Brady Rule? Bah! Here’sTwo Novel Ideas For Protecting NFL Quarterbacks.

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Published: March 26, 2009

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... for talking heads and fans alike. With news this week that the league is seriously considering implementing a rule targeting defensive players who lunge at quarterbacks knees from the ground, we'll be moving on to the next part of the discussion or what to do about this so-called "Brady Rule".

Football is a violent sport and there's not a lot outside of penalizing obvious cheap shots and use of the helmet as a weapon that the league can do about it. Nor should they.

The stakes are high in football and ever since Lawrence Taylor came around, defensive coordinators figured out that if they can knock the other guys quarterback out, they greatly enhance their chance for victory. A perverse incentive to kill quarterbacks if there ever was one.

However, truth be told football sucks to watch when it's quarterbacked by guys who can't play very well. Just look at the XFL and WFL. Those leagues collapsed for a number of reasons, but not the least of which was the games we...

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