Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by mug0mug:
He'd better win the appeal of this fine (I'm assuming he'll appeal). He didn't lead with his helmet, didn't hit him in the head, didn't hit him in the legs, didn't drive him into the ground with a shoulder, didn't explode upward at him. He made a clean, head up tackle where his facemask was against his chest. You couldn't make a cleaner hit on a QB.
I mean, the fine is the smallest possible, but this is the kind of aggressive hit that should be used as an example of how you can get a good hit the right way.
What I would like to see is one full speed EXAMPLE of how on earth you tackle a quarterback in the NFL.
I dare anyone to find a SINGLE video, where a quarterback is tackled at full speed, where the player is not making forceful contact with his helmet.
You just kick him in the dick. Thats the new way just a swift kick to the nuts. so far this isn't against the rules just kind of a low blow that they could say is against the rules.
Really you can't it's physically not possible, even if you lead with your shoulder your head fallows. did goodell take anatomy classes in college?
So say alex makes that block on greg who played for the raiders when we ran the reverse play does alex get fined he lead with his shoulder and hit a defenseless guy who never shall it coming. This all started because of sapp hitting the bills player like that, and brady being a prissy star who got the tuck rule and going low on qb written about him.
I understand going low and blowing brady or mannings knees. I get the going high and hitting helmet to helmet can cause brain damage to both players, but if you can lead with you head stick your shoulder into a guys chest and pop up as your shoulder hits your helemt is going to go up under the guys chin strap, but lets face it lawson didn't spear him or do anything didn't even grab his face. he just drop a defenseless qb who decided to become one the second he threw that pass i get it 3 down but he only did it to himself lawson can't control what a qb is going to do.
And droping to 2/3 speed to make the tackle is bs. if the player gets there i can see him moving not to hit a qb but to slow down make a proper tackle and then watch the qb get the ball out of his hands now because of that.