Bobby Wagner does not want to see the NFL adopt a targeting rule along the lines of what has been implemented in college football.
“It’s terrible,” Wagner told ProFootballTalk Wednesday. “You can just see it now, you watch the college games and they kicking players out for clean hits because they can’t tell what is a clean hit from certain angles. I would rather that rule stay in the colleges then come up here and start messing up our game.”
NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent said Wednesday the NFL would consider implementing a targeting rule in the wake of a weekend marred by several helmet-to-helmet hits.
Troy Vincent says the NFL will consider putting in a targeting rule, similar to what college FB has. Also will ponder punishment schedule for “non-football acts”, which is the Gronk late hit.
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) December 6, 2017
Steelers safety Mike Mitchell already went off on commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL about their punishments for hits after games, so one can only imagine players’ reactions if the NFL adds even stricter punishment during games.
“I would just hate to see rule come into the pros because it makes me not want to watch the college game because I know at any second, a guy could be kicked out for a hit and I don’t know how it is, but they possibly be suspended for half of the game or something like that,” Wagner said. “Nobody wants to see that.”