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Old 10-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #21
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Default Re: Sooner or later, the league will suspend Ryan Clark

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clarks hit was boarderline bush league but its his job to instill fear in the ball cather/carrier.

if a runner falls to the ground, a defender can legally touch him down or spear him in the back of the head/neck with all his might.

the player showing sportsmanship will simply conserve energy (and reduce possible self inflicted injury) and simply tag the runner down.
Look at the hit that KO'd RG3 as an example. He was angling to the sideline, and it was pretty clear he was going to down himself. Still, he got his head torn off, when alternatively a touch would have handled it.

When you see a 285lb monster coming for you, you can either assume he'll obey the rules of a gentleman, or you can protect yourself, just in case. If you want to be a hero and extend yourself to catch balls in traffic, you have to expect to get wrecked from time to time.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:56 PM   #22
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Default Re: Sooner or later, the league will suspend Ryan Clark

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clarks hit was boarderline bush league but its his job to instill fear in the ball cather/carrier.

if a runner falls to the ground, a defender can legally touch him down or spear him in the back of the head/neck with all his might.

the player showing sportsmanship will simply conserve energy (and reduce possible self inflicted injury) and simply tag the runner down.
Yes, I agree that Clark is a hitter and he rides the line. As a Steeler fan I can try and defend that hit, but as an objective football fan...I can honestly say that was a penalty.

As for other calls like Wallace getting mugged on that goal line route or Ike getting flagged because Maclin grabbed him...........the replacement refs might not have got those wrong.
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Are we talking about Clark's late hit?? The whistle had definately blown well in advance and Clark has to avoid the shot on that one.

If you disagree, watch it again and imagine it was Kurt Coleman coming in late on Antonio Brown and you will see it was a justified call.

As for the Kaboly article....he is going to the Ron Cook school of journalism. Write an opinion piece with something negative and outlandish to get a response from fans who will read your article. Jerry Springer would be proud.
Are you sure? I'm almost positive there was no whistle. Perhaps there should have been since forward progress had all but stopped, but I don't think any of the zebras blew it dead.
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