We had a hard time pinning down the date this video was first released, but it was at least as far back as 2008. The production “Moment of Impact – The Defenders” was most certainly created by NFL Films, which is owned by the NFL. Is this a violent football video? You bet’cha……
The bottom line is that many of these were illegal hits when they were made, and the production was pieced together. Most will be illegal in the 2013 season and stand as a testimony to what football used to be. The film was originally posted in a part 1 and part 2 format, but we managed to get a copy of the full length version.
A couple of points are noteworthy, one that NFL Films has always promoted NFL football by glorifying the violent nature of the sport and helped it grow to the near $10 billion business it is now. The other item is that the hits here are more violent by far than most of the defensive hits the New Orleans Saints made in games they were accused of having bounties in.
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