“The intimidation factor is gone. If I’m an offensive guy, I’m not going to hesitate,” Pearson said. “If an offensive guy does it, it’s kind of glorified. It can’t just be one-sided.
“It’s football. Your job is to make sure that guy doesn’t catch the ball. You should be able to make contact and make a play. … It’s really going to change the way those guys on the back end think and react on the ball.”