Here Is The Hardest Hit From The NFL Preseason (Video)
Brodney Pool and Riley Cooper probably wont get much playing time once the 2011 NFL regular season begins, so last night’s exhibition game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Jets was likely their last opportunity to get themselves some significant playing time and perhaps make the highlight package. They did just that, and while that may be good news for Pool, it didn’t work out too well for Cooper.
The two engaged in a rather violent collision last night when Vince Young delivered a deep ball to Cooper. On his way towards meeting the ball in the air, Cooper was drilled by the shoulder of Pool, causing his helmet to pop off his head. Replays of the incident make it appear as though Pool made a perfect shoulder-to-chest hit, but the officials felt otherwise, as the Jets’ safety was flagged for unnecessary roughness. Young made them pay on the very next play, connecting with Chad Hall for a 16-yard touchdown.
While no one will likely remember the ensuing touchdown or the final score of this game, you can bet opposing receivers will remember the hit whenever they find themselves on the field with Pool. However, as a second-string safety, that may not be a concern opposing wideouts are faced with all that often.
Here is another look at the hit.