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Mike Mitchell Rant

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Da Stellars, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. rukus4ever

    rukus4ever Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Let's not go there. Thanks.

    And to be clear, mentioning the protests is not an issue. The adjective you used is the issue and creates a political stir. The protests are provocative, to be sure. They are controversial without doubt. Using the term "misguided" levies a subjective, unwarranted judgement that cannot be objectively proven.
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  2. rukus4ever

    rukus4ever Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    This. He is hired by the league. From an organizational perspective, the league is made up of a committee that consists of the owners of these teams. You could say that Goodell is just the messenger. Just how much is his interpretation of their desires is still up for debate. A person with his position does have some autonomy to make his own decisions. It's also likely that all of the owners don't agree and he has to strike a balance among them. There is likely a bit of compromise going on amongst the owners.
  3. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    Except the NFL doesn't properly or consistently crack down on these hits. Take George Iloka as an example. He has previously been fined at least twice for illegal hits, both against the Steelers. That includes the hit last year that ended the career of Ladarius Green. (To be fair, that was only a matter of time.)

    He launched himself, helmet-first, at Antonio Brown's head. The league suspended him, then changed its mind on appeal.

    The league also doesn't do a damn thing to teams that violate the concussion protocols. The Dolphins did it with Matt Moore's head injury in the playoff game against the Steelers last year and there was no consequence at all.
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  4. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2017
    Love Mike! Awesome video.
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  5. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    I am not a Mike Mitchell fan, but he is right in his observation. The players know what they sign up for,

    It's really that simple. The avg career is about 4 yrs, min league salary 500k/yr x 4. I believe vested in pension after 4 years. I have worked

    over 40 years and not close to have made that kinda of money. Show me where to sign.
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  6. Busman


    Oct 18, 2011
  7. Busman


    Oct 18, 2011

    you mean 5 year

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    I watch a lot of other games and this isn't just the Steelers. I will say this I am all about player safety but this is a contact sport, I like that they are trying to take the head to head shots out but come on some of these calls are too much. MM hit the nail on the head about when a player is moving, you don't aim at the head but the player moves and you end up there. The speed of this game has changed so much and players are so much stronger a lot of big hits are gonna happen.

    Here is one thing I have had a problem with, why does a player get to choose his pads or not to where any? The NFL should make it mandatory that each position has the same pad size. Like Bennett from Seattle his pads are pee wee size, don't that make him faster and when he does hit make it hurt more? IDK I am not an expert but I am just asking maybe it don't matter, seams to me that the faster the player the harder......just something to look at.
  9. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    I liked the part when he said Im out 50 grand because Dalton threw a bad pass :lolol:
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  10. Clive From PIT

    Clive From PIT

    Dec 14, 2015
    Turns out he was reacting in part to...

    “Troy Vincent said that the league may adapt college football's handling of targeting that includes instant replay and an automatic ejection.” LINK
  11. Kreighoff

    Kreighoff Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2017
    I was going to make a comment then realized I was just starring at your picture for 5 minutes, oh well on to other comments. Just saying.

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