Steelers' Mike Mitchell Ranting About NFL Policing Hits Is Must

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Steelers safety Mike Mitchell said the NFL is becoming more like flag football.

Following an almost-excruciatingly ugly-to-watch Steelers vs. Bengals Monday Night Football game this week, Roger Goodell and the NFL handed down their seemingly weekly suspensions, which included two plays from the Monday Night game.

"We've got to do better as players when we sign the next CBA", Mitchell said, referring to the collective bargaining agreement that runs through the 2020 season.

Regardless of how you feel about the hits, the punishments or the people in charge, it's clear that many inside the The Shield really aren't sure of what's OK and what's not OK.

Let the debate begin. Foster said. "That's who I see it".

"You hit them in the pocket", Foster said in August, via Penn Live's Jacob Klinger. Smith-Schuster was also flagged for standing over Burfict and taunting him after the play. If you don't know me and you've never had a conversation with me, don't judge us on what you see in football, because football's my competitive side.

Removing those high hits from the game, and fining, penalizing and suspending those who level them, should never be confused with taking the soul out of football. "I get the league having player safety that's fine but don't tell me those are the same offense".

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What do you think, Nation?

"That's what we would always say, the players on that Steelers team who voted "no" were players who could talk about the CBA without being hypocritical", Batch said.

"They go to their locker rooms, they go to their meeting rooms and their players are praising them, their coaches are praising them, but their check, their wallets are being deducted thousands of dollars for doing what we learned how to do to come into this game". He's a Standup guy just a hard nosed no bs player. Does Mike Mitchell make a good point? At the end of the day this is Foot-Ball. This is for grown men. I hear all these guys saying 'they're trying to make this flag football, ' and in my head, I'm looking at them saying are you out of your mind? And you call me a repeat offender? Many have ripped the NFL for giving Smith-Schuster the same penalty it gave Gronkowski, whose hit was among the most indefensible the league has ever seen. "There's just so much going on in the game right now". Mitchell is one of the most gray-area players in the National Football League so it only makes sense he would defend the actions of the guys who cross the line. News broke about Goodell's new $200 million contract extension shortly before Mitchell's rant.

"Fans, owners, players are all disappointed in Roger Goodell". "We've got to get better leadership as who's running the league".

"Just hand us all some flags", Mitchell said, per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. There needs to be a set guideline on how we do what we do.

"It's the stupidest thing in the world", center Maurkice Pouncey said.

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