Rules Are RulesSeptember 16th, 2013
Fantastic Times-Picayune photo here of Adrian Clayborn’s helmet-to-helmet drilling of Drew Brees yesterday, a sack-fumble that was negated by the personal foul call. TV replays also were pretty clear; Clayborn broke the rule.
It’s a tough and annoying rule, but it’s a rule and has been for years. You either play within the rules, or you think you’re real cool while your opponent moves the chains with a free pass and gains confidence.
Greg Schiano routinely mentions that the Bucs don’t get to practice proper hitting in practice because they don’t tackle like that in practice. Just stop that, Coach. That reminds Joe of the nonsense Raheem Morris routinely spewed that labor laws limiting in-season practicing in pads was hurting his team.
Find a way to succeed. Every good team does. No Excuses.