Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
Watching this video, had a few thoughts,
!, Okyoe should be ready for the speed and violence.
2, Football tackling is looking less like it did when I was a kid in the 79's-80s' and looking more like Rugby tackling.
3, If the league wants less injury, and more scoring, and a faster game, get rid of helmets and pads. (keep all the rules the same)
LMFAO.....TBPH, 90% of those hits are uncommon rugby (watch any typical rugby game, head-on, high speed, high-impact hits are an exception to the norm) and the more lateral, sideline -to-sideline action of the game means most defensive stops on ballcarriers are side-hits or more often than not, pulling them down from behind. if they are hit from up front, its usually getting stood up and pulled down by 1-2 defenders, and a lot of the time the ballcarrier has already relinquished the ball to a teammate so as to catch the other team offguard. the lack of forward passing also takes away any offensive players getting hung up to dry and defenders lining them up for a "whoo-hit". bottom-line it is rare you see players getting blasted in rugby, that video is a misconstrued representation of the sport.
Just as Whitner's hit in the NO game is not representative of most football hits? Rugby is a lateral game, literally...so the hits are not usually at as high speed as vertical runs, but how many big hits are there in each football game? I have read several comments about Willis "non-violent" tackles being more painful than the big hits of other guys. Why? Because he drives his guy to the ground...just as Rugby players are taught to do...shoulder in the hinge.
In Rugby, there are more twisted tackles, with multiple tacklers, because the goal is always to pry the ball loose. That happens up to the scrum, and then you have to watch out for all body parts if you are inside the scrum. It is a very violent game, with no pads, helmet...just a bit of tape around the head holding on the ears.