A surprising take on the NFL's new head-shot rules
So far, we've heard plenty of defensive players complaining about the NFL's new crackdown on helmet-to-helmet hits. Heck, Steelers linebacker James Harrison even threatened to retire. But here's another, somewhat more surprising, opponent to the new rules -- an offensive player. And when you read his theory, maybe it shouldn't be surprising at all. Saints running back and return specialist Reggie Bush says he would rather get hit in the head than the knees. After all, a concussion might put him out a game or two, but a knee injury could end his career. And he knows a thing or two about leg injuries. He's out now with a broken right leg. Here's what Bush wrote on his Twitter.com account this morning.
As an offensive player I have to say I disagree w/ the enforcement of the rule. I'd much rather get hit up top then down low in the knees.
And then he wrote:
Worst case scenario you get hit up top=concussion. Worst case scenario you get hit down low=knee surgery or possible end of career.