The NFL has changed, and defensive players are feeling the effects the most.
Not being able to land the big hit or bring the quarterback to the ground in excessive fashion, defensive game-changers are trying to adapt to the "new" NFL and its strict rules for protecting its players.
While some players are having an easier time than others, these players are not and will undoubtedly face the consequences this season. While they continue to play the game the way they were taught, 2010 brought many fines and saw a major increase of injuries to players.
So with the 2011 season around the corner, it's time to sit back, relax and enjoy.
Week 1 is almost here.