Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
Originally posted by 49rz4Life:
What about that hit Hernandez took from Goldson ?! that was pure football. If that wasn't a clean legal hit then wat the hell are we watching ?!
It wasn't a penalty but the league may be getting sued for a lot of money by people taking head hits. It sucks, but I understand them calling "iffy" hits. They have to do something to protect the players and if it's even a question they should throw the flags. It's all about protecting the players, it sucks, but I understand. I wasn't too pissed about that.
I heard Eric Davis talking on KNBR and he said something very interesting. What if Goldson opted to hit Hernandez low, and Hernandez sustained a career ending knee injury? The NFL would be perfectly fine with that because players can't sue for knee injuries. Even though the result of the hit would be devastating, the NFL would tell Hernandez "tough luck, you knew the risks of playing this game, no compensation for you". The NFL doesn't give a flying f**k about player safety.
It was a good, clean, football play by Goldson. You can't tell players to not hit too hard. Goldson has every right to hit Hernandez and try to force the ball loose. If it was helmet-to-helmet contact, then fine. But that wasn't the call. It was for hitting a defenseless receiver. How can Hernandez be defenseless when he has the ball in his grasp?
[ Edited by SofaKing on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM ]