Former Bears Receiver Tom Waddle Blasts Brandon Meriweather for Illegal Hits

Over the last few NFL seasons, players haven’t had to try terribly hard to be reprimanded for the way they tackle.  Many defensive players insist the league has gone soft, and while that may be true to an extent it would be tough to argue that players — particularly receivers — are not safer as a result.  Still, there are players who refuse to play by the new rules and regulations.  One of them is Brandon Meriweather.

Meriweather is known league-wide for being a head hunter.  He often finds himself out of position in the defensive backfield and tries to compensate by laying a brutal hit on the receiver.  What is most disturbing about his hitting style is the way he tends to lead with the crown of his helmet and launch at people.  As Shutdown Corner pointed out, this video is a perfect example of why Meriweather is considered a dirty player.

Former Bears receiver Tom Waddle, who was a scrappy player known for his willingness to take hits over the middle of the field, completely blasted Meriweather for the way he plays during his ESPN 1000 radio show on Tuesday.

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