Originally Posted by flyer85
Rodney Harrison made a career out of those kind of hits. One thing that will happen is that receivers around the league will take notice and for a safety having a reputation as a head hunter is probably not a bad thing.
If the NFL wanted to get serious they would have to start suspending guys for multiple games.
And Rodney Harrison was a classless dirty player. If they want to play that way, fine, whatever. However, I'm tired of hearing all these old-timers complain about how the NFL has gone soft, yet turn around and whine about how the NFL doesn't take care of them now that they're old and disabled and all took early withdrawals on their pensions so that they don't have any money left now that they need it. But they want people to feel sorry for them to guilt the NFL and the Players Association into giving them more money.
The Browns can sit there and crow about how great it is that hits like this are going to make WRs scared to go over the middle on them. But I have a feeling these same jerks are going to be the ones whining in 10-20 years about how they're permanently disabled because the NFL didn't do enough to protect them when they were playing. If you want to play football like that and take pride in it, then you have no one to blame but yourself when you're 50 and need a live-in home care assistant to change your diapers. When are these guys going to learn that this kind of play is dangerous? Will it take a death on the field?