Look - they went out and named a new freakin' penalty after Roy Williams, and managed to issue a whopping 1 game suspension after the guy racked up 3 in a row. Flozell isn't going to be dealt with by the league.
as obviously a fine does nothing (pocket change, why should he care?). To keep doing it repeatedly after being flagged/fined is terrible, and proof that a fine won't stop it. Even more egregious is his act that he isn't doing anything wrong.
this is a sign his skills have diminished greatly if he has to resort to this type of thing. The league, I would suspect, will be watching him closely which means a possible suspension for future infractions.
The result will be that he will be beaten more cleanly and Romo will get punished more as Adams has to stop this tactic in order to avoid fines, penalties, suspensions. This increases the chance that Romo will get hurt.
the hatred for flozell clearly stems from him being a repeat offender of that leg whip. he very well could have forced us to miss both Osi and Tuck for a few games, and he wasn't all that remorseful either. it's his insistance that he's going to keep using that leg whip where all this is coming from.
it comes to the point where would you rather have one guy out there repeatedly trying to seriously injure guys, or would you rather just have the one guy injured, so multiple other guys won't be seriously injured.
If the guy in question didn't have along history of this, then it wouldn't be fair. But the fact is he has a long history of doing this, and even after being fined last week, still tries the same shit the very next game.
So yes, I'd much rather the one guy injured than a bunch of other (innocent) guys getting taken out.
The league should get Adams off the field with a suspension. If they don't, an injury that would get Adams off the field is the next best thing. Doesn't mean I'm rooting for someone to intentionally injure Adams. Since we know he is trying to injure people, it would be better if he were injured first, to remove the threat to other players.
what's the difference between a murderer getting put on death row then? Same thing isn't it, ending someone's life before it's pre-allotted time so that he doesn't inflict more harm on society at large? Isn't that akin to murder of a murderer?
Granted, murder and leg whips are different things altogether, but I'm not surprised to see such feelings being aired in response to Adams continued brazen violations.
Okay, so a guy like say, Eli, who plays by the rules:
But a guy like Adams, who blatantly disregards the rules and is allowed to keep playing because the system in place merely penalizes through fines and/or possible suspension should be free from my wish that he suffer a season/career ending injury?
We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. You can bet your ass if he effed up a team mate of mine and nothing was done about it, I'd break his fingers next time we were in a pile together.
and doesn't require one to drop their own ethics. You're minimizing the total number oth injuries by having the offender who's injuring people get injured. Popper wrote an article in SI about this in the 90's.
he said something to the effect of "Get up. If you can't get up, then don't get up. Otherwise get up." Something like that. Last night, I didn't watch the game, but my wife was watching, and I heard the announcers say at one point that Flozell was down. "Get up!" I was hollering in my head. What an ass! What a schlamoe! What a maroon! I would tell him so to his face, even if it did mean that I'd be flattened the next second. He is one great big huge piece of shit of a man!
The beat writers need to pick this up and make a story of it.
even if you are beat on a play there is no excuse for that kind of cheap shot. I keep hearing the argument that we would want our o-line to protect our QB anyway they could, and I disagree. If one of our guys got beat and if opened up a free hit at Eli I am 100% behind grabbing a handful and riding him to the ground. However what Adams does is low class and is getting guys hurt. He should be suspended because fining him has proven to be ineffective.
The goal isn't to hurt him, it's to keep him from hurting others. Most people here would rather see his suspended. Since that doesn't seem to be happening, the choice comes down to hurting the culprit or allowing him to rack up more victims.
Yes, in a utilitarian sense, the league is better off having someone
to all of those bullshit trips and holds this guy gets away with week after week, i noticed last night during the crayton end around adams blatantly dove at a defenders legs right at the knees. dude's a total scumbag.
a Rockette, or Bruce Lee, or kicking Romo by accident. Or killing Kenny. There's a photoshop challenge.
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