Contact Us

Has The NFL Finally Gone Too Soft?

Has the “Steelers Rule” made the NFL too soft? John Czarnecki, of foxsports.com thinks so.

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Many people feel the same way as Czarnecki, but the rules are different, because the league is different. Players are bigger, stronger, and faster, as compared to 30 years ago…even ten years ago, so it’s extremely difficult for the league to institute rules to try to protect players.

I must confess I grew up in western Pennsylvania. As a young reporter, the second NFL training camp I visited in the mid-1970s was the Steelers. The team put me up in a dormitory at St. Vincent’s College and I remember brushing my teeth next to a couple linebackers, a few hours before I spent time in Ernie “Fats” Holmes’ room as he tried to explain, Bible in hand, why he fired a high-powered rifle at a couple state policemen.

Mean Joe Greene was the toughest Steeler during that era, but Terry Bradshaw always tells me that even his teammates were afraid of Holmes. “You never knew what he might do,” Bradshaw said of Holmes.

foxsports.com

Babes

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://espn1420.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on SPORTS RADIO ESPN 1420 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on SPORTS RADIO ESPN 1420 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!