Now, he posits that Football is going (or has gone) all soft and fluffy.
Me, personally, I like to see a bit of blood and thunder in my teams defence. I wanna see the oppo's QB shaking and crying for his mummy, trying to dump the ball off (Jay Cutler anyone?). I want my team to be mean and nasty and maybe even a tad dirty. I wanna hear the thud. I wanna see players man up and celebrate a good hit. I want both teams to appreciate rough and tough football. I want a fair(ish), hard challenge that makes me "ooh" and call the wife in to watch the replay. I want the QB Dilfer'd (as i call it after watching that youtube vid posted the other day). I wanna watch 'old skool' defence. I want white helmets so the oppo can see his blood....well, you get the gist.
After all, what do these guys wear all the pads and protection for if it's slowly gonna turn into a non-contact type sport - ie, you can hit, put please ask first, get a signed agreement from the opposing player and then warn him of the impending act, not to be delivered with any force sufficient to knock himover or to disturb him in any fashion.....blimey, it's gonna turn into Tag football soon....stand still now if you've had your tag taken off you.
So, what do we think? When the season starts, is football going soft or is the balance between ooooff and protection just about right with the new rules?