Video: 25 Crushing NFL Hits, but Are They 'Devastating'?

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Video: 25 Crushing NFL Hits, but Are They 'Devastating'?

The NFL announced Tuesday that it will issue bigger fines and possible suspensions for "devastating hits" to the shoulder, chin and head.

The new rule is part of a league-wide initiative to limit the number of concussions and head injuries, after recent research has shown that a number of former NFL players have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

The swift action to start the new procedure was also a result of several violent hits during Sunday's slate of games that saw a few players knocked out of their respective contests.

Though the new rule is designed to protect the players, there is clearly a certain gray area that comes along with the term "devasting."

What separates a "devastating" hit from a solid, fundamental football tackle?

Let's take a look at 25 NFL hits and debate whether or not they're "devastating" and would warrant a suspension under the new rule.

Feel free to comment on which ones you think deserve a suspension and why that's the case.

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