Just Tackle!

Something I've noticed in watching football games this year, particularly in the NFL...players seem to be stripping the ball more from opponents.

 

Something I've noticed in watching football games this year, particularly in the NFL...players seem to be stripping the ball more from opponents.

Refs aren't calling any penalties on these kinds of plays, so apparently it's perfectly legal.

But I have a couple of questions about the practice. Why do players seem to be doing it more this year? And doesn't it kind of seem like a cheap way to get a turnover? I mean one person stops the player with the ball, doesn't tackle him, and waits for 2, 3, 4 or more players to get to the individual with the ball, then one of them strips it from him. Ingenious!

I know it's not the most important thing in the world right now, but this intentional non-tackle, wait for backup to strip the ball, just doesn't seem like the way the game was intended to be played.

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