Originally Posted by TEXANRED
The hit doesn't look helmet to helmet. Dobbins' head appears off to the side. The head jerk from Cutler is due to the sudden stop of the rest of his body.
You can't not hit a guy who is running at you. Should Dobbins have stepped aside and allowed Cutler to keep running?
Cutlers injury is his own stupid fault. I bet you he won't do that again.
Even if he didn't hit him helmet to helmet:
(b) Prohibited contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture is:
(1) Forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm, or shoulder, regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the defenseless
player by encircling or grasping him; and