With rules being changed for the safety of the players, we don’t see as many massive hits as we used to. That is great in the long run for player safety and health, but I do miss the days of massive hits. I figured today would be as good as time as any to look back at the good ole days!
Mo Lewis may have changed NFL history with this hit on Drew Bledsoe. The hit led to a backup named Tom Brady entering the game. The rest as they say, is history.
Nobody was meaner than Jack Lambert, and in the below video, you will see him body-slam a former teammate.
Who doesn’t like watching big offensive linemen hustle down the field? Damion McIntosh blocked two guys back to back, which has become known as the double pancake block!
Usually, this would go the other way, but Hines Ward on this play shows why he was one of the greatest blocking wide receivers ever.
Nothing like going over the middle and getting trucked by the all-time great linebacker Patrick Willis!
Ravens and Steelers games are known for violence, and the Steelers’ Ryan Clark gave some to the Ravens’ running back on this play.
Jack Tatum was an intimidating football player, and Sammy White found out why in Super Bowl XI!
Joe wished he had stayed in Buffalo after taking this hit by Wilbur Marshall.
The Denver Broncos attempted an almost 60-yard field goal that came up short. The Ravens Chris McCallister returned the attempt 107 tards for a touchdown behind a massive blind side block by Ray Lewis that would today be illegal, but not in 2002!
Today this block would be a certain penalty, but not back in the day. Hines Ward’s dirty hit on Bengals Linebacker Keith Rivers broke Rivers jaw.
Sean Taylor did not get the memo that this was supposed to be an exhibition! Sean Taylor played every play in every game as it mattered. Give credit to Moorman as he got up like it was a normal hit.
The biggest issue here is why are the Bengals throwing a pass up 34-10 with less than two minutes left in the game? Well they did and Chad Johnson paid the price.
Chris Henry took off like any other time during an intense divisional matchup in late December 2007, collecting the kickoff at the two-yard line.
Henry was swift to realize his mistake: Titans kick return team failed to block Darrell Reid – something Henry quickly came to regret.
Hipple took as many big hits as any NFL quarterback ever did and this hit by Tampa Bays Scot Brantley was maybe the hardest hit he ever took!
Reggie Bush and the Saints found themselves in unfamiliar territory when entering the playoffs of 2007.
After being hit by Sheldon Brown, I am no longer sure Bush would not have preferred missing the playoffs altogether.
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