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Old 10-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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NFL to review Harrison hit
Monday, October 18, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10291...d=steelers.xml

The hit that Steelers linebacker James Harrison put on Cleveland wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi Sunday is being reviewed by NFL officials to determine if it were illegal and if so what punishment the league would issue.

Harrison's earlier hit that knocked Joshua Cribbs from the game in the second quarter of the Steelers' 28-10 victory in Heinz Field was determined to be legal, according to an NFL spokesman.

"The first hit (on Cribbs, who was a runner) was legal," Greg Aiello told the Post-Gazette in an email this afternoon. "The second will be reviewed."

Neither of Harrison's hits that knocked Browns Joshua Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi from the game for good drew a penalty, at least not on Sunday. But those two were among a handful of vicious hits to the head around the NFL Sunday that have drawn the attention from the league office and ultimately could draw punishment including a fine and/or suspension.

Ray Anderson, the league's vice president of football operations whose office doles out such punishment, reacted swiftly to the head hits on Monday.

"There's strong testimonial for looking readily at evaluating discipline, especially in the areas of egregious and elevated dangerous hits," he told the Associated Press.

"Going forward there are certain hits that occurred that will be more susceptible to suspension. There are some that could bring suspensions for what are flagrant and egregious situations."

The first of Harrison's hits did not come in question, even though his helmet hit Cribbs' helmet on a running play. It seemed unavoidable, two players flying through the air with no apparent intent by Harrison to lower his helmet into Cribbs' helmet. The rules allow for such an inadvertent hit.

The second hit by Harrison is the one that has come into question. Harrison hit Massaquoi high, not necessarily helmet to helmet, but it does not need to be a collision of helmets to be ruled illegal.

In the past -- such as Ryan Clark's big hit on receiver Wes Welker a few years ago in New England -- the hit clearly would have been legal. But the new rule, changed at the NFL meetings in March, now says that a defender must give the receiver time to protect himself after catching the ball before he is hit high. Did Harrison do that?

Mike Tomlin was quick to note Sunday that they were "Legal hits, not fineable hits. He played good football." Unfortunately for Harrison and the Steelers, Tomlin is not the final judge on such things. The NFL will let him know their ruling, usually no later than Wednesday.


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Old 10-18-2010, 09:53 PM   #2
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I can see Harrison getting fined for the 2nd hit because he could have just went low for a normal tackle. But the Cribbs hit in no way was intentional. At full speed, Harrison was just trying to get the guy down, and their helmets colided. Plus he's a ball carrier, he puts his head down first to get extra yards, he's pretty much asking to get hit in the head.
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But the new rule, changed at the NFL meetings in March, now says that a defender must give the receiver time to protect himself after catching the ball before he is hit high. Did Harrison do that?
pure crap.

just make a rule saying only db's can tackle a wr, already and eliminate hitting altogether.

thats the only way the league will get what they want.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:39 PM   #4
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Goodell can eat a big fat (bleep) and choke to death. That piece of (bleep) bitches and whines about cleaning up the game and then yaps about adding 2 more games in a season that is already debilitating enough for players. If I didn't love the Steelers so much, I would seriously take a dump on the NFL as long as that moron in commissioner. Man I miss Paul Tags.....
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I like the self imposed bleeps, that's a team player right there mods!!
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:28 AM   #6
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I like the self imposed bleeps, that's a team player right there mods!!
Without even reading the article, I know Harrison will be fined.

It's how the NFL now rolls.
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i like how he was fined $5,000 for hits the nfl said were wrong or dangerous but they fined him $20,000 "for criticizing a roughing-the-passer penalty against him." i guess the nfl feels they are more important or worth more than the players on the field. whatever they can do to make a few bucks.

things happen so fast, how can they expect a defender to control where he hits a guy when the other guy is moving also. one second the wr's head is up the next it's lower and bam helmet to helmet even though he was going to hit him in the chest until the wr or rb moved. not every hit to the head is on purpose, sometimes it just happens.

next thing you know they'll start fining rb's for lowering their shoulders into a tackler or using a stiff arm to the face. why is it ok to push a defenders head back on a stiff arm but a guy just touches a qb's helmet and it's called a "blow to the head"?
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have every defensive player on every team throw a helmet to helmet hit on every play this weekend in a solidarity protest

1000 suspensions due the first week

Let them try to legislate that.
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But the new rule, changed at the NFL meetings in March, now says that a defender must give the receiver time to protect himself after catching the ball before he is hit high.

Does anyone else see a fundimental wrongness about his sentence? Now a defender must WAIT until a catch is made? What if he has a chance to intercept/knock the ball away/etc. ? What utter bullspit.
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Does anyone else see a fundimental wrongness about his sentence? Now a defender must WAIT until a catch is made? What if he has a chance to intercept/knock the ball away/etc. ? What utter bullspit.
That's exactly what I was going to say. How fair is it to tell the defense to essentially let the receiver catch the ball first before they hit them? I totally appreciate the concern about head injuries but there are certain aspects of the game of football that will always be brutal.
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