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Is the big hit worth the risk of the flag?

Is the big hit worth the risk of the flag?

They need to go full "The Longest Yard" and just have Kaepernick peg the ref in the nuts whenever they make stupid calls like that.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by 808niner4lyphe:
No!! Wrap up!

This. I really wish the nfl wouldn't flag big hits but they're going to from here on out-even if the hits are legal. SMH. It's better to just wrap up and use fundamental tackling.

It's better if you can use fundamental tackling but when you have a 210-230lb DB going up against a bigger RB, TE's which are typically 260+,and even some of the bigger WR its not always possible to wrap up. The NFL is legislating big hits out of the game to give the appearance they are concerned about player safety to the average fan. I think its crap by the NFL.
"Safety Donte Whitner said he was not fined by the NFL for his second-quarter hit on Falcons running back Steven Jackson, which drew unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.Whitner said he hasn't had any money deducted from his paychecks for any of the penalties he's received for alleged illegal hits this season. He was fined $21,000 for a hit on Rams wide receiver Chris Givens in Week 4 but said he won his appeal.

Whitner said officials are misinterpreting any hard hit as an illegal one. And he said his technique should be used as a model by a league that wants to do away with dangerous hits but ostensibly wants to preserve the game's toughness.

"You have to have a poster boy in the National Football League who can still hit hard and do it the right way and show people how to do it the right way," Whitner said. "... It's playing the game the way it's supposed to be played and trying to tweak it in those really, really fast moments when you hit a guy."

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/26/6029605/49ers-notes-cardinals-patrick.html#storylink=cpy
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
"Safety Donte Whitner said he was not fined by the NFL for his second-quarter hit on Falcons running back Steven Jackson, which drew unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.Whitner said he hasn't had any money deducted from his paychecks for any of the penalties he's received for alleged illegal hits this season. He was fined $21,000 for a hit on Rams wide receiver Chris Givens in Week 4 but said he won his appeal.

Whitner said officials are misinterpreting any hard hit as an illegal one. And he said his technique should be used as a model by a league that wants to do away with dangerous hits but ostensibly wants to preserve the game's toughness.

"You have to have a poster boy in the National Football League who can still hit hard and do it the right way and show people how to do it the right way," Whitner said. "... It's playing the game the way it's supposed to be played and trying to tweak it in those really, really fast moments when you hit a guy."

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/26/6029605/49ers-notes-cardinals-patrick.html#storylink=cpy

I love that Whitner is standing up. He should be the model, because he delivers hard hits but does so in a way that's not likely to cause serious injury. But of course instead of praising him for keeping the physicality of football while being as safe as possible, he's penalized and marginized. Goodell is killing the game we love.

I think that if enough prominent defensive players and/or coaches took a unified stand they might actually get somewhere with the league though. Wouldn't hurt if they got a couple offensive players in on it too. I could see some throwback type offensive players sticking up for a defenders right to deliver a hard but clean hit. It should be part of the game, otherwise they should just start wearin flags.
[ Edited by trogdor on Dec 27, 2013 at 9:04 AM ]
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It's pretty obvious hard hits are being legislated out of the game. Just like the head slap, mauling receivers while the ball is in the air, etc. It just isn't a smart play when you know there is going to be a flag, head shot or not.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
They need to go full "The Longest Yard" and just have Kaepernick peg the ref in the nuts whenever they make stupid calls like that.

Kap would get suspened but it'd diffenently work!
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How can the big hit be avoided? How do you recommend tackling Tolbert and Jackson? Whitner and Brooks used correct form. It's not like when Brooks hit Brees the tackle wasn't pushing him.