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NFL new "body weight rule"
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NFL new "body weight rule"
Lets face it. NFL Quarterbacks are for the owners the most expensive employees on average. But this new rule this season is absurd.

I wouldn't say this problem with protecting the position is anything new though. I can remember decades ago the three step rule. If you were more than three steps away when the QB threw the pass, and still hit him, it would be considered roughing the passer. The intent was that you had the time to divert your motion. That is more reasonable. 

But I agree, even in the Redskins game with the one tackle by Green Bay, I saw nothing he did that was intentional to end Smith's Career. Back in the 1980s many teams, including the Redskins  had what one could call "head hunter" bonus pay for targeting key players. 

It is a contact sport. But I didn't notice until this weekend how absurd this new rule is. It is one thing for a defensive linemen to pull back with enough distance, but some of the sack's and tackles based on this new rule are absurd.

If you are sacking a QB but not pile driving them, and can't pull back, you should not get a penalty. The real reason for this new rule is MONEY. The owners don't want their most expensive investment to get damaged.
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Football is stupid. Ban it already.
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Football has always been about money.

Only.
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Football is for people too unfit to play footy. And I've seen footy wheelchair games.

The above in no wise means that footy is interesting, it isn't.
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I'd pay more money if they just cut the ball out of the equation and took turns running into each other at a full gallop.  Pretty much the nascar effect all over again.  You gotta watch alot of boring shit to get to the good stuff!
It's bad for the rest of the world when americans are paid so little they can only afford chocolate mined by child slaves and clothes made in overseas sweatshops. - Robyn Pennacchia
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I think the water polo "body weight rule" was a good thing.

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(September 25, 2018 at 9:35 am)Khemikal Wrote: I'd pay more money if they just cut the ball out of the equation and took turns running into each other at a full gallop.  Pretty much the nascar effect all over again.  You gotta watch alot of boring shit to get to the good stuff!

Football with a ball is to NASCAR as football without the ball is to figure-8 stock car racing (which is actually fun to see).

Me? I’m still waiting for Rollerball to be a real thing.
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I'm more of a demo derby kinda guy.
It's bad for the rest of the world when americans are paid so little they can only afford chocolate mined by child slaves and clothes made in overseas sweatshops. - Robyn Pennacchia
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Two positions most likely to be white guys: quarterbacks and kickers

Two positions with special rules protecting them: quarterbacks and kickers

Coincidence?
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(September 25, 2018 at 4:11 pm)CapnAwesome Wrote: Two positions most likely to be white guys: quarterbacks and kickers

Two positions with special rules protecting them: quarterbacks and kickers

Coincidence?

Probably.

On any team, the two positions most likely to be the highest scorers will be the kicker and the QB — black, white, or green. Exciting high-scoring games are good for business. With the NFL, it’s always going to come down to revenue.
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