“Yes, I’ve lowered my strike zone,” Lofton said in an interview last week. “I didn’t want to hurt myself, but more importantly, I don’t want to hurt my team with a penalty. All I remember was I wanted to make a good, clean tackle; I didn’t want to go for the kill shot. I just wanted to hit him in the legs, chest or stomach. That’s what I was aiming for.”
I think this is what Malcolm Gladwell would call blink.