Osi Umenyiora Has The Perfect Response to Mike Mitchell's Rant (TWEET)

Paola Ditto
Dicembre 7, 2017

Following an almost-excruciatingly ugly-to-watch Steelers vs. Bengals Monday Night Football game this week, Roger Goodell and the NFL handed down their seemingly weekly suspensions, which included two plays from the Monday Night game.

The Steelers-Bengals game on Monday night really felt like some kind of tipping point for the 2017 National Football League season, with everyone sort of losing their minds on the field and everyone losing their minds off the field as a result.

There were originally two suspensions, George Iloka of the Bengals and JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Steelers, but Iloka's suspension was overturned Wednesday.

"I signed up to play full-speed contact football, and we're not doing that, "Mitchell said".

While some find Mitchell's point of view and brand of football draconian and unsafe, he gives voice to others who feel the game is under attack and that the violence on the field is a necessary part of the sport that participants have signed up for.

But he said, "I feel like I gotta ask a guy, hey, are you ready for me to hit you right now?"

Not wanting to take those kinds of hits doesn't not make a player any less of a "man", as Mitchell's says. If the National Football League was smart, they would consider implementing this rule into their own guidelines for both the safety of their players and protection of their brands. You have to know the risk when you sign up. I donate more money to Cincinnati to underprivileged kids than probably the people on the Bengals. Who's side are you on?

This isn't a physical "football" play...

"Fans, owners, players are all disappointed in Roger Goodell". Some players have been fined, some have been suspended, some are still in concussion protocol.

We can't have a guy where you just hand out discipline on how you see fit. Many have ripped the NFL for giving Smith-Schuster the same penalty it gave Gronkowski, whose hit was among the most indefensible the league has ever seen.

"At the end of the day, this is football. There needs to be a set of guidelines".

"If you want to see flag football, let us take our pads off and make it easier for me". That's insane. I'm going to mess around and get hurt trying to protect an offensive player because he's running an over route. Except the Hasselbeck thing anyway - he was mad that Hasselbeck said his hit on Alex Smith was dirty, but the league did fine Mitchell nearly $50,000 for the hit and Smith was pretty mad about it.

"But let's not try to turn football into a unsafe, barbaric game".

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