Originally Posted by Hervoyel
It's a tiny clip I slow-motion but I can't get over the fact that situational awareness probably could have prevented him from getting hurt like that. Look at his head, he's not even paying attention to the man in front of him about to take him down. Reminds me of a variety of hits I've seen over the years where someone is bouncing down the field blissfully going through the motions and then gets annihilated by a guy he should have seen coming and would have if he'd been paying attention.
I admit, it's a big assumption based on this little clip but that's the first thing that came into my mind. He's watching the ball carrier I know but just because you're not directly involved in the play doesn't mean you shouldn't be trying to protect yourself.
Most of these guys are either locked up with their man or tracking the ball carrier. Im not really sure how you would expect him to follow the ball carrier and turn his head 90 degrees from where the ball is to make sure someone isnt going to take his knee out.