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An unnamed player on the Minnesota Vikings helpfully wrote a Cliff's Notes version of the NFL's video explaining the new emphasis on illegal hits:

That's perfectly executed white-board snark, right down to the punter with the single-bar facemask.

Vikes punter Chris Kluwe(notes) Tweeted the picture on Thursday night, but didn't claim authorship. The message is likely in response to a clip in the video of Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan(notes) getting flattened on a punt return. The hit was praised as clean.  

I'm beginning to think it wasn't the best idea for the NFL to pick a new fight with the player's association right before negotiations for a new labor agreement are set to begin. 

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