Originally written on Seattle Times  |  Last updated 11/8/14
Three years ago Kam Chancellor's hit would have been heralded as the kind of play a safety is supposed to make.He separated receiver from the ball.This season, he'll probably hear from the league office for a second consecutive week after crunching Rams tight end Lance Kendricks over the middle in what officials determined was a helmet-to-helmet hit on a defenseless receiver."The receiver is starting to go down to get the football," Carroll said, "and there's no way [Chancellor] could have gotten underneath. There's no way. He had no chance."Welcome to the difficulty of policing helmet-to-helmet hits in a game that is played at warp speed and reviewed in slow motion.Over the past two days Carroll has clearly outlined the difficulty between translating the intent of the rule -- which is unambiguously good: preventing concussive blows -- to the reality of its application, which is much more problematic.We've seen it specifically with Chancellor this season. In the season-opener in San...
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