Re: Lions rookies talk about the fun of knocking an opponent
from a players standpoint, they HAVE to bring that level of play to the NFL or their career is over. If you aren't hitting someone, they'll be hitting you.
I completely agree with this, and was trying to get that across in my post. I have no problem with them delivering big hits - I actively want them to! That's different to the issue of their reaction to the effects of those hits.
in the heat of the moment with your adrenaline pumping full force, a player will typically get pretty geeked over that hit.
Again, I agree. Heat of the moment reactions - given the adrenaline going and the mindest you have to be in to play the game the best you can - are entirely forgivable IMO.
But then you have ...
The thing I do agree with is that this long after giving a player a concussion, they shouldn't be bragging about it or even talking about it. Old news, put it in the past.
Again, completely agree. And this was what my post was trying to get at.
To me, bringing this up and boasting about it speaks to a poor attitude towards the game and their fellow competitors.
Go out there and beat the hell out of each other for 60 minutes. Maybe have a few inappropriate reactions in the heat of battle. But to be boasting weeks and months after about how you hurt someone? Not good, IMO.
And for those that think this is powederpuff - please read sentence 1 of the above paragraph again. It isn't.