Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
The NFL no longer wants the SS as part of the game
John Lynch was talking about it. He was saying that guys like Ronnie, Easley, Dennis Smith, and even HIMSELF would not be allowed anymore.
We've replaced Whitner with Hitner but his $21K fine was BS, that was a legit shoulder hit
Instead of looking at film and fining guys after the fact, Gotohell has instructed the refs to flag EVERYTHING. The refs won't get in trouble if they throw the flag and they are wrong but they will if they don't and they are. Go fricking figure.
That's basically what it comes down. The refs are graded poorly for the game if they don't toss the flag. A head official could even be demoted if they miss too many of these calls.
They are instructed to throw the flag if there is doubt to the legality of the hit. It should be the opposite. If there is doubt, DO NOT FLAG IT. Review the hit after the game, and if it was dirty, fine and/or suspend the player. That way the players who hit illegally will get punished, and we won't be penalizing legal hits on the field.
These guys are scratching and clawing for every yard. These 15 yard personal fouls are a killer, and can often influence the outcome of the game.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Oct 9, 2013 at 8:10 PM ]