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    NFL Videos: Player safety

    i have to say, i agree

    not to turn football into any type of sissy sport, but they are right, there is no REASON to go for a players head or neck

    those two parts are VERY sensitive, and if harmed correctly deadly or coma-enabling

    no reason why someone cant avoid such hits, go for the chest, soldier, whatever, but you do NOT have to go for the neck, much less the head, it really should have been this way
     
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    I agree as well. I do not want to see players lives impacted for the rest of their life due to playing a sport. That said, this is TACKLE football and plays like this will not be totally eliminated from the game.

    I think the players need to not overreact as much, same with the league, and think about the fact that the league is trying to protect them from catestrophic injuries. This all begins with proper technique and discipline.

    I hope that the new sanctions against illegal hits won't detract from the game and I hope the refs won't overreact to a "bang/bang" play and start tossing guys without the proper review to make sure the hit was illegal.

    That said, the players know what they have signed up for and the risks involved playing football. I hope the players can learn to play the game with respect for their own and other players safety and not play with malicious intent (talking to you Crowder).
     
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    I gotta say, I loved Bennets hit on seattle's punter. Was confused on what they wanted players to do until I saw Ray Lewis' hit. Good example. I don't think Daunta Robinson should of been fined though.
     
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    Big Ben wishing the NFL had issued a proper date rape video.
     
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    The way its worded is that the end-result is punished. Therefore perfectly legal and perfect form hits that result in accidental helmet contact will be punished. Thus defenses will have to adjust to not take the risk of suspension. It's another rule for the offense, masked as for the "health" of the players.
     
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    It's Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. Watch the NFL video and you clearly see a punter get destroyed and it is proclaimed a legal hit.
     
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    Chris Warcraft is Chris Klwue the vikings punter.
     
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    the issue i have is this I played in HS and when they showed me the proper way to tackle it had nothing to do with jumping and leading with my helmet it was lead with your shoulders aiming for hte mid section and then wrapping up the legs and drving through.

    In fact my coaches told me not to jump casue you lose control and it's easier to miss a tackle. In fact during a inter-team scrimmage i was speared to the stomach and the guy that did was tossed out of the game and the next two practices by the coaches

    So all these players that say "that's how I was taught" is a load of crap. they just want to make the highlight reels
     
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    It is a block not to the head or back just a well placed block legal hit if you say you can't hit a punter then the punter should not be allowed to tackle a player. In my mind blocking a punter like that should get extra pay for comedy value
     
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    Those hits aren't legal by rule regardless of form, and while they will be punished they won't be fined five figures or subject to suspension. The Wilfork hit to the QB comes to mind. Once Bianca was able to show that Vince wasn't a habitual offender, the Commissnioner reduced that fine. I think if accidental contact or incidental contact is flagged in game it should not be fined. Although since that determination is fairly subjective, it sometimes will be (like for habitual offenders). It's when it goes beyond that - which is what some of you are in denial about on some of these hits - that there should and now will be substantial fines and potential suspensions.
     
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    Bingo.

    I think we can all agree Helmet to Helmet hits should be illegall and I think we all can agree player safety is important. But my biggest fear in this whole thing is that in order for players to ensure they dont hit illegal they will have to play more timid and in an effort to hit softer and lower they will inevitably just wind up missing tackles more.

    By enforcing overly strict policy of no one time lenancy that leaves everyone especially the smaller paid players no choice but to play softer. To not put in a policy that goes after the repeat offenders and treat every instance as punishable by death is wrong. IMO it would be like saying the 3 strikes laws arent effective and crime has gone up maybe we need to be more strict one strike is all you get now users are treated like murders.
     
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    The long term way to minimize the problem is to relax the restrictions on contact and interference by the defense on receivers.

    By implimenting the Polian rules, you have defenders who aren't allowed in the same time zone as the receivers. As such, the game has evolved so that defenders need a "big hit" to separate ball from receiver. Don't buy the notion that these hits are only the province of highlights on ESPN.
     
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    I know! I was making that statement based on the image Chris Kluwe drew because he is a punter and in the video a punter gets rocked. He's basically saying he doesn't want to get KTFO, and its funny.
     
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    Interesting and seemingly very valid point. If I am clutching and grabbing and jockeying for position as we go down field I am in better position to make a play and not in position for a highlight reel hit. But if I can't even have a drop of my sweat touch you as we go down field then really the choice is simple get in position to make a play when I am allowed to make it which is get in position for the hit the instance you have caught the ball.
     
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    The last few years we had a secondary that couldn't tackle a punter ... now we have guys that can tackle and hit and the league is concerned. A year no less where it looks the Colts don't have anyone to tackle anybody. :bricks::bricks::bricks:
     
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    Is that what they taught you to do when you are arriving as the ball is? What if the ball is in the air? They call it a kill shot for a reason, the receivers head is turned to the QB as he crosses over the middle, the defenders eyes light up because he's seen the play thousands of times in film. You know exactly where the receiver is going to be and you turn and sprint toward him. The throw is a little high and you aim for the mid section, he leaps and you hit waist as his hands touch the ball. In highschool you can get away with the technique you described but in the nfl when the receivers hands touch the ball he's supposed to catch it. You hit a NFL receiver in the waist as he catches the ball 9/10 its a completed catch. You hit him in the upper body/head with a shoulder as his head whips around, the ball comes loose.
     
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