Mehta: NFL passing numbers are crazy, but Jets coach Todd Bowles thinks smash-mouth football will eventually return

“At the end of the day, football is a very violent sport,” Beachum said. “It’s a man’s sport. You can’t come out here and be playing 7-on-7… and playing flag football. It’s still a physical game, but DBs can’t really rough up receivers. Quarterbacks get protected, but at the same time, I personally feel that there’s still some discrepancies with how certain quarterbacks are even treated… because if Tom (Brady) got hit like Sam (Darnold) got hit (on a scramble slide against the Colts in Week 6), that would have been an automatic flag. No doubt.

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