Honestly, I didn't know you could get a fine for a horse collar tackle...
As you said, there's no question the rules are ambiguous and many times open to different interpretation. And it doesn't help matters any when you have replacement refs out there.
Absolutely outrageous and silly to fine Jenkins on that terrific hit! It is a contradiction to clean, good and hard played pro football.
This ambituity you speak of, the way I see it, is a dilemma within defensive coaches and players ... refraining from HITTING HARD when that is the very nature of the game. Safety rules, sure, I'm all for it (face mask, clipping, etc., etc.). But sometimes those penalties simply suck the strength away from legitimate American football.
I hope JJenkins and company of Rams are not phased by such an injustice and are not affected by diminishing their will to HIT.
first off, it's bad enough that the players don't feel the hit as much as they should, looking at the hitter here, pain is important, and FEELING the hit is important,
unfortunately, these pads today that involve hard materials that amplify the force of the hit, force doesn't stop it WILL continue until it can't go through something anymore, especially when someone can't feel the hit
you can't sit here and tell me you would tackle someone with your face to his face leaning with your head, just not logical, if they AT LEAST did some tackling without pads they'd be able to learn better technique based on what their BODY TELLS THEM
hard nosed football is one thing, but it bugs when people tackle in ways their body would normally tell them not to, but since they can't feel the hit, the body is basically playing "blind"
i can't type all of what i want to say on the matter, i'd rather be in person but i can't lol
I can't believe the NFL overlooked Dunbar holding the RB down longer than appreciated. Absolute disgrace.