Targeting Enforcement Not Always on Target
>Doesn’t anybody teach how to wrap up and tackle anymore?
Listen, I get it. Teams are pumped up to play their archrivals. But there were so many examples of targeting that took place Saturday, you would have sworn it was still Black Friday with cranky shoppers fighting over cell phones.
I also understand the rules and need to protect players. What’s frustrating is the inconsistencies of how safety-related fouls are being called. At times they are being called when it looks like the contact is marginal, and then at other times vicious helmet-to-helmet hits are not whistled.