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Old 11-13-2012   #85
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Default Re: Hit on Cutler...

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Originally Posted by eriadoc View Post
All this talk of what should happen or what ought to be is missing the point. Cutler is a QUARTERBACK in the NFL, regardless of his location on the field of play, if he's running, passing, or playing tiddlywinks. If a defensive player hits a QB in the head, anyplace on the field, he's getting fined. It's really that simple. Btch, moan, groan, gripe and/or complain about it, but that is just the way it is. And it's going to get worse, not better.
So if the Jets run the wildcat, Sanchez at receiver, Tebow in the backfield, and direct snap to Greene, who's the QB? All three? What if Greene throws it? What if he hands to Tebow who runs? Why not stock your roster with Brad Smiths and Johnny Manziels and send 7 QBs onto the field every play?

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Originally Posted by badboy View Post
This. We got to see the line across the field for LOS but players can't see that. NFL has to stop these type of hits to protect all players; it is not always the person being hit that goes out with injury. The ball was long gone before Dobbins hit Cutler. Helmet to helmet, enough said.

Bringing up other plays is ridiculous imo. Dobbins deserves a fine and if he is suspended, I'll keep my mouth shut.
If someone would make an honest argument that Dobbins should have gotten the penalty for a late hit that's fine.

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Originally Posted by TEXANRED View Post
What play ared you guys watching? Dobbins helmet is on the right side of Cutlers shoulder and out of view on all instant replays suggesting there was no helmet to helmet hit. Cutler was running straight up towards Dobbins. What do you suggest Dobbins do? Should he have lowered his head and hit cutler in the chest and risk a broken kneck?

Dobbins did not leave his feet. Dobbins did not wrap up cutler and drive him to the ground. Dobbins did not hit him from the side or from behind. Dobbins reacted to a runner running straight at him and nothing more.
Cutler released the ball at the 49 1/2. Contact with Dobbins was at the 48. Dobbins stopped at the 49. If Cutler was a defenseless passer standing at the 49 1/2 instead of running forward, probably no contact occurs. Yes, Dobbins took a step towards Cutler after the ball was released but Cutler also jumped into Dobbins.
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