Stephen A. on Jamal Adams’ gripes: The NFL isn’t fair to defensive players | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Domonique Foxworth all give their takes on why the NFL isn't fair to defensive players after Jets defensive back Jamal Adams got vocal on social media after being fined for a roughing the passer penalty.
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Dale Traverso
Dale Traverso Il y a 8 mois
The NFL punishes clean hard tackles instead of punishing players for body slamming other players
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Watson has been hit the most and no flags were called. Maybe the OB protection only applies to white QB's. Cam has been hit many times and now we our seeing the outcome. Plus the bias of Cam having a great body and which the referee's feel comfortable with him being hit and make judgement calls different from the other QB's
Dame Il y a 8 mois
I would rather watch football were the hits aren’t as rough than watch players suffer career ending injuries that could have been prevented. That’s just my opinion.
James Jefferson
James Jefferson Il y a 8 mois
The best example is image if LT Lawrence Taylor played in the NFL today 2019! Talk about a news worth head line story: A) hits every week B) roughing the quarterback C) fights with lineman and referees D) number of holding penalties E) Tom Brady/Brees/c.newton would be annihilated!!! The greatest defense end won't be the HOF player is he because of the rules in place today!
KID M Il y a 8 mois
I can’t understand for the life of me that the NFL and every player past and present will say LT is the best player in NFL history and if I’m not mistaken he is a defensive player but the game is getting soft. The only reason I respectfully disagree with Stephen A is because you are suppose to hit guy in football defense should be glorified in terms of hits basketball you don’t want to hit a player and knock him out
Nick Hinson
Nick Hinson Il y a 8 mois
If I’m a defending player I would give them qbs some late hits it would throw there game of mentally
Nick Hinson
Nick Hinson Il y a 8 mois
I think with the new rules with the O line holds being called so much I think it kinda balances it out
joe magwood
joe magwood Il y a 8 mois
Basically do not and I mean do not touch tackle or hit the QB period the NFL should just say it.
Tru Finesse
Tru Finesse Il y a 8 mois
They protect the QB because that's mostly white men
CobraXp_ Il y a 8 mois
Max is right man fr, can we get back to where hitting is HITTING. 💪 🔨
David Graham
David Graham Il y a 8 mois
They could make defenseless receivers an offensive penalty on the QB for leading the WR into a big hit. Since the QB has control of the situation and there the highest paid position in the league. It would just make the playing field more even for the defense.
Daniel Silecchia
Daniel Silecchia Il y a 8 mois
For me a great defense is more fun to watch than a great offense, because defense is all about toughness and physicality and “we’re not gonna give you an inch this entire game.”
Bob Jeff
Bob Jeff Il y a 8 mois
People in this comment section are calling the NFL soft and unbearable but as soon as someone gets CTE and goes nuts like Aaron Hernandez those same people are gonna blame the NFL for not doing enough to protect players. Hypocrites.
Jacoby JaGoaty
Jacoby JaGoaty Il y a 8 mois
21k fine on his salary is nothing. Stop trying to injure players when the play is already basically over.
BEAT LA Il y a 8 mois
Even Baker Mayfield thought it was a clean hard hit!!! That's why he gave Jamal a respectful tap on the side of his helmet as to say, nice hit.
gadgetgangster Il y a 8 mois
Yeah really sucks that the NFL is taking precaution to protect their players. I miss the good old days when guys died at 50 from CTE.
Kyle Jenkins
Kyle Jenkins Il y a 8 mois
The nfl will be 7 on 7 soon since all they wanna see is offense🤣🤣🤣
Lost Timing
Lost Timing Il y a 8 mois
If anybody hits brady it's a penalty soooo.
MalikEmmanuel Il y a 8 mois
Offense is great....but only if it comes against competent resistance. Defense matters, it gives the offense context and without it there is no contest.
Chuck It Up
Chuck It Up Il y a 8 mois
Did they all just agree?! That's a first time ever. I was waiting for someone to say it was fair to I could destroy them in the comments
Good News
Good News Il y a 8 mois
They must get paid for mentioning certain names because Sam Darnold being out has absolutely nothing to do with defense or getting hit too hard, lol.
bkjetsfan1 Il y a 8 mois
I laugh when I heard Brady is the best. In this era you can't touch the QB, and the defensive backs can't touch touch the receivers.
James Cook
James Cook Il y a 8 mois
Stephen A has been to the Don King school of elocution...
