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What is a defenseless receiver? A comparison of hits.

This season the NFL has taken a very strong stand on player safety.  As a result of this we have seen more penalties called for hits on a “defenseless receiver”.  But what exactly is a defenseless receiver?  I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Questionable non call on Brent Celek hit helps Packers hold off Eagles

All season long we have seen defenders get flagged for hitting defenseless receivers.  We have been told by the NFL that even if a defensive player does not lead with his helmet, if he launches his body into a defenseless … Continue reading

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Missed Helmet to Helmet Call in Steelers – Ravens Game

This is getting ridiculous. NFL officials have once again managed to screw up a helmet to helmet call. This time it was a blatant leading with the helmet tackle by a Ravens defender on a defenseless Steelers receiver Heath Miller … Continue reading

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James Harrison Flagged For Helmet to Helmet hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick

Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker James Harrison was penalized for another questionable helmet to helmet hit this week.  This time it was against Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills.  It might have been a borderline hit, but officials ruled that it was … Continue reading

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Ellis Hobbs knocked out by Helmet to Helmet hit, but no flag…

Eagles kick returner Ellis Hobbs was carted off the field Sunday night after a helmet to helmet hit left him motionless on the turf.  There was no penalty on the play even though the Giants defender seemed to lower his … Continue reading

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Eagles Flagged for Questionable “Defenseless Reciever” Hit

Eagles Safety Kurt Coleman was flagged for unnecessary roughness for a hit that left Colts wideout Austin Collie motionless for several minutes In the 3rd quarter of the Eagles Colts Game.  The Eagles were extremely upset that the hit drew … Continue reading

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