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Old 08-19-2013, 05:46 AM   #21
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They have Wallace. They don't need anyone else.
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"The rules say you can’t hit high so I went low and I’m sorry that happened," Swearinger said. "I would think you’d rather have more concussions than leg injuries. Leg injury, you can’t come back from that. A concussion, you be back in a couple of weeks."
This tells you some players aren't educated on what concussions are.
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They have Wallace. They don't need anyone else.
Agree the Dolphins have no worries - once Tebow is released by the Patriots he can fulfill his destiny by returning to a Florida team and playing tight end
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Swearinger was doing his job the way the NFL wants him to do it. No more hits to the upper body (head/shoulder) area. Defensive players have to try and target specific points of an offensive players body to hit all the while running full bore down the field and not knowing how the offensive player is going to react once they are about to get hit.

Then there's the double standard. Offensive lineman can cut block below the waist and at the knees all game long and nobody makes a fuss of it. When you've got some 300+lb neanderthal cut blocking that's just as dangerous to a player's knees as the guys throwing hits. I outright hated when guys tried cut blocking me in high school. I think it's cheap and I don't think it should be part of the game. If you can't man up and block your guy one on one why is it that you can basically just go ahead and take a dive at his knees to block him instead?

I feel bad for Keller, but this issue happens on both sides of the ball. How are defensive players supposed to hit a guy anymore? Arm tackles don't work in the NFL, you can't hit up high, and you get crucified if you hit down low so you're just supposed to try and aim for the midsection and hope for the best? And why aren't defensive guys protected in the same manner? The best change in regards to protecting defensive players so far has been the Trent Richardson rule. Other than that the NFL hasn't done enough to balance things out and to protect their defensive players in the same manner as their coveted offensive players.

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