It’s only Tuesday, and I’m already getting sick and tired of reading and hearing about Simoni’s “Head-to-Head” hit on Collaros in the season opener. I didn’t get into it, much, at the time, because I was definitely disappointed in the decision Lawrence made, as split-second as it was, on that play. Both Tuggle and Leonard were closer to Zach when he started his slide and they, both, remained upright. Lawrence could / should have done so, too.
What really bugs me, though, still 5 months later, are all the “head-to-head” mentions. In this video, which I linked, for another reason, earlier in this thread, the incident is shown at the 30-sec. mark, and the slowed-down replay, right after, at the 38-sec. mark. Some eyes may require slowing that down, even more, to almost frame-by-frame, but it is quite clear that Simoni’s helmet never touched Zach’s. Lawrence’s right shoulder hit the front of Collaros’s helmet, or face mask, left of centre (as from Zach’s view point). I know it’s “old news.” But, it’s “fake news!”