Monday, November 12, 2007

Latest Cheap Shot of the Year Candidate

Washington quarterback Jake Locker is one tough kid. Ohio State linebacker Ross Homan grabs Locker by the facemask and nearly rips his head off. Incredibly, no penalty was called, and an official is standing right over the play. Thanks to Puma 1077 for this video.

In case you missed it Saturday night, Locker was ambulanced (is that a word?) off the field after a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit by Oregon State's Al Afalava. Miraculously, Locker returned in the fourth quarter and rejoined his teammates. His injuries were diagnosed as a stinger and trapezius muscle strain. It remains undetermined when he will return.


We Are...Penn State email list said...

Obviously should have been a penalty (what was the official looking at???), but I'm not sure it qualifies as a "cheap shot." My image of a cheap shot is a guy diving at the legs of player who is locked up and/or not looking. Or someone making contact from the blind side well after the whistle.

fife53 said...

its a shame that willingham is going to waste such a talent as locker

Anonymous said...

I'm with the Penn State poster--that wasn't a cheap shot.