Insight: In bounty seasons, Saints among NFL's most violent

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moxsee wrote:

The defense always has a microscope on it. Running backs can use the opponents face mask and do anything necessary to avoid the tackle. They can also lower their head to mow over a would be tackler. All of this is a legal, good play. Seems like a double standard when you stand in way of a 240lb muscle machine running straight at you. I say you remove the face masks all together and go rugby mode.

Defense wins championships. The Saints are proof.

Mar 29, 2012 8:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lord_Foxdrake wrote:

Anyone found trying to “intentionally” hurt another plan should be give a life time ban.

nuff’ said.

Mar 29, 2012 10:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Football was a better sport because of bounties. If nobody is going to get hurt, I might as well watch volleyball.

Bring back the bounties. Let the market direct the injuries.

Mar 29, 2012 12:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ferrier504 wrote:

Those facts are so diluted it is not even funny. There were so many roughing the passer penalties that were not “roughing the passer” and the hit you mentioned was showed several times on MNF but was never thought to be malicious or dirty. The play was a clean hit to the mid section of the receiver, no helmet-to-helmet contact as you stated, and he was not fined for the hit. In fact, the play was called for a hit on a “defenseless receiver” which was BS anyway. Stop reaching for facts and admit that the Saints is the scapegoat for all the other franchises; in addition to giving Roger Goddell face-time in the media spotlight as he so likes to do.

Mar 29, 2012 12:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
PITTYGIRL wrote:

Interesting…if the bounty program ran for 3 years why didn’t do you do all 3 years? Because the statistics didn’t work out to your stories favor?

Also interesting is that the Wall Street Journal already broke statistics down and had a completely different outcome:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203370604577263580381162426.html

Mar 30, 2012 6:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
charrhell wrote:

Call bs on the Saints being the most violent based on ref calls. More telling would be players actually injured. What about the stats on the New York Giants knocking out so many of the opposing teams’ quarterbacks this past year? What about the guy who lead the league in roughing the passer plays? He wasn’t a Saint.
Players are being told to bring a lawyer because they might face criminal charges because of the lawsuits pending. The Saints team and all the fans are being used as a scapegoat for the whole rest of the league.

Apr 02, 2012 4:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
charrhell wrote:

According to somebody who bothered to analysis the players knocked out, in 2009 the Saints knocked 9 opposing players out of 19 games.
http://saintsreport.com/forums/f2/2009-opposing-team-injuries-analysis-224833/

Apr 02, 2012 5:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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