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Liuget hit was legit

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    NFL says Liuget hit was clean, hit Peyton in the thigh, not the knee
    Posted by Michael David Smith on November 15, 2013, 7:43 PM EST


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    So why was Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget not fined for his low hit on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning? The NFL says it’s all about the location of Liuget’s hit: Manning’s thigh, not his knee.

    The famous “Tom Brady Rule,” implemented in 2009 after Bernard Pollard ended Brady’s 2008 season with a low hit, was designed to protect quarterbacks from hits to the lower leg. In a video distributed to the media. NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said that rule was not violated when Liuget hit Manning.

    “The helmet, the shoulder, it’s mid-thigh,” Blandino said of Liuget’s hit. “It’s not at the knee or below. You cannot hit a quarterback, a passer, in the knee area or below with forcible contact. . . . The contact is at mid-thigh. Legal tackle.”

    With the NFL considering still more rules to protect quarterbacks, it’s possible that next year, a hit like Liuget’s would be flagged and fined. But this year, that hit is legal.
     
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  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    And Denver fans are sure the Chargers paid the league off.
     
  3. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    ^^^^ Hell, Hoculi is still counting the ones that the Donkeys gave him for a game a few years back...
     
  4. Blue Bolt

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    I thought there was no whining in football. ;)
     
  5. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Well... Rule, made, bent... something along those lines...
     
  6. FCBolt

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    So now we expect the refs to confuse Peyton Manning with Michael Jordan.
     
  7. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    Or this guy:

    crybaby laimbeer.jpg
     
  8. SDRaiderH8er

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    I would love to know exactly how many ankles the Broncos offensive lineman broke while performing their "BLOCKING TECHNIQUE". Jamal Williams being one of them.
     
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