So, the NFL is starting to get real soft to me with the criticism of these hits. How can you tell someone whose only job is to get to the quarter back to “hit less harder”? This shit is absolutely getting out of control with all these extra penalties, fines and suspensions. If I am paying to watch professional athletes perform on the field, I expect for the highest intensity of athleticism to be displayed from the time the game starts until the clock hits 0:00. So they say these rules were put in effect to “protect” quarterbacks and “defenseless” players. The game is called football, and if you can’t take a hard hit, then you don’t need to be playing on a professional level. Strap your helmet on tight and suck it up.