- Sep 6, 2013
Gillett suffered a fractured neck from a tackle that applied pressure to the head/neck. Players have come close to having their careers cut short as a result of them. I don't think Matterson can complain too much about being charged and suspended for it.
Notice how slow it has to be replayed to look remotely bad? You see that kind of tackle a hundred times a game. I have no problem with it being penalised under the current climate but that is not worthy of a $4000 fine or multiple week suspension. Contact is incidental and definitely not prolonged along with, as Matterson said, Edwards contributing to it.
I know you like to be a contrarian but do it on hills worth fighting over man.