After the helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap delivered by New England Patriots S Brandon Meriweather, and among other big hits throughout the weekend, the league plans to announce a new policy where players will be suspended for delivering dirty blows.
Ray Anderson, NFL’s Executive VP of football operations, gave this statement:
“We’ve got to get the message to players that these devastating hits and head shots will be met with a very necessary higher standard of accountability. We have to dispel the notion that you get one free pass in these egregious or flagrant shots.”
So what exactly is a devastating hit? I understand the deal with head shots, and I totally agree that those are mostly flagrant and unnecessary in the game. But devastating hits?
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