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15 minutes ago, Lord_Varys said:

For those who didn't see the hit.

 

 

 

Clearly intentional in my opinion. 3rd and long goalline situation with the runner clearly being taken down with no more forward progress. Trevathan clearly went low and hard and delivered a vicious blow out of frustration. Such a damn scoundrel

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Maybe the ref at the time didn't have the info he needed to make the ejection.

 

At this point if I'm the league I'm trying to establish a rule for automatic 6-game suspensions for clear and egregious targeting.  How do you define it?  You don't.  But it's like porn -- you know it when you see it.  Adams head was teed up like a golf ball and Trevathan came at him full speed helmet to helmet.  If he has a shred of self awareness or respect for fellow players he lets up, or (heaven forbid) tries to wrap up and tackle instead of just pretending to be a missile.  Trevathan has done this before.

 

The NFL is heading towards an iceberg called CTE.  They need to act strongly and immediately to remove this from the game or CTE may end the sport as we know it.

 

Maybe they should play the game without pads and helmets.  Defenders wouldn't be so callous about launching into and spearing other players if they themselves were exposed.  Nobody ******** tackles anymore, they just try to ram into you as hard as they can.  It's making the quality of the games worse, and it's also putting the sport itself at risk long term.

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How did he "not see enough" of that hit to determine it wasn't intentional and spearing?  Unreal.  In the video Lord_Varys posted above, pause it at 20 seconds, you can see where Hussey is standing that he has an unimpeded view of the play.  His reasoning is bullsh*t.

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1 hour ago, Lord_Varys said:

 

 

Maybe they should play the game without pads and helmets.  Defenders wouldn't be so callous about launching into and spearing other players if they themselves were exposed.  Nobody ******** tackles anymore, they just try to ram into you as hard as they can.  It's making the quality of the games worse, and it's also putting the sport itself at risk long term.

 

 

I'm not good enough to determine if a defender is trying to injure or hurt another player given the intensity of the game, ardrenaline and decision making , speed of actions that occur in literal seconds. The league has enough experts and film to determine that.

Defenders are rewarded for creating turnovers, if you  conventional tackle as a primary move then you're not trying to create a turnover.  Throw in the mix , the complicated rules of 'what is having possession of the ball" and making a "football move", "forward progress", etc   a defender will always make the play on the ball if they think they can get away with it even if that means they have to hit the guy senseless. How many plays do we see weekly of defenders holding guys up instead of bringing them down?

 

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13 minutes ago, dashoe said:

I'm not good enough to determine if a defender is trying to injure or hurt another player given the intensity of the game

 

No one intentionally tries to injure another player.  Just like no one wakes up and decides they want to be evil.

 

But through ignorance or laziness or fear sometimes, evil still happens.  It's rarely if ever a conscious direction of a malicious intention.  

 

We still need strict rules to punish the bad outcome, and that will force people to overcome their ignorance, even if it's out of self-serving fear of negative consequences.

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On 9/26/2017 at 11:07 AM, jspeed said:

 

What gets me is that everyone in the stadium knows the ball is going to Jordy on those inside the 10 plays.  Yet he's never double-covered??

 

I said this last week.  This week Jordy doesn't even have one guy on him twice.  

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He went from a canceled TD to skull crushing (potentially season ending) hit in back to back plays. Talk about a roller coaster of emotions listening to that on the radio. When I saw the hit 5 minutes later I really felt concerned for the guy and hope he fully recovers and doesn't jeopardize his career. Dirtiest hit of the year by far.

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3 minutes ago, Pigskingpin said:

He went from a canceled TD to skull crushing (potentially season ending) hit in back to back plays. Talk about a roller coaster of emotions listening to that on the radio. When I saw the hit 5 minutes later I really felt concerned for the guy and hope he fully recovers and doesn't jeopardize his career. Dirtiest hit of the year by far.

Yeah that was a sad chain of events.

 

You saw some Vontaze Burfict in that hit and he had zero remorse after he speared him.

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Glad to hear that Adams may be okay.  That was brutal.  Nothing but best wishes for him.

 

However, how far did Adams's helmet drop after Trevathan went in to make the play?  It looked like if Adams's head hadn't dropped while being tackled, Trevathan would have hit the guy at center mass.  Maybe Trevathan was hoping to kill the guy, but it could have also been a bit of bad luck as well.  It's easy to see in super slow motion replay the result and judge, but players don't live in slow motion and have to make split second decisions. 

 

This is particularly true in situations where receivers are going over the middle and safeties are diving across the field trying to break up a pass.  They are just trying to get there as quickly as possible and the laws of physics pretty much demand they "lead with their helmet."  That's a different situation than this one of course.

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Good news

 

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Davante Adams' (neck) MRI came back clean.

Adams has been diagnosed with a concussion, so it appears he avoided a serious neck injury. All things considered, it's relatively good news for Adams, though concussions are no small matter. Consider Adams week to week. Geronimo Allison is a receiver to pick up on waivers next week.
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