A lot of fans were angry and confused in regards to the Brandon Merriweather hits on Eddie Lacy and James Starks. And rightly so, Eddie Lacy suffered a concussion on his first carry and was done for the day and naturally there was a lot of outrage as to why no penalty flag was thrown. […]
Helmet to Helmet
NFL Concussion Conundrum is Enough to Make You Feel Woozy
One of the biggest headlines during the 2010 season was the issue of player safety, most notably concussions. After a congressional hearing criticized the NFL for not taking the matter more seriously, the NFL took to the issue with a renewed fervor. What resulted was mass confusion for everyone; players, coaches, referees, the media and the fans had no idea what constituted an illegal hit.
Aaron Rodgers and Illegal Hits: When Will the NFL Walk the Talk?
When I read that Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers was fined $10,000 by the NFL today for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Sunday’s NFC Championship, one thought and one thought only went through my head: YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!