The clotheseline hit that made Dick "Night Train" Lane famous? Gone.
The flying spear that became the trademark of Jack Tatum? History.
The chop block? The crackback? The head slap? They all were written out of the game of football.
Why? Because they were too dangerous. Players got too big, too fast, too strong. And the game had to adjust. Diehard fans loved it when Lane knocked an opposing running back senseless -- and Lane was always able to defend his hits as being within ...