Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson is standing firm on his playing style despite getting away with an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during a Sunday night game against the Minnesota Vikings. According to NBC rules analyst Terry McAulay, the hit that forced Dobbs to fumble should have been a penalty, but no flag was thrown. Despite the controversy surrounding his actions, Jackson remains committed to his original approach to the sport.
The NFL is likely to review Jackson’s previous hits on Dobbs, as he has already been suspended and fined for four illegal hits this season. However, Jackson believes that changing his playing style would undermine his instincts as a player. Despite his past indiscretions, it didn’t take long for Jackson to find himself in a similar position, getting away with a hit that led to a turnover against the Vikings.