Originally posted by 4ML:
Originally posted by IronSaint:
Originally posted by ECLaloosh:
Originally posted by boast:
That's about the best argument a person can make right there.
Not exactly, Kaepernick wasn't a "defenseless player" (ie. a QB in the pocket) since he had the ball tucked and was an established runner at that point. The only thing that could've been called was a facemask IF Akiem Hicks would've grabbed it.
This. Kaep was running...Brees wasn't. Though it was a bad call on the Brees hit...there is no conspiracy. lol
Defenseless player has nothing to do with that rule
You can't wrap around anyone's neck.
And a QB isn't defenseless, the only people who are "defenseless" are receivers who are going for the pass and get killed
Which by the way I hate that penalty!! I was a TE in HS and I started to play in jr college and played semi pro, I was put up to dry from my QB and all I remember was me on the ground and the ball popped up in the air (got picked). After watching film I saw that I jumped and two defenders helmet to helmet hit me simultaneously and I did a back flip in the air, the ball hit of them and then was picked.
My point is i got my bell rung, and I've been there, and that was and is a big play. And now any big game changing hit is illegal, and it's illegal to prevent a catch. I hate what the nfls become under goodell