I have written far more negative things about Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark in recent years than positive. A great deal of those negative comments had more to do with his off-field decisions and actions than on.
In this particular case, Ryan Clark recently stated what I and many other football fans have been saying for some time now about the direction of the game.
In an interview with Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Clark said the game is well on its’ way to becoming flag football. Clark’s comments were based on the question of whether the NFL and Roger Goodell would start eliminating low tackles by defenders.
Clark is one of many players who have said they feel they have no other choice with the League’s attention to eliminating shots to anything above the shoulders.
I don’t like that defenders have to resort to going low either, but what choice do they have left?
Many are already assuming the NFL will eventually make defenders have to tackle in a ‘hitting ...