NFL  > General NFL  > Cheap shot or passionate play?
August 30, 2011, 03:32 PM
Every year there is discussions here about dirty plays and dirty players so I thought I would compile a few and everyone discuss their opinions on what they believe the difference is between a dirty play/player or simply accident or over zealous play/player. These videos are not aimed at any teams or their players in particular merely clips found on youtube for the sake of the thread.













That's just a few to get the thread & discussions started.
August 30, 2011  03:39 PM ET

I think only the 2nd (nut grab) and 6th (Peppers hit on Rodgers) were okay. The rest were pretty cheap shots/grabs.

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August 30, 2011  03:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think only the 2nd (nut grab) and 6th (Peppers hit on Rodgers) were okay. The rest were pretty cheap shots/grabs.

I thought the hit on Rodgers was the only cheap shot because it's impossible to grab somebody's nuts when they're wearing a jock with a cup.

August 30, 2011  03:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

where's the albert haynesworth one where he's stomping that poor defenseless player ?

I think they burned that film.

August 30, 2011  03:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think only the 2nd (nut grab) and 6th (Peppers hit on Rodgers) were okay. The rest were pretty cheap shots/grabs.

Thanks for the input LIHI, there are several of these type plays every year and I see posts about them and varying opinions on what is considered dirty/cheap and what is simply passionate or over zealous play and just curious of people opinions.

August 30, 2011  03:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

where's the albert haynesworth one where he's stomping that poor defenseless player ?

Here it is M.M.

August 30, 2011  03:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Here it is M.M.

I guess they didn't burn the film.

August 30, 2011  03:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I thought the hit on Rodgers was the only cheap shot because it's impossible to grab somebody's nuts when they're wearing a jock with a cup.

I don't think that guy was wearing a cup - otherwise he wouldn't have been pounding the Chiefs player on the back to get him to let go!

I thought the hit on Rodgers was a clean play. Peppers was going full speed to get the sack. Kind of hard to stop the momentum the second that he throws the ball.

August 30, 2011  03:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Thanks for the input LIHI, there are several of these type plays every year and I see posts about them and varying opinions on what is considered dirty/cheap and what is simply passionate or over zealous play and just curious of people opinions.

I laughed at the first one. I remember that game - many feelings were hurt that day (testicles too, ha!)

August 30, 2011  03:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I don't think that guy was wearing a cup - otherwise he wouldn't have been pounding the Chiefs player on the back to get him to let go!I thought the hit on Rodgers was a clean play. Peppers was going full speed to get the sack. Kind of hard to stop the momentum the second that he throws the ball.

Different people see things differently I guess.

August 30, 2011  03:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Different people see things differently I guess.

Exactly right. Especially when it's the QB for your team getting hit.

August 30, 2011  03:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I don't think that guy was wearing a cup - otherwise he wouldn't have been pounding the Chiefs player on the back to get him to let go!I thought the hit on Rodgers was a clean play. Peppers was going full speed to get the sack. Kind of hard to stop the momentum the second that he throws the ball.

Shaun Smith did that a couple of times last year, not a one time fluke thing, so I say he is a dirty player.

August 30, 2011  03:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Exactly right. Especially when it's the QB for your team getting hit.

Actually I'm a Bears fan, but I see your point.

August 30, 2011  03:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Shaun Smith did that a couple of times last year, not a one time fluke thing, so I say he is a dirty player.

I didn't know that Shaun Smith had a reputation as a dirty player.

August 30, 2011  03:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Actually I'm a Bears fan, but I see your point.

My comment wasn't aimed at you specifically. But as a Bears fan, I'm really surprised you found that hit cheap.

August 30, 2011  03:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Shaun Smith did that a couple of times last year, not a one time fluke thing, so I say he is a dirty player.

Really? I know that kind of stuff happens at the bottom of a pile all the time, but the clip above was pretty blatant.

August 30, 2011  03:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

My comment wasn't aimed at you specifically. But as a Bears fan, I'm really surprised you found that hit cheap.

I tend to call them as I see them which upsets some of my friends.

August 30, 2011  03:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Really? I know that kind of stuff happens at the bottom of a pile all the time, but the clip above was pretty blatant.

Which one?

August 30, 2011  04:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Which one?

The Chiefs player. The tackle on the sideline seemed to be accidental to me.

 
August 30, 2011  04:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I tend to call them as I see them which upsets some of my friends.

I guess so!

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