Skip to comments.Video: What May Be The Nastiest, Helmet-Popping, Game-Changing Tackle Ever (And Justice was served)
Posted on 01/02/2013 2:11:02 PM PST by bestintxas
South Carolinas Jadeveon Clowney nasty hit against Michigan in the Outback Bowl.
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All three refs caught witnessing the theft should have already been fired today. Like politicians, they will likely never have to be held accountable for their actions.
I didn’t watch the game. What was the bad call?
Looked like a good Football play to me! Timing is everything!
I bleed maize and blue, I was born and raised on Michigan football and my son-in-law attends UofM, but even my husband, son-in-law and I agreed that the first down call that clearly wasn’t was a horrible call, and as we said after the HORRIBLE hit and fumble, “The ball don’t lie!!”
Right in front of SC bench. Spurrier in rightfully arguing almost dropped dead of a hear attack
That was an excellent hit!
Had a Big Ten fan today try and tell me that Clowney led with his head and should have been ejected. I froze the video at point of impact. Textbook. Clowney’s head was up. Face mask buried in the runners chest. Arms locked up. Helmet never got above the pads of the rb.
The first down call was an abomination. The subsequent hit by Clowney was a helmet planted right on the UofM ballcarrier’s chin. I don’t think anyone would have held onto the ball after that hit.
That had to be one of the best hits/defensive plays I’ve ever seen!
Sadly, had it been the NFL, the guy probably would have been fined and suspended for a game or two.
And if the first call was bad (it appeared to be bad), why wasn't the helmet to helmet hit they're crowing about even worse? Last I heard that's a huge penalty.
Maybe because it wasn’t helmet to helmet.
Besides, the bad call never impacted the game, so what's the big deal? The article claims it's some game changer, but it wasn't at all.
I saw what you saw. No mention if the other players chin strap was in place. You got to admit... with a name like, “JADEVEON CLOWNEY’... he is destined for the NFL. LOL!
Changed my mind after seeing more pictures of it, close up and other better angles. It was a first down. The mark wasn’t at the stick. It was at the end of the orange chain links that attach to the stick by a “dog latch.” The latch was the gap you see but it’s not part of the measurement.
As a lifelong Buckeye fan & grad, that was a nommy treat.
One of the worst calls we ever saw...followed by wonderful smackdown. The only thing better would have been if that michigan Charlie Weis Wannabe choked on a sideline ham sammich and took Michael Moore down with him.
Jadeveon Clowney does fit right in as seen by this (spoof) video. IT IS REAL FUNNY FOLKS
Is there a video of that?
Anyone who has ever watched SEC football knows that Spurrier encourages brutal hits on opposing teams. Football is a rough game.. but how many times has SC (and Florida before them) eeked out a game after an opposing team QB, RB, or WR gets injured?
Not nearly as many times and Saban's Steroid Boys have...
That said, having watched the video, Clowney clearly had his head up.
Name a Bama player on steroids.
Take off the Crimson Colored glasses and you could see for yourself.
Just as I thought.
I have seen that video probably ten times... each time, I laugh harder. You know, I watch football now and when I hear a “Key and Peele” sounding football name.. I howl. Jadeveon Clowney is absolutely perfect sounding! Hugs, Mom
The mark wasnt at the stick.
It wasn’t a first down if it wasn’t “at the stick”
Been all over the web and the only consensus is that 1st down is if the nose of the ball is past the last link of the chain, not at the sticks.
The last link of the chain is the stick. Doesn’t matter though your team lost
Nay nay my friend, on both points.
First, the Gamecocks scored on a bomb the VERY NEXT PLAY, so the hit absolutely changed the game around.
Second, Clowney’s head was UP, he saw what he hit, and he immediately had the presence of mind to see the ball pop out and where it was, and he picked it up in a split second. NONE of that would be possible if the head had been down, and the helmet used as the weapon, which is what the penalty in the NFL is about.
Not saying a ref might not have called it, but the no call was the proper call on the hit.
U of M fan here too and I couldn't believe that call either........
As for the tackle, just wow!
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