Nick Gemsky
Nick Gemsky Il y a 8 mois
Faker Mayfield didnt wake up feeling dangerous
Josh Delius
Josh Delius Il y a 8 mois
It was a clean hit good physical football is the best
EagleEye 71
EagleEye 71 Il y a 8 mois
I’d rather watch a 10-6 slug it out game compared to pat mahomes putting up 40 every game
Cynthia Anyanwu
Cynthia Anyanwu Il y a 8 mois
And a lot of the quarte backs are out for none contact
hunter12182 Il y a 8 mois
All coaches tell their players that Payton just got caught.
Andrew Schnatter
Andrew Schnatter Il y a 8 mois
Fantasy killed the NFL 90% of fans now days know less then 2% of how the game is actually played it's a 💩 show
artz Arr
artz Arr Il y a 8 mois
I agree with max!
BOOM BRO Il y a 8 mois
1:06 🎶🎶 AYEEEE!!!! Hahaha dat music in the background doe!!!! 💯💯🤪😂💀 And bro hahaha when Dominique goes in on how to legislate kissing 😘😂😂💀💀
ChauncyCharm Il y a 8 mois
Have ypu watched the cfl?
Cesare Antonio
Cesare Antonio Il y a 8 mois
More offense includes more revenue I get it, NFL hiding behind making the game safer because of CTE but sorry American Football has been a Gladiator Sport since its inception, to water it down like this legitimately counter argues the fact that the Bradys, Brees wouldn't survived as long as they have today back then and those passing records all hold asterisks
Mitchell Milkov
Mitchell Milkov Il y a 8 mois
Real facts
TheClassictvfan Il y a 8 mois
The league isn't fair to anyone not a QB. What are we talking about?
Trinity Baptist Church of Newark, NJ
NFL is a joke, since when does the quarterback gets extra rules to protect them? You can't hit the quarterback, yet the quarterbacks are taking unfair advantage of defenses. Its called cheating.
Alfredo Guzman
Alfredo Guzman Il y a 8 mois
It’s laughable that Jamal Adams got fined for that, it wasn’t even a hit it was a push lol
mendel junik
mendel junik Il y a 8 mois
Get rid of max
HurricaneStarang Il y a 8 mois
I agree with Max on this one.. are they really going to take big hitters out of football? The LFL's looking better every year, bigger hits and plays than a dolphins game. I'd suggest checking it out.
calvin watson
calvin watson Il y a 8 mois
The NFL is turning into a glorified flag football league.
Drew Adams
Drew Adams Il y a 8 mois
Dislike videos until Molly is gone!
David Huber
David Huber Il y a 8 mois
You know what else makes more money and increases viewership?...hard hits and big plays
11thWoods Il y a 8 mois
Maybe female and vegan fans don’t like defense!!! This new NFL and NBA should be on Bravo this year. 🙄
Chris Injeian
Chris Injeian Il y a 8 mois
Everybody in the comments act like football has become 2 hand touch. It hasn't, people are just upset that the refs don't call each game the same, every ref has a different view of what is a penalty to them
Oliver Della Bosca
Oliver Della Bosca Il y a 8 mois
No, every ref follows the guidelines and laws dictated by the NFL. The rulebook removes the grey area. It's not like the NBA mate.
Nicholas Donaldson
Nicholas Donaldson Il y a 8 mois
As the late Patrice O'Neal said, "we didn't hold hands and pray after we tackle someone, we do a Indian dance and took his socks". That's from his stand up "Elephant in the room".
Richard Gadson
Richard Gadson Il y a 8 mois
Y does max always find a way to hate on brady😂”couldn’t tackle Brady” first thing that came to mind when Rodgers is the one that created these rules
James Swift
James Swift Il y a 8 mois
They started protecting the QB when Brady tore his acl on a low tackle. That was like 10 years ago. The rule for Rodgers only came out last season.
Geremias De Leon
Geremias De Leon Il y a 8 mois
But most of these qbs are 40 cmon tap there knee and it’s over this is football get ready to get hit
REDSP1R1T PS4 Il y a 8 mois
Sports are a real turnoff when I value good defensive play.
Rishard Woody
Rishard Woody Il y a 8 mois
Vapor Tech quarterbacks cuz quarterbacks are more viable to the league if your best quarterback is out the game is not going to be exciting cuz most fans want to see points scored on the board did defense and you got to deal with backup quarterbacks who are probably ain't ready or not that good the same thing with the NBA in hockey and baseball when they lose a star is not going to be the same
StayOnCodeTexas Texas
StayOnCodeTexas Texas Il y a 8 mois
I.A Umbreon21
I.A Umbreon21 Il y a 8 mois
I love hard hitting football. I love to see big hits to where the helmets fly off. Thats the type of football I like
Bob Jeff
Bob Jeff Il y a 8 mois
You also like seeing players get concussion and develop CTE, just say so.
