October 19th, 2010 at 7:46 AM
OT: Ban on Violent Hits
It appears as though the NFL may be moving to legislate against "violent" hits, instituting mandatory suspensions for head shots for example. I was wondering what the MGoCommunity thinks about this kind of ban and how it will affect the game of football. In my opinion, I've never seen the need for a safety to leave his feet and hit a receiver up high. I've watched Cam Gordon do it several times and thought to myself that he's either going to hurt someone (or himself!) or miss the tackle. It seems to me that it's just poor form to take a head shot when you can simply wrap the guy up, put your helmet in his chest. That said, will the new rule drastically change the way defenders tackle? Maybe some of you defensive guys out there have a strong opinion?