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Rodney Harrison: Only suspensions can stop dirty hits

Rodney Harrison knows a thing or two about getting fined.  And he says all the money in the world didn’t change his behavior.

That’s why Harrison thinks suspensions are the only way to address all the helmet-to-helmet hits across the league.

Harrison and Tony Dungy discussed the issue on Football Night in America:

 
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  1. Rothlestool says: Oct 17, 2010 9:47 PM

    What, no cheap shots about James Harrison? Talk about a crime in progress.

  2. SanDiegoPackerFan says: Oct 17, 2010 9:49 PM

    I agree

  3. ATLien says: Oct 17, 2010 9:49 PM

    That’s fine, but Dunta’s hit was not dirty. Unfortunate? Yes. Regardless, I wish Desean a speedy recovery. I hate to see that happen to anyone.

  4. poet1958 says: Oct 17, 2010 9:50 PM

    but it wasnt a dirty hit. maybe Dungy and Harrison should watch the play before commenting…..
    terrible reporting by nbc because theyre making an issue out of an obviously clean play….any unbiased fan can see that DeSean Jackson was focused on the ball and not the incoming defender

  5. BigBear123 says: Oct 17, 2010 9:53 PM

    Couldn’t suspend someone for first offense, it would have to be a repeat offender to be fair. That still wouldn’t cut down injuries by too much because players would get one free pass.

  6. rdrdrs58 says: Oct 17, 2010 9:54 PM

    Seriously? Rodney Harrison commenting on this? That’s funny…
    This was a Nasty… LEGAL… Football hit. Period.
    I’m a birds fan and was at the game today… you saw that one coming as soon as Kolb let go of the ball…
    Dunta did his job which is to separate the player from the ball… period. The replay shows he went in with his shoulder… but with the speed of both Jackson and Dunta, helmets were going to make contact no matter what.
    This is a contact sport and sometimes, nasty, bone jarring, tooth rattling, snot bubble making, stomach aching hits happen… this isn’t flag football out on the quad with your frat brothers… this is big boy grown man football.
    You don’t want to get hit like that? Don’t play.
    I hope both guys recover fully and are able to get back on the field as soon as possible.

  7. Mixmasterpro12 says: Oct 17, 2010 9:55 PM

    i think if the league deems a hit dirty instead of fining them i think the player who misses time loses game check and sits ever game the player misses. not only will cribbs and jackson miss one game but probably more than just that.

  8. wvudirtybird says: Oct 17, 2010 9:58 PM

    Says one of the dirtiest players that was in the NFL. I guess he should know.

  9. andyprough says: Oct 17, 2010 9:59 PM

    Aside from the idiocy of asking Rodney Harrison about playing dirty (maybe he is an expert, since he accomplished it in so many ways – illegal hits, grabbing, groping, holding, juicing up??), it is a good topic to discuss. I’ve watched the two James Harrison hits on Youtube, and I can’t see the alleged illegal contact. Maybe the Youtube screen is too small? Looks clearly to me that he hit Cribbs with his shoulder, not his helmet, and I don’t see the forearm cross on the second receiver (won’t try to spell his name), just looked like he ran right through the guy. Certainly a couple of very hard hits, and I feel sorry for those two – would have been a very different game if they could have stayed in. I think Cleveland was thinking about getting a win out of the deal today, and they well might have with all their players. Maybe I’m wrong, it’s OK if I am, but I just don’t see anything but typical NFL speed contact on those two plays. I think the problem is that Harrison is so large, fast, and he’s built like such a rock, it’s very similar to the way Greg Lloyd used to run right through guys and they just fell like a sack of flour.

  10. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 17, 2010 10:01 PM

    This sounds like the politically correct response for Goodell’s NFL. There is helmet to helmet contact on every play. Most of it goes unnoticed when several players are involved in a tackle near the line of scrimmage. If the league was serious about concussions, then the league would require players to wear the better helmets.
    In the case of the Desean Jackson hit by Dunta Robinson, Robinson knocked himself out of the game. I doubt that was his plan. Deion Sanders considers it a clean hit.
    GO STEELERS!

  11. robigd says: Oct 17, 2010 10:03 PM

    Does anyone see the irony in discussing cheap shots with Rodney Harrison?

