Dallas Cowboys Safety Roy Williams went stupid again this past Sunday when he pulled the jersey/shoulder pads of Eagles QB Donovan McNabb. The NFL just suspended him for one game for this blatant disregard for the rules. Watching the replay shows just how close McNabb actually came to basically having another broken freakin’ leg:
Christ, let’s remember the whole reason the horse-collar tackle ban was put in place:
Many team owners became concerned with the horse-collar tackle earlier this year after it was blamed for causing a higher rate of injury than more traditional tackles. During the 2004 season, several offensive players were sidelined after being horse-collared: Titans wide receiver Tyrone Calico (sprained knees), Ravens running backs Jamal Lewis (sprained ankle) and Musa Smith (compound fracture of the right tibia), and Eagles receiver Terrell Owens (fractured right fibula and torn ligaments). All were brought down by Williams.
Maybe Williams should try to keep the guy IN FRONT of him so he can make a proper tackle and not have to resort to an injury-causing move.