I love that Whitner is standing up. He should be the model, because he delivers hard hits but does so in a way that's not likely to cause serious injury. But of course instead of praising him for keeping the physicality of football while being as safe as possible, he's penalized and marginized. Goodell is killing the game we love.
I think that if enough prominent defensive players and/or coaches took a unified stand they might actually get somewhere with the league though. Wouldn't hurt if they got a couple offensive players in on it too. I could see some throwback type offensive players sticking up for a defenders right to deliver a hard but clean hit. It should be part of the game, otherwise they should just start wearin flags.
[ Edited by trogdor on Dec 27, 2013 at 9:04 AM ]