Originally Posted by Rugger
Yes they were against the rules. I am not going to debate that. I will debate the level of punishment that was issued to the Saints. It was a punishment that was leveled as if there was video evidence, as in on the field, that pointed to the Saints trying to purposefully trying to injure a player outside of the scope of what is acceptable in football.
You can not tell me that the falcons never went after Brees every game. You can not tell me they wanted to hit him so hard he left the game. That is football.
It was a punishment leveled as if the Saints were asked to stop what was against the rules and they defied the fact to the highest degree. The NFL's request went ignored and the Saints are paying for that. The NFL has enough evidence to issue the suspensions, fines and deduction of draft picks (as I'm sure they wouldn't have done it without sufficient evidence); but Atlanta plays Drew hard. Extra motivation for knocking the clean-soggy-breathe out of Drew "Bressus"
is not necessary...