". He says: "Nine yards? Nine yards what? From breaking it?"

I thought it was just a terrible way to phrase that question/comment because she didn't give it a clear context. If she would've said, nine yards from breaking the record, I'm sure he would've acknowledged it no problem.
 
2012-12-31 03:01:59 PM

redmid17: coolio mack: robsul82: MVP.

/and if you think he legitimately didn't know he fell 9 yards short, take a seat and let me tell you about Santa Claus

Agreed on the MVP, but not agreed on the record part. Sure he knew what he needed coming into the game, but do you really think he kept count of the stats during the game and on that final drive when they had to win to get into the playoffs? I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.

If CJ didn't get a single vote for MVP in his 2000 yard season, I don't see it being any different for Peterson.


The Titans started that season 0-6, lost to New England 59-0, and were coming off a year they went 13-3. This Minnesota team won 3 games last year and won 10 this year to get into the playoffs. Not to mention the storyline of the miraculous knee recovery which the voters love.
 
2012-12-31 03:03:47 PM

GoldSpider: VvonderJesus: More importantly, he's rushed for over 400 yards against the packers.

About to be 600. I bet that would become an untouchable record.


I wonder what the record is for rushing yards vs a team during a season. I am guessing it is in the mid 400s from one of those ridiculous 250+ yard games against a divisional opponent.


SilentStrider: That man is not human. I don't care how good modern medical science is, a human being should not be able to do what he did after tearing his ACL a year ago.


Medically prescribed HGH and steroids for recovery is the likely culprit. Seriously.
 
2012-12-31 03:04:53 PM
OJ still has the record in my mind.  2003 yards in 14 games.  Dickerson didn't get past that until game 15.
 
2012-12-31 03:06:26 PM

coolio mack: thecpt: robsul82: very charming and a great sentiment to leave his candidacy with in the voters' minds, but c'mon.

That's what it came down to. Unless he was utterly brain dead from his herculean effort, he clearly knew what she was referring to.

After he says his team played their hearts out to get to the playoffs, she says: "You played your heart out, nine yards, boy it's gotta hurt". He says: "Nine yards? Nine yards what? From breaking it?"

I thought it was just a terrible way to phrase that question/comment because she didn't give it a clear context. If she would've said, nine yards from breaking the record, I'm sure he would've acknowledged it no problem.


My guess is that he knew what he needed going into that last drive, but wasn't exactly counting yard by yard, and maybe thought he wasn't quite as close as he wound up.

So he doesn't know that he's 9 yards short, maybe thinks it was 15-20 or just didn't know the exact number, and that's why he had to guess at what she was saying.

AP's ridiculous. 31 fewer carries than Dickerson in his big year. 6.0 yards per carry for AP.
 
2012-12-31 03:07:14 PM

coolio mack: redmid17: coolio mack: robsul82: MVP.

/and if you think he legitimately didn't know he fell 9 yards short, take a seat and let me tell you about Santa Claus

Agreed on the MVP, but not agreed on the record part. Sure he knew what he needed coming into the game, but do you really think he kept count of the stats during the game and on that final drive when they had to win to get into the playoffs? I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.

If CJ didn't get a single vote for MVP in his 2000 yard season, I don't see it being any different for Peterson.

The Titans started that season 0-6, lost to New England 59-0, and were coming off a year they went 13-3. This Minnesota team won 3 games last year and won 10 this year to get into the playoffs. Not to mention the storyline of the miraculous knee recovery which the voters love.


Still not seeing him get any votes.
 
2012-12-31 03:08:33 PM

redmid17: coolio mack: redmid17: coolio mack: robsul82: MVP.

/and if you think he legitimately didn't know he fell 9 yards short, take a seat and let me tell you about Santa Claus

Agreed on the MVP, but not agreed on the record part. Sure he knew what he needed coming into the game, but do you really think he kept count of the stats during the game and on that final drive when they had to win to get into the playoffs? I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.

If CJ didn't get a single vote for MVP in his 2000 yard season, I don't see it being any different for Peterson.

The Titans started that season 0-6, lost to New England 59-0, and were coming off a year they went 13-3. This Minnesota team won 3 games last year and won 10 this year to get into the playoffs. Not to mention the storyline of the miraculous knee recovery which the voters love.

