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Crawl back into your hole. You are getting irritating. Watch the video. He is getting spun around because the running back is still trying to move.... his job is to tackle the guy not let him get more yardage. He tries to stand his ground and while being moved by the running backs progress picks him up. At that same time looks to be going towards the side until another player runs into them trying to assist with the tackle. So instead of moving to the right he gets straightened out and goes over the head. Its pretty obvious. Its also pretty obvious that you are a simpleton that knows everything.
Do you really think he was trying to suplex the guy? We aren't talking about Fairly here that speared EVERY qb he played in the back with his head. We are talking about a guy trying to tackle someone in an awkward direction.
Now.... go away. Your stupidity is dragging me down.
Do you think he should have received a penalty for the tackle?
Honestly man, I have no problem with the penalty. It looked bad, and I didn't have the opinion I do now until I watched the replay a few times. Ive seen body slams that looked intentional before... including one by one of our own in the NFL. I just think this looked worse in real time than it actually was. I'm not defending him because he is ours... I just really don't think the outcome was intended. I think he was simply trying to tackle the guy and stop forward progression, and it ended badly.
Okay then. We just have two different opinions. I don't think Fanning was trying to intentionally do what ended up happening. The same way o-linemen don't intentionally false start or d-linemen jumping offsides. However, it did happen. It looked like to me he picked the running back up it wasn't the running backs momentum. Hold your ground until you get help to bring him down. No reason to pick the running back up off the ground.
Which is it, troll? Was Fanning engaged in a dirty, "incredibly stupid" play, something that was "not an accident," that could have led to a serious injury? Or was he "obviously" not trying to "injure the kid?" Your own words belie your ignorance and trollishness. On the one hand, it was not an accident, it could have led to a serious injury, and he did it on purpose. If he did it on purpose, just what WAS his motivation? To look cool on TV in garbage time? Or hurt the kid? You can't argue both sides of the same coin and expect to be taken as a legit poster.
People like you always come out of the woodwork in situations like these, crying about how someone could get hurt playing football. No chiz, dude. Someone could actually DIE on every play. I think that's part of why football is so popular in this country. But to say Fanning, in that moment, was able to form the cohesive, coherent thought that he was going to back suplex the RB is ridiculous, and shows just how much football you played in your life (flag football doesn't count) on the defensive side of the ball. He was just trying to tackle him, he had the leverage to yank back on him, and then he got help from the DB in cleaning up the play. The reason he got a penalty is because it looked worse than it actually was. BFD.
I think Coach Saban settled the issue today. In his usual classy manner.
Yea stupid on his part he could have broke that kids neck no sense in it
“I think this is a young player who's excited about getting into the game, makes a very, very poor decision and judgment on making that play,” the coach said. “It's something that we don't condone here. It's not how we want our players to play. I think he understands that what he did was not done in the right way in terms of being a strong competitor and we are managing internally things for him to do to make better choices and decisions in the future. All young people when they make mistakes, that's what you really want to try to do.
“He has written a letter of apology to the player and the coach. I talked to Gary (Pinkel) yesterday about it. He understands our position on it. There's other things that we will do internally within the program and we just kind of take it from there.”
Oh look, Nick Saban thinks it was a horribly dumb play but also doesn't think he was trying to injure the player. Now go tell Nick Saban he is stupid.
I literally cannot believe that you even have the cognitive ability to construct a sentence. I am ignoring your posts now. Thank you 24/7 for that feature.
This post was edited by phil28 18 months ago
My grandparents were courting on the Quad at the University of Alabama in 1937.
Yes, but you also can't coach someone to wait for help when their job is to end the play. Hindsight being what it is... he could have just held on and fallen down pulling the RB with him, but that would have led to a couple of more yards gained. Again, since I don't think he meant to suplex the guy... I think it was just an unfortunate progression of the play.
Your post I'm replying to here is a lot easier for me to deal with than the other ones in this thread. As far as the name calling.... I was just enjoying the tough guy role, its fun every now and then. I do believe everything I said relating to the play itself though. (g)
I can respect that
Just old man football..
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