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 I like watching SEC football ( geaux Gators !).What do y'all think about the targeting penalty? I think they call it too often.Most of the time they are just trying to make the tackle,not hurt anybody.I think its kind of a fad.I mean after all,it is football.

  I understand the effort to reduce injuries .But I think the players are often penalized when they were just trying to make a clean hit .

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First of all Go Gators!!

I don't think its a bad idea but agree it may be called to often. Seems the reaction of most depends on if its there team its called against. But I suppose that's normal

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Called to often, defense gets the penalty when they are just going in and the ball carrier drops their head into tackle.

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I agree called too often. The worst part is a guy make a vicious hit with no intent to hurt the other player & gets kicked out of the game. 

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I mean if it's blatant it should be called. but it usually isn't anything more than someone trying to make a tackle and possibly force a turnover.

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Yea players like Odell Beckham (and many others) who have been recorded making obvious cheap shots after the play are bad for the game ! Those players should not be allowed to continue in the league . I don't think penalties are harsh enough for those types of actions. 

But the hard hits that happen because 2 players crossed paths going all out should not be penalized. Players should be protected from intentional dirty hits but nobody can argue that some of the calls are more than questionable. 

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I think that there needs to be bifurcation. They need to determine intent to see what the penalty is going to be. Throwing a player out of the game for making a good tackle when the ball carrier is the one that ducks into it is absurd.

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Football is a very fun sport to play ,but it is also very dangerous. The players these days are bigger,faster, and stronger on average compared to a couple decades ago.A player can easily get a concussion by getting hit too hard, and too many concussions may cause long term consequences to a players health(CTE).

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