Originally posted by SofaKing:
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?
Thats what i'm saying. We got that pick on the next play because he was still shaken to the core. It was a beautiful hit and it was pure football. What were we suppose to let him secure the ball ? What is this two hand touch ? Goodell really is turning this into WWE, he must really be a Vince McMahon fan because its like hes trying to be this football business man, lets make money first villain. Its really disturbing. The whole Bounty thing everything is just ridiculous. I love football but never would I have imagined seeing somebody like Brees blasting an NFL Commisioner like its nothing. At the end of the day the refs weren't bending for the Pats like they used to.
I even saw one of the refs in the 1st quarter tell Brady after he got dropped and tried to complain... " Let em play." Nothing wrong with playing it safe but get the dam calls right.