NFL Confirms, Packers Can Hit the Quarterback

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Packers linebacker Clay Matthews' sack dance

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews' sack dance

Earlier this week, Green Bay Packers linebacker was talking about how his defense had to hit San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick when he’s running that read option bullshit.

And of course, Dicky McDickerson — 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh — had to take exception to that and whine about it to no one in particular. Like, hey, hitting the quarterback isn’t legal!

Well, the NFL has made it clear. And fuck you Jim Harbaugh.

“He is still treated as a runner until he is clearly out of the play,” the NFL’s VP of officiating, Dean Blandino said. “The quarterback makes the pitch, he’s still a runner — he can be hit like a runner until he’s clearly out of the play.”

“The quarterback and the running back, they’re both treated as runners. We don’t know who has the football, we don’t know who’s going to take it, so both players are treated as runners,” Blandino said.

In other words, if you insist on running the option to fool the defense, the defense has a right to hit any guy directly involved in that play because they don’t know who has the ball. And also, your mindless complaining and essentially, your attempt to cheat and bend the rules will not be applied this weekend, Jim Harbaugh.

But look, real good try, you suckbag.

Sexy time!

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

26 Comments on "NFL Confirms, Packers Can Hit the Quarterback"

  1. A.J. Hawk's Middle finger

    We still have to catch Klapperdick and I believe in the playoff loss we touched him twice, was that really the problem? We didn’t know we could hit him?

  2. Troy Tate

    Love this article! Lol. Keep telling it like it is, man. Harbaugh will have more crying to do hopefully

  3. TyKo Steamboat

    As this game approaches, I am becoming slightly more confident. Still think we’ll inevitably lose. But i’m feeling better about our leaders going into this game.

    • Kyle

      Anybody who still believes this will be an inevitable loss for us clearly has not been paying any attention to the many ways we have improved over the offseason.

    • Kristofer from Oshkosh

      you must be one of those fake fans. you are more of an all-around football fan who doesn’t know much about any team, including the packers. i feel sorry for guys like you, who really dont have a home.

      • Kristofer from Oshkosh

        these comments directed toward tyko, fyi. (towards the homeless, fake) get a life dude. (hows that for sarcasm?)

  4. the real russ letlow

    grab, grab, grab….nobody tackling out there! just freakin hit somebody, period. And if their coach happens to get caught up in a play going out of bounds, …….well, you know…..

  5. If our db’s don’t play with their backs facing the QB all game long and our LBers can contain the outside,we have a chance. Hope thats not too big of an IF.Please D.C. can you come up with a winning game plan in a big game. Another big IF.and if he doesn’t,I DON’T understand

  6. Cheesemaker

    The headline should say “may” hit QB, meaning they are permitted to. Whether or not they “can” is debatable. I was dying for them to show they “can” during that embarrassment they called a playoff game, but I don’t think the gangsta-QB ever even got his jersey dirty, let alone got his bell wrung. I will give my next paycheck to charity if Nick Perry blows this punk up like he did Andrew Luck. That would stop this read-option s**t like a heart attack.

  7. Dom Capers:Head Coach 8 yrs. 1 winning season record 48-80.Fired by Panthers and Texans.T.V. play by play reporters were known to predict his plays.Can’t win in big games. In this up coming game I hope he proves myself and packer nation WRONG!!!

    • Phatgzus

      Please name some of the stud players on those teams-the only one that comes to mind is Glenn.
      The Panthers actually set the record for best win-loss ratio for an expansion team in it’s first year. Then they went to the NFC championship game the next year.
      The Texans were in the very nascent stages of their franchise when he became their head coach. They had awful talent (David Carr and Corey Bradford for example).
      BTW, the announcers predicted some of his OFFENSIVE
      play calls-congrats on the dubious Newspeak.

      He was also the D-coordinator for the Jaguars under Coughlin, when they had one of the best D’s in the NFL.

      He was a sub-par part-time talent evaluator and a terrible offensive play-caller in Houston, but neither of those duties are in his job occupation in GB. He’s one of the best defensive coordinators in the league, his track record speaks for itself.

  8. Abe Frohman

    If the Pack pulls this one out, my advice to MM would be to bitch slap Harbaugh on the back while wishing him congrats.

  9. Richard

    This douchebag and his whiners also have to travel to Seattle week 2. Between that and Green Bay treating this like a playoff game by signing as many of their QBs as possible, I think GB wins by a touchdown.

  10. Me

    I would hope that they dont treat this as a playoff game, because that means laying down and dying, or at least thats what they appear to have done the last couple years in the playoffs

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