Greg Lloyd: It’s a Violent Freaking Game
Coming as no real surprise, former Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd recently expressed concerns that the game is getting too soft. “This is not PBS, it’s not the public channel that you go watch. It’s the National Football League, it’s a violent freaking game,” Lloyd told WXIX-TV in Cincinnati while appearing at a recent golf tournament hosted by Bengals coach Marvin Lewis.
“I don’t want to see a game where the damn score is 75 to one or 75 to two, all this passing and passing. I want to see somebody hit a quarterback, … that is what people come to see. And at the end of the day if he gets hurt, so be it.”
However, it wasn’t all violence from the former Pro Bowler who was one of the most feared men on the field in his day; he also said that the NFL needs to take better care of its former players. “The point of it is that if the NFL and the league would get behind and start taking care of their older players and taking care of guys, they wouldn’t have these issues. As opposed to saying, ‘Hey, go out there, do it hard, then bang we’re done with you.'”