Originally posted by tondiman:
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
I hate that Seattle is being glorified for the same thing other teams (like us) got penalized for. Watch the hits on that video, and then go back and look at hits all throughout the league that were flagged. There really is no difference in a lot of cases. That hit from Chancellor was no different than Whitner's hit on Steven Jackson, but because it looked worse, he got flagged.
The league really needs to look at reviewing these types of plays.
Exactly, but what do we do in the mean time? Wait till the league comes around and we keep losing our opportunities? I mean this video shows that Seattle found a way to make plays without getting the flag. Whitner's "bad boy" talk about changing his name and all didn't do anything. If we are gonna win in this league then we have to find a way to get past the "big hit" culture and just go for the tackle or the ball.
And why can't we have both like Seattle and Carolina? Its not either or imo. WE DEF NEED A BIG HITTER in the NFC WEST as a physical and intimadating defense! Were not in the AFC, We just need to HIT BIG and wrap up like Seattle did in the playoffs. Those big hits early are why Denver WR wouldn't cross the middle, got off their routes, combined obviously with the ability to tackle in space and wrap up. But we NEED to hit big, wrap up by others like gang tackling ballhawks.