NFL Week 7 live: League reportedly sends memo on penalized players
The NFL sent each team a second memo this week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports, listing players who've been penalized multiple times for unnecessary roughness.
Schefter, citing an unnamed source, reports that one team had 10 names on the list.
The memo would cap a tough week for the NFL. Earlier, legal/illegal hits (and increased enforcement of rules) were outlined by the league, drawing a decidedly mixed reaction from players and sparking a vigorous weeklong debate after last Sunday's carnage. All of which points to one certainty today: Players will be under increased scrutiny by game officials.
"You go back over the decades, we have made changes to take out certain techniques and the immediate reaction of everyone is: 'It's changing the game, I can't play this game, I can't rush the quarterback,' " Commissioner Roger Goodell told the New York Times. "I understand that, but the game, but the game continues to flourish and it is safer and more fans are watching. ... I have said I think we are going through a cultural change as a league. We believe this culture change is good for the league."
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| October 24, 2010; 12:40 PM ET
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