What May Be The Nastiest, Helmet-Popping, Game-Changing Tackle Ever

Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by Double Barrel, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Modified Simian

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    33,352
    Likes Received:
    3,062
    Location:
    Onward, Upward, and back into the Trees
    What May Be The Nastiest, Helmet-Popping, Game-Changing Tackle Ever

    Video

    He blew that fool up! :eek:
     
  2. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    21,847
    Likes Received:
    1,513
    *tweeeeet* That's a penalty in the NFL!
     
  3. TexansSeminole

    TexansSeminole Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    8,807
    Likes Received:
    405
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Yup, even in college it is most of the time. Then the celebration afterward is inconsistently called in college. In the Orange Bowl, an FSU linebacker got a 15 yarder for half of the celebration, and he was not joined by teammates.

    Great hit and all, but some sort of consistency is needed. I don't know what is a penalty an what is not anymore.
     
  4. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    21,847
    Likes Received:
    1,513
    totally agree with you there. I think you can get away with more at the College level as well...and it's just as dangerous as the NFL. Ask anyone with a concussion.
     
  5. Rey

    Rey Guest

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    14,475
    Likes Received:
    671
    Jeezus...
     
  6. klockWork

    klockWork All Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    53
    I don't think that would be a penalty in the nfl. Just think, have you ever see a helmet-to-helmet call against a hit on a RB? That kind of penalty is reserved for WRs and QBs. WRs activities are mostly in open space where they're less likely be able to protect themselves due to them focusing on catching pass. Where as RB already have the ball and is fair game for all.
     
  7. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    18,694
    Likes Received:
    1,191
    Location:
    League City, Tx
    :lol:
    You got that right....

    He probably would have been ejected from the game.

    There's only one word for that hit
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iZOmjLrFMs
     
  8. Corrosion

    Corrosion Idealist

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    33,283
    Likes Received:
    1,419
    Location:
    Northwest Houston
    Complain about the hit all you want .... but I point to the official who marked the previous play a first down when it was clearly several inches short.


    That was a special play .... :swatter:
     


  9. texanchris

    texanchris Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    28
    Yeah i think the refs didn't give Michigan 15 yards to make up for the blown call a play earlier. They need to send Clowney to the NFL before he kills somebody on the college level
     
  10. pbat488

    pbat488 gig 'em

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,444
    Likes Received:
    271
    Location:
    77098
  11. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    55,705
    Likes Received:
    2,716
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    OK, I guess you will have to spell it out for me, why is that illegal in the NFL?
     
  12. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    6,160
    Likes Received:
    465
    Helmet to helmet. Even though clowney is 6'6" and the dude was probably 5'10" some part of clowney's helmet hit some part of the short dude's helmet. Not intentional at all, but the NFL has gotten that legalistic.
     
  13. NitroGSXR

    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2006
    Messages:
    10,855
    Likes Received:
    995
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
  14. Playoffs

    Playoffs Subscribed Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2008
    Messages:
    20,384
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    Sophomore hijinks.
     
  15. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2005
    Messages:
    9,509
    Likes Received:
    472
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Terrible blocking really.

    No one touched Clowney, pretty inexcusable.
     
  16. playa465

    playa465 Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,102
    Likes Received:
    52
  17. klockWork

    klockWork All Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    53
    Even if it was illegal refs will never call a personal foul for hits against a running back on rushing plays. It's only call during the act of catching a pass when receiver can't protect themselves.
     
  18. ChampionTexan

    ChampionTexan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,528
    Likes Received:
    713
    Helmet to helmet isn't illegal in the NFL unless it's against a defenseless player (not just receiver). Contrary to your comment, there's 8 specific categories of defenseless player listed in NFL rules.

    1. A player in the act of or just after throwing a pass;
    2. A receiver attempting to catch a pass; or who has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a runner. If the receiver/runner is capable of avoiding or warding off the impending contact of an opponent, he is no longer a defenseless player;
    3. A runner already in the grasp of a tackler and whose forward progress has been stopped;
    4. A kickoff or punt returner attempting to field a kick in the air;
    5. A player on the ground at the end of a play;
    6. A kicker/punter during the kick or during the return;
    7. A quarterback at any time after a change of possession;
    8. A player who receives a "blindside" block when the blocker is moving toward his own end zone and approaches the opponent from behind or from the side.
    None of those eight apply to this play, and therefore, it would be considered a legal play in the NFL.
    LINK

    Just to give an example, the following play was specifically ruled not to be illegal by the NFL last postseason.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4iUUPNPPHg
     
  19. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    55,705
    Likes Received:
    2,716
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Exactly. It has become popular to complain about imaginary NFL rules. It is perfectly legal to have helmet to helmet initial contact with a runner in the NFL.
     
  20. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,066
    Likes Received:
    195
    I've never seen a helmet pop off like that. Sucker must have flown 15 ft.

    The running back must have made fun of his last name - Clowney :clown:
     

Share This Page