Originally posted by trogdor:
Did anyone else notice that it seemed like part of the CAR game plan was to tackle our players in ways that could put them out of the game? It may be coincidence, but to me the early tackle on Crabtree and the tackle on Tukuafu were unnecessarily rough and one resulted in a serious injury.
I definitely noticed the same thing too. There were many very questionable hits by the CAR players at the beginning of the game: the blind-side hit on VD, horse-collar tackle on Crabtree, the hit on Gore where one player kept one of his legs up while another one tackled him... Even my wife, who is usually just a casual observer, was wondering what the **** was going on, and were the Panthers purposefully tackling the Niners players at very awkward angles/positions so as to cause injury.