Originally Posted by The1ApplePie
Alot of it depends on your coach. Some do actively encourage it.
I believe Jim Swartz in Detroit certainly does. Mike Shanahan is another coach that makes cheapshots part of the gameplan.
I had a coach tell me that when defensive players raise their hands to bat balls punch them in the stomach. He said that'd keep them From doing it again.
Never did it though.
I never felt comfortable doing something to someone that would piss me off and make me want to fight if done to me.
Plus, some of the better coaches I've had convinced the team that revenge is much sweeter when handled legally between the whistles.
Guys want you to stoop their level and when you don't and simply kick their ass on the field, it demoralizes them. You can see it all in their eyes.