Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
You guys are way overreacting to this. He never had a concussion problem in his life. He doesn't have a concussion problem. He has an NFL RULES CHANGES problem. Everytime he gets a concussion he tackles with the side of his helmet like his earhole. That's a very, very unnatural way to tackle. Truth be told it's best to just lower your shoulders and tackle straight on. The way he tackles trying to avoid penalties leaves him very vulnerable and his head in a position where you can get a whiplash type effect which can concuss the brain more severely.
Reid should just tackle straight on and penalties be damned. If's better if you lower the boom than put your head in a position for it to lowered on you.
We need to just accept a few penalties with him. Tackle like it's natural and stop worrying about the 15 yard penalty.
I hope this is the truth and yes if it is then fire away young Mr. Reid. Even if it bites us in the ass during a critical game so be it. The positives in the long run should outweigh the negatives.
I agree he just needs to tackle natural. Don't worry about the penalty.