  12. MisterEbs says: Oct 17, 2010 10:04 PM

    It’ll be interesting to see if the NFL suspends James Harrison for his helmet-to-helmet hit today on Josh Cribbs, followed by his blatant hit-to-the-head on Mohammed Massaquoi. In addition to actually celebrating the hits after both plays, even given time after the game to reflect, he still said in post-game comments that they were good hits. Really?
    Is that the message the NFL wants to send to its players and fans?
    (Also — “the Steeler Way” continues to show its true colors. Way to pass the ball when leading by 11 points with little over a minute to go in the game solely in order to pad Roethlisberger’s comeback game stats. Very classy.)

  13. JoeSixPack says: Oct 17, 2010 10:08 PM

    All these helmet to helmet hits make Goodell look bad
    And when Goodell is made to look bad he responds with suspensions
    Let’s not kid ourselves about the motivation of the Commissioners office on this one.

  14. Bluefan71 says: Oct 17, 2010 10:10 PM

    It was a MONSTER hit. Nothing dirty about it
    I don’t know how they expect a guy running at full speed to stop on a dime. They get paid to hit each other

  15. Duck Fallas says: Oct 17, 2010 10:12 PM

    If he wanted to separate the player from the ball, he would have put his helmet on the ball. Robinson was feeling salty about Jackson having two big scoring plays in less than a half of football, and tried to hurt him.

  16. QJ1984 says: Oct 17, 2010 10:14 PM

    After watching Merriweather hit Heap helmet to helmet, not once but twice, I believe he should have been ejected. I think the fact that some are accidental will make it hard to add that to the rules. Both of Merriweather’s were dirty plays though.
    Having said all that, he was a none factor so it wouldnt have really benefited the Ravens.

  17. Wheelchair Colt says: Oct 17, 2010 10:18 PM

    I can’t believe all the wussies on this board, whining all day long about the so called dirty hits…May the ghost of Deacon Jones head slap your Brokeback Mountain watchin’ fruit loop butts into oblivion…Go watch surfing highlights from Big Sur..

  18. Really? says: Oct 17, 2010 10:19 PM

    That’s fine, but Dunta’s hit was not dirty. Unfortunate? Yes. Regardless, I wish Desean a speedy recovery. I hate to see that happen to anyone.
    ___________________________
    Led with the crown of his helmet on a defenseless receiver. Clear as day. It was dirty. He first makes contact on Jackson’s chest, and his head slides up and also makes full contact under his chin. No matter where he first made contact though, you simply can’t lead with the crown of your helmet. Robinson probably didn’t even know what he was hitting… and that’s part of the problem. No place in football for leading with your helmet on defenseless receivers.
    Robinson will certainly get a large fine, and I agree he should be suspended.

  19. exit322 says: Oct 17, 2010 10:20 PM

    I think him saying “fines didn’t change what I did one bit, but suspensions would have” holds an awful lot of weight here. And he’s right…if players know going H2H will cost them a game and a full game check, that’s going to change behavior.

  20. steel curtain 2k says: Oct 17, 2010 10:25 PM

    This was not a dirty hit! Come on…
    The dirty hit came in the pats/ravens game. Not even close to acceptable hit on Heap and they do not even mention it.

  21. Calir says: Oct 17, 2010 10:28 PM

    Boxing is dangerous too, yet boxing accepts what it is while people try and change the type of game football is. And the NFL wants 18 games? Who’s going to be left if every guy who get’s his bell rung in taken out of the game?

  22. funi says: Oct 17, 2010 10:30 PM

    Rodney Harrison was a head hunter, show that NBC! They put a juicer on and he takes about suspensions? That is like having someone not pay taxes tellign everyone to pay them! NBC got rid of the Bus and Tiki, and about time to get rid of Juicer Harrison and playoff choker Dungy!

  23. conníe says: Oct 17, 2010 10:31 PM

    Hard to believe football is getting to the point where people are complaining because they got hit too hard.

  24. Deb says: Oct 17, 2010 10:32 PM

    I thought Rodney Harrison suggesting suspensions for dirty hits was ridiculous. The whole discussion was kind of ridiculous. As for the Harrison hits … the Cribbs hit was legal and not a direct helmet-to-helmet hit. I had a problem with the Massaquoi hit because it looked like a helmet-to-helmet hit to me. But I’d have to see it in slo-mo to be sure. Cribbs will be back next week.
    If the NFL were all that interested in the health and safety of its players, it wouldn’t be proposing a roster increase of only one player for an 18-game season and it wouldn’t be trying to cut health benefits. As for suspensions, if players are guilty of crimes, let the judicial system take care of them. Suspensions should be for those who violate PEDs policies or gamble on NFL games. The players’ personal lives are their own business. Maybe the players should start hiring detectives to see what all the owners and their kids are doing on their private time. Something tells em a few of them are probably smoking pot and having affairs, too.

