- Sep 28, 2015
Probably a legal hit in that day. Would get you ejected from the game today. Good hard hits, body to body, yup, part of the game. Separating the man from ball is important in football. But making sure players don't get spinal injuries from unprotected hits to their body...also important imo. You can make football tackles without concentrating all the force of your body in the crown of the helmet against a guy who can't even see you coming. The sport of football has a vested interest in not having that be a legal part of the game.