Helmet-to-Body Hits in the NFL Becoming More Than a Concern

Posted: 8th December 2009 by Zack Nally in NFL
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In the first game against Tampa Bay, our own Dante Wesley was penalized and ejected for an early hit on a punt return.áNow, whether or not his reasons were justified or caused by another player's rookie mistake, the type of hits that are made by gunners today concerns me. In SundayÆs game between the Steelers and the Oakland Raiders, safety Ryan Mundy was called for a late hit which gave the Raiders a first down, eventually leading to the game-winning touchdown.áAgain, though, it was the type of hit that Mundy made thatácaught myáeye. The NFL already has a rule that discourages players using their helmets to initiate contact on another player in a defenseless position, but helmet-to-helmet hits are still allowed. The tenacity of these kinds ofáblows isáa large contributor to the con ...

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