  25. conníe says: Oct 17, 2010 10:32 PM

    Just play without pads and helmets.
    Too simple?

  26. pitsburHGH Cheats says: Oct 17, 2010 10:35 PM

    You tube screen is probably too small. Cribbs hit was helmet-to-helmet, but probably not illegal, although close.
    The hit on Massaquoi, however, was illegal. Harrison launched himself at a defenseless receiver. He didn’t run through him. The below link clearly shows him launching. He should be fined, if not suspended for that hit. He just knocked a guy out 5 minutes earlier and recklessly went head hunting. Its what happens when you get all roided up.
    http://media.cleveland.com/browns_impact/photo/harrison-mass-hit-horiz-jgjpg-797e85001d0dc878.jpg

  27. Matt The Bat says: Oct 17, 2010 10:38 PM

    The djax/dunta robinson it was illegal because when you lead with your head you are spearing. He will be fined a lot and all of you will be like “oh but this is football”. DONT LEAD WITH YOUR HEAD. You lead with your head and aren’t watching where you’re going to hit the receiver you are making an illegal hit……IT’S SO FREAKING SIMPLE!!!

  28. dybzinski says: Oct 17, 2010 10:39 PM

    andyprough and anyone defending James Harrison—
    Whether or not he did hit with his helmet (debatable), the rules forbid…
    1) leading with the helmet, which he did and admits to, AND 2) state that a player can’t launch and hit a player in the head or neck area with the head, shoulder or forearms, which is obvious in both cases.
    (Don’t even tell me he didn’t hit them in the head.)
    If I get fined for that, it’s going to be a travesty,” Harrison said. “There’s no way I could be fined for that. It was a good, clean, legit hit. He came across, I put my head across the bow. I could have put a lot more into that hit than I did.”
    This guy just doesn’t get it either and must not very bright, almost as if to dare Goodell to fine him for a rules infraction.
    (On second thought, he might actually be viewed as pretty bright within the Pittsburgh area.)

  29. PirateFreedom says: Oct 17, 2010 10:40 PM

    # robigd says: October 17, 2010 10:03 PM
    Does anyone see the irony in discussing cheap shots with Rodney Harrison?
    ironic like discussing physics with Einstein

  30. Fins Suck says: Oct 17, 2010 10:42 PM

    rdrdrs58 says:
    October 17, 2010 9:54 PM
    Seriously? Rodney Harrison commenting on this? That’s funny…
    This was a Nasty… LEGAL… Football hit. Period.
    I’m a birds fan and was at the game today… you saw that one coming as soon as Kolb let go of the ball…
    Dunta did his job which is to separate the player from the ball… period. The replay shows he went in with his shoulder… but with the speed of both Jackson and Dunta, helmets were going to make contact no matter what.
    This is a contact sport and sometimes, nasty, bone jarring, tooth rattling, snot bubble making, stomach aching hits happen… this isn’t flag football out on the quad with your frat brothers… this is big boy grown man football.
    You don’t want to get hit like that? Don’t play.
    I hope both guys recover fully and are able to get back on the field as soon as possible.
    ———–
    I agree 100% …

  31. Phokus says: Oct 17, 2010 10:43 PM

    James Harrison is the biggest piece of crap in the NFL. He BETTER get suspended.

  32. Jungle Juice says: Oct 17, 2010 10:44 PM

    Yeah, when you are making millions a year what is 10-15k?
    Honor and Sportsmanship mean nothing to these types like James Harrison either. Sit em and maybe they will learn.

  33. Facts Domino says: Oct 17, 2010 10:44 PM

    Roidney HGHarrison knows something about this.

  34. Justcut&pasteFlorio says: Oct 17, 2010 10:55 PM

    I’m a Pats fan and was a HUGE Rodney Harrison fan as a player…… but he and Tony Dungy have to be the two most boring analysts I have ever seen. I have to turn the channel the minute they come on. What is NBC doing?
    I hope somebody has the balls to pull the plug on this duo next year (if not before). I just missed the beginning of the second half of the Colts/Skins because I had to turn the channel at half time because of those two snoozers.

  35. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Oct 17, 2010 10:55 PM

    Well if this isn’t the pot calling the kettle black. Rodney Harrison was voted the dirtiest player in the league 5 years running. Go suck an egg.
    HAIL SKINS!!!!

