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Tom Brady Sounds Off on NFL Rules After Chris Godwin Injury

Isaiah De Los Santos
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady sounded off on the NFL's tackling rules after a low hit injured Chris Godwin in Week 15.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady sounded off on the NFL's tackling rules after a low hit injured Chris Godwin in Week 15. / Julio Aguilar/GettyImages
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were dealt a few major injury blows during their Week 15 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Wide receiver Chris Godwin went down with a torn ACL in that contest, ending his regular season.

Quarterback Tom Brady is furious with the league rules that deemed the low hit on Godwin as legal.

Brady pointed out the double standards in the NFL that don't allow anyone except receivers to be hit in the knees. Rules have been put in place to protect quarterbacks, linemen and kickers, but it's completely legal to target a pass-catcher's legs.

"It really impacts guys' careers and (Godwin), I know he'll overcome it. It's a tough rehab. You tear your ACL, that's a lifelong injury. You know? And I'm sure almost every pass-catcher in the NFL would prefer a hit to the head over a hit to the knees. I certainly would. I'd take that a million out of a million."

Tom Brady

It's great to hear Brady sticking up for his teammate, and his argument is absolutely correct. The open season on receivers will continue to produce major injuries like Godwin's if the league doesn't change things.

The 10-4 Buccaneers will now have to finish the season without one of their top receivers.


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