Edmonton Eskimos (IV): playoffs @ Toronto next week; Tillman fired
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11-03-2012, 12:45 AM
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The one that really burned me up was the penalty for tackling their QB as he was grabbing his fumbled ball. Makes little sense to me. In the NFL they'd just leave it to the trainers to scrape him off the turf and move on.
That was the right call. You can't tackle a player who doesn't have the ball. in Howard's defence, d-linemen are conditioned to hit the QB or stop him so that's why he did it as it was instinctive and the play was unusual as the QB was fumbling around trying to get the ball. If there were tons of players around sometimes it gets overlooked.
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