It was clearly intentional. If he was sliding like he usually slides, it would look like this...
You could tell Reed was thinking "did he really just ******* do that?".
The poll is asking about the ruling on the field. Of that I think we can agree that it was intentional and should have been called. The problem is that you are taking it one step farther to indicate that it was his intent to hurt. That we don't know and will probably never know. That is also not what the poll asked so using the poll to defend your position when they are actually different subjects, that is wrong.
I don't believe that Brady intended to hurt and I would choice the first option of the poll if I had to pick one. I think that such plays should be called regardless of why the player did it because there is no way to judge "intent" in such cases. The leg didn't come up on its own, Brady put it there and shouldn't of. He should of been called for it. I still believe that there was no intention to hurt anyone.
Second, the link in the OP specifically asks the question "Did Tom Brady Intentionally Try to Injure Ed Reed"?
Third, the poll asks if it was intentional or unintentional, and if it was intentional should a flag have been thrown. Based on the link I think we can agree the intention the poll is asking about is the intention to injure Ed Reed.
Fourth, when you get so many things wrong it makes me have to make posts that are way to long in an attempt to correct you.
Fifth, Jamarcus Russell????
I don't think being in the majority in the polling makes me right though. IMO Brady's "going after" the defender and giving him a choice to change course or be harmed. Just what I see...
As you can see, even personal fouls don't go into intent. The only two fouls that even remotely address intent are incidental face mask and intentional grounding. The intention doesn't have to be there for it to be assessed against the player. Really the only play that you can consider a "intentional foul" is a personal foul in which the player gets ejected.Quote:
A conduct- or safety-related infraction. Includes unnecessary roughness, such as hitting a ball carrier after he is already out of bounds, "piling on" a ball carrier who is already down, or violent contact with an opponent who is away from and out of the play. If the officials decide that the action was particularly flagrant, the player in question can be ejected from the game.
So, yes Brady should have been flagged, but not ejected. Therefore this poll doesn't make sense.