Not Targeting If Offensive Player Lowers Head
How many times have a you seen a defensive player lowering his center of gravity to make a tackle on a wide receiver or running back and the offensive player lowers his center of gravity to absorb the hit?
What usually happens? The offensive player lowers HIS helmet because he’s lowering his center of gravity. However, the causes the defensive player to hit him helmet to helmet even though he started his trajectory BEFORE the offensive player lowered his helmet.
How in the world is that targeting? There’s no way for the defender to anticipate the offensive player lowering his head. The defensive player doesn’t even lead with his head on the play.