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Mr. Laz
06-07-2010, 02:04 PM
for violating "intensity and tempo" rules according to the NFLPA

Claynus
06-07-2010, 02:08 PM
Wow. That team means business.

Hog Farmer
06-07-2010, 02:09 PM
WTF !

Hog Farmer
06-07-2010, 02:10 PM
And the extra week was offered to the Chiefs because of lack of knowledge of fundamentals rules.

CoMoChief
06-07-2010, 02:11 PM
And the extra week was offered to the Chiefs because of lack of knowledge of fundamentals rules.

ROFL

CoMoChief
06-07-2010, 02:12 PM
How does a team get penalized for this? I mean do they have NFL "officials" that come around to these OTA's and mini-camps policing on how hard players should be going? Or did someone get injured and they had to report it to the league, etc.

Brock
06-07-2010, 02:13 PM
There's a rat in the house

Claynus
06-07-2010, 02:13 PM
How does a team get penalized for this? I mean do they have NFL "officials" that come around to these OTA's and mini-camps policing on how hard players should be going? Or did someone get injured and they had to report it to the league, etc.

Every team has an NFLPA rep. They probably complained, got a few of their teammates involved and voila.

I bet this will have a polarizing effect on the Ravens' fan base. Clearly that team is a contender and this is a sign the team realizes they have a chance to do something special this year.

With that talent and a focus that is already showing in OTAs, that could be a scary team.

I wonder what Ray Lewis thinks of the intensity and tempo overload.

Mr. Laz
06-07-2010, 02:16 PM
There's a rat in the houseyup

Demonpenz
06-07-2010, 02:19 PM
I would bet the rat is on offense.

chefsos
06-07-2010, 04:06 PM
Here's them rules:

No pads except protective knee or elbow pads. Helmets are permitted.

No live contact; no live contact drills between offensive and defensive linemen.

7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills will be permitted, providing no live contact takes place.

The NFL will monitor all Clubs during the off-season to ensure player safety and adherence to live contact guidelines.

Maximum six (6) hours per day, with a maximum two (2) hours on field, for any player.

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/extra_points/2010/05/todays_ota_its.html

chefsos
06-07-2010, 04:09 PM
And...

Here is the joint statement from the NFL and the union:

"It was determined that the Ravens violated the rules concerning the intensity and tempo of drills conducted on the Club's organized team activity days ('OTA days') and the length of time spent by players at the Club's facility on such days.

"As a result, the Ravens will forfeit the final week of their off-season program (June 14-18, 2010). Ravens' players are not permitted to be at the facility on those days, but will be paid for the sessions. The Club cannot reschedule the canceled days."

Here is the Ravens' response:

Ravens General Manager/Executive Vice President Ozzie Newsome
“The NFL informed us of the situation, and the action they’ve taken is appropriate. We made a mistake, and it won’t happen again. We’ll complete our organized team activity days this week and then turn our focus to the start of training camp.”

Head coach John Harbaugh
“When you make a mistake, you step up. We’re accountable. As Ozzie said, it won’t happen again.”

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/blog/2010/06/ravens_forced_to_cancel_final_offseason_camp.html

Pants
06-07-2010, 04:11 PM
I wish I was a fucking Raven's fan.

Psyko Tek
06-07-2010, 05:37 PM
yeah but love to know who ratted them out

Renegade
06-07-2010, 05:49 PM
So Michigan University can break the rules, but an NFL team can't practice too hard?

GoHuge
06-07-2010, 06:12 PM
So Michigan University can break the rules, but an NFL team can't practice too hard?No they can't. Asking millionaire football players to work longer than 6 hours a day for a 3 week stretch in the middle of their 7 month vacation is absurd!! Gee whiz dude that's borderline slave labor!!

boogblaster
06-07-2010, 06:29 PM
They'b tryin' to get a jump-start .. cheatin' damn boo-birds ....