James Harrison's illegal helmet to helmet hit on Colt McCoy

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  1. Dread-Head

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    Considering Antonio got fined for touching Matt Ryan's helmet, Harrison could get suspended for his past history.
     
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    Nah. I agree with part of the article. They'll fine him, he'll ***** about it, his coaches and team will support him, then everyone will move on.
     
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    Probably a fine, but some these fines and suspensions are laughable, and I don't think they'll take them out of the game so I am working on not getting upset about it.

    I read somewhere that there is a gray area of the rule in terms of the QB trying to advance the ball as a runner he is fair game. So who knows, he might not even receive a fine at all.

    Credit McCoy for coming back in a few plays later, that's a pretty tough hit to take directly to the dome. He said he didn't even remember the hit.
     
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    I don't know. Past history makes a difference and Harrison has pretty significant history. I think the league leaders in Personal Foul penalties over the past few years are Harrison, Suh, and Dunta. So, Harrison leading with his head could equate to a 1 game suspension.
     
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    If that is true then its possible that McCoy suffered a mild concussion if he doesn't remember the hit. I don't credit McCoy one bit for coming back in and I wish the team had held him out. Head injuries are serious business and not taking proper precautions can cut a career and in some cases a life short. Young football players who sustain similar injuries see pros shrugging off head injuries as if they are nothing more than a cut is asking for trouble.

    The NFL needs to get serious about head injuries ASAP.
     
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    He lead with his helmet .... clearly a violation of the rules no matter who he was hitting.
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/sports/football/24helmets.html

    Old article, but basically you cant hit a thrower, or pass catcher. All others are fair game.
     
  9. ChampionTexan

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    I'm thinking there's nothing about this that warrants crediting anyone involved.

    LINK
     
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    A QB can't leave the pocket and stay behind the LOS as a passer? :confused: It's the passer that's protected ya know.

    Harrison has a rep for this.

    The ball had clearly left McCoy's hand and Harrison led with his helmet, and made helmet to helmet contact. It was a dirty hit, I hope gets suspended for MULTIPLE games. He's a dirty Muff Hugga!
     
  11. JWarren14

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    Yeah I saw that after I posted earlier. I thought McCoy was showing some toughness, but now it looks like the Browns organization may have handled the whole situation the wrong way. Fines should be sent down to those who are supposed to go through the process implemented for players who are showing concussion like symptoms.
     
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    He is from another era. Basically he's a modern version of Jack Tatum to me. He really doesn't care if he cripples someone on the field.
     
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    And what's up with the title Dread. Colt is in his second year and has been hit hard plenty times before this. I don't get it.
     
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    ...Not like that...
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    I really don't think helmet-to-helmet collisions would be all that bad if they would just use hard foam helmets instead. The tough plastic used makes the hits much more strong and are more likely to cause concussions. I know foam wouldn't look as cool, but at least players wouldn't get hurt as much.
     
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    Yeah. If you are gonna fine players for hits that cause concussions, then you have to fine medical staffs for allowing a player to re-enter the game with a concussion. Just let Seneca finish the game. Its not like you are going anywhere this year. Shit!
     
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    You're not the only one. His dad was/is pretty upset about it.

     
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    ...You used to be cool...what happened to you?

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    just kiddin'
     
  20. CloakNNNdagger

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    The NFL has made a joke out of safety issues. They are followed when "convenient" only. They are ignored without consequences.

    I'm not Colt's father, but I would be saying the same things:

     

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