From the Department of Football Is a Brutal Game

From the Department of Football Is a Brutal Game

Not sure how we missed this one yesterday, but holy crap. I thought Brent Celek getting decked by Bernard Pollard yesterday was a brutal hit, but then I saw this GIF of Seattle Seahawks' wide receiver Golden Tate catching Cowboys' linebacker Sean Lee absolutely blindsided. Lee gets totally airborne and his body goes flailing.

The Seattle Post Intelligencer's Seahawks blog takes a nice look as to whether the hit was illegal or not. Opinions, of course, vary:

Lee himself didn’t make any accusations Sunday after the game. He said he was hit in the chest, not on the chin.

“It’s part of the deal. It’s part of the game. It’s not really for me
to judge,” Lee said. “I’ll watch the film, but I know that can happen
any time you’re out there playing hard. It’s not my decision to judge

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones thought the hit was questionable. After the game, ESPN reports, he said he expects the NFL to review the hit and possibly fine Tate.

Legal or not, the hit was a jarring reminder of just how brutal football can be. I cringed just watching it.

GIF by Deadspin [h/t my buddy Carl for alerting me to it]


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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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Jake Elliott leaves game against Cowboys with concussion

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Jake Elliott leaves game against Cowboys with concussion

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Eagles are without a kicker in North Texas. 

Jake Elliott left the game at AT&T Stadium in the first half with a concussion. He was ruled out for the rest of the game.

Elliott saved a touchdown on his opening kickoff but it looked like he took a shot at the end of the play. 

He missed a 34-yard field goal before he was taken in for evaluation. 

After Elliott left the field, linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill began warming up on the sideline. His first try missed the practice netting and sailed into the stands. 

The Eagles scored a touchdown to open the second half and instead of kicking an extra point, tried a two-point conversion and succeeded. 

On the ensuing kickoff, Grugier-Hill put the ball deep but without any hang time and the Cowboys returned it to the 29-yard line. Still, not a bad kickoff for a linebacker.