Heavy Hitters: The Top 10 Hardest Hits and Tackles Of The 2010 NFL Season
With the Super Bowl coming up it's time to look back at some of the greatest hits of the 2010 season.
Unfortunately, the amount of huge hits hasn't been as much in recent years due to the fact that Roger Goodell has been issuing huge fines for helmet-to-helmet hits.
However, it's still been a great year, where many players have been jacked up by huge hits. It's hard to narrow it down to just ten and I know many hard hits have been left out.
But without further ado, here's a countdown of the top ten hits this year.
10. Troy Polamalu's Flying Tackle
Simply amazing. The instant Kerry Collins snaps that ball Polamalu comes in like a hawk and brings him to the ground.
Unfortunately, it looses points because it wasn't that hard of a hit. Still one of the most impressive tackles of the year.
Steve Gregory With a Painful Block
Much like the Chiefs in the playoffs, Javier Arenas was absolutely obliterated by Steve Gregory on a punt.
Too bad it was only a block, but still, ouch.
Mike Sellers Is A Man
Mike Sellers proves his manhood with this hit. Just straight up owns Tramon Williams with a solid lick.
Redskins would eventually win this game, but would also have another horrible season.
Maybe Sellers should lay out Dan Snyder instead.
Eddie Royal Gets Welcomed to Revis Island
Revis can not only shut down receivers, but he is also a great tackler and Eddie Royal could tell you. Royal gets a royal welcome to Revis island with this hit.
Unfortunately, the Jets couldn't put hit's like this on Rashard Mendenhall last Sunday against the Steelers.
James Harrison Lights Up Massaquoi
When Roger Goodell told players to stop helmet-to-helmet hits, James Harrison didn't listen. This was one of the hits that stirred up the controversy and after you see this play, you'll understand why.
Harrison may have gotten a hefty fine and a flag, but that doesn't change the fact that he absolutely jacks up Mohamed Massaquoi on this play.
Desean Jackson Gets Rocked
This is another play which sparked Goodell to crack-down on helmet-to-helmet hits. And again, you'll understand why after seeing both players.
Dunta Robinson get's the KO but unfortunately gets injured in the processs.
T.J. Ward Owns Jordan Shipley
Rookie T.J. Ward just gives rookie Jordan Shipley the business with this hit. A textbook layout.
It's not often you see a rookie welcome another rookie to the NFL though. This hit is one of those rare occasions
TJ Ward 1, Jordan Shipley 0.
Daniel Manning Puts a Stop On a Fourth Down Catch
On a crucial fourth down play, Davone Bess goes up for the catch and gets treated to a surprise from Daniel Manning.
Manning breaks up an important catch and lays the beat-down on Davone Bess. Great play overall. That hit probably made Urlacher jealous.
Derek Hagan Gets Jacked Up By Asante Samuel
There are many great mysteries in this world such as do aliens exist? Is Atlantis real?
You may now add "how did Derek Hagan hold onto the ball" to that list.
He was just absolutely rocked by Samuels and some how holds onto the ball for a four yard catch. That's putting the team on your back, even if it is four yards.
Asante Samuel finishes it off with the bad a** walk which is priceless.
Rolando McClain Body Slams Danny Amendola
A 5-11, 180 pound Wide Receiver versus a 6-3 255 pound linebacker. I think we could guess who would win that battle.
McClain could've tackled Amendola regularly but thought, "already got him in this position. Might as well pick him up over my head and slam him to the ground."
Well played McClain, well played.