Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller suffered a serious injury when he was hit in the knees following a reception in a game against the Houston Texans. The player who hit him, Texan safety D.J. Swearinger, suggested rule changes outlawing hits to the head have forced defenders to target the knees when tackling.
John Madden watched three NFL pre-season games Thursday night, and was delighted to spot a trend.
In Monday night’s 17-16 victory over the New York Giants, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III set an NFL rushing record for a rookie QB.
Best of John: John Madden says it’s an epidemic. In general, NFL players don’t tackle as well as they used to.