Re: Ridley Fumble
posted at 1/25/2013 10:40 AM EST
In response to AZPAT's comment:
In response to danemcmenamin's comment:
In response to dapats1281's comment:
In response to bingobilly's comment:
The rule that needs to be changed is helmet to helmet (which according to the rule, I believe) was an ok hit in the Ridley play. However, the way I saw it was Ridley put his head in a slight downward slant and the Baltimore thug rammed is helmet into Ridley's helmet. I think the Baltimore thugs got away with "murder" throughout the entire game to begin with...
How would you have tackled Ridley if you were Pollard? He was right in front of him, Ridley lowered his head and gave Pollard a much smaller tackling radius. Even if Pollard aims for his knees, there's a decent chance of they'll still go head to head on the way down. These type of collisions happen all the time with rbs.
I'd have tried to hit below the waist and above the knees and wrapped him up like a rugby player. I think those guys do a much better job of tackling any way much more efficient but alot less violent which is why it'll probably never work in football. A broken tackle is so crucial in rugby it can lead to a score every time, so they don't tend to miss em
And when someone enters your house without an invite at 2 AM, and he's got a weapon, and you a gun, you shoot him in the foot, because you saw that on TV and in the movies many times.
Rugby tackle??? ROFLMFAO!!!!! Got up and did it all over again!!!!
See this is the major malfunction in football, you can take someone down with a perfectly legal efficient tackle but instead of that guys have to be smashing each other skulls to the point where they get actual brain damage, it's why every year almost half the star players of the league are sitting on IR. Any way in about 5-10 years when science realises how to make someone 50 pounds heavier than wilfork run just as fast as him they'll start killing each other on the field and they'll have to change the rules