Still not seeing him get any votes.


Tough to get votes in the league when every "expert" doesn't know that any position exists except QB.
 
2012-12-31 03:10:54 PM

redmid17: Still not seeing him get any votes.


I would imagine Peyton or Matt Ryan gets it.
 
2012-12-31 03:14:33 PM
He is pretty good at football, I'll give him that. He's no Beanie Wells, but, hey, not everyone can achieve THAT kind of greatness.
 
2012-12-31 03:17:16 PM

redmid17: coolio mack: redmid17: coolio mack: robsul82: MVP.

/and if you think he legitimately didn't know he fell 9 yards short, take a seat and let me tell you about Santa Claus

Agreed on the MVP, but not agreed on the record part. Sure he knew what he needed coming into the game, but do you really think he kept count of the stats during the game and on that final drive when they had to win to get into the playoffs? I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.

If CJ didn't get a single vote for MVP in his 2000 yard season, I don't see it being any different for Peterson.

The Titans started that season 0-6, lost to New England 59-0, and were coming off a year they went 13-3. This Minnesota team won 3 games last year and won 10 this year to get into the playoffs. Not to mention the storyline of the miraculous knee recovery which the voters love.

Still not seeing him get any votes.


Interesting. So do you think Peyton Manning will sweep it?

I think Manning and Peterson the only real contenders. Brady will finish a distant third with Matt Ryan fourth. Watt is done because the Texans faded down the stretch, and Rodgers lost out by not getting the bye. Manning probably will win because of the QB bias.
 
2012-12-31 03:19:27 PM

robsul82: thecpt: IAmRight: coolio mack: I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.

Yeah, he had to know he didn't break it simply because I'm pretty sure they'd have made a pretty big deal of it with the game being in Minnesota and all.

Yeah, they had a presentation ready for him passing 2k. He acted better on The League than he did when they interviewed him about it.

Well, yeah, even if he didn't know the exact number (and I doubt they didn't have some kind of countdown on one of the jumbotrons going on, 9 TO GO or something like that), he had to know he didn't make it, which means he had to know what "9 yards" referred to, making the "9 yards what?" comment, as I said in the ODT, very charming and a great sentiment to leave his candidacy with in the voters' minds, but c'mon.


He knew what she was referring to even if he didn't know the exact amount he came up short. I saw the "9 yards what?" comment was more of him saying that it didn't matter to him and making the playoffs was the priority.
 
2012-12-31 03:20:07 PM
Oh and I forgot to mention that whichever of those two doesn't win the MVP will be the offensive player of the year since it's practically the runner-up trophy.
 
2012-12-31 03:20:33 PM

jj325: OJ still has the record in my mind. 2003 yards in 14 games. Dickerson didn't get past that until game 15.


2003 yards in 14 games...all of them outdoors, seven of them in Buffalo.

Peterson gets to play at least half his games on carpet in perfect conditions. He can go share an asterisk with Barry Sanders, while Sweetness and Jim Brown hold court.
 
2012-12-31 03:22:12 PM
Dude ran the team into the playoffs.  They won 3 games last year.  They have Human Albatross Christian Ponder under center.  Denver went to the playoffs last year and plays in a dumpster fire division.  Pey Pey led the league in nothing.  And I'm gonna stop there because arguing for a Viking is making me green around the gills, lol.
 
2012-12-31 03:25:26 PM

coolio mack: redmid17: coolio mack: redmid17: coolio mack: robsul82: MVP.

/and if you think he legitimately didn't know he fell 9 yards short, take a seat and let me tell you about Santa Claus

Agreed on the MVP, but not agreed on the record part. Sure he knew what he needed coming into the game, but do you really think he kept count of the stats during the game and on that final drive when they had to win to get into the playoffs? I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.

If CJ didn't get a single vote for MVP in his 2000 yard season, I don't see it being any different for Peterson.

The Titans started that season 0-6, lost to New England 59-0, and were coming off a year they went 13-3. This Minnesota team won 3 games last year and won 10 this year to get into the playoffs. Not to mention the storyline of the miraculous knee recovery which the voters love.

Still not seeing him get any votes.

