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Published on Oct 13, 2012
When I first saw this play, personally I thought it was just a good individual effort by one of the young guys on the team trying to show the coaches what he can do. Then came a flag? And the announcers implying that Fanning should be suspended by the league for a tackle like this? I admit it's been awhile since I played a down of football. More then 15 years the last time I counted, but since when did the game of football get to be so soft? This is a rough sport. Or at least it used to be. At some point you have to let the players play. What happened to Eric Waters shortly after this play in what appeared to be a benign tackle by comparison just proves that point. You can be injured on any play regardless of how aggressive or passive the players are playing. I think the outrage over this play is exaggerated.
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