Today a day after losing Randall Cobb for the entire game to a knee injury. Aaron Rodgers told Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports that he felt the team was trying to take out his wide out’s knees.
“I just felt like, from my vantage point, he had plenty of time to not take out a guy’s legs in that situation,” Rodgers later told reporters, per FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo.
“I think he could have hit him in the proper hitting zone, and that’s what I told him,” Rodgers said. “The other safety came over and actually made a very knowledgeable point, which I appreciated a little intelligent answer back and forth about some of the issues defensive players have to deal with (hitting in) the target area. I totally understand that and get that.”
I personally agree with Rodgers, but with the NFL fining everyone for hitting high, what are players supposed to do? As a defender you get fined for everything. Pretty soon you will only be allowed to shirt tackle.