ib_clay Posted November 8, 2010 Share Posted November 8, 2010 I may be completely off my rocker (wouldn't be the first time) but it seems that since the league has cracked down on pass defenders through tougher rules regarding contact, etc. with the receiver in an effort to make the game more "pass friendly" (aka: exciting for all the non-purists), we have seen an increase in the number of collision injuries.Could it be that because of the inability of the defender to make contact w/ receiver more than 5 yards down the field and a tougher enforcement of the holding/interference rules, defenses, in an effort to accommodate the league's desire for a "more exciting pass game", are relying more on the secondary to defend the pass "after the fact" with explosive hits that separate the ball from the receiver rather than actually preventing the catch by the receiver with good "tight" coverage?That hit on Collie (Indianapolis Colts) looked like a good clean hit. I think the only way to minimize this kind of play is to let the secondary play tighter coverage and let Peyton Manning cry about it. Of course, I could be wrong. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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