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St Augustine
New Orleans Saints Fan
The Pauper of the Surf
Member since Mar 2006
55885 posts

re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
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It was called right but a bull shite rule.


Exactly. Just like on the OSU player. I think the Clemson guy was worse as he seemed to “launch” more as he was trying to cover more ground.


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AgCoug
Texas A&M Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2014
4249 posts

re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
It was, according to the rule, targeting. The refs made the correct call. The issue is the enforcement of the penalty. That hit did not need to lead to an ejection. A 15yd penalty would have been enough. Unfortunately, they made a "one size fits all" punishment with a severe penalty for targeting.


TheBazooki
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Dec 2014
16 posts

re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
How would a 15 yard penalty really do anything in this case? LSU was already on the 9, so they move to the 4.5 yardline? a 4.5 yard penalty for targeting.


VerlanderBEAST
Michigan Fan
Member since Dec 2011
17897 posts

re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
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The purpose of the rule is to teach kids not to tackle with their head down


Then it needs to be a penalty when ball carriers put their head down


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SSpaniel
Memphis Fan
Germantown
Member since Feb 2013
27384 posts

re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
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How would a 15 yard penalty really do anything in this case? LSU was already on the 9, so they move to the 4.5 yardline? a 4.5 yard penalty for targeting.


That's just dumb reasoning.

So... basically.... because LSU was deep in Clemson territory, you have to punish Clemson by ejecting a player because you can't walk off the full 15 yards?


TheBazooki
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Dec 2014
16 posts

re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
I said nothing about ejecting since you can't walk off the full yardage. I only implied that a <5 yard penalty for a play that needs a harsh penalty won't make anyone think twice about targeting in the red zone.


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jeffsdad
Member since Mar 2007
13057 posts

re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
What some of you are not remembering is the rule was enacted for the tackler as well as the target. A heads down hit into an opponent can push the tackler's head straight down towards the spinal column. Hence, the rule.


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Tiger Prawn
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2016
16675 posts

re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
They really need to do how the NBA does with flagrant fouls and have 2 tiers, with only the more egregious ones getting an ejection and others just getting penalty yardage


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Jcorye1
Detroit Mercy Fan
Tom Brady = GoAT
Member since Dec 2007
58664 posts

re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
He literally speared a guy in the head. Even if they had multiple levels of targeting, he would have been booted. That shite will concuss and break your own neck.


tigerpawl
LSU Fan
Can't get there from here.
Member since Dec 2003
16935 posts

re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
In the context of the targeting rule, the thing that makes it illegal is that it implies an "immoral" act with intent to injure. On that specific play - by vectors, angles, etc - it was targeting, but there was no malicious intent.

If your gonna beat the best, you want to do it with all hands on deck and not in the locker room.


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SpartyGator
Tampa Bay Rays Fan
Minneapolis, MN
Member since Oct 2011
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re: As a tiger fan, that targeting call was awful
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Wanting to protect player safety and prohibit hits using the crown of the head is fine.

The automatic DQ (at least for the 1st offense) needs to go.


Yeah...I'd be fine if it were just a 15 yard flag and move on. The ejection and suspension for half the next game for a minor targeting is BS.

That said if it's really egregious, then perhaps.


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