  36. Matt The Bat says: Oct 17, 2010 10:56 PM

    Harrison should be suspended 2 games for all of his dirty hits EVERY WEEK. The league cant keep rewarding these dirty players week after week.
    I know all you yinzers love it but it’s not good football, enjoy your rings (70’s your whole team was on steroids and they’re almost all dead now, how many 50 year ols die of heart attacks? check the stillers 70’s rosters…hmmm) you live in pissburgh and will die there hodling your terrible towel and your toothless wife, what a great way to go through life.

  37. Matt The Bat says: Oct 17, 2010 11:03 PM

    If i want to learn about dirty defense i’ll listen to buddy ryan.
    If i want to learn about dirty blocks i’ll listen to hines ward.
    If i want to learn about killing dogs i’ll listen to Vick.
    If i want to learn what to fix about dirty hits i’ll listen to rodney harrison.
    Ever see that movie “Catch me if you can? ” Who better to tell you what works but the people breaking the rules?

  38. realitypolice says: Oct 17, 2010 11:09 PM

    Take the helmets and pads off.
    The hard plastic padding of the shoulder pads and rock hard helmets cause far more injuries than they prevent.
    Helmets, in fact, if you understand anything about physics, work much better as weapons than as protection. If a 8 pound metal and plastic object moving 10 mph slams into an identical 8 pound object that is stationary or moving more slowly, the stationary object will absorbe the energy and thus the damage.
    If you don’t believe me, take two eggs- hold one stationary, and smash the other egg into into it. See which one sustains more damage.
    Without helmets, players would never lead with their heads or launch unprotected shoulders into opponents.
    I’ve played, watched, and coached rugby for 25 years and seen less severe concussions in all that time than I see in one football season.
    The game can be just as physical and aggressive and exciting to watch without players launching their heads, covered in 8 lbs of metal and plastic, into another player’s head.
    I know this will never happen, because the sight of these armored warriors destroying each other is what makes the sport so popular, but do yourselves a favor and watch a top level rugby game online (you’ll never find one on American TV) and tell me it’s not as physical. And then count the concussions and serious injuries.
    You’ll see I’m right.

  39. poet1958 says: Oct 17, 2010 11:10 PM

    really? you are blind or obviously biased robinson didnt lead with his head, what play were you watching. it was a clean hit
    stop making up things. Jackson never even saw robinson and the play led him into robinsons path. jackson was totally focused on the ball. Jackson could have avoided the hit if he was watching where he was going, but like any great reaceiver he was focused on securing the catch and didnt realize he was runnung into traffic as others were converging on the ball
    either you didnt see the play or you dont want to know what actually happened because several other eagle fans to their credit have said there was nothing dirty about it
    so stop lying or buy a new cane, blind people like you could get hurt out there

  40. wydok says: Oct 17, 2010 11:19 PM

    I’ve watched that replay 8 times and can’t tell if he lead with his head or shoulder.

  41. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Oct 17, 2010 11:26 PM

    Its good it happened to that loud mouth show boating jerk off Jackson. Philthy sucks
    HAIL!!!!

  42. Deb says: Oct 17, 2010 11:33 PM

    Cheats, you doofus, that’s a still photo of Harrison after Massaquoi is on the ground. You can’t tell anything from that. I thought it was a bad hit, too, but that photo doesn’t show anything relevant.

  43. funi says: Oct 17, 2010 11:40 PM

    This is why WR are called diva’s! They are soft!

  44. bilbo67216 says: Oct 17, 2010 11:51 PM

    I saw the collision today and throughout the NFL, it was horrible. It is so unnecessary in football. I have a simple solution for this that will start to cut this problem. Make it illegal to attempt to make a tackle without the use of the arms to wrap up the person with the ball. dropping the shoulder and ramming someone with the pads is how people are getting hurt. In youth football, we call an unsportsmanlike penalty when a person tries to tackle without an attempt to wrap up the person with the ball. The key word here is attempt. I understand that there are times you will try to wrap them up and you just can’t get your hands on them. The defender’s hands or hand grabs what he can and pulls the person down, sometimes by the shoe. By doing this, you have to pull up on a hit to get your arms around them. This minimizes the blow. This also forces the defender to lift his head so that he can see what he is grabbing instead of just bull rushing in and hitting. This is what is going to have to be done to protect players. It will get rid of the big hits that people pay to see but safety is first. Please pass this around and get the information to those that can make a difference. Thanks so much.

