Re: A question about Dungy
posted at 5/23/2009 1:28 PM EDT
[QUOTE]provpat - Did you mean the Tom Curran, local pats homer writer? That Tom Curran? I readily admit and have here frequently that Belichick is a remarkable coach which makes it even more outrageous that he resorted to cheating and continues to manipulate whereever and whenever he can in search of an advantage. Who knows, he may be cheating now. If Carson Palmer's injury was such a big deal, why didn't they add the rule after that? Carson Palmer may be mentioned to solidify the reason for the change, but the only reason the change was made was because of Tom Brady and likely the pats call for something to be done. Sox - Homophobic and hate are 2 different things and I don't think either can be proven by you. All I know is that his religious beliefs are from where his stance on gay marriage comes. Right or wrong, he is entitled to this belief and that neither makes him homophobic or a gay hater.
Posted by underdogg[/QUOTE]
In fact they did add the rule after that injury when the DE (whose name I can't remember Kimo Olhauffen perhaps?)took him out. It prohibited deliberate hits below the knee on the QB. The big controversy around when Brady got hurt was that they ruled it was not covered by that. Vince Wilfork got fined for violating the rule in 2007 with a hit on a Buffalo QB, so let's not get into that nonsense. As I said, the addition of what happened to Brady is a "point of emphasis". Please come a little more informed next time and in fact to show you what a good guy I am I will help you out of your miasma in this regard:
Here is the link of the injury: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2290239
and here is the wikipedia entry:
During the off-season, the NFL Rules Committee
modified the rule regarding low hits on quarterbacks, prohibiting defenders from hitting a passer at or below the knee unless they are blocked into him. Injuries to Palmer, Roethlisberger and then-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
quarterback Brian Griese
(who re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
) were cited as reasons for the new rule. The rule now requires that defenders take every opportunity to avoid hitting a quarterback at or below the knees when the quarterback is in a defenseless position looking to throw with both feet on the ground. There has been much controversy as to whether or not the play was legal. Some say the play was clean and that Von Oelhoffen was blocked into Carson Palmer. Others claim Von Oelhoffen purposely rolled up on Carson Palmer's knee. This is still the subject of much controversy. Von Oelhoffen was subsequently released by the Steelers following the 2005 season, 
though he did win a Super Bowl ring in 2006 in his final season as a Steeler. [2
So tell me what else has BB done that has violated league rules? Made Polian made? You have "spygate" to pacify your team's, coach's and star QB disgraceful PO record. At least Polian has Buffalo to fall back on.