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    NFL Considering immediate ejections and/or suspensions for questionable hits

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...dangerous-hits

    The NFL Competition Committee will have a busy agenda next week when it meets in Phoenix for the Annual League Meeting, according to NFL vice president Troy Vincent. One provision the group is exploring in particular could have a profound impact on games this coming year.

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    The Committee is also exploring ways including considering immediate ejections or suspensions to take dangerous hits out of our game

    We'll communicate this to our coaches and players with video examples of flagrant hits that may result in ejection or suspension

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    The NFL Competition Committee will have a busy agenda next week when it meets in Phoenix for the Annual League Meeting, according to NFL vice president Troy Vincent. One provision the group is exploring in particular could have a profound impact on games this coming year.



    The development comes on the heels of last year's provision, which implemented an automatic ejection system for players who committed two personal fouls in the same game. It mirrors the controversial, if effective rule that granted NCAA officials similar power. The NCAA agreed at the beginning of the month to uphold their version of the targeting rule for the 2017 season.

    "The change we have witnessed in player behavior has been significantly positive," NCAA rules committee chair Bob Nielson said in a release. "The adjustment made last year to allow the replay official to examine all aspects of the targeting rule was a positive change."

    Other items for discussion include the development of an "educational training video for players to show clear examples of appropriate and inappropriate celebrations." Referees battled criticism this past season for what critics called an uneven interpretation of what celebrations constitute taunting and which were excessive.

    NFL Network's Judy Battista reported earlier this week that overtime also will go under the microscope.

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    Like a lot of penalties, subjectivity will be the issue. There are a lot of questionable ejections in the NCAA, that by the letter of the law players are punished. I get it, if you are trying to hurt someone yes I'd support ejections. However you have a 5'11 WR who catches the ball, and starts dropping to the ground. 6'4 LB makes contact with the head unintentionally, yet theres the ejection.

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    Someone on the NFL site said they foresee this rule ending tackle football in the NFL. I agree with him. NFL players will be so afraid to make a tackle out of fear of tackling too hard or roughly and being ejected. So, defenders may opt to "hug" offensive players and bring them down using their weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Brown View Post
    Someone on the NFL site said they foresee this rule ending tackle football in the NFL. I agree with him. NFL players will be so afraid to make a tackle out of fear of tackling too hard or roughly and being ejected. So, defenders may opt to "hug" offensive players and bring them down using their weight.
    It may not end it but it does swing the pendulum more in that direction.

    Flag football, anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rastic View Post
    It may not end it but it does swing the pendulum more in that direction.

    Flag football, anyone?
    Sarcastaball?

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    I guess this is all based on the presumption that college football and professional football are the same thing. Apparently, making it even harder to tackle will have the same negligible impact on defenses attempting to stop Tom Brady/Josh McDaniels as it did on the players defending Spread Option McGee from Brittany Murphy Community College.

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    I guess they're gonna just keep pushing this kind of stuff until people no longer want to watch the game.
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    Immediate ejection for "questionable" hits? Sheesh. Might as well just go ahead and vote on outlawing tackling altogether and use flags instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingelway7 View Post
    Immediate ejection for "questionable" hits? Sheesh. Might as well just go ahead and vote on outlawing tackling altogether and use flags instead.
    Can you imagine the subjectivity of what is or is not a "questionable" hit? The games we get Vinovich as ref will have our entire starting defense ejected by halftime
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    Well, it passed
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingelway7 View Post
    Well, it passed
    Yep, as if refs didn't mess up enough games already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingelway7 View Post
    Well, it passed
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Brown View Post
    Yep, as if refs didn't mess up enough games already.
    Never happens


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    In my opinion a review should happen before an ejection. Some hits look worse or not as bad depending on angle and speed
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