Yes. The key is knowing when to go for the big hit, or the wrap up tackle. Whitner should have tried to wrap up Jackson on the TD run, but he absolutely made the right decision by laying him out on the previous play.
Whitner's hit on Jackson was perfect. Unfortunate that it was called a penalty. He could make the same hit next week and not be penalized. It's completely subjective with each ref crew. No consistency whatsoever.
I'll take my chances and keep telling Whitner to lay people out, because those hits are tone setters and can lead to drops, fumbles, limited YAC, alligator arms..etc.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Dec 26, 2013 at 3:12 PM ]