Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Ryan Clark's hit judged to be legal

"It is a foul to hit with your helmet against a defenseless receiver. It is a foul to throw a forearm into the neck or head area of your opponent. I don’t think either of those things happened. I’m not a fan of those high hits but if you do it with your shoulder you’re OK."

So says none other than NFL Supervisor of Officials Mike Pereira in an article published online by the Boston Herald which seemingly vindicates Ryan Clark's hit on Wes Welker.

We did not agree with the call when it was originally made, and we are glad to see that the NFL is not going to take all the hitting out of the league.

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