Originally Posted by DocBar
How can they do that when a defender can't go anywhere above the shoulders with more than a pinky finger? DJ got penalized for an elbow to the head on a QB that slid immediately before the elbow to the head. The NFL is actively directing players to go at the legs.
Is the NFL going to develop a "strike zone"? If so, I hope it's more strictly regulated than the one that MLB employs.
no they are not. they are trying to change the tackling target of aiming for the head to properly changing the target area to below the head and what should be above the knee. that is the proper target area.
what you are seeing is players going the extreme route and now going for the knees which is a lot more devastating than hits to the head head. NFL needs to get in front of this new trend which is the effect of that new rule.
OUTLAW all hits to the knee. They need to to emphasize that. Change the tackling rules to only allowing hits below the head above the knee. That actually would make defenders better tacklers and a much safer game.