Here’s a Pee Wee Football Coach Telling His Players to Target the Head (Video)
“Kill the head and the body will die.” Sounds like a cheesy line from some B action flick starring Dolph Lundgren, doesn’t it?
Of course, those words were actually first uttered by boxing legend Smokin’ Joe Frazier. But they were made famous more recently by Gregg Williams, who made that the motto of the New Orleans Saints defense in 2012 and wound up getting suspended for an entire year for his role in the “bountygate” scandal.
Since that scandal broke, the entire world has become more aware of head injuries in sports, and the NFL has been forced to take a good long look at itself. This year alone the league agreed to a huge $765 million settlement with retired players dealing with concussion-related health problems, and they have created more rules limiting hits to the head.
However, the problem isn’t the NFL. It’s football culture in general—from the NFL, to college, to high school, and yes, even to pee wee football.
Just take a look at this preview of an upcoming show on The Esquire Network called Friday Night Tykes. It features several helmet-on-helmet hits, a bunch of kids crying, and a coach telling one kid to target the head and that “I don’t care if he don’t get up.”
Take a look:
Friday Night Tykes debuts Tuesday, January 14, on the Esquire Network at 9/8c. Judging from this promo, it’s going to be like Dance Moms for dudes…and possibly with more childhood paralysis. So prepare to be outraged.
Hat Tip – [Bro Bible]