Brown's had won over the Steelers for the first in the last ten match ups. Three Steeler players went out with concussions due to illegal helmet to helmet hits Thursday night.
8 seconds from the end of the game the most violent intentional attack on a player I have ever seen.
Many players have had fearsome reputations for their desire to hurt opponents. But what happened in this game is going to get likely a season ending suspension, but should also be considered for criminal assault charges.
Shit! I can't get a clip to load. Hopefully someone can.
Never have I seen a defensive player rip a quarterback's helmet off and then smack him in the head with it! Barbaric at best.
Wow. Very bad, for sure. I did notice that the QB was actually trying to pull the other guy's helmet off first while they were on the ground. I wonder if that's what inspired the defender to go down that road? Either way, as you said, it should be at least a full season suspension.
Bunch of pansy rules to protect gladiators who are wearing armor that is a weapon all it's own.
I know. While my sport forbids head butts etc. ( for safety reasons, we are out of shape amateur guys and gals of widely different sizes ) I'm well aware that a heavy glove or shoulder pad lets me hit harder with less pain to me. Punching people hurts your hands! That's why boxers wear gloves.
Imagine taking a punch from a 15th century steel gauntlet. I don't have to.
So either take off footballers armor to make hitting someone MORE painful to the hitter, or deal with the injuries that protect the hitter and hurt the hittee.
The NFL does it with rules. "Tackle them with a flying leap! But gently!"
seriously? I can't decide if this is snowflake crazy, or callous exploitation of expendable jocks. Or both.
Bring on Rollerball!
Troll mode off.
As an aside, hand protection is the hardest part of any human safety system. NASA has to make custom gloves to fit each astronaut if They are ever to wear a space suit. Current ISS/Shuttle space suits are hard shell modular design, known to cause shoulder injury. Remarkably like Tom Swift Jr. Juvenile sci-fi 1950s stuff. And each astronaut attaches his custom glove when he or she uses it.
Hands are complex and individual fitting is required. I've gone through over a dozen gauntlets in 20+ years. A few I sold the day I bought them, because I couldn't get the fit I needed to protect and manipulate.
The steel mittens that I've had have been tested by being hit at various angles by heavy 1+ " thick sticks, wielded with Intent, and I've punched through boards for laughs. Don't try this at home.
Maybe the NFL should equip the players with nets and tridents or short swords and let them have at each other. However; if a player should stab the football and cause it to deflate, then that player should be suspended for the season!
Lets give the fans what they really want! Blood, Guts and Gore!
Back up a second. You are missing the late hit, ergo brutal tackle and pin down of Rudolph that facilitated the on the ground helmet grab and groin kick. The ball was gone for over a second when he was attacked.
Who knows what was said between them, which shouldn't matter.
And then there is the chicken shit hit from the back on a helmet less defenseless player. That's not even right.
I'm glad I wasn't in Pouncy's position. Having seen that go on, to defend my QB ....
Watching one of my elder son's HS games against a cross town rival, many years ago, I saw a truly dirty mean spirited, potentially dangerous move by one of his larger team mates.
He got up from a particularly brutal tackle he just completed to step on the neck of the guy he tackled. With intent he stepped then bounced his 260 pounds of weight down on the guys neck. Meanest thing I had seen on the field.
I asked him about it after the game. With blood in his mouth he showed me four busted teeth. He told me that MF face masked him and punched him in the jaw under his helmet every time they bumped. He said he warned him to never punch him again. But it continued unseen by refs.
So on that particular play I saw, he punched back, knocked him to the ground and stepped on his neck. Could have killed him even. But the dirty play stopped.
RD, Holy Bejeezus I'd not run that clip until now.
I doubt any of the current NFL players have seen classic, classic cartoons. They were so good until Tipper got her panties in a wad. I remember when those cartoons were edited to the point where Daffy, Sylvester, Wiley, Foghorn Leghorn, et al never met their fate. As a child it made me vewwwey angwwwy. I doubt anyone's hunting wabbits anymore. Or ducks.
Et al... Tom and Jerry. Merry Melodies were great, but I preferred Looney Tunes.
It's sad that these multi-million dollar teams can't manage the minds of their players mo' better.
Violence happens. Those who don't know rules and decorum in battle are morons.
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Years ago before I had my fence installed, we started seeing a pair of ducks show up in the spring. They'd come and eat the birdseed spillage that'd hit the ground. They became quite acclimated to us, our dogs even got used to them. As years passed, it seems their progeny learned the routine, where the free buffet was. Then other ducks tried to move in on the "OD's" turf. It was great fun watching the scuffles.
Fence up, new dogs, no ducks. I miss those quacks.
We get wabbit hunters around us frequently. Stupid ones. With dogs. I have a perimeter fence on my acreage mostly barbed wire. Former cattle pasture around me.
I have a horse. Idiot hunters chase wabbits, and shoot at them on my fence line within yards of the horse. Their dogs run into my yard and get my dogs all excited. They chase the horse and get him all pissed off.
They shoot towards our homes and my shop. They are illegally on Rail Road property.
I called sheriff. They show up asking how I know they had been shooting onto my property. Just then....boom! Followed by rattle rattle of shot bouncing off my shop building. On the radio, jumped in his 4x4, on with the lights and that hunting party ended.
Not long after same hunting party and dogs are back. Sheriff told me I'm within my rights to shoot a hunting dog that is harassing people or animals on my property. With some armorment in plain sight, I confront hunter at my fence warning him to leave. I told him what hid dog was doing and he denied it. I was about to show him video when his dog came running from the front of my house across the field, into the horse pasture. I videoed that and the guy saying his dog would never go on my property.
I put down the phone, pulled out a device, and explained that if his dog NEVER was, is, or would be on my property he should have no problem with me disposing of the dog that was currently harassing my horse.
He started begging me not to destroy his trained hunting dog. Just as we turned to look at the dog, who was attacking the horses feet, the horse kicked the dog. I gave him permission to go get the dog out of my pasture. Poor dog was broken pretty badly.
I let the sheriff know what had happened and showed him the video. He found where they had been parking their trucks for the hunts. They have not been back in at least a year.
All over wabbit season! Dumb ass told me his family needed the food! He drove a $30,000 truck with thousands of dollars in hunting equipment guns cages dogs etc. That would buy a lot of chicken at the grocery store.
Moral of the story is don't argue with the sheriff that you have permission to hunt on RR property, where he happened to know a guy, don't hunt within 150 yards of a home or business or pastures animals. Don't lie about where your dog was or even is. Just go away. It ain't wabbit season right here.