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Dave Duerson's death a warning

Updated: February 25, 2011, 3:15 PM ET
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

"They're trying to turn the NFL into patty-cake!"

I'm not sure who said that, although I'm sure someone did. Particularly during those tumultuous weeks in the middle of the 2010 NFL season when the league was handing out fines for "dangerous and flagrant hits" like Halloween candy. All told, players were fined about a half-million dollars after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made it his mission to protect defenseless players by cracking down on illegal hits.

The enforcement ...

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