What makes the quarterback so special? It's a football game. Why is one player more valuable than any other on the field? Receivers go up for the ball leaving them exposed but it's okay to ram them in the ribs or shove the running backs' faces into the turf. Sacks are part of the game and if you don't want to get hit, get rid of the ball or buy season tickets.
I know what roughing the passer is. And, yah, if it's intentional, a suspension or fine is called for. But why only the quarterbacks? You try to hurt a player, any position, the penalty should be the same.
And I wouldn't blame you for thinking this Friday's game is already in the bag. With a gimme like that in the sched, you could not only be Prefect again in week 8, but possibly Proconsul or even Grand Imperator!
Actually, I could see this one turning into one of those patented Hamilton vs. Winnipeg double-DQ matches, especially if it gets out of hand early. At least its too hot for the 'Peg fans to bombard the opposing team with jagged ice chunks, as is their occasional wont.
the qb touches the ball on every play (unless it is a direct snap) and gets the ball to his playmakers...for a team to be successful they need their starting qb to be healthy..look at toronto at the beginning of the year...they lost damon allen and have been crapping the bed..he came back but is still rusty from missing all the game action
players arent getting fined our suspended for sacking a qb, they are getting fined and suspended for illegal hits to the QB..hitting helemt to helmet..or low shots (like ed phillion on damon allen)