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Watch Rocca’s ‘Tackle’ Over And Over

Posted by Andrew Walker on December 31, 2012 – 11:02 am

Sav Rocca GIF

(.GIF courtesy of SB Nation)

You probably remember midway through the fourth quarter of last night’s game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys when Redskins punter Sav Rocca was called for a facemask penalty after bringing down Cowboys punt returner Dwayne Harris.

Now, thanks to the .GIF above, this play can live in the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry lore.

Rocca sheds the block of free safety Sterling Moore and promptly grabs Harris by the facemask with his right hand and, with his left hand, grabs the returner’s long hair at the Washington 31-yard line.

OK, so the tackle wasn’t completely legal within the NFL rules. But after tight end Niles Paul whiffed while attempting to take Harris down, Rocca was the last line of defense between the returner and the end zone in a critical NFC East championship game.

Rocca, as you probably already knew, is a former Australian Football League legend, so tackling isn’t anything new to him. He’s also a certified masseur.

Let’s just say Harris might need a massage after that hit.

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9 Responses to “Watch Rocca’s ‘Tackle’ Over And Over”

  1. By bob on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    rocco should have been the mvp of the game, he saved 2 run backs for td’s

  2. By ilovejoy81 on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    I loved that tackle. He knew what was on the line, and he was the guy to get it done. It’s funny when I speak about him, I seem to have an Australian accent. HTTR!!

  3. By Patrick on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Rocca is the MAN! I would tackle everyone by their long hair. the commish said that it’s ok toi wear your hair anyway you want it but you CAN be tackled by it!

  4. By Geoff on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Not only should we not be reliving this, but it shouldnt have happened. That could have caused serious injury to this players neck and spine, and over a football game. I’m a redskins fan through and through, but I want clean games. Now we have to hear all the BS about it and the redskins put it up on their blog to watch over and over? Seems disgraceful.

  5. By Gavan Connell on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    It’s nothing compared to the cheap shot Sav took in his first appearance in this game.

    OK, so it was a bit crude but Sav has saved a number of TD in his short career as a punter. This won’t be the last.

    There should be more Aussies playing.

  6. By Dispicable on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Clearly this blogger is a total a-hole. Really? Easy to say with your fat ass behind a keyboard. If you think that was a good tackle, you are a total POS. I hope to God you have no children. Grow up, Loser.

  7. By Steve on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Geoff ? , would you take back this tackle if it meant that the Skins missed out on the playoff’s ? , I WONDER !! HTTR, Regards Steve Dublin Ireland GO SKINS..

  8. By RussianBreadMaker on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Geoff…it’s only disgraceful if it was any team other than the cowboys!

  9. By akacraney on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Finally, we took something out of the Dallas playbook. Thank you Drew Pearson..

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