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Why was the Palmer Hit a Penalty?

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tiger7_88    13,863

The replay looked to me like Hardy led with his helmet into the QB instead of his pads. You can see his facemask go right into Palmer's ribs. I don't necessarily disagree with that call, but the no-call on Cam was absolute bullsh*t

What you said above is key: HE PUT HIS *FACEMASK* INTO PALMERS RIBS.

NOT the crown of his helmet.

Leading with the crown of your helmet (i.e. spearing) is and should be a penalty.

Keeping your head up and putting your facemask into the torso of the player you're tackling? Hell, that's just textbook football.

It WAS a violent hit. Hardy was bringing the pain and intentionally so. But it sure as hell wasn't a cheap shot and it should NOT have been penalized.

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MadHatter    9,513

Palmer is a lady with a bloody pussy and cries when she get's hit by a man

Way to stay classy.

Is swear some of you are an embarrassment.

And yes, it was a bad call.

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Fan01    548

I watched it on Tivo 20+ times and as much as I hate to say it, Hardy speared him. If you watch the replay from the opposite angle Hardy has his head down and makes his initial contact with the crown of his helmet. That force pushed his head up to where his face mask is bured in Palmer's ribcage.

I love a good hit and it's didn't look like Hardy was trying to spear him, he just got his head down a little low. Watch the one Luke got a flag on. Now that is a form tackle. His head is way up and the first thing to hit the guy is the front of his facemask.

One one on Godfrey looked to be all shoulder but he did barely catch some of his helmet with his shoulder.

IMHO, Hardy's flag was legit under today's NFL rules. Luke's was a BS goal and C-God's was boarderline to BS.

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jarhead    1,032

Well if he is fined, it's bullshit, and I hope the higher paid players on the team pool together to pay his fine. Hate Hurney all you want, Hardy was maybe one of the best picks he ever made.

I agree except to say pooling money may not be the thing to do after the Saints .

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Black    2,107

I agree except to say pooling money may not be the thing to do after the Saints .

It's a pretty common practice if memory serves me correctly.

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frash.exe    10,837

either way it's pretty inconsequential in this particular case for us

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longhorncat    33

Seems like as good a place as any to post this:

"ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung after a hard hit by Carolina linebacker Greg Hardy and will not play in the team's final game."

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tiger7_88    13,863

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I'ma let ya'll decide.

Facemask up and the eyes can see the numbers? That's textbook tackling technique taught at every level from junior to high school to college.

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