A 7-Year-Old Pee Wee Football Player’s Cheapshot Compilation (Video)
Late hits are a big problem in the NFL right now. As more and more former players donate their brains to science, and we learn more and more about what happens to their brains after bashing them against each other for so many years, it’s becoming more and more obvious that the league cannot tolerate reckless hits. After all, the legal ones already do enough damage.
So when a guy like Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie of the Philadelphia Eagles delivers a nasty and totally unnecessary late hit during a preseason game, people notice, and they expect the league to levy hefty fines—though we’re still waiting on Roger Goodell and company to do something about the Eagles’ cornerback.
In any case, it turns out that the problem of late hits in football develops at an early age.
How early? Try 7-years-old.
Don’t believe it? Then check out this video. It’s a compilation of late tackles in pee wee football, and they’re all courtesy of one player.
Apparently this kid’s coaches just told him to tackle anything that moves, but failed to explain that plays have beginnings and endings, and that when a play is over you have to stop crashing into people. I bet the other kids’ parents love it when they play #87’s team.
In any case, it’s a good thing Roger Goodell isn’t the commissioner of this pee wee league, or this kid would have been a couple million dollars in the hole already.