Artur Rofi
Artur Rofi Il y a 8 mois
I agree with pretty much everything that all three of you Guys said. It is BS, and policing and doctoring the game is unfair to the ones you place the sickness on, and in this case is the DEFENSE, and the truth be told- some of this QB's wouldn't be in the game or have the stats that they do if it was not for the rules favoring them.
Michael Henderson
Michael Henderson Il y a 8 mois
So we gone act like espn wasn’t jus playing music for no reason?💀
TBE LJ Il y a 8 mois
are we just going ignore the random music that was playing when max was talking? lol
Shawn Sanders
Shawn Sanders Il y a 8 mois
Nick Foles got knocked out for at least half the season in the first game of the year THIS YEAR!
Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith Il y a 8 mois
The defense has to ask the white QBs to go down but you can smash the black ones
Damien Woody Looks Like My Profile Picture
Agree...even when it comes to potentially getting season MVP. Defensive players rarely get it
Dr Elvis Valentino
Dr Elvis Valentino Il y a 8 mois
It is the epitome of the Pussification of the NFL, look at Max Kellerman and these stupid good looking female twists on every panel, THE PUSSIFICATION OF THE NFL is complete.and done.
Thomas Yenowine
Thomas Yenowine Il y a 8 mois
Stop playing music during the clip. It’s distracting.
Nick Hunter
Nick Hunter Il y a 8 mois
What's with the music in the background lol
Eric Jefferson
Eric Jefferson Il y a 8 mois
We would rather see someone get knocked out in a football game than a touchdown! This is the last of the gladiator sports! I knew the game was getting sissyfied once the league saved players from Roy Williams the SS!
Kodak 213
Kodak 213 Il y a 8 mois
Stephen A was spot on with this, the NFL and NBA both hindered defensive players wanting a more entertaining game more than competitive. It’s disgusting
Jorgen Platner
Jorgen Platner Il y a 8 mois
I understand protecting the qb but, it's b.s. . They're giving the offense way to much of an advantage.
jake nail
jake nail Il y a 8 mois
Say what you want about Molly but she's always fine af. I think green is her color.
jake nail
jake nail Il y a 8 mois
@Eric Jefferson Only one comparable is Charly
Eric Jefferson
Eric Jefferson Il y a 8 mois
jake nail she’s NOT fine like you’re exaggerating. Her fill ins look better than her so knock it off.
J2MELO Il y a 8 mois
Nobody else think Dominique is annoying ?
Sedaw Il y a 8 mois
Pretty soon they'll get to the point where touching a QB will result in immediate personal foul
Starress McBride
Starress McBride Il y a 8 mois
What's up with the music in the background? 😂😂 Is that their wrap it up music?
Baby Mylo
Baby Mylo Il y a 8 mois
Offense is bringing in views ? Yah well no one wants to fucking watch flag football so views shouldn’t be going up lol
Zurich Foreman
Zurich Foreman Il y a 8 mois
Simple math defense cost money offense brings money
Zurich Foreman
Zurich Foreman Il y a 8 mois
Is it unfair ask defensive linemen how many sacks they would have if the league looked at holding and how crazy it has gotten
nesseiht gnay
nesseiht gnay Il y a 8 mois
What you mean defense is being mistreated? Doesn't everyone keeps saying "defense wins championships." 😆 Now defensive players are complaining.
DoughBoy Gaming2020
DoughBoy Gaming2020 Il y a 8 mois
They should let players fight for 7 mins like nlh hockey 1 on 1 😆
DoughBoy Gaming2020
DoughBoy Gaming2020 Il y a 8 mois
Next year nfl will be tag football then duck duck goose 😆
Amy Sullivan
Amy Sullivan Il y a 8 mois
ESPN BREAKING NEWS black player gets penalty by a whitey ref, S.A.S it's proof of plantation nfl holding black folks down it's coming people just wait.
P L Il y a 8 mois
ESPN clearly terrible at business as they don’t cater to their to audiences, they’re doing the exact opposite by bring back Molly.
Advitiya Sharma
Advitiya Sharma Il y a 8 mois
Quarterbacks have to be protected
thenewjord50 Il y a 8 mois
Make them and any player sign a waiver to know what risk they going end same for boxing and mma/ufc
Advitiya Sharma
Advitiya Sharma Il y a 8 mois
Shut up SAS
Jrockblam Il y a 8 mois
Good takes all around, there is nothing wrong with a hard hit and I am also against pile driving a QB into the ground. A lot of these hits that get fined are penalized are not the latter.
Pedro Martinez
Pedro Martinez Il y a 8 mois
Belichick pays his defensive players