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10 years ago ? Yup
Right now ? Nope, im shocked the Seahawk didn't get slapped with a felony charge
This post was edited by NoVaNoles201711 19 months ago
Yes. Hence the no flag.
But it should be legal
It's legal cause a defensive player is never considered defenseless while he's on the football field.
Defensive players aren't valued in the world of fantasy football therefore, fantasy football fart sniffers don't even know who they are.
Goodell caters to fantasy football fans like with his whole idea about dudes wearing belts with tear away flags.
I don't know how any of that shit makes sense but to Goodell it does so there you go.
Because that's Golden Tate, if that shits illegal than they need to put an end to the NFL. Bunch of dudes in suits making rules/policies that have never played the damn game. We use to do that shit on the streets where I grew up..
I believe there is a rule about DEFENSIVE players leading with their head on any hit. I am not 100% on this, but I think it is illegal to lead with your head on any hit as a defensive player.
Steve Spurrier is a God, and Mark Richt worships him
Here is what I found:
Players will be prohibited from "launching" (leaving both feet prior to contact to spring forward and upward into an opponent or using any part of the helmet to initiate forcible contact against any part of the opponent’s body) to level a defenseless player, as well as "forcibly hitting the neck or head area with the helmet, facemask, forearm or shoulder regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the defenseless player by encircling or grasping him.", and lowering the head and make forcible contact with the top/crown or forehead/"hairline" parts of the helmet against any part of the defenseless player’s body. Offenders will be penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness and ejected from the game if the contact is deemed flagrant
I believe he would also be considered defenseless because he was blind sided.
thats illegal. i dont think it should be but it is very dangerous, not to they guy taking the hit but the guy giving it. but thats why these guys sign medical waivers, so they can put themselves in danger if they wish to be stupid and lower their head like that
Its sad and its all about money
New rules = softer game = less injury = players not suing at end of careers = owners and NFL big wigs get richer and richer
And they got enough fans hypnotized with fantasy football that most don't care enough to realize they are watching a bunch of grab ass bullshit
Dont worry, College football will follow what the NFL is doing for player safety.
They already do
Nigel Bradham got ejected from a game from the best hit of his career
Cost FSU a game sealing INT, 6 points and put life into an otherwise beaten Hurricanes team
I don't even care if that's illegal holy sh!t that had to of hurt
2 players in the SEC have already been suspended this year for illegal hits as well.
IMO a shot to the chin should not equal head to head. In real mans football that's considered a GREAT hit.
The pussification of football, joy. /sarcasm
So what about the NFL being sued by former players because the injuries/concussions they occurred and the NFL trying to prevent future generations from it happening.
Not protecting the NFL just another way to look at it
holy hell.....I know someone that saw stars after that hit
3 time POTW, member since 2006, MLWTI: 4-3
Video? I didn't see the hit
Those cases should be thrown right out of court. But with our Fvcked up court system they probably wont be.
Legal or illegal, I'll leave that up to you guys to decide. Obviously, I'm biased in this situation. The problem I have is most have only seen the 1-second clip of the hit. This is not a blindside, out of nowhere hit. Lee should have been well aware of where Tate was. Seconds before this hit, Sean Lee is in coverage and while it may be zone, his may focus is clearly Golden Tate... he even goes as far as putting hands on him. Why two seconds later he forget Golden Tate is in the area, I don't know ...
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I guess they're all just gonna ignore this.
It is football. If you want to be able to remember your name at 50, do not play.
yep. they all know how violent the game is. if they were really worried about that, they wouldnt play. and every single player says theyve known they werent ok yet they still wanted to go in.
its a joke that these old, broke, farts are suing the NFL cause they need cash.
Here's the full play. Sean Lee covers/touches Tate around 3 seconds in ... and then gets "blindsided" a few seconds later. Lee should and could have saw this hit coming IMO. Legal or not, you can make the call, but all the talk of "dirty" and/or "no place for this" by the media is funny to me.
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