Originally Posted by CJSchneider
Well, this just my opinion, but when I was a player and as a coach, I held this belief.
If I send you back to the bench for a few plays, the person who comes in to replace you is not as good as you are. That serves as a benefit to my team.
Have I ever told a kid to hurt someone on purpose? No, but you better believe I tell them to drive their tackles all the way into the ground. You better believe I teach kids that if they are the second person on a tackle for them to put their helmet (facemask) on the ball.
The difference that I have observed that pisses me off is when the blitzers or DL guys are going at a QB and they see he's thrown the ball, that they then still take the liberty to drill the guy (who is pretty defenseless at that moment) into the ground.
They're not trying for a sack.
They're trying only to hurt the QB.
The hit shown on Manning by the Redskins was an example of this.
So was the hit on Favre (Vikings-Saints NFCCG) the play after a personal foul call, and they got away with this one because the ref was a chickenschit *****. Of course the league fined the player fot the hit.
The hit on Romo 2 years ago by Boley of the Giants was after he threw it already, and Boley knew it. He still intentially pile-drove him into the turf.
I don't mind QBs getting crushed when they have the ball, in the pocket or scrambling. That's part of the game.
But I see too often, defensive guys intentionally trying to injure the QB after he's let the ball go.
Of course I like when my Packers guys do it to QBs like Brees, Cutler, Stafford, Eli, etc. But I'd rather the league stops it because star QBs going out with broken collar bones or shoulders, neck injuries, is not good for the game.
The collegiate hit by BYU on Bradford was another example that I clearly remember. Only intent was to do what he did, injure the player. That helped them win the game.