A Sneaking Quarterback Is Not Defenseless
November 18, 2010 at 12:05pm by Scott • 10 Comments »
I’m sure you’ve heard the old sayings before. “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, “Children should be seen and not heard”, “If you keep touching it, you’ll go blind.” Well, add “A snaking quarterback is not defenseless” to them. Raheem Morris explains perfectly (no, really) why Aqib Talib did nothing wrong by jumping into the pile in last Sunday’s game and why John Fox and Steve Smith are crybabies.
“When we play our game, our job is to not let people score,” Morris said. “My guys play within the confines of the rules; we go out there, we play. I know the league right now is emphasizing concussions, but you’ve got to understand, the league is trying to protect defenseless players, not guys trying to score a touchdown. When you run sneaks and those things, people get hit. It’s a violent football game.”
Morris went on to say he understands why the Panthers are upset, but without ever giving ground or even remotely apologizing which is awesome. I know it seems crazy, but when a quarterback takes the ball and tries to run head-first into a pile in order to gain a yard, he’s very likely to get hit in the helmet. Maybe Fox would like to issue medieval shields to quarterbacks to lead them into the pile. And then they could start writing rules about “helmet to shield contact”.