Interesting. So do you think Peyton Manning will sweep it?

I think Manning and Peterson the only real contenders. Brady will finish a distant third with Matt Ryan fourth. Watt is done because the Texans faded down the stretch, and Rodgers lost out by not getting the bye. Manning probably will win because of the QB bias.


Why is no one talking about Colt Mccoy?
 
2012-12-31 03:25:27 PM

Gulper Eel: jj325: OJ still has the record in my mind. 2003 yards in 14 games. Dickerson didn't get past that until game 15.

2003 yards in 14 games...all of them outdoors, seven of them in Buffalo.

Peterson gets to play at least half his games on carpet in perfect conditions. He can go share an asterisk with Barry Sanders, while Sweetness and Jim Brown hold court.


Peterson is playing against guys that are bigger, stronger and faster than OJ played against.
 
2012-12-31 03:26:05 PM

you are a puppet: coolio mack: redmid17: coolio mack: redmid17: coolio mack: robsul82: MVP.

/and if you think he legitimately didn't know he fell 9 yards short, take a seat and let me tell you about Santa Claus

Agreed on the MVP, but not agreed on the record part. Sure he knew what he needed coming into the game, but do you really think he kept count of the stats during the game and on that final drive when they had to win to get into the playoffs? I figured he knew he didn't break it, but didn't know he was that close.

If CJ didn't get a single vote for MVP in his 2000 yard season, I don't see it being any different for Peterson.

The Titans started that season 0-6, lost to New England 59-0, and were coming off a year they went 13-3. This Minnesota team won 3 games last year and won 10 this year to get into the playoffs. Not to mention the storyline of the miraculous knee recovery which the voters love.

Still not seeing him get any votes.

Interesting. So do you think Peyton Manning will sweep it?

I think Manning and Peterson the only real contenders. Brady will finish a distant third with Matt Ryan fourth. Watt is done because the Texans faded down the stretch, and Rodgers lost out by not getting the bye. Manning probably will win because of the QB bias.

Why is no one talking about Colt Mccoy?


Because Case went all rapey.
 
2012-12-31 03:26:31 PM

Gulper Eel: jj325: OJ still has the record in my mind. 2003 yards in 14 games. Dickerson didn't get past that until game 15.

2003 yards in 14 games...all of them outdoors, seven of them in Buffalo.

Peterson gets to play at least half his games on carpet in perfect conditions. He can go share an asterisk with Barry Sanders, while Sweetness and Jim Brown hold court.


OJ truly owns the record 2003 yards in 14 games with an average over 140 yards per game.
 
2012-12-31 03:31:34 PM

redmid17: Still not seeing him get any votes.


He'll get votes. There's the playoff thing AND there's the "everyone already knew who he was and knew he was great, so people are more inclined to give it to him" as well as the "everyone always picks a QB and there weren't any far-and-away dominant QB performances this year, so we might as well crown Peterson" sentiment.

Not saying there will be enough to give him the award, but people will definitely vote for him.

Plus he doesn't have dreads/braids, and ultra-conservatives who vote like that.
 
2012-12-31 03:32:59 PM

robsul82: Dude ran the team into the playoffs.  They won 3 games last year.  They have Human Albatross Christian Ponder under center.  Denver went to the playoffs last year and plays in a dumpster fire division.  Pey Pey led the league in nothing.  And I'm gonna stop there because arguing for a Viking is making me green around the gills, lol.


They won three games with him last year. That's an argument for AND against his winning the MVP. How valuable can he be then? It's not like Ponder and McNabb didn't suck last year, and I am quite aware of Ponder's embarrassing finish to the season. Biggest reason I see for the big improvement is the defense not being ranked last in the league. Scoring went up a tick but it was still league average. He had the same number of TDs this year as he did in 2011 too.

coolio mack: Interesting. So do you think Peyton Manning will sweep it?

I think Manning and Peterson the only real contenders. Brady will finish a distant third with Matt Ryan fourth. Watt is done because the Texans faded down the stretch, and Rodgers lost out by not getting the bye. Manning probably will win because of the QB bias.


