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#16 Inimicus

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:49 AM

Good hit.

If the tables were reversed this forum would be covered in gifs of the hit and people trying to put our guy in the Hall of Fame.

#17 The_Light_Brigade

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:14 AM

I thought the same thing when I saw it. Good hit though. If Smith had been injured we'd probably be looking at it differently. Luckily he bounced right up and started talking poo.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:23 AM

Good hit, he was a runner and not defenseless. RBs take comparable ones all the time

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:36 AM

I don't think Barron should have been penalized for it. Both players lowered thier heads and just happened to hit helmets.

It was definitely a scary collision though that could have ended badly.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:12 AM

It was but I didn't mind the no call. I mean Smith lowered his head too.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:16 AM

I don't think Barron should have been penalized for it. Both players lowered thier heads and just happened to hit helmets.

It was definitely a scary collision though that could have ended badly.

Penalized him for what? Smith wasn't a defenseless WR....he was a just a runner at that point. That means it is perfectly legal to blast Smith with his helmet.

#22 philw5289

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:25 AM

they mostly call it on defenseless recievers but smitty looked shaken up. He usually gets up and screams after taking hits and that one he didn't say anything. Also the hit smitty took from meriweather last year was worse IMO and should have been helmet to helmet

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:26 AM

Nothing wrong with that hit... they only hit helmet-to-helmet because the both lowered their shoulders to brace for the impact... you'll never stop having plays like this in tackle football unless you stop playing tackle football.

I was honestly surprised that SS was able to get up as quickly as he did... you could tell he was shaken by it, but he is one tough mofo... majority of NFL players would not have stood up after that hit.

If Baron is fined for that hit, I'll be pissed because it ain't right.

#24 Greg Schiano

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:56 AM

Looked like a clean hit to me.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:28 AM

Clean, completely legal hit - Smitty had literally just stepped out of bounds and Barron did not launch himself head-first. Good non-call on some hard-nosed football.

#26 HardcoreDefense

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:52 AM

Thanks for the input and clarifying the hit fellow Huddlers.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

I suspect Barron will be fined... it was essentially a spear to Smitty's head.

I love the way Smitty plays but in cases like that I wish he would protect himself a little more... he bounced right up like he was fine, but I promise you... that hurt.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:01 AM

I suspect Barron will be fined... it was essentially a spear to Smitty's head.

I love the way Smitty plays but in cases like that I wish he would protect himself a little more... he bounced right up like he was fine, but I promise you... that hurt.

You can spear WR running downfield. That isn't illegal.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:04 AM

You can spear WR running downfield. That isn't illegal.


Read the last section of the rule... it prohibits spearing regardless of the situation.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:05 AM

Read the last section of the rule... it prohibits spearing regardless of the situation.

Well, then 80% of hits on RBs would be illegal if that hit was. The real emphasis is spearing a defenseless player....the rest is just football.


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