terrible comparison,fair enough.
Wasn't the head shot rule scheduled to be brought up at the GM's meeting due to the Richards/Booth hit?I'm very confident related rule changes were on the agenda. It was in the making for a couple years and it was inevitable. I believe some of Cooke's earlier work was the topic of discussion as well.
And the Cooke/Savard hit was only a day or 2 before the meeting, but it was already a topic set to be fixed at those meetings. Cooke can't take all the credit for the GM's/BoG fixing a rule that other leagues have had for years.I never said he gets all the credit or even most, but after he changed the face of a franchise with the dirty hit I'm very confident he helped (more than any other individual) to make the league move much faster than they would have wanted to otherwise. Too many owners were losing money because of dirty hits and concussion issues in the NFL were starting to bubble over. I'll keep it short for now, but I strongly believe the Cooke hit caused them to take more drastic action faster than they would have otherwise. We know how the league looked like handling all of those things going into the next season, it was an absolute mess. The rules were sloppy and poorly thought out, the refs were entering their own stoppage and not involved enough, and the PA could not handle the pace the league was moving. Had the Cooke hit not occured, I think the rule changes would have been a little more subtle and easier to manage for all parties involved.
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