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Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
21325 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
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I agree. Don’t matter if it goes for us or against us. They are destroying the game. I guess liberalism has taken over football. Can’t hit the QB high. Can’t hit the QB low. It’s like a strike zone in baseball now. Below letters, above knees. Not reasonable to require defenders with 100% adrenaline to be able to do that.
My god, shut up. I guess we should go back to leather or no headgear? Hell, maybe we should go really old-school and sacrifice the losing team to the gods.

Rule changes have had an enormous positive impact on player safety. Dozens of players at all levels (unfortunately, mostly middle and high schoolers) used to DIE every year from head and neck injuries playing football. Deaths and serious injuries have threatened the future of the sport for over a century. Football was almost banned altogether in several states in the early 1900s due to deaths. Rule changes saved it.

Injuries will always be a part of sports, but frick don't you think we should do our best to prevent catastrophic ones.


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Uncle Luke
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2014
421 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
Thats one of the only targeting calle over the last 2 seasons that i actually got no problem with. The defender duck his head and led with the crown of his helmet intentionally. Thats automatic ejection. Most targeting calls i see called are questionabe, not that one


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Oneforthemoney
LSU Fan
New Iberia, La
Member since Dec 2013
459 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
the dude planted his feet and then launched himself so that he became horizontal like a missle with his head down leading to the hit. tf you mean you have a problem with the ejection? You talking about png glasses when you should be taking your head out of your arse.


deaux
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2018
12310 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
The kid is lucky he hasn’t paralyzed himself tackling the way he does, head down and leading with the crown of the helmet.

Ejecting him was for his own safety as much as it was for anyone else’s.


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tiger81
LSU Fan
Brentwood, TN.
Member since Jan 2008
13175 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
By rule it was targeting. However, he barely grazed the helmet and hit the shoulder pads. Tough call there, but by rule the right one.


michael corleone
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Jun 2005
3263 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
The guy ducked his head and launched all year long. He did it at the end of the first half when Joe hit Moss for the TD. His crown hit Joe in the ribs, so no penalty. You can bet they were watching him close all game long. Not a fan of the rule, but you deserve to be ejected if you are dumb enough to duck and launch multiple times in a game. Players are told everyday that you can’t do it any longer, but some still take the risk. He got caught and paid the price.


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TIGERhype
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2014
392 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
Hit what you see and see what you hit. No excuse for that hit, textbook targeting and refs had no choice but enforce rule.


FtHuntTiger
LSU Fan
Alexandria, VA
Member since Oct 2011
544 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
Ejection sucks. We've certainly suffered from similar, albeit more marginal calls. But heavy penalty is intended to be a deterrent.


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Lsutigerturner
Member since Dec 2016
3313 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
It's it ok to agree and disagree?

I love the hit, that hit is what I grew up seeing, making and craving.. the game is changing and maybe not for the better but at least to attempt to make the game safer... Which sucks bc it's a combat sport. But that's now against the rules and honestly should be. Im always going to miss guys laying waste in center field, the crackback/blind side block or hit on a WR/TE or CB/LB/SS, those bull in the ring drills and other drills always taught you to keep your head on a swivel and that was always apart of the game a risk reward part of game... It's no longer apart of the game..


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The Ramp
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2004
10621 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
stupid rule. needs to be addressed. protect the player but don't ruin the game


pensacola
LSU Fan
pensacola
Member since Sep 2005
4202 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
I knew LSU had won when he was ejected. Fully relaxed from then on.


Erin Go Bragh
Notre Dame Fan
Beyond the Pale
Member since Dec 2007
14901 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
His hit was casebook targeting. If ejection is the penalty for targeting then the ejection was warranted.

I would agree that every year players get ejected for hard hits that were not the result of targeting but Skalski was not one of those. Referees often get this call wrong and when they do it can dictate the outcome of a game.

Conferences need to do a better job of getting their game officials in line with the intent of the rule. That's not likely to happen so we will all grimace, as we do now when replay shows they got it wrong.



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TheHarahanian
LSU Fan
Duh
Member since May 2017
14073 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
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It’s the rule if you don’t like it change the rule


This. By the rule he was guilty and the penalty is ejection.


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TigahTeeth
LSU Fan
Georgia
Member since Feb 2016
3434 posts

re: The targeting ejection on Skalski
Give me a break. He was not a game changer.


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