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INTENTIONAL GA CHEAP SHOTS?

  First I want to assure everyone that I am not a conspiracy freak nor am I inordinately paranoid.  But I would like other readers to give me their reaction.  When Tech was clearly a favorite to beat the Bulldogs in a football game back in 1991, I think it was, Tech's star quarterback was knocked out of the game on a play in which the following happened.  He was tackled and his leg was pinned in an awkward position.  While he was on the ground a second Bulldog tackler burrows into him and keeps digging his feet until he rolls Shawn back the opposite way from the position of his pinned leg.  He is knocked out of the game.  I vaguely remember at the time thinking that it was an unfortunate accident and excused the officials late whistle as just one of those things.  However in last year's Georgia game I saw what looked like an instant replay of the same hit as applied to Josh Nesbitt.  It kept Nesbitt out for a key series and seemed to affect the outcome of the game.  At the end of the season of course Josh had to have ankle surgery.  So my question is this.  Is it standard to teach tacklers that even when a quarterback is down you should keep driving into him and digging in your feet as you twist and pull him?  I could go into a litany of all the suspicious Georgia hits on key backs over the last several decades but these two struck me because they demonstrate a common technique that either is worthy of being outlawed or it is one of the loopholes in quarterback protection that is "just part of the game."  These hits seem so much more easy to identify than the chop block "controversy."  If you can go back and look at film clips of the two hits in question and tell me what you think.

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