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the whitner/jackson hit writes the nfl's obituary

Originally posted by RealShaloop:
Originally posted by sfout:
http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2013/12/26/different-hit-same-result-whitner-not-fined-for-shot-on-jackson/

not fined lolz

The hit will get flagged but players will jeep doing it

They have to. Its football instinct to separate the ball from the ball carrier. Whitner just did his job
  • Antix
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This will happen to us again the playoffs. It seems once a game we get a bs call against us but usually we get a bad call against the other team (which happened in this game). This particular play is annoying because there is no consistency and refs aren't accountable for bad calls.
  • GORO
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I love football but it will become a boring game to me if it only favors offensive players. Ronnie Lott woo hits brought a lot of fans to the game.
It should at least be a coaches challenge if they are going to go this route because the calls are getting ridiculous and dictating games and can factor in an outcome of a game
I hope we see a rule change allowing these types of calls to be reviewable. Sooner rather than later. It is becoming a bigger issue every week. Just wait till a call like this determines a playoff game.


The league is not about to flat-out make hard hits illegal. It is trying to protect players and improve it's image. The NFL does not want football to be viewed as a violent sport like boxing or MMA. It want's to be mainstream. On the other hand, they do not want to loose a large, long-time fan base that respects the physicality of the game.

Whenever new rules are added, they are usually refined in subsequent seasons. I expect that rules will soon allow these hits to be reviewable.
challenge: the ref is being a p***y.

the ruling on the field is confirmed, the ref was being a p***y
no fine = nfl indirectly saying it should have not been a penalty.
ESPN's sport science should be hired to review these type of plays.
  • titan
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Double standard! Kaepernick got hit helmet to helmet while still in the pocket looking to pass, but scrambled the wrong way....no flag?!
Originally posted by titan:
Double standard! Kaepernick got hit helmet to helmet while still in the pocket looking to pass, but scrambled the wrong way....no flag?!

saw that too.
doesn't college FB replay illegal hits?
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
challenge: the ref is being a p***y.

the ruling on the field is confirmed, the ref was being a p***y

LOL
Originally posted by xcfan:
if that is not football, then football is soon to be an uninteresting, stinking corpse.
players can't play this brand of football; fans can't stand watching it. it is a demoralizing punch in the gut to all.
are you going to sit through this kind of frustration and not just quit some time in the future? find a better hobby that doesn't leave you pissed? who wants to be pissed about something all the time? that's where we're headed. screw it, just go out motorcycle riding on Sundays and think about the good ol' days of lott.
in a few more seasons, there will not be any whitner's--there will just be craig dahl clones wearing flag football belts.

Yes, Roger Goodell has turned pro football into flag football. Because of the fear of lawsuits, they are regulating all hard hits out of the game. It is now p***y football.
  • sfout
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Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
doesn't college FB replay illegal hits?

Yep. Under the new "targeting" rule they review it to determine if the was indeed illegal. If it is illegal the player is ejected, if not they overturn the ejection. Sometimes the pick up the flag, but usually the penalty still stands.
Here lies Big Hits and Woo Licks...