Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Alabama defender Quinton Dial delivered a vicious helmet to helmet hit on Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray late in the second quarter. The hit came after Murray threw an interception and was returned by Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix to the Georgia 47. The Crimson Tide would score a field goal on the drive following the hit, entering half time with a 10-7 lead.
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10 Comments:
  • At what point does the quarterback become a defensive player after an interception? I thought it was as soon as the pass was intercepted. If you watch the play, Murray was headed toward Clinton-Dix as to maybe make a tackle if he had to...I don't think he really wanted to but it looks like at this point he was on defense and Dial was blocking him like he would any other player trying to make a tackle. It might not have been as clean of a shot as it could have been, but he was just protecting his runner.
  • What part of his facial expression or body language of a light jog says he's ready to tackle a 200lb+ man? And no blocking for his player isn't the same as going all out to truck the other teams QB.
  • That's football, you must not have played.

    The only part of all this I disagree with is that it was NOT a helmet to helmet hit. Dial dropped his hips and charged into Murray, and being 8 inches taller, his shoulder pads and Murray's helmet collided.

    It wasn't a nice play, but it wasn't a dirty play.
  • If the dawg cant take it send him to the kennels
  • The problem with your comment is that this year there was supposed to be an increased emphasis on protecting the QB after an interception to prevent injuries on this type of play. Your contention that Murray was about to make the tackle is laughable. He was not even jogging, more like shuffling over to the general area. It was not only a cheap shot, but it was also a blow to the head, which could have resulted in serious injury. If the QB is making the tackle, or attempting to make the tackle and is hit, then so be it. But, to try to pick him off on this type of play is bush league. I would suspect the SEC office will be in touch with Coach Saban about this one.
  • not helmet to helmet, watch the replay
  • If you want to protect the q.b. Tell him to take a knee after an interception or run to the nearest sideline and get off the field . If no one blocked him and he made the tackle every idiot would be screaming why didnt anybody block the qb . Then it would be all over the high light how the qb made a great tackle
  • To begin with let me say this is football. At times it can be a brutal sport. It's not Mom's Saturday morning soccer game, for you weak stomach-minded libs.

    The hit was executed under Murray's chin. Dial's helmet hit Murray's helmet in a glancing blow.

    The hit was not directed at his head as the hit earlier to McCarron was. That was a dirty hit and it was called. This is sour grapes and that's all that it is.

    People like Tim Brando and other cry baby Bama haters couldn't find their ass with a condom covered flashlight. You babies need to stop watching football if you can't watch it with open eyes and not some "I hate Alabama because they win attitude."

    I give you a great big middle finger for your efforts of trying to stir up something that doesn't exist! Phooey with all of you!
  • thumbs up@irobot49!!!!!! roll damn tide rollllllllll!!!!!!!
  • Well worded post, Roll Tide!!!

    I promise you, Notre Dame will hit our quarterback the same way. QBs need to keep their eyes open.
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