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Poll Question #1 Horsecollar rule...


BengalBillyBob

Horsecollar or not???  

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  1. 1. If Jamal Lewis is running down the field for a TD score and a Bengals player's only shot to tackle is to horsecollar him down, Should he????

    • Let him score
      3
    • Horsecollar tackle him and take the 15 yard penalty
      7


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My point of this topic is very simple.

If you are an NFL player and have a shot at making a play, you do it. Whether you are on the ground and reach for a players legs to make a tackle or grab a guy running in front of you by his pads. The players intent is to make a play not injure a guy. Guys would rather take a 15 yard penalty then lose a game

The NFL making this a penalty WILL NOT PREVENT INJURIES!!!!! It will only penalyze a player for trying to make a play. This is the NFL, guys will get hurt. If you don't like it go watch chess. I just hate the fact that the NFL is making the league soft and everything is a penalty.

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You always stop the score. That is unless an injury is a serious possibility. If you can do the horse collar and save a TD without possibly injuring the runner, then that is what you do.

It is no different from a D back tackling a guy who burns by him and a TD would otherwise result. Take the penalty.

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"You always stop the score. That is unless an injury is a serious possibility. If you can do the horse collar and save a TD without possibly injuring the runner, then that is what you do."

Cop out answer. 200+ lb men running 4.4 40's dont have time to think "If I grab this guy by the shoulders will he get a serious injury??" NFL players WILL ALWAYS grab what they can to make a play. Making a rule to say that is illegal wont stop guys from doing it and it will not prevent injuries.

These new "safety" rules are nonsense. Protect guys from dirty plays like chop blocks, intentionally spiking people on their heads etc... Penalyzing guys for things that are part of the game to prevent injury is dumb, the plays will happen regardless and there is nothing that can stop that aside from playing flag football.

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You always stop the score. That is unless an injury is a serious possibility. If you can do the horse collar and save a TD without possibly injuring the runner, then that is what you do.

It is no different from a D back tackling a guy who burns by him and a TD would otherwise result. Take the penalty.

I agree with you on this one. This is different than the QB issue talked about in another thread. Love your point on the DB tackling the guy who burns him.

WHODEY !!!

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