Originally posted by SportsFan:
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
Originally posted by ihab:This play just says it all about the preposterous rules of the NFL game. Defensive players should stop taking the field until the league until this shameless competitive advantage to the offense is addressed.
Since the receivers head whiplashed, these lame refs probably assumed it was a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Given the context of NFL speed -- where every plau is based on millisecond reaction time -- that's as PERFECT as a hit you can give.
The rule as it is written is horrible.
First this part:
It is a foul if a player initiates unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture.
What the f**k does that mean? Unnecessary contact. Well in this case it was necessary because he was trying to break up a TD.
(2) A receiver attempting to catch a pass; or who has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a runner. If the receiver/runner is capable of avoiding or warding off the impending contact of an opponent, he is no longer a defenseless player;
Again, f**king b******t. So basically if the guy catches it you are not allowed to hit him. Way to ruin the game.
I love the NFL but this s**t is starting to get to me.
the rule is complete b******t I agree
but there's nothing to argue on the whitner hit, based on what happened its a penalty and a fine