Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
The photos are nice, but in the second one, someone forgot to circle Kimo's arm, which is "unintentionally" wrapped tightly around Palmer's lower leg.
When you are knocked to the ground, how or where are you suppose to try and tackle a guy at? You're down there. That is the only place to grab. Is there a rules change all of a sudden? So what if he grabs the QB around the legs trying to tackle him? That's illegal or should be termed a malicious hit?
I find it interesting that players are taught that the best way to take a runner down is hit them low and take their legs out from under them - don't hit them high. And I understand the justification for rules to try and protect the QB (hits to the helmet, etc). But I've seen two of my Brown's players go down in the last 2 years with the same trype of injuries during play (torn ACL's) in Winslow and Edwards. Theirs were not deemed committed by malicious hits; but Palmers is.
Maybe they need to change the rules to two handed touch below the waste on QB's only.