By Imperical Evidence
When Steelers linebacker James Harrison sidelined Cleveland Browns wide receivers Joshua Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi with concussion-causing hits just minutes apart, he knows he has done his job. Both of the hits were helmet to helmet hits, and the NFL is taking notice.
Ray Anderson, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, said the league could soon start suspending players for dangerous helmet-to-helmet hits.
Now, per Chris Mortensen, the NFL will announce by Wednesday that effective this weekend, even first-time offenders face suspension for "devastating hits" and "head shots", according to Ray Anderson, the league's executive vice president of football operations.
Anderson also comments further:
"We can't and won't tolerate what we saw Sunday. We've got to get the message to players that these devastating hits and head shots will be met with a very necessary higher standard of accountability. We have to dispel the notion that you get one free pass in these egregious or flagrant shots."
In the past, the league has fined first time offenders, and sometimes even second offenders, for helmet to helmet hits. No more, and this means the teams involved in the suspensions will suffer too. Coaches will have to step in and coach proper tackling, and I'm all for that.
How will that affect the Lions?
Well, I would keep an eye on Louis Delmas and Zack Follett, as they do draw attention for their hard-hitting style of play. Any suspensions there would hurt, plain and simple.
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