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Vikings players not thrilled with new hit policy

Posted on: October 22, 2010 9:52 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2010 9:57 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Remember that new video from the NFL designed to show the league's players how to properly JACK PEOPLE UP tackle someone? Well, a lot of people thought it was good. Like me, for instance. But that's really only because I can watch Ray Lewis smash Dustin Keller over and over again. Also, the Jon Ryan punt return hit got shown a bunch, which was praised by Ray Anderson for it's awesome, legal and tactical devastation of the Seahawks punter when he was trying to stop Devin Hester from scoring on a return.

Turns out though, someone in the Vikings locker room didn't enjoy it -- you can see that person's take on the video below, as tweeted by Chris Kluwe earlier today (obviously we've taken the liberty of removing the swear word). 

Suffice to say, the Vikings player's (and Kluwe, by the by, didn't claim the artwork) interpretation isn't exactly the most enthusiastic, and perhaps might even be taken as sarcastic.

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Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 8:16 am

Vikings players not thrilled with new hit policy

He will be fined for the Tweet, 
Hopefully The Pack gets some legal hits on #4 tonight!!
I don't think Favre & Matthews were properly "introduced" last year.
Maybe by the time the 2 teams meet in November, Favre (if he's still playing) can hand the sack record to Matthews, ala Michael "Gap Tooth Luva" Strahan!

Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2010 6:36 am

Vikings players not thrilled with new hit policy

It's funny that the players are recognizing what the fans are seeing.

How much is Kluwe going to get fined for making this public (even if he isn't the artist of record)?

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2010 10:41 pm

Vikings players not thrilled with new hit policy

Funniest sports news of the day, easily.

I first saw it on Rome is Burning and lmao'd.  Maybe the NFL should have checked up before instituting this new enforcement policy; they not only look like hypocrites for marketing the league based on the "big hit", they look like hypocrites for only caring about defensless receivers.

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