• Pats’ Cannon wasn’t penalized for leg whip

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Nov 19, 2013
    • New England tackle Marcus Cannon wasn’t penalized for the leg whip that temporarily knocked Carolina defensive end Charles Johnson out of the game. But he will be fined. The play by Cannon is illegal and will probably draw a fine this week. However, if Cannon isn't suspended or significantly fined, the defensive players are right. As he did, he swung his left leg back over his body and connected squarely with the right knee of Johnson as his leg was planted on the ground. There is very little that happens on a football field worse than an offensive lineman leg whipping a defensive player, because there's no real excuse for it. On many of the plays defensive players get fined or suspended for, there's a plausible argument that with receivers coming at them at incredible speed, it's tough to pinpoint the exact spot to legally hit an opponent.
    • Charles Johnson says Marcus Cannon apologized for leg whip

      The Carolina Panthers appeared to have lost defensive end Charles Johnson to a significant injury early in the third quarter of Monday night’s victory over the New England Patriots. Johnson had beat New England tackle Marcus Cannon off the snap and was …
    • New England’s Marcus Cannon apologizes for leg whipping Carolina’s Charles Johnson, still should be punished

      On many of the plays defensive players get fined or suspended for, there's a plausible argument that with receivers coming at them at incredible speed, it's tough to pinpoint the exact spot to legally hit an opponent. There's no benefit of the doubt for…
      Source: yahoo.com

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