Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Helmet to Helmet or Clean Hit on Smith?


  • Please log in to reply
65 replies to this topic

#21 CRA

CRA

    Senior Member

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • posts: 27,126
  • Reputation: 5,285
Moderators

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

philw5289

    Senior Member

  • Joined: 10-January 12
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,573
  • Reputation: 549
HUDDLER

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

#23 Darth Biscuit

Darth Biscuit

    Dark Lord

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 34,434
  • Reputation: 8,353
  • LocationWilmington, NC
HUDDLER

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

Greg Schiano

    MEMBER

  • Joined: 10-September 12
  • PipPipPipPip
  • posts: 174
  • Reputation: 14
  • LocationTampa, Florida
HUDDLER

Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:56 AM

Looked like a clean hit to me.

#25 KSpan

KSpan

    Bow-chicka-wow-wow!

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • posts: 3,473
  • Reputation: 1,760
  • LocationKansas City
SUPPORTER

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

HardcoreDefense

    Member

  • Joined: 23-December 11
  • PipPipPipPip
  • posts: 633
  • Reputation: 96
  • LocationGreensboro, NC
HUDDLER

Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:52 AM

Thanks for the input and clarifying the hit fellow Huddlers.

#27 CatMan72

CatMan72

    KEEP POUNDING

  • Joined: 04-January 09
  • posts: 15,549
  • Reputation: 2,798
SUPPORTER

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.

#28 CRA

CRA

    Senior Member

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • posts: 27,126
  • Reputation: 5,285
Moderators

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.

#29 CatMan72

CatMan72

    KEEP POUNDING

  • Joined: 04-January 09
  • posts: 15,549
  • Reputation: 2,798
SUPPORTER

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.

#30 CRA

CRA

    Senior Member

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • posts: 27,126
  • Reputation: 5,285
Moderators

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.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users