Originally Posted by keg in kc
Where did I say anything that disagrees with any of that?
What I'm saying is that they need to apply the same rules to everyone, protect everyone from illegal hits, emphasize correct fundamentals, but don't make it tackle football for 10 players and two hand touch for the 11th.
I'm not saying I want to see QBs knocked out, I'm saying I want to stop seeing flags when when a guy's finger touches the QB somewhere above his waist. It's getting ridiculous. I'm not saying go back to the 60s and 70s and make it open season.
They do over-penalize QB hits.
But again... we know how damn important the QB is in this era. I don't have any problem doing whatever it takes to make sure a defense doesn't get a competitive advantage by knocking a QB out of the game. Gregg Williams is a perfect example of why you need extra rules in place. You don't want to open any window that lets a defender think it's okay to go a little beyond the rules to knock a QB out. You give a defender an inch of leeway, he'll take it a mile.
I want to see the best players on the field. And I hate watching teams lose games and seasons because they had to throw a backup QB in the game. If that means pussifying the QB position, fine.