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LSUcam
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Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


More for him, than me. But damn! That was a collision. To his credit, he really had no other lane or choice to make.

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FamousAmos
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


I honestly thought his career was over when he fell limp...





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HeadBusta4LSU
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


I've never seen anything like that before involving a ball carrier





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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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To his credit, he really had no other lane or choice to make.


Not dropping his head would have been a great choice to make.






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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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I've never seen anything like that before involving a ball carrier


Happens all the time. Pierre Thomas went noticeably unconscious just last year in the playoffs.






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LSUcam
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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Not dropping his head would have been a great choice to make.



Natural instinct. He couldn't roll left or right and knew he was taking the hit. Unfortunately it was right on the button.






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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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Natural instinct.


Natural instinct if you mean RBs start turning themselves into missiles routinely at a young age that it becomes second nature upon impact then I agree.






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BobBoucher
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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Natural instinct if you mean RBs start turning themselves into missiles routinely at a young age that it becomes second nature upon impact then I agree


some guys are better at avoiding direct hits than others. He shifts his shoulder/head a few inches either way and its a glancing blow.... but im sure its hard to fight that instinct to brace for impact.






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GeauxTigerTM
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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Natural instinct if you mean RBs start turning themselves into missiles routinely at a young age that it becomes second nature upon impact then I agree.


Right...it's a terrible habit, and unfortunately because of the stupid way the rules are interpreted basically allow offensive players to lead with their head while defensive players better HOPE their head doesn't accidentally make contact with his helmet during the collision.

Take this run by Trent Richardson. It's an extremely powerful hit, but he basically spears the defender who actually goes in without leading with his head. No flag despite the fact Richardson de-helmeted the guy when the crown of his lid rammed the defender in the jaw. Had the hit gone in reverse and the defender had hit Richardson in the jaw with the crown of his helmet, the guy would have been flagged and then fined.

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As for Ridley, he didn't so much lead with his head as ducked it down and he got popped...but much the same way defenders are having to learn not to go in with their face at the ground, so must offensive guys. A good first step would be flagging BOTH sides for doing this if they're honest about it being a safety issue. Thankfully Ridley will be ok...I was really worried there for a minute...






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Ash Williams
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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I honestly thought his career was over when he fell limp...



same here

that shite was cray






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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


I agree with all of that.

ETA: They need to flag players for what Richardson did if they want to be consistent. I bet its coming soon.



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1fairbank
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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Take this run by Trent Richardson.


You need to re-watch this video, Coleman isn't wearing his helmet correctly at all, his chinstrap is up on his nose by the time he takes the hit.






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Meauxjeaux
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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You need to re-watch this video, Coleman isn't wearing his helmet correctly at all, his chinstrap is up on his nose by the time he takes the hit.


Actually you need to re-watch.

Coleman's helmet was nearly ripped off by the blocker he was engaged with right before he shed the block and went for the tackle.







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TeagleTheBeagle
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


Is there any update on him injury wise?





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Tigercoop40
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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Not dropping his head would have been a great choice to make.



This.

This is what makes the helmet to helmet hits dangerous. And so many offensive players drop their head causing the injury. A majority of helmet to helmet hits occur because the offensive player drops their head.






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SouljaBreauxTellEm
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


The hit sucks!


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JBeam
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


as bad of hit as it was, I didn't think his career was over. It was pretty obvious that he was knocked out because he got "bird arms" before falling down.

it's happen before
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lsueddie18
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


I was fairly amazed that a "helmet to helmet" penalty was not called. It was one of the clearest helmet to helmet hits I've seen in a while, but not even any mention by the talking heads. Nothing. Oh well. Get well Ridley!





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Tigercoop40
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


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I was fairly amazed that a "helmet to helmet" penalty was not called. It was one of the clearest helmet to helmet hits I've seen in a while, but not even any mention by the talking heads. Nothing. Oh well. Get well Ridley!



Helmet to helmet on who? I'm a Patriot and LSU fan.. And if anyone initiated the contact with the helmet it was Ridley. No way you can throw helmet to helmet hit on a RB ducking his head into a LB. At least there shouldn't be.

Also.. Is there any news on if he was okay?



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tt54l32v
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re: Re-watching the hit on Ridley last night is brutal


Runners are not protected by a helmet to helmet rule, free game.





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