49ers SS Donte Whitner's Hit On Saints RB Pierre Thomas Was Legal

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    The helmet-to-helmet hit by San Francisco safety Donte Whitner that sent Saints running back Pierre Thomas to the locker room early in Saturday's NFC playoff game was legal. Whitner was not penalized because the tackle was not against a defenseless player. Helmet-to-helmet hits are outlawed against eight categories considered defenseless players, and a runner is not one of those categories. Thomas was considered a runner because he'd made a catch, turned and made a "football move" before being hit. The competition committee that recommends rules changes could examine such hits in the offseason.

    Source: Associated Press
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 16, 2012
  2. Good old fashioned football...........
  3. Dragonite

    Dragonite Simply Arrogant!

    I will admit that hit was sick. Well played.
  4. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    video anyone?
  5. afjay

    afjay Click. Clack.

    Legal and awesome!
  6. afjay

    afjay Click. Clack.

  7. DontKnowMe

    DontKnowMe Anti-Social Networker

    Goodell will make this illegal next year.
  8. FamousGuy909

    FamousGuy909 Ticket Scalper

    layed his azz out
  9. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Great hit!
  10. Saintsfan1972

    Saintsfan1972 BREESUS SAVES

    that was the defining moment of the game. when PT went out i had a feeling we were hecked.
  11. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    yep, this was early in the game when the niners were absolutely punishing the saints ............ they were hitting so freaking hard ......... it was fun to watch .............

    that was a REAL football game from start to finish and both teams left it all on the field ............ i don't care if it's a defensive battle or an offensive battle ............... to me, what makes a good game is when the teams are playing their asses off and giving it everything they have. You would think this would apply to every game but it doesn't. in fact, it's actually kind of rare to get that kind of effort from both teams on the same day.