Punishment in a game like the NFL where players are making more money than most can even use, does not work. It works on the rare occasions where a player is suspended for something, but these are almost always too lenient. When Flozell Adams tripped Justin Tuck I was rightly outraged that he could get away with injuring one of the best players on our Defence and be punished with nothing worse than a slap on the wrist.
Hines Ward has decided that he will use an illegal block because he believes it works better than going low, he justifies this by saying he can "take the fine". I'm not saying that Hines Ward is a bad guy or that he is a dirty player, but it is obvious that the punishment is not working. Fines are handed out as a deterrant, not so you can buy a foul. Punishments should be much harder on players deliberately commiting fouls. For Ward, explain to him that if he blocks illegally, he will be suspended for 2 games, for Flozell Adams he can choose: A suspension or he gets taken out behind the stadium by Giants fans with baseball bats. Dirty players need to be dealt with harshly so players don't get injured merely because one player can afford to commit fouls.
How should players commiting personal fouls(facemask, tripping, etc.) be dealt with?
Suspension (15 votes)
How they are now (2 votes)
Heavier Fines (12 votes)
Life bans for anyone who even thinks about injuring a Giants Player (7 votes)
36 total votes