Originally Posted by Lord Bills
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.
You prove that the speed of light is faster than the speed of sound. You appear bright until you type something(yes, typing can be heard. You're listening right now to see if it's true).
Football is far too dynamic to expect a player to aim for where another player might be. Hence all the angst about players diving at legs instead of having his head up, hitting and wrapping up. BTW, the head up, wrapping up technique is the safest method for the tackler.
How can a player accurately predict where another player will be, in space? How can a much smaller DB tackle a much bigger TE/WR/RB by hitting higher? Have you ever played football outside the Pop Warner level? You appear to be making knee jerk reactions to a legal hit because it hurts the Texans. Charles did NOT make a dirty hit on Cush. It was clean, legal and what I would expect from any Texans RB.