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Zero
Was Baker's shot illegal? The hit seemed to have been after the play was over even if it was delivered to the front of Foles body. It was an obvious attempt to hurt Foles and not just keep him out of the play.
https://vine.co/v/O7AVjIhV26t/
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xsv
QUOTE (Zero @ Sep 22 2014, 06:55 AM) *
Was Baker's shot illegal? The hit seemed to have been after the play was over even if it was delivered to the front of Foles body. It was an obvious attempt to hurt Foles and not just keep him out of the play.
https://vine.co/v/O7AVjIhV26t/
Linc ....


Looked legal to me. It it looked like Foles was getting ready to make a tackle if the guy had come his way. You always hear that QBs need to have their head on a swivel on plays like that, and he was definitely not aware of his surroundings.

I like that the team backed Foles up, but he really has to be smarter than that.
HOUSEoPAIN
QUOTE (Zero @ Sep 22 2014, 06:55 AM) *
Was Baker's shot illegal? The hit seemed to have been after the play was over even if it was delivered to the front of Foles body. It was an obvious attempt to hurt Foles and not just keep him out of the play.
https://vine.co/v/O7AVjIhV26t/
Linc ....


If that hit is anything other than completly illegal and blatantly cheap, then seriously fuck the NFL for all it's BS about 'player safety,' specifically the QB. I've bitched many times about the pussification of the game, and will many times more, but that's about as easy a call as you can have - ejection, fine, and suspension for that asshole.
JeeQ
By rulebook definition... the hit was legal

By execution and intent... that was a cheap shot done purposely to take Foles out of the game
Birdwatcher
QUOTE (Zero @ Sep 22 2014, 06:55 AM) *
Was Baker's shot illegal? The hit seemed to have been after the play was over even if it was delivered to the front of Foles body. It was an obvious attempt to hurt Foles and not just keep him out of the play.
https://vine.co/v/O7AVjIhV26t/
Linc ....


Here is what the rulebook says...sounds illegal to me

http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2014/9/...al-nfl-rulebook
PhrankieG
QUOTE (Birdwatcher @ Sep 22 2014, 01:30 PM) *
Here is what the rulebook says...sounds illegal to me

http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2014/9/...al-nfl-rulebook

I was just going to post that. People may not like it, but the refs got it right.

Isn't that a crack back block anyway? Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong term, but I thought a block peeling back to hit someone with their head turned like Foles' was, was deemed illegal.
Eyrie
Aikman said during commentary that the rules were changed in 2002 after a hit on Jim Miller of the Bears in a game against us.

Was that Hugh Douglas?
HOUSEoPAIN
QUOTE (Eyrie @ Sep 22 2014, 02:38 PM) *
Aikman said during commentary that the rules were changed in 2002 after a hit on Jim Miller of the Bears in a game against us.

Was that Hugh Douglas?


Yep. He disappeared off the face of the earth, it's a shame he turned out to be such a dick.
mcnabbulous
It was illegal according to the new rules. Foles wasn't attempting, nor in position, to make a tackle.
Birdman420
I think even without factoring foles as a QB- that was a hit on a defenseless player.
nephillymike
QUOTE (Eyrie @ Sep 22 2014, 01:38 PM) *
Aikman said during commentary that the rules were changed in 2002 after a hit on Jim Miller of the Bears in a game against us.

Was that Hugh Douglas?

Yes it was.

In one of my favorite quotes, Hugh said "I jacked his ass up"

Didn't get a penalty, but got what I think was the highest fine levied up to that point.

I think to make it fair, QB's are protected but are not allowed to tackle anyone. Can't have it both ways IMO.
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