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Old 11-15-19, 03:52 PM
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Myles Garrett

If I hit somebody else at my work pace I would lose my job forever.
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Old 11-15-19, 04:22 PM
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Why can't the NFL be like the NHL?
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In before the move to P+R...

I think the media largely missed the fact that Rudolph first tried to rip off Garret's helmet:



...and then gave him a kick in the old twig and berries:



...which does not justify what follows, but makes it a real two-sided deal. I would suspend them both for 3 games and move on, though I doubt that is how it will be handled. Nobody should be tried by the media, no matter what they have done.
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Old 11-15-19, 06:38 PM
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It's hard to say from the video whether Rudolph was trying to remove Garrett's helmet. He may have been trying to control his head movement. In martial arts that's one of the classic defensive moves, especially in a ground game with the defensive opponent on his/her back. Watch master boxers like Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Carlos Monzon and Saul Alvarez (Canelo). They all used gloves, forearms, etc., to control the opponent's head movement, or temporarily block the opponent's vision to set up for a counter punch or to move and get away.

Garrett's retaliatory move was more overtly offensive. Officials probably reviewed the tape in slo-mo and determined correctly who committed the most egregious foul. Although a full season suspension seems excessive. Might depend on Garrett's history. He seems like a magnet for problems, if not always his fault (such as being struck by a "fan" last month).
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Old 11-15-19, 07:20 PM
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Pounding somebody on the bare head with the helmet could be considered assault. Garrets going to be lucky they don’t toss his butt out of the NFL
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Old 11-18-19, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by coffeesnob View Post
If I hit somebody else at my work pace I would lose my job forever.
If you tackled somebody at your workplace you would lose your job forever.

Unless you are TERRY TATE OFFICE LINEBACKER

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Old 11-18-19, 05:22 PM
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I'm guessing Garrett may legitimately have had a PTSD defense for losing his temper. Remember that he was sucker punched by a stranger a month or so ago. The puncher posed as a fan to get Garrett off guard, then smacked him through an open car window. Garrett joked about it on Twitter, but that kind of thing can be hard to shrug off.

You'd think guys who hit each other for a living wouldn't be affected by random violence like that rest of us, but 't'ain't so. I never minded getting hit in the ring as a boxer. It's part of the game and you're mentally prepared.

But fights in real life are completely different. I was surprised how suddenly and badly my temper snapped when it happened to me. I'm just glad I didn't kill or seriously hurt anyone. It took awhile to regain my trust in strangers. Now I avoid confrontations or situations that might lead to confrontations.

I don't even go into bars anymore. Microbrewery tap rooms are usually more mellow, but whenever I visit a new place -- usually on casual group rides -- the first thing I do is check the mood of the crowd and look for people who seem tipsy. Especially young women. That's always a bad sign. They'll either flare up first or manipulate guys into fighting. During special events I even avoid my favorite local microbrewery tap room, run by some friends. Certain events, like the annual USMC birthday bash, tend to draw hot tempered men and women alike. Being a borderline hot tempered veteran myself, I know we don't really change with age. We just get a little slower and run out of gas quicker in fights.

Anyway, Garrett's reaction after the suspension and time to cool down will demonstrate what kind of man he really is.
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