I imagine Brady, Rodgers, or even some of the rookies might get a vote. I don't think Manning will sweep, but I figured he'd get it when Brees and Rodgers got off to shiatty starts and he had that ridiculous 6 game stretch in the middle of the season. The fact he's riding a 11 game win streak is pretty much gravy. To me this is probably going play out the same way that 2008 did.
 
2012-12-31 03:33:33 PM

Gulper Eel: jj325: OJ still has the record in my mind. 2003 yards in 14 games. Dickerson didn't get past that until game 15.

2003 yards in 14 games...all of them outdoors, seven of them in Buffalo.

Peterson gets to play at least half his games on carpet in perfect conditions. He can go share an asterisk with Barry Sanders, while Sweetness and Jim Brown hold court.


The defense is on the same carpet.
 
2012-12-31 03:39:17 PM
They need to outlaw his head charge bullshiat if defenders aren't allowed to do it to him.
 
2012-12-31 03:41:53 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: They need to outlaw his head charge bullshiat if defenders aren't allowed to do it to him.


Do you mean that he shouldn't be allowed to run into defenders with his helmet?

Yikes. That's a whole can of worms you're opening there. That would fundamentally change the nature of the game.

/not saying that the new helmet to helmet thing isn't changing the game and probably a little out of control
 
2012-12-31 03:42:57 PM

ongbok: Peterson is playing against guys that are bigger, stronger and faster than OJ played against.


He also has blockers that are bigger, stronger and faster than OJ had. And Peterson is bigger and stronger than OJ. And less stabby
 
2012-12-31 03:49:02 PM

machoprogrammer: ongbok: Peterson is playing against guys that are bigger, stronger and faster than OJ played against.

He also has blockers that are bigger, stronger and faster than OJ had. And Peterson is bigger and stronger than OJ. And less stabby


In OJ's days D-linemen weren't chasing down running backs and receivers from behind. Today they are, and as a result you see a lot fewer long break away runs for running backs.
 
2012-12-31 03:51:08 PM

machoprogrammer: ongbok: Peterson is playing against guys that are bigger, stronger and faster than OJ played against.

He also has blockers that are bigger, stronger and faster than OJ had. And Peterson is bigger and stronger than OJ. And less stabby


Well, we can't be sure about the stabby part. OJ didn't do that until he was done playing, so we'll have to see how Peterson's after-career plays out before making any definitive statements.

Peterson is a beast. Whenever the Packers played Barry Sanders, I always was scared/excited, because he could change a game with one play, and what plays they were. Peterson is almost as scary.

/Youtube is great for Sanders videos. This Packer fan would kill for a DVD with all of his runs on it.
 
2012-12-31 03:55:14 PM

prickly pete v2: machoprogrammer: ongbok: Peterson is playing against guys that are bigger, stronger and faster than OJ played against.

He also has blockers that are bigger, stronger and faster than OJ had. And Peterson is bigger and stronger than OJ. And less stabby

Well, we can't be sure about the stabby part. OJ didn't do that until he was done playing, so we'll have to see how Peterson's after-career plays out before making any definitive statements.

Peterson is a beast. Whenever the Packers played Barry Sanders, I always was scared/excited, because he could change a game with one play, and what plays they were. Peterson is almost as scary.

/Youtube is great for Sanders videos. This Packer fan would kill for a DVD with all of his runs on it.


I find Peterson to be scarier in most ways. Barry was more boom or bust than Peterson and Peterson can boom with the best of them. He can also grind out yards and make you hate your life.
 
2012-12-31 03:56:38 PM

Treygreen13: DeathByGeekSquad: They need to outlaw his head charge bullshiat if defenders aren't allowed to do it to him.

Do you mean that he shouldn't be allowed to run into defenders with his helmet?

Yikes. That's a whole can of worms you're opening there. That would fundamentally change the nature of the game.

/not saying that the new helmet to helmet thing isn't changing the game and probably a little out of control


I'm saying Defenders get called for spearing people. He doesn't get called for spearing people. There have been countless injuries as a result of him dropping his helmet into Defenders.

I would much rather have him shouldering than going for chins with his noggin.
 
2012-12-31 04:03:14 PM
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*can't hear all the negativity with all these playoffs laying around everywhere*
 
2012-12-31 04:04:49 PM

Treygreen13: DeathByGeekSquad: They need to outlaw his head charge bullshiat if defenders aren't allowed to do it to him.

