Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Have any of you seen NFL Year Book 2011 from ESPN? If so, they show the run from multiple angles and in slow motion. It wasn't the "block" that took down the Saints defender as much as it was the leg whip.....
Go back to the yearbook thread and read my post and a few others....
This thread that says nothing about any leg-whipping?
I'm beginning to see the problem. You don't know how to define a leg-whip penalty, it would seem. Staley is sliding along the ground. His legs are in a natural position as this happens... knees slightly bent and calves a natural inch or two sliding along with his upper body... Harper tries to hop over and stumbles upon Joe's lower half. So this to you is leg-whipping? So far, you seem to be the only human being and fan of any team to be calling this a leg-whipping. Hell, I live in New Orleans, have Saints friends and family... NO ONE is calling this a leg-whipping or ever suggested that it was. No news reports... nothing. I don't even believe Harper himself ever suggested a leg-whip.
Your proposed extra film and angles is nowhere to be found anymore.. all seemingly pulled from availability... massive cover-up, is it?
Here is the play... http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2012/01/16/joe-staley-wait-until-you-see-my-block-on-film/
.. and it is precisely as described. There is no possible angle that would make this play any more clear or controversial. If that play would ever have been called as a leg-whip, Harbaugh's head would literally have exploded, and the refs would have been rushed and beaten to a bloody pulp.
So either are trolling... or don't know what you're looking at in terms of what a leg-whip constitutes. If Staley would have suddenly lashed out and up with his legs? Then you would have been correct. Sorry... you are fighting a bizarre and losing battle here.