Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell rips National Football League for officiating on hard hits

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell rips National Football League for officiating on hard hits

However, it is a new day in the NFL. "They're out of their minds". That AFC North clash included many fierce hits, including a couple which ended with players leaving the game. Mitchell is one of the most gray-area players in the National Football League so it only makes sense he would defend the actions of the guys who cross the line.

Except the Hasselbeck thing anyway - he was mad that Hasselbeck said his hit on Alex Smith was dirty, but the league did fine Mitchell nearly $50,000 for the hit and Smith was pretty mad about it. When I was six years old watching Charles Woodson, Rod Woodson, Sean Taylor, the hitters, Jack Tatum. "That's football. This ain't football". No one wants to be paralyzed.

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell is not happy with the state of football. There's no way - I see two people get post-play penalties, post-play infractions that don't have to do with football and you get the same suspension as a guy who is making a football play in a football game.

"We are physical safeties", he said. "I don't understand it".

How the NFL and lower levels of football evolve, or don't, will determine if the game continues to thrive or becomes a sport, much like boxing, that younger generations don't want to play or watch.

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Yes, there are inconsistencies and holes in the NFL's enforcement of these rules. I signed up to play full speed, contact football. Players, he said, should be the ones championing these reforms the loudest.

"I didn't think it was warranted", Roethlisberger told reporters. I think we're all very well aware of the dangers of the game. "There's just so much going on in the game right now".

"I understand that, from the fans' perspective". "I thought a fine, a pretty steep fine, something like that". You want the collisions, you want all those things. They don't know what's a good hit no more. "You have to know what the risk is when you sign up". You know what's going to happen. "You hit them in the pocket and in that way money always talks". So this whole "trying to take away my football, ' it's nonsensical". Former players have died and are dying disgusting deaths because of head trauma. Don't judge me on what you see on football, because football's my competitive side. There should be no doubt, he said. Danny Trevathan, Mike Evans, Aqib Talib, Michael Crabtree and Smith-Schuster have all received one-game bans this season for various head shots.

"Now I talk to some of my former teammates, guys in their 30s, and I talk to them and I can tell there's something starting to go wrong", he said. "What are you talking about?" The NFL is the last bastion of masculinity? We've just got to do better. "For people to be against that in any form or fashion, the players especially, is just stupid".

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