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I get what he is saying but the rules are the rules no matter what people think of them. Unfortunately either you play it like Vic did against the Vikings and people get upset or you get flagged for going through with the hit. 

IMO he could have done more to not lay him out but that’s my opinion. 

Also, I didn’t see the Falcons playing two hand touch on Sunday night. You can very much still be extremely physical but you have to be smart about it. Thats just how it is now.

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5 minutes ago, 32wood84white said:

I get what he is saying but the rules are the rules no matter what people think of them. Unfortunately either you play it like Vic did against the Vikings and people get upset or you get flagged for going through with the hit. 

IMO he could have done more to not lay him out but that’s my opinion. 

Also, I didn’t see the Falcons playing two hand touch on Sunday night. You can very much still be extremely physical but you have to be smart about it. Thats just how it is now.

I agree with Adams, this is touch football, below is the REAL NFL:

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19 minutes ago, Flyin' In DC said:

It was a late hit and he could have pulled up. But, he sure as **** should not be fined. It wasn't dirty, to the head or with his helmet. Just a little late 

Disagree that this was late.  What happens if Baker pump fakes there, and doesn't release the ball?  Then you have defensive players letting up due to the assumption a runner will go out of bounds, or assumption a QB will throw the ball, (like Beasley did against Cousins last week).  Adams was already engaged, and his momentum was taking him into the runner, before he knew the QB released the ball.

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11 minutes ago, slickgadawg said:

I agree with Adams, this is touch football, below is the REAL NFL:

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Yeah that was back in the good old days when there were no such things as car seats or seat belt laws,  parents chain smoked with the kids in the car with the windows rolled up, there were maybe 10 channels, asbestos was everywhere, and smallpox was still a thing.

There was also a guy named Chuck Hughes.  This poor soul died of a heart attack on the field.

They may not tackle like they used to but in  some way things are better now.

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16 minutes ago, slider said:

The NFL is so concerned with hits that are too hard yet they allow players to wear little to no padding. They're practically wearing shorts out there. Everybody's worried about the helmet, how 'bout lets put some shoulder pads on and intercept and cushion some of those that go to the head now.

This is a great point.

I'm seeing guys out there with no cups, no thigh pads, hair being allowed outside of the helmet, no mouthguards, altering the length of the shoulder pads, etc.

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27 minutes ago, Statick said:

This is a great point.

I'm seeing guys out there with no cups, no thigh pads, hair being allowed outside of the helmet, no mouthguards, altering the length of the shoulder pads, etc.

Everyone has thigh pads. It's a rule they changed a few years back. What player do you see without thigh pads? And what player do you see with no mouthguard?

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8 minutes ago, Ovie_Lover said:

Everyone has thigh pads. It's a rule they changed a few years back. What player do you see without thigh pads? And what player do you see with no mouthguard?

I didn't make a mental note as of to who. I remember seeing some Eagles players with no visible thigh pads and a close up of a couple of RBs that looked like they had no mouthguards in.

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3 minutes ago, Statick said:

I didn't make a mental note as of to who. I remember seeing some Eagles players with no visible thigh pads and a close up of a couple of RBs that looked like they had no mouthguards in.

New NFL rules: Leg, thigh pads are mandatory to protect players
  • NEW RULE: The requirement to wear leg and thigh pads for all players.
  • What the rule changes: It will require all players to wear pads on the legs and thighs.
  • Why the change was made: For decades players have been balking at wearing leg pads because they thought the pads were slowing them down.
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Just now, Ovie_Lover said:
New NFL rules: Leg, thigh pads are mandatory to protect players
  • NEW RULE: The requirement to wear leg and thigh pads for all players.
  • What the rule changes: It will require all players to wear pads on the legs and thighs.
  • Why the change was made: For decades players have been balking at wearing leg pads because they thought the pads were slowing them down.

Not saying that you're wrong regarding the rule, just relayed what I saw. I don't think they're enforcing those.

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2 hours ago, 32wood84white said:

I get what he is saying but the rules are the rules no matter what people think of them. Unfortunately either you play it like Vic did against the Vikings and people get upset or you get flagged for going through with the hit. 

IMO he could have done more to not lay him out but that’s my opinion. 

Also, I didn’t see the Falcons playing two hand touch on Sunday night. You can very much still be extremely physical but you have to be smart about it. Thats just how it is now.

What Adams did wasn't a penalty in my opinion. He hit him clean and hard just like Debo hit Wentz on Sunday. I'm fine if they throw a flag, since it's subjective, but the NFL doubling down and fining him is where I have the problem. You can't ask the players to hit in a certain strike zone and then penalize them when they do. I get the refs don't have the luxury of slow mo when they are calling their plays, but the NFL does when assessing fines. 

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