The hits that used to go directly to highlight videos will now send players directly to the showers. It’s a tough sanction, but leagues from the NFL down to junior high schools are doing everything possible to curb concussions.
Walker believes the “targeting” rule is going make things even tougher for defenses. They were already struggling stopping offenses that make their living with short passes over the middle of the field. The rule change removes some of the intimidation factor linebackers and safeties had over some receivers.
“You’re going to have a lot of players getting kicked out of games or you’re going to have a lot of touchdowns,” he said.
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