  45. carp killah says: Oct 17, 2010 11:56 PM

    Totally clean hit in this case.
    I think a fine for the first offense, maybe a one game suspension if a player didn’t intend it.
    But in ANY case, whether you’re leading with your helmet, chop blocking, horse collaring, whatever, if you do something flagrant and illegal that results in the injury of a player, you should be suspended until that player returns to the field.
    If you chop block someone and take out their ACL, you are done for the season as well. If someone gets hit and injured on a clean play, so be it.
    This is the only way this works. I’ve been calling for this for years.
    Additionally, on a side not with respect to penalties, I’m sick of the bogus pass interference calls, the bogus out of bounds hit calls, and the non-calls on offense. The rules have been twisted so far to aid the offense, it’s sickening.

  46. mborz says: Oct 18, 2010 12:36 AM

    MisterEbs said: (Also — “the Steeler Way” continues to show its true colors. Way to pass the ball when leading by 11 points with little over a minute to go in the game solely in order to pad Roethlisberger’s comeback game stats. Very classy.)
    ====
    Mangini was still calling timeouts during the drive you’re talking about. In fact, he called his last timeout immediately before the touchdown to Miller. So if Mangini didn’t consider the game to be “over”, why should Pittsburgh?

  47. RLT says: Oct 18, 2010 12:52 AM

    I absolutely agree. Suspension with no pay and no insurance collection! 4 games at least. Cha-ching and team issues.
    @Deb, can any Steeler be wrong? No, they are saints compared to you. You are a sick individual. It’s a good think people bang you head to head. I’m surprised you can even make an arguement, which is really not an arguement at all. Smooch, smooch, smooch. That’s you kissing their butts.

  48. andyprough says: Oct 18, 2010 1:17 AM

    @dybzinski – well you may be right, and I believe the rules are as you stated. However, I still say that on my little Youtube video, looks like he just ran through those two guys – nothing exceptional, except for his size and speed. See those kinds of hits and angles in every NFL game.

  49. jennstergerscellphone says: Oct 18, 2010 1:18 AM

    First off, Harrison did not celebrate after the Cribbs hit, he immediately ran towards the Browns bench to get the trainers out there. Secondly, the hit on Massaquio (sp?) was him attempting to dislodge the ball and he misjudged the hit. Will he get a fine for both? Probably yes. Does he deserve it? For the Massaqoi (sp?) hit? Yes. The Cribbs hit was just cleaning up the play.
    James Harrison is one of the most respectful players, with the exception of Polomalu, to play the game. He does not showboat, I don’t think I have EVER seen the guy actually celebrate, except small stuff with his teammates. When you play the game violently, like it is supposed to be, accidents will happen.

  50. sizzlers says: Oct 18, 2010 1:22 AM

    If Dunta receives any sort of fine for that hit, its ridiculous. I’m not a meat-head “big guys go BOOM!” fan by any of stretch of the imagination, but from pee-wee to high school thats exactly how I was taught to hit. I know you mean well bilbo, but when you say “dropping the shoulder and ramming someone with the pads is how people are getting hurt,” it makes me question what you’re teaching these kids. In a form tackle your shoulders pads should always make first contact, with your helmet crossing the body to take away the sideline move. It sounds like you’re telling your kids to arm-tackle which is the biggest biggest no-no a defender can make. Its certainly unfortunate what happened to both players, especially Dsean, but on the slow-mo replays Dunta had his head cocked to the left and made the hit with his shoulder. Dsean had his hands on the ball so he was not a defenseless player. In this case, everything preceding the hit (pressured qb making a desperation throw, defenders far enough off the receiver to gain a full head of steam) culminated in a brutal hit.

  51. CKL says: Oct 18, 2010 1:24 AM

    There’s no such thing as running up the score in pro football…STOP IT. So what if BR was padding his stats? STOP HIM.
    realitypolice…you make a good case…Troy Aikman has said the same thing about the helmets. Maybe let them wear some sort of padding with no hard shell?

  52. sizzlers says: Oct 18, 2010 1:25 AM

    If Dunta receives any sort of fine for that hit, its ridiculous. I’m not a meat-head “big guys go BOOM!” fan by any of stretch of the imagination, but from pee-wee to high school thats exactly how I was taught to hit. I know you mean well bilbo, but when you say “dropping the shoulder and ramming someone with the pads is how people are getting hurt,” it makes me question what you’re teaching these kids. In a form tackle your shoulders pads should always make first contact, with your helmet crossing the body to take away the sideline move. It sounds like you’re telling your kids to arm-tackle which is the biggest biggest no-no a defender can make. Its certainly unfortunate what happened to both players, especially Dsean, but on the slow-mo replays Dunta had his head cocked to the left and made the hit with his shoulder. Dsean had his hands on the ball so he was not a defenseless player. In this case, everything preceding the hit (pressured qb making a desperation throw, defenders far enough off the receiver to gain a full head of steam) culminated in a brutal hit.

