Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has had enough of fines and suspensions for illegal hits. He went on a rant about it during Pittsburgh’s media availability Wednesday.
“We’ve got to do better as players when we sign the next CBA, we’ve got to get better leadership as who’s running the league because obviously everybody from fans, owners, players are all disappointed in Roger Goodell,” Mitchell said. “We’ve just got to do better, we can’t have a guy where you just hand out discipline on how you see fit, there needs to be a set guideline of how we do what we do.”
My real complaint isn’t with the @nfl it’s with my fellow players. How did we agree to this cba? There is no consistency in the way we are disciplined. One week you can commit a foul and be fined the next be suspended. One week a fight is an ejection the next it’s a suspension.
Jerry Jones will defend his team and players to the bitter end no matter what, but even he is calling the Cowboys’ recent three-game losing streak and run of abysmal second halves “indefensible.”
That is inexcusable in Jones’ mind, and it’s hard to argue with him. Eagles running back Jay Ajayi said the team quit in the second half of their loss last week, and while no one has called them out for such a thing from Thursday’s game yet, it’s hard to ignore how bad Dallas has been in the second halves of their last three games.
What’s worse, after throwing a mere four interceptions in the regular season last year, quarterback Dak Prescott has thrown five interceptions and no touchdowns in Dallas’ three games since losing Ezekiel Elliott to a six-game suspension. That is also indefensible after he won Rookie of the Year just one season ago.