Sunday, September 07, 2008

Brady injured in dirty play

The Chief's Pollard saw the opportunity to injure Brady, and he took it. As a quarterback is about to release the ball, he's in his most vulnerable position - his front foot will be forward/extended, and very close to locked. If you get hit on the side of the knee at that point, it's a perfect injury. At a minimum, you'll sprain your medial collateral ligament (one of my old injuries). If the person who intends to injure you is lucky, you'll tear that ligament - which controls the left-right swing of your lower leg - hint: you're lower leg is not supposed to swing left or right from your knee.

Every pass rusher knows that they can shoot for a quaterback's knees to take him out of the game, or out of the season, and that's what Pollard did. He was on the ground, had no chance of tackling Brady, so Pollard lunged at Brady's knee and took him out. It was pretty straightforward. So far, there's no talk of a dirty play, but I have to call it like I see it. I hate the Patriots, but I don't want to see guys getting shredded by dirty players.

It was a dirty play. Pollard should be suspended for the rest of the season.

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