Originally Posted by GAC
Maybe because those were his reactions immediately after the play, and after the game. I'm also going on players
who know and have played with Kimo, and have come out in his defense.
So I disagree with you. It's simply that.
And no one hates the Steelers and Bill Cowher more then I.
Its real easy for people to go find pictures - slow them down, creates stills, etc., and try to make this look like a cheap shot. And I understand people are angry and upset over Palmer getting seriously injured. It's understandable.
Watch the replay - he was in no position, and had no idea that Palmer had already released the ball. We're talking about a play that happens in a matter of seconds.
As rfs already stated, and I agree...
Could a late hit flag have been thrown by the refs. Possibly yes. But again, Kimo had no idea that the ball had already been thrown.
I really don't care about the Bengals. I never followed them. But Kimo headed towards Palmer's knee for a reason. And it wasn't *merely* to tackle him. Watch that clip that Steel posted. His trajectory could have landed him nowhere else but into the side of Palmer's knee.
To watch the behavior of the rest of the team throughout the game, it's ridiculous to see this play as being anything but a punkout attempt by a bunch of tough guy idiots who bring their "aggressive" (read: meatheaded) style of play to show-up a kid phenom.
Yeah, accidents happen in football. This wasn't one of them. It was wanton, careless, and bush as hell.