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Ejection for helmet to helmet hits

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by letsgoavs192, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. letsgoavs192

    letsgoavs192 Well-Known Member

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    http://grandstandgazette.com/2013/03/08/did-ncaa-take-the-helmet-to-helmet-rule-too-far/

    Football is starting to suck.

    The problem is and its an issue in the NFL too...they say a "defenseless receiver." Well if a guy is truly defenseless and you hit him in the head in a violent way that isn't necessary I don't have a problem with the penalty. The issue is refs are now calling a guy defenseless when he is actually in the process of catching the ball and a defender hits him. What else are you supposed to do? Let him catch it?
     
  2. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    It sounds like they'll be reviewing all helmet to helmet penalties on the sideline before ejection. That's going to slow the game down too. Football is headed towards a fan backlash. Pro and college.
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    the problem, gentlemen, is the ****ing helmet.
     
  4. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    put them all back in leather caps and I guarantee that helmet to helmet **** stops.
     
  5. jpbuff

    jpbuff Active Member

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    Couldn't agree more.

    With the equipment now available, they feel invincible.

     
  6. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    fify

    Coachs need to return to the techniques of yesteryear, starting with peewee and HS ball, and teach that a helmet cannot be used for striking an opponent, helmet-to-helmet or otherwise.

    Go watch a rugby Youtube on tackling technique, they don't use their heads to tackle or hit another player. Many of us here learned to play in the era when using your helmet for hitting another player anywhere on his body, was considered "spearing" and thus illegal.

    Just stop leading with the helmet. That might actually lead to a return of real tackling and wouldn't lessen the game one bit. Frankly, I'm tired of all that crap of using the hlemet as a weapon!
     
  7. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    these new "concussion helmets" or whatever are heaver than normal helmets and are doing more harm than good.
     
  8. CUAviator

    CUAviator Well-Known Member

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    I like the rule in general. However, what I don't get is that while the "Ejection ruling" is reviewable, the 15 yard penalty is not. So what, they are going to throw the flag, assess 15 yards, eject the guy, review the play, say "oh, he wasn't targeting so ejection is overruled", but not overrule the 15 yard? Weird.
    Second, a NO-CALL is not reviewable either. So now that they obviously have the wherewithal to determine that a shot to the head was not deliberate, they can't go back and say one was???

    side note - Thank Gawd Polk graduated.
     
  9. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    I think the review will be to differentiate between targeting and leading. Both are penalties, however, targeting should be an ejection.
     
  10. CUAviator

    CUAviator Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think there was a difference with helmet-to-helmet
     
  11. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah, I'm sure Texas or tOSU or any of the SEC schools will have trouble filling up their 90k+ stadiums. :wow:

    What else will consumers, I mean, fans watch?
     
  12. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Good move.
     
  13. OUBuff

    OUBuff American Club Member

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    Perhaps a better answer is more toward mandating wrap-up tackles. The defender must attempt to wrap his arms around the ball carrier in making a tackle vice an impact blow to make a tackle. If you have to wrap-up, you are less likely to use the helmet as a weapon. Sure, it becomes official's judgement calls, but probably much better than the "defenseless" judgement calls.

    Ball carriers get penalized for lowering the head.
     

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