by Ryan Wilson
You may have heard something about Steelers safety Ryan Clark knocking Patriots wideout Wes Welkerthrough the Gillette Stadium turf on Sunday. Opinions vary as to the legality of the hit (by the letter of the rules, it was a penalty -- don't kill the messenger, just saying), and there used to be a time in the NFL when hard tackles didn't automatically result in a flag and a subsequent fine.
But as Troy Polamalurightly pointed out in October, football "just loses so much of its essence when it becomes like a pansy game." Yes, yes it does. In any event, Clark was apologetic after the game.
Ryan Clark Is Sorry for Almost Putting a Hole in Wes Welker originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Tue, 02 Dec 2008 11:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.