Anyone watching Sunday night football?

Submitted by UMxWolverines on December 23rd, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Cam Chancellor of Seattle just destroyed Vernon Davis and forced a dropped pass that was almost a sure touchdown. Has to be one of the best hits I've ever seen. Ref calls a penalty for ''defenseless receiver''. This shit is out of control.

Comments

BoilerBlue

December 24th, 2012 at 12:46 AM ^

I have to agree with the OP on the hit. The DB didn't launch himself, he didn't lead with his helmet, hell, it looks to me like the only reason the hit looks as bad as it does is because of the incredible inertia Vernon Davis brings with him. The safety came in under control and laid his shoulder pads into the ball and separated man from ball. That looks textbook to me, and as safe as a hit in the NFL can be.

Greg McMurtry

December 24th, 2012 at 8:54 AM ^

into the chest and still gets a penalty. I thought this was a great hit last night. NFL is basically saying you can't defend this pass. All you can do is let him catch it and then rake the ball and hope he drops it.

TyrannousLex

December 24th, 2012 at 10:16 AM ^

In the days of the Flying Wedge, football was nearly banned. Interestingly, the new rules gave birth to both the forward pass and the NCAA. This is one of those times when taking away the pads and making it more like rugby wouldn't have changed anything, because that's the kind of hit that happens all the time in rugby.

The NFL is killing itself because it doesn't know what to do. It's rules to prevent injuries (mostly to highly paid, star players at skill positions) do not appear to be working very well and are hurting the product. I don't know what the answer is, but given that youth football participation is falling off a cliff; the lawsuits will continue to pile up; and the NFL will struggle to adapt, we may be watching the beginning of the end of football.