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Steelers Safety Mike Mitchell Unloads on NFL Discipline Procedure, Roger Goodell

Steelers Safety Mike Mitchell Unloads on NFL Discipline Procedure, Roger Goodell

Legendary Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said Thursday on Undisputed that due to the threat of fines and suspensions for the type of hits that coaches would celebrate, defenders don't know how to play anymore within the rules.

Specifically, Mitchell took specific issue with Cincinnati's George Iloka and Pittsburgh's JuJu Smith-Schuster receiving the same on-game suspension that New England's Rob Gronkowski did, given that Iloka and Smith-Schuster's hits came during a play while Gronkowski's was made in frustration after a play was already completed. On Sunday, after a play, Gronkowski used a heavily padded elbow to drive a blow into the back of the head of Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White, resulting in a concussion.

"Hand us all some flags and we'll go out there and try to grab the flags off", Mitchell said in the aftermath of Monday night's violent Steelers-Bengals clash that produced more than 200 yards in penalties and two players stretchered off the field. On one hand, calls for a targeting rule have been renewed and writers have eloquently stated how hard it is to watch a game so violent.

The NFL commissioner signed a five-year contract extension on Wednesday, worth about $40 million annually, according to reports. But Umenyiora said the last people who should have a problem with the league trying to make the game safer are the actual players, because they're the ones who assume all the risk. If you don't want to get injured then don't come out here. "Think about what you ask us to do", Mitchell said. "If you want to see flag football, then lets take our pads off". I feel like I gotta ask a guy 'hey are you ready for me to hit you right now?' before I hit you. He said that a $50,000 fine from two years ago resulted from Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throwing a "bad ball" to tight end Tyler Eifert. Make that make sense.

"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. I donate more money to Cincinnati to underprivileged kids than probably the people on the Bengals. "There's just so much going on in the game right now".

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He also called former QB and current ESPN analyst Matt Hasselbeck an asshole, although that's neither here nor there.

We gotta get better leadership as who's running the league, because obviously everybody, from fans, owners, players are all disappointed in Roger Goodell. There needs to be a set guideline on how we do what we do.

Former Giant Osi Umenyiora thinks people who have a problem with the National Football League fining and suspending head-hunting players need to have their own heads examined. It's absolutely absurd. But like I said, man, Steelers versus the world. "You hit them in the pocket and in that way money always talks".

Players don't know what they can or can't do.


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