  53. jennstergerscellphone says: Oct 18, 2010 1:25 AM

    MisterEbs says:
    October 17, 2010 10:04 PM
    It’ll be interesting to see if the NFL suspends James Harrison for his helmet-to-helmet hit today on Josh Cribbs, followed by his blatant hit-to-the-head on Mohammed Massaquoi. In addition to actually celebrating the hits after both plays, even given time after the game to reflect, he still said in post-game comments that they were good hits. Really?
    Is that the message the NFL wants to send to its players and fans?
    (Also — “the Steeler Way” continues to show its true colors. Way to pass the ball when leading by 11 points with little over a minute to go in the game solely in order to pad Roethlisberger’s comeback game stats. Very classy.)
    ———————————————–
    Hey MisterEbs-
    My last post was directed at you and this one is as well… “Padding Stats??” Last time I saw, this was PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL and there was stil 1:31 on the clock when they scored. The Browns were actually showing a little life and could have scored with that much time. I applaud Tomlin for stopping that run the clock out crap with 4:00 left in the 4th. Score a TD and put them away. Last I saw, the Browns hadn’t just rolled over and given up, so why should the Steelers stop? If the Browns threw in the towel and agreed to just stop playing, then the score is bad. Learn about football moron. They are big boys, they can handle a score…

  54. fatalist says: Oct 18, 2010 1:32 AM

    realitypolice said:
    If you don’t believe me, take two eggs- hold one stationary, and smash the other egg into into it. See which one sustains more damage.
    I tried this and the stationary raw egg sustained much more damage than the moving hard-boiled egg.
    I agree entirely with your post, especially with the rugby reference. They do not suffer anywhere near the injuries that our football players suffer because of the equipment (or lack thereof) and their tackling form.

  55. clintcooper says: Oct 18, 2010 2:19 AM

    I agree completely with Harrison. In soccer, if you get two yellow cards in one game, you get thrown out and you have to miss the next game. This is the way it should be in football as well. Giving them a $5,000 fine is not a punishment at all. It means nothing.

  56. YP2K says: Oct 18, 2010 4:52 AM

    That was definitely a clean hit. The only reason it resulted in a penalty is because it looked violent. Desean even got his feet down before he got hit with Dunta’s shoulder pads. I don’t usually complain about the wussification of the NFL, but that is ridiculous . . .

  57. JoeBrowns027 says: Oct 18, 2010 7:53 AM

    Harrison led with his helmet on the Cribbs hit and should be suspended for it. ANY time a defender lowers his head (ie., is looking at the ground at the time of the hit), he should be ejected from the game. And yes it should be reviewable.
    You CANT use your head, PERIOD! that’s the only way to get these guys to stop.
    for those saying Harrison didn’t led with his head you are wrong. I think the Cribbs hit is more of a penalty than the Massaquoi because is was blatant helmet-to-helmet. not sure what Deb was watching.

  58. Jack Lambert's Dentist says: Oct 18, 2010 8:41 AM

    MisterEbs, round up the neighborhood kids next week and play hopscotch in the driveway. Your whine sounds like a child who’s just had his lunch money taken. Makes that fluke win up on the lake last December seem like years ago, don’t you agree?

  59. Deb says: Oct 18, 2010 10:32 AM

    @JoeBrowns027 …
    I’d like to see both hits on slo-mo. Only saw the Cribbs hit once and it was fast. The rule is different for running backs. But I was able to back up the DVR and watch the Massaquoi hit three or four times. It seemed like you could hear the crack of the helmet on that. I hear what you’re saying on hits being reviewable. But think about that for a minute. Those dingdongs would be stopping the action every two minutes–to review hits by your players as well as on your players. NFL games would last five hours. Most of the NCAA rules are loopy, but they got one thing right. We need a booth replay official checking every play as it happens.
    @RLT …
    I’ve been on here criticizing Harrison for the Massaquoi hit … as everyone who can read knows. Obviously you’re someone with an ax to grind. Grind away, little boy.

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