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Patrick Crayton

Dungy takes a defensive stance

With NFL players getting bigger and faster, which constantly increases the violence of their collisions, the league needed to take steps to curtail the helmet-to-helmet shots that could have devastating effects.

But that doesn't mean offensive and defensive players will find a common ground on the issue, mostly because for years defenders have believed the game is slanted in favor of the people paid to put points on the scoreboard.

"I know that feeling because I played defense and coached defense," NBC's Tony Dungy said.

Dungy brings up a good point. In addition to enforcing stiffer penalties for illegal hits — suspensions and not just fines — the NFL...