Originally posted by SportsFan:
Originally posted by verb1der:
Quote: "This is the NFL," Reid said, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. "Guys are a little bit stronger and little bit bigger than what I'm used to playing, so I might have to adjust the way I play a little bit. . . .
This is not good. Now he's going to be less agressive and might end up missing tackles..
NO, he is just saying he isn't going to go for the knock out blows anymore. I love this kid and think that maybe he was trying to impress his new teammates a little too much. Trying to be that enforcer that Goldson was in the middle of the field.
All he has to do is follow the new NFL Heads Up Tackle initiative and that will prevent the injury he has sustained so far.
This, on the bright side, could mean he'l focus additional attention to breaking passes up (and INT's) and lower, form tackling methods. It's hard on the lower tackled b/c receivers have a natural tendency to lower THEIR shoulders for protection making the strike zone even more unrealistic. I guess you gotta rip knees up these days. Taking a fine and penalty may be better in the end over brain damage playing by the rules.