Bucs Rookie Is Hosed!September 17th, 2008
Joe wrote about how much he likes defensive back Elbert Mack. Any time a small guy from a small college undrafted is good enough to make an NFL team, Joe has to root for him.
So it’s with a fully subjective opinion that Joe screams, “Roger Goodell, you screwed Elbert!”
The NFL suspended Mack for the Bucs game Sunday at Chicago for a helmet-to-helmet hit… in the preseason! What, it took the NFL honchos three weeks to decide what Mack did was worthy of a suspension? Are you serious???
Yeah, let’s wait for the Bucs to get a bit dinged up in the defensive backfield before we suspend a rookie for something he did in the preseason.
Joe likes football. It’s a man’s game. And sometimes players take vicious hits. This nonsense about helmet to helmet is nothing but garbage cooked up by people who never wore a helmet, unless they were riding their tricycle down the sidewalk and mommy told them to wear the helmet.
Of course, what really got Mack in trouble was his hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan Sunday, so says Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
Mack’s latest infraction, according to the league, occurred when he “unnecessarily launched himself into Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and made impermissible helmet-to-helmet contact.’’
Oh, no! We can’t hit a quarterback. An offensive lineman, sure. But not a quarterback!