Do you mean that he shouldn't be allowed to run into defenders with his helmet?

Yikes. That's a whole can of worms you're opening there. That would fundamentally change the nature of the game.

/not saying that the new helmet to helmet thing isn't changing the game and probably a little out of control


This is a good example of what I'm talking about....

Link
The music may be terrible, I had it on mute so I don't know what to tell you.
 
2012-12-31 04:07:18 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: Treygreen13: DeathByGeekSquad: They need to outlaw his head charge bullshiat if defenders aren't allowed to do it to him.

Do you mean that he shouldn't be allowed to run into defenders with his helmet?

Yikes. That's a whole can of worms you're opening there. That would fundamentally change the nature of the game.

/not saying that the new helmet to helmet thing isn't changing the game and probably a little out of control

I'm saying Defenders get called for spearing people. He doesn't get called for spearing people. There have been countless injuries as a result of him dropping his helmet into Defenders.

I would much rather have him shouldering than going for chins with his noggin.


I don't think he's the only person doing that, though. Marion Barber used to do that all the time, and pretty much every RB in the league (at some point) lowers their helmet and drills the first defender that contacts them. The risk/reward for them is that they're more likely to end their own career running like that. You shouldn't punish him specifically just because he's the best at it.

Eventually we'll get to a point where people can't touch helmets at all. Which might be good for the overall health of the athletes, but as it stands the world of helmet-to-helmet contact enforcement is so nebulous that expanding the rule further just invites more curious and dubious "defenseless player" and "touching the brady" calls.
 
2012-12-31 04:11:18 PM

Treygreen13: DeathByGeekSquad: Treygreen13: DeathByGeekSquad: They need to outlaw his head charge bullshiat if defenders aren't allowed to do it to him.

Do you mean that he shouldn't be allowed to run into defenders with his helmet?

Yikes. That's a whole can of worms you're opening there. That would fundamentally change the nature of the game.

/not saying that the new helmet to helmet thing isn't changing the game and probably a little out of control

I'm saying Defenders get called for spearing people. He doesn't get called for spearing people. There have been countless injuries as a result of him dropping his helmet into Defenders.

I would much rather have him shouldering than going for chins with his noggin.

I don't think he's the only person doing that, though. Marion Barber used to do that all the time, and pretty much every RB in the league (at some point) lowers their helmet and drills the first defender that contacts them. The risk/reward for them is that they're more likely to end their own career running like that. You shouldn't punish him specifically just because he's the best at it.

Eventually we'll get to a point where people can't touch helmets at all. Which might be good for the overall health of the athletes, but as it stands the world of helmet-to-helmet contact enforcement is so nebulous that expanding the rule further just invites more curious and dubious "defenseless player" and "touching the brady" calls.


I'd just like consistency. We play them twice a year, and we almost always end up with someone injured because of him.
 
2012-12-31 04:13:03 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: Treygreen13: DeathByGeekSquad: Treygreen13: DeathByGeekSquad: They need to outlaw his head charge bullshiat if defenders aren't allowed to do it to him.

Do you mean that he shouldn't be allowed to run into defenders with his helmet?

Yikes. That's a whole can of worms you're opening there. That would fundamentally change the nature of the game.

/not saying that the new helmet to helmet thing isn't changing the game and probably a little out of control

I'm saying Defenders get called for spearing people. He doesn't get called for spearing people. There have been countless injuries as a result of him dropping his helmet into Defenders.

I would much rather have him shouldering than going for chins with his noggin.

I don't think he's the only person doing that, though. Marion Barber used to do that all the time, and pretty much every RB in the league (at some point) lowers their helmet and drills the first defender that contacts them. The risk/reward for them is that they're more likely to end their own career running like that. You shouldn't punish him specifically just because he's the best at it.

Eventually we'll get to a point where people can't touch helmets at all. Which might be good for the overall health of the athletes, but as it stands the world of helmet-to-helmet contact enforcement is so nebulous that expanding the rule further just invites more curious and dubious "defenseless player" and "touching the brady" calls.

I'd just like consistency. We play them twice a year, and we almost always end up with someone injured because of him.


And now the truth comes out...
 
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