SJ - December 6, 2021
Raiders running back Kenyan Drake left Sunday's loss to the Washington Football Team early after suffering a broken ankle. After the game he tweeted out that the form of tackling used when he was injured is to blame.
Drake then called for the NFL to make the form of tackling illegal. What is the form of tackling? Pulling a guy down to the ground and landing on their legs....
If the emphasis is to protect the players this should be an illegal form of tackling like a horse collar. We lose players weekly to high ankle sprains and broken bones but the league would rather flag players for erroneous taunting penalties. Let’s get the priorities together
— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) December 6, 2021
It sucks that Drake was injured on the play, but I don't see how you keep guys from landing on legs while making a tackle. Does he want to wear flags or make it two-hand touch? It's a rough sport and injuries happen. They can't outlaw tackling.
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