TEMPE, Ariz. -- Much of the NFL medias attention Monday was focused on concussions after San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith, Chicago QB Jay Cutler and Philadelphia QB Michael Vick were all knocked out of action with such injuries.
The NFL insists it is doing all it can to decrease the chances of such injuries occurring, but when they occur on an illegal hit -- as was likely the case when Houston linebacker Tim Dobbins cheap-shotted Cutler by delivering a helmet-to-helmet hit after Cutler had thrown a pass -- and that player is allowed to stay in the game, clearly the NFL is not sending a strong enough message.
Lets take that a step further and consider a punishment for all illegal hits that has been bandied about the NHL and NFL. If a player injures another player with what is ruled to be an illegal hit, why not suspend that player for as long as the injured player is out?
Cardinals tight end Todd Heap has been out since Week 2 with what has been reported as a PCL sprain. Heaps...