The Demise of Tackle Football

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Fry, Aug 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM.

  1. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

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    This new helmet rule will kill tackle football.

    Tackles a receiver basically standing straight up.


    Both players lower their heads. Defender gets penalized.


    2:00 mark. Hits the guy in the gut. Penalty.


    Add in this new rule with a lot of new officials in the league this year and this could be a mess.
     
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  2. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO The Sweet One

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    Take the helmets and shoulder pads off.
     
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  3. JR1980

    JR1980 Pro Bowler

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    It’s ridiculous. Just play flag football at this point. It’s so stupid.
     
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  4. Big TT

    Big TT Annoying the LEFT...it's what I do.

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    CTE gonna end it
     
  5. titanfanatic

    titanfanatic I Piss Excellence

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    Ive been saying this since the HOF game where there were 2 hits in that game that were bullsh*t. Sure enough fast forward after week 1 of preseason and there’s a bunch of them.This rule is gonna end up costing teams games especially down the stretch when there’s gonna be playoff implications on the line. Coaches are gonna lose their sh*t and you know what, they got no one else to blame but the owners who voted. Football is a violent sport, they all know the risks and I hate to say it but concussions are part of football. You can only do so much for safety but at the end of the day it’s football.
     
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  6. JR1980

    JR1980 Pro Bowler

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    Yep. It would be like having boxing and saying “you can’t jab when his guard is down, you can’t hit them below the belt, their head, or their stomach”. It’s like...Uhhh, well how can I box then?! Lol
     
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  7. Titanup1982

    Titanup1982 Pro Bowler

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    Unfreakingreal. I'm literally watching the Falcons vs Jets game right now and I've seen 2 very very very horrible roughness calls.

    This is really bad for football. Every time I see a hard hit, I just know with certainty a flag will be thrown.

    This is not the football I want to see at all.
     
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  8. Cajun_Titan_33

    Cajun_Titan_33 Cowabunga Dudes!

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    Does anyone else think this is a bargaining tactic? Next player/league negotiations players are going to want to ask for more CTE related compensations. League is going to show this as something they are doing to rid of head injuries. Along with other things they need to bargain against players.
     
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  9. Ten_Titans

    Ten_Titans Pro Bowler

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    We will see how many times this gets called in the regular season. You can't judge it off of preseason. If the fans and players don't want it, it will go away.
     
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  10. Ten_Titans

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    If violence is going to kill football it will happen way before CTE does it. The players who got CTE are coming from an Era where literally no one knew what a concussion was.

    The way the game is set up now, I highly... Highly doubt the current players are going to be getting a bunch of cases of CTE. And if they are, we won't know for 30 years.
     
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