This helmet-to-helmet stuff has caught fire. It is THE topic of the National Football League at the moment, so much so that it’s even put Brett Favre’s meeting with NFL security AND the Cowboys 1-and-4 start all on to the national media’s back burner and THAT is saying a lot.
So, I figured I’d fire up the podcast mics later in the week (again!) for a very VERY special edition of the Rich Eisen podcast. My guests to discuss this thorny issue of issuing toothier fines for hits the league deems flagrant is the co-chair of the Competition Committee Rich McKay, Hall of Fame defender Rod Woodson and future Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner.
As we all know, just two years ago, Kurt once thought of retiring on the spot after his receiver, Anquan Boldin, had his face broken by such a hit. Kurt will discuss that moment and why he felt that way in the podcast, while Rod gives his unique perspective on the new emphasis on punishing those who punish on the field with a bit too much face mask.
The podcast is a must-listen (if I dare say so myself) and will be up later today on my blog, richeisen.nfl.com and on iTunes.