December 1, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) jumps over St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) for a touchdown during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Rams 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Defenders Apparently Running Out Of Places To Hit; Just Ask Vernon Davis

NFL defenders are subject to penalties, fines and possible suspensions if they hit an offensive player too high. Hit a quarterback low in the pocket and a flag and possibly a fine will follow.

St. Louis Rams safety T.J. McDonald took a creative approach on Sunday to the issue of not going too high and not going too low. But, dude, that’s not quite the middle, either.

Admit it, guys. You cringed. I did. Of all the ways to be tackled, by the junk is not a way I want to go down. Ever. San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis was not a happy camper. He tweeted Monday that the NFL should outlaw the practice (the tweet was later deleted). FOX Sports’ officiating guru Mike Pereira was unsympathetic:


McDonald is a rookie, so maybe he can be forgiven. But for my money, there are some things a man should just not do to another man on a football field. What do you think?

Should tackling a player by his ... ummm